Colourful Plett Summer

Written by AmakayaBP

Summer in Plett is always a beautiful thing – although the roads may be busy and the beaches packed – there is a sense of seaside holiday that undercuts every day in Plettenberg Bay. While we are fortunate enough to enjoy the beaches and winelands, activities and restaurants of Plett year-round, at Amakaya Backpackers we welcome the summer holiday makers for whom the colourful summer events below are created for. Add to the green forests, blue waters and skies and white sandy beaches the following colourful events that make Plett summer truly unforgettable:

Orange ClemenGold Hobie Regatta

Plett ClemenGold Hobie Regatta

Hobie cats are back in Plett and in a big way. With the ClemenGold Hobie Regatta now held annually in Plettenberg Bay – sailing has again become a large part of Plett’s Summer Calendar. Get down to Hobie Beach from 18-20 December for some fun in the sun!

Pink Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge


Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge is one of Plett’s most beloved charity events. This year the challenge will be held earlier in the summer holidays from 21-23 December on Plett’s Central Beach and at Kurland and will include ocean swims, paddles, runs and cycles with events for serious athletes and family events too!

Ice Blue Castle Lite Republic of Extra Cold


Castle Lite’s Republic of Extra Cold is a unique and epic event. Plett’s Stanley Island turns itself into a republic complete with citizens and president and brings some of South Africa’s top performers and DJ’s to “the island” for an unforgettable party night complete with different themed bars, main stage and beach fun on 28 December.

Colourful Plett’s Color Run

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The Color Run must be one of the most popular events on the planet – held in beautiful Plettenberg Bay on 30 December – the happiest 5km on earth is a culmination of Plett’s colourful summer season for 5km of every colour and combination imaginable and is a healthy, happy event for the whole family.