Boteti river July 2020

Okavango Delta 2020 flood…

The Okavango Delta has received a fantastic flood from the Angola highlands this year. The water takes approximately six months to reach Maun and now it is already heading south and  filling up the Boteti river.   This is great news…

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birding around Plett

Birds of Eden hike…

Birds of Eden hike under lockdown level three We are pleased to see that Birds of Eden has developed a hike which opens next week as hikes allowed under level 3 of lockdown. Also good to note that restaurants will…

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Trip Advisor reviews - Hall of Fame

Trip Advisor reviews move…

Trip Advisor reviews and our rankings are very important to us and now we are in second place thanks to our guest reviews! Trip Advisor reviews remains one of the most respected sources of information for prospective guests and we…

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Lockdown sayings

May lockdown news –…

May Bayside lockdown news It is hard to believe we have been in lockdown for close to nine weeks already.  Restrictions are being lifted slowly but Covid-19 cases in the Western Province are only expected to reach their peak towards…

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Robberg 5

Plett life in lockdown…

12 May 2020 So Plett life in lockdown is now into it’s seventh week and the novelty of staying home is wearing off. Winter is upon us which means cold dark mornings for the alloted time for exercise within a…

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beach access closed

Life during lockdown in…

5 May 2020 What a pleasure to be able to leave Bayside under lockdown and walk our dogs for the first time in 5 weeks last Friday. South Africa’s state of lockdown changed from 5 to 4 and therefore we…

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Global response in support…

Global efforts Supporting The Frontline The global special has raised $35m (£38m) benefiting healthcare workers and WHO. True to its name, the concert is airing around the world. Globally, the event will be available to watch online on several platforms. Amazon…

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picnic

Bayside favourite food photos…

Some of my favourite food photos! Living at Bayside gives us (as well as our guests) plenty of opportunities to visit the most amazing restaurants and enjoy delicious food. I love taking photos of food and the imaginative decoration and presentation…

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SATSA – Coronavirus and…

  Dear Members, Several airlines have told SATSA they will not ask parents of foreign minors travelling to the Republic of South Africa to produce the Unabridged Birth Certificates (UBCs). This follows concerns raised by tour operators that airlines would…

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History festival

Plett History Festival planned…

Great news about another festival in Plett – this time History! The Bitou Municipality Department of Economic Development and the Watercourse Media & Development Company is please to announce the first WATERCOURSE HISTORY FEST IN PLETT, which will be launching…

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