Nicky Elphick and her family are all at Kurland for the summer holidays. Here’s the round up of activities on their radar – some great suggestions. There’s plenty to keep friends, family and kids of all ages busy in Plett this festive season.


Getting out and about and active!

Support community cricket at the Ashford Cricket Day

17 December 2022, gates open from 10.30am, Ashford Oval, Plettenberg Bay

Enjoy a fun day out with friends and family as you watch the rival coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and St Francis play a competitive game of cricket. Food trucks, a Castle Corner and DJ Dru promise to keep the festive spirit alive. For more info, visit

Sculpt that summer body at The Island Beach Bar

23 December 2022, 8 – 9am, The Island Beach Bar, Stanley Island, Plettenberg Bay

For something a little bit different, head on over to The Island Beach Bar for a picturesque 60-minute sculpt session overlooking the Keurbooms River. The class will be run by The Body Barre founder, Tristan Staegemann, and you’ll end off your session with a healthy smoothie bowl. Visit Events | Island Beach Bar ( for details.

Run or ride the Sabrina Love Summer Challenge

26 – 31 December 2022, 6 – 10am, Kurland Estate, Plettenberg Bay

The Sabrina Love Summer Challenge 2022 has a discipline and distance for everyone. Mountain bike trails range from 10 – 40 km, and trail runs range from 12 – 21 km. Best of all? Enter once and you can ride or run any of the designated routes through the magnificent Kurland Estate grounds as many times as you like during the event period. Be there on the 28th if you want to earn Discovery Vitality points. Visit Sabrina Love Summer Challenge 2022 – Sabrina Love Foundation to register.

Dress to impress at the Plett Polo Festival

29 December 2022, 1 – 9pm, Kurland Estate, The Crags

This year’s 18-goal polo match promises to be a seasonal highlight. Book a self-catering picnic site and pre-order a delicious picnic food box for truly a fuss-free experience. A limited number of chairs and umbrellas (available on a first come, first served basis) can be ordered and set up at your site before you arrive. There will also be a bar and food tent on site. For more info, visit or email


Cool Concerts & Festivals

Don’t miss these events at The Island Beach Bar this December

The Island Beach Bar, Stanley Island, Plettenberg Bay

Events | Island Beach Bar (

  •   Neon Dreams

21 December (all ages), 1-9pm & 22 December (over 18s only), 3-11pm

Don’t miss this chance to watch the Canadian alt-pop duo Frank Kadillac and Adrian Morris live. Events | Island Beach Bar ( 

  •   Float Festival

27 December, 1-9pm (no under 21s)

The Float Festival features 2 stages, 3 bars and 8 top performers, including The Kiffness. The ticket price of R350 includes general admission, and a return ferry to and from the island. Buy your tickets here AirDosh | Get Tickets. 

  •   Family Float Day

28 December, 1-9pm (all ages welcome)

All ages are welcome for a fun day out featuring tunes from the UK indie artist Casey Lowry, local artist Sean Koch, and Steve Sawyer. For tickets, click here AirDosh | Get Tickets. 

  •   Corona Chasing Sunsets

29 December, from 12pm (no under 18s)

An action-packed music festival featuring a great line-up: Tom Frew, Roz, Abby Nurock, Andy Baxter, The Disco Pirates, Floyd Lavine, Ryan Murgatroyd, and Sun-El Musician. For more info and to buy tickets, visit Corona Chasing Sunsets with Sun-El Musician & Ryan Murgatroyd – Stanley Island, Plettenberg Bay | Howler.   

Sexy Groovy Love on Holiday with Bloem (IBZ), Giz (GER), Culoe De Song & Dean Fuel

26 December 2022, 2pm – 12pm, Coco Valley, Airport Road, Roodefontein, Plettenberg Bay

It doesn’t get better than listening to the best local and international music being played across open fields while an ocean breeze blows through your hair. Tickets are limited and this event is for over 21s only. Visit Sexy Groovy Love on Holiday with Bloem (IBZ), Giz (GER), Culoe De Song & Dean Fuel | Howler for more info.

We Love Summer & Friends – Go On Holiday

29 December 2022, 11am – 12pm, Sky Villa Hotel, Baron’s View Estate, Plettenberg Bay

Think hot summer vibes and awesome tunes. Pack your bikinis and boardies, and book your tickets now to enjoy Feastival, Matthew Mole, Neon Dream, Desmond & The Tutus, and the house/disco main stage. Click here We Love Summer & Friends: Go On Holiday – Plettenberg Bay | Howler 

A Three Day NYE Revelry in Plett, Wanderbay

30 December 2022 – 1 January 2023, Coco Valley, Airport Road, Roodefontein, Plettenberg Bay

Wanderbay is a three-day Garden Route festival experience in Plett like no other, with camping and glamping options included. There are 3 stages on offer, promising, among other sounds, some of the best South African house music and favourite household names. For more info and to buy tickets, visit


Eat & Drink – the perfect pairings 

Newstead Wine Estate

Redford Road, The Crags, N2, Plett

Newstead is open on Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

You can’t go wrong when you order a delicious mozzarella and basil pizza at Newstead winery and pair it with a glass of their award-winning bubbles, Newstead’s Méthode Cap Classique 2016 Blanc de Blanc.

Beau de Jour Café

Bramon Wine Estate, The Crags, N2, Plett

Stop for coffee at Beau de Jour Café at Bramon winery. They have delicious breakfasts and a gift shop too. For more info, visit their Facebook page