Amakaya Backpacker: 2013 in Review

Written by AmakayaBP

PE Plett2013 has been a year of exciting new things for us at Amakaya Backpackers and in Plettenberg Bay.

During 2013, we saw some exciting new events come to Plett: Plett’s first ever Downhill Rage Longboarding Contest, Africa’s first ever Polo Street Parade and the inaugural PE>>Plett Stage Race. We also got to enjoy some old favourites like the Whale Bikers Rally, Wedge Classic Bodyboarding Contest, the 2nd Land Art Biennale and the Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge to name some highlights.

2013 was a super sporty year in Plett with adventure races, mountain bike challenges and other sporting events held in Plett both during the summer and winter months. We are looking forward to seeing what the 2014 sporting calendar has in store for visitors this coming year; we are sure it’s going to be epic!

TidalPoolFor us at Amakaya Backpackers, it was also a year of firsts. We were very pleased and proud to introduce our new Backpackers Beach Hostel  in Vic Bay, for those wanting to travel a bit further afield, Vic Bay is known as one of the best surf spots on the Garden Route and is a beautiful, secluded little paradise. We also launched our motorbike tours in conjunction with Explore SA GS Rental – there is no better way to explore a coastal road or mountain pass by bike! We also got up to some crazy adventures in Plett this past year: we visited with the lions and other big cats at the new Jukani Sanctuary, swam with the Cape Fur Seals at Robberg Peninsula and took a horse-riding safari through the Plett Game Reserve.

2013 was a wonderful year for us in Plett and we can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for us and all who visit Plett in 2014!