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Van Plettenberg Beacon

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Corner of Hopwood and Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Neglected

Unfortunately you can see this piece of history has been neglected for quite some time. I hope they... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Johanniev
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Stilbaai, South Africa
Interesting find

On our walks looking for nice views, we came across this Beacon which has an inscriptions giving... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
AdriAfrica
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Corner of Hopwood and Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Unfortunately you can see this piece of history has been neglected for quite some time. I hope they restore this area soon.

Thank Johanniev
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

On our walks looking for nice views, we came across this Beacon which has an inscriptions giving the story of the town. The beacon was erected by Joachim Baron van Plettenberg of the Dutch East Indies and Gov of Cape of Good Hope. 5 Nov...More

Thank AdriAfrica
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Found this monument, and it gives you the history of the the name of Plett. There is a viewing platform next to it that provides a great view. There are also a couple of benches to sit on. Not much else to say.

Thank LindaC22
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Reviewed 16 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
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Reviewed 30 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
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Reviewed 17 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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