Enjoy celebrity spotting in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa’s favourite playground

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Plett has become a magnet that draws visitors from all over the globe and from all walks of life. You can enjoy celebrity spotting from the comfort of your own beach lounger, bar stool or just walking down the cobblestone pathways of Plett’s Main Street. It is recognized as a popular playground for famous actors, sporting legends, musicians and digital celebrities when visiting South Africa.

From the faithful ‘swallows’ of Europe, who summer annually on our beautiful shores, to celebs who come here to bask, anonymously, on our golden beaches. It’s not uncommon to spot a Hollywood star running along the Robberg Peninsula or share 18 holes of a world-renowned golf course with a member of a famous boy-band. What is the allure of Plett, and why are so many drawn to this pristine destination?

If low-key anonymity is a priority, then Plett is perfect. Easy going locals are accustomed to rubbing elbows with the glitterati of screen, theater and song. In 2018, the popular movie, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, was filmed in the ancient forests and golden beaches of Plett. The cast and crew were thrilled with the beauty of the area, as well as the hospitable demeanor of the locals. The cast and crew of Black Sails, the ever-popular TV series, often seen out filming and dining at local eateries, were equally impressed with Plett as a filming destination. Respect for the privacy of our guests, no matter how famous they are, is our priority. Other shows filmed on our shores are The Bachelor Netherlands (several seasons), The Bachelorette Netherlands, Netflix’ golden child The Crown and Robinson Crusoe. An impressive lineup indeed.

Ronan Keating and his family recently took a break from their very busy schedule, to relax and reboot in Plett, even sharing a game of golf with Gary Player at Goose ValleySiya Kolisi and his young family, were found basking not only in the adulation of the Rugby World Cup victory, but also in the warm summer sun the area is so famous for. Anonymity is not the only factor that makes Plett so desirable. The beaches, the weather, the friendly people and the lifestyle, all add to an already winning formula.

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the white sandy beaches that stretch out for kilometers, are irresistible. No less than five Blue Flag status beaches, offer visitors endless beauty and aquatic adventure. From sailing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, SUP’ing and Scooba diving, to shell collecting, there’s plenty to keep everyone in the family happy. The temperate weather lends itself to outdoor activities for most of the year, encouraging sport events aplenty. Visitors can sample the finest cuisine offered in local restaurants, moth watering, fresh seafood and other world class dishes.

‘Beach glam’ is alive and well for those who love nothing more than nosing around local boutiques. And celebrity spotting in SA’s favourite playground is as chilled as the drafts and cocktails. The relaxed dress code of Plett includes ‘chic coastal couture’, guaranteed to turn heads—no need to slum it simply because you’re on the beach. Eclectic clothing stores line the streets and beckon all to glam it up, so shop ‘til you drop.

Start your day off with one of La Vista’s bountiful breakfasts prepared by our chef before you head out for a day of hobnobbing. Read more about South Africa’s favourite playground and get ready to enjoy your stay with us at La Vista.

And there you are. Plett’s allure is multi-faceted and heaps of fun. See you at the beach!