So, you’ve been remote working for a year now? You’ve mastered the art of the quick Zoom meeting, duvet days, you’re a bread-making wizard with a proudly planted kitchen garden. Is it perhaps time for a change?
To pose the obvious question… if you’re remote working and can work from anywhere, why not work from Plett? Our little coastal town boasts mod-cons like Checkers Blue, fibre internet and takeaway coffee paired with surrounding national parks, internationally beloved beaches, hiking, biking, paddling and more within a few minutes of home.
Plettenberg Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the Garden Route – remote working and vacation rolled into one. You can work from the backpackers, relax in a coffee shop or book a co-working space. Whatever your needs, Plett will have a solution.
As far as your weekends go, you’ll never have to visit another shopping mall or sit on the freeway for 45 minutes to reach the Great Outdoors – it’s all on your doorstep. Here’s what a weekend could look like if you’re remote working in Plett.
Friday Night: Pop down to The Table Restaurant or the Market on Main in Main Street for a cocktail and dinner… The Table serves pizza, pasta and delicious speciality dishes including vegan and vegetarian whereas The Market on Main has several food stalls, boutiques and even a nail bar so you can relax, get into the groove and sample from a variety of menus.
Saturday Morning: Sleep in and enjoy the famous Bush Breakfast at the Harkerville Saturday Market. You can do your organic shopping for the week and browse arts and crafts from local producers. Or, if you’re an early bird, head out to Nature’s Valley for a day at the beach or a hike to Salt River. Nature’s Valley is the final destination of the world-renowned Otter Trail and, within, half an hour of home, you could be standing on that final point, looking out over the lagoon. If you’re hiking to Salt River (an idyllic spot along the coastline from Nature’s Valley), you might want to pack a picnic and spend the day. Or, simply camp on the beach at Nature’s Valley with sandwiches from Le Fournil French Bakery.
Saturday Afternoon Beach? Choose from one of Plett’s five international Blue Flag beaches: surfing, scuab diving, paddling or snorkeling. Or maybe head out to the Plett Winelands (which stretch from Harkerville to The Crags) for a tasting or a late lunch? The on-site tasting rooms and restaurants have been designed for lingering on sun-drenched Saturday afternoons.
Sunday Morning: If you’re a rider, you’ll want to visit Cairnbrogie Farm to complete a trail along the magnificent Kranshoek coastline. Vast sea views, dramatic cliffs and lovely coastal flora make for a perfect Sunday morning ride. However, perhaps you’d prefer to go bungy jumping or visit Tsitsikamma’s Storms River Mouth? Kloofing or golfing? There are endless opportunities.
Sunday Afternoon: After lunch, and a possible snooze, head out to Robberg to complete one of the circular hikes on this nature reserve, world heritage site and national monument, with the added benefit of possibly seeing great white sharks cruising along the seal colony…. And, finish off that hike with the best sunset in Plett and braai at the Robberg picnic site. You won’t be sorry.
Monday Morning: Ok, we can’t help you with the fact that Monday will roll around and you’ll need to get back to work. However, there’s plenty of daylight around your working hours and, of course, there’s always the weekends…;)