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Van Plettenberg Beacon

Corner of Hopwood and Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Not much to see

Went to this beacon as it was close to our b&b. A bit disappointed as the city isn't maintaining... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Xplorer84
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Brisbane, Australia
Excites the imagination

Fun to read the short Dutch inscription of the beacon and think about Van Plettenberg standing... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015
Esdeka
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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15 May 2016
“Not much to see”
29 Oct 2015
“Excites the imagination”
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Corner of Hopwood and Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Went to this beacon as it was close to our b&b. A bit disappointed as the city isn't maintaining this well and also got a bit spooked by some homeless people in the bushland next to the lookout point. Nonetheless, still impressive that it has...More

Thank Xplorer84
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Fun to read the short Dutch inscription of the beacon and think about Van Plettenberg standing there. Since there is a platform with a great view on the bay that's rather easy. The spot is well indicated by the Tripadvisor gps coordinates. It's in between...More

Thank Esdeka
Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

We couldn't find the beacon. It is not at the adress stated on tripadvisor. We drove around for ages,but couldn't find it.

Thank chantellevdbijl
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The lady at Ocean Safaris told me about this view site. It is up the road from the main beach. The view is beautiful and there were no people there. The beacon is not very impressive but there is some historical info. You can look...More

Thank ZblueH
Reviewed 4 August 2014

From the old Timber Shed it is possible to see the deck built very near the Van Plettenberg Beacon and so it was this reference point that I kept in my mind when I tried to locate this piece of history. I didn't see any...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

It's a cool piece of history to see. I also enjoyed the view. It's has an awesome chill area to watch the the sunset 😚

Thank Mpenzulo K
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This point marks the spot when the VOC claims the area for their own use with the simple fact of placing this beacon. There is also a nice view.

1  Thank Aatraveller03102011
Reviewed 20 April 2013

This is a great piece of history. Interesting to visit and has great views too! We often come here just to take in the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.

1  Thank LaraLeighLegend
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We were able to rent a car from Avis at this location.

1  Thank PatriciaH86
Reviewed 14 May 2012

During 1778 Baron Joachim van Plettenberg, who was the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, arrived in the area. He decided to give the town his name and since then it was known as Plettenberg Bay. He erected a slate possessional stone to indicate...More

3  Thank Lu-Gerda
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