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Ticket to Ride and Albergo

October 9, 2019

I think it must have been year number 17… can you believe it! Every year at least 2 groups of riders from all over the world come and stay at Albergo. They spend 1 week in Plett. Learning to surf and of course exploring the Plett area. They get professional surf lessons from The International […]

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Our Beautiful Bay

September 4, 2019

Plettenberg bay is just one of these little gems in the centre of the Garden Route. An absolute MUST VISIT!! #plettisafeeling #pletttourism Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, a turquoise ocean and white sandy beaches. Always protected by the amazing Robberg Peninsula #gardenroutenationalparks #robbergnaturereserve The centre of town has a lovely atmosphere with lots of nice little […]

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Damaged bike in Plett

August 30, 2019

While cycling Owens Loop suddenly my derailleur came off my bike. Its broken and needs to be replaced. its a good thing that besides great accomodation in Plett (Albergo wink wink) we also have a great Bike Shop, The BikeShop. They will fix my bike in no-time so that I can go on a lekker […]

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Cycling around Plett

August 28, 2019

Just been to Cape Town for the week-end visiting friends. Once back from the big city, we appreciate Plettenberg Bay so much more. Especially when we get on our bikes and do a little bit of cycling on the back roads out in the open, so amazing. We love Plett #plettisafeeling #albergoplett #albergobackpackers #pletttourism #Ilovealbergo […]

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December Holiday Accommodation In Plett

July 4, 2016

When planning your December holiday accommodation over the school holidays in Plettenberg Bay its always wise to remember that most folks have already booked accommodation during the winter months, leaving very little available accommodation for December, Christmas and New Year. Of course if you are the flexible type with dates we might be able to […]

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Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area

March 10, 2016

The Baviaanskloof wilderness area is a short drive away from Plettenberg bay. We took Leslie (the owner of Albergo for Backpackers) for a surprise weekend getaway to The Baviaanskloof. The area is absolutely amazing, raw, pure, unspoiled nature.?We drove from Plettenberg Bay over the N2 towards Humansdorp. You take the turnoff to Hankey and Patensie. […]

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Tiny office at Albergo for Backpackers with a new cupboard

February 15, 2016

Tiny office at Albergo for Backpackers Yes, I finally got more space in my tiny office at Albergo for Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay. I think my office is no bigger than 2 x 3 M. After upgrading bathrooms, the communal area and the bar it was now my turn. Its almost like my office always […]

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Bathroom at Albergo

Bathrooms upgrade

October 12, 2015

We recently did bathrooms upgrade at Albergo for Backpackers. Albergo bathrooms upgrade The recent bathroom upgrade was done all in our own new style, which mainly consisted of lots of wood and copper. The new Retro Albergo style, we just love it and we hope you will love it too! We do however still have […]

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Amazing times in Plettenberg Bay at Robberg Beach

Amazing times in Plettenberg Bay

June 26, 2015

Thank you nature! We love having these amazing times in Plettenberg Bay! Our amazing times in Plettenberg Bay! I, Mirjam from Albergo for Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay, walked my dogs on Robberg Beach the other day and wow did I have an amazing time in Plettenberg Bay! During my walk dark clouds came over the […]

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Happy Hour

May 29, 2015

HAPPY HOUR @ ALBERGO FOR A COCKTAIL OR SHOOTER HAPPY HOUR @ ALBERGO – 16H00 AND 19H00 COME AND JOIN US BETWEEN 16H00 AND 19H00 @ HAPPY HOUR FOR A COCKTAIL OR SHOOTER. Sit around the fire..Watch the “bush TV”, chill, relax and enjoy your drink. We have daily specials and Happy Hour on Friday, […]

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Robberg Nature Resrve

Plett it’s a feeling!

March 30, 2015

Plett it’s a feeling! 2015 Summer season Plett it’s a feeling! Youtube footage Watch this footage which was filmed over the Plett December 2014 ? January 2015 Summer season. Click this link and watch the Youtube footage:?https://youtu.be/pqpVSJ2cdYc Just Love Plett xx!

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Garden at Albergo

Succulent Garden at Albergo

March 25, 2015

  The Garden at Albergo I think our succulent garden at Albergo deserves a blog. We have such an amazing garden (even if I say it myself). We worked hard to make our succulent garden look like it does now. When we came to South Africa we still had our “Dutch” way of thinking about […]

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Loadshedding @Albergo

March 6, 2015

Loadshedding turns out to be a very romantic outing @Albergo. Loadshedding @Albergo During the nightly Eskom load shedding (these are scheduled power cuts from our electricity provider = we take out all candles and make the place look very romantic. Candles are everywhere! We have a bonfire every night, so you can Braai your meat. […]

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Monkeyland activities Plettenberg Bay

Monkeyland sanctuary

February 25, 2015

Monkeyland primemate sanctuary has an amazing motto: NO touching and NO feeding of the monkeys. Monkeyland primemate sanctuary A few of our new staff members went for a visit to Monkeyland. The weather wasn’t very great, but they had a great time anyway. They saw almost all species, 9 off the 11! At Monkeyland prime […]

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Albergo braai

Barbeque (=BRAAI) at Albergo

February 22, 2015

Every night is bonfire and barbeque braai night at Albergo for Backpackers Braai = barbeque at Albergo for Backpackers Every night is bonfire night at Albergo for Backpackers. You can bring your own meat, fish, vegetables and salad for the barbeque (barbeque = braaivleis in South Africa!). Our staff will gladly help you out if […]

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Albergo for Backpackers Revamp

August 8, 2014

Mirjam and Leslie, the owners of Albergo for Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay, have been working hard to give Albergo for Backpackers a revamp! The Albergo for backpackers revamp in progress in Plettenberg Bay We started with the move of the 2 Wendy homes to the side of the property. A big job, I must say. […]

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Plett Wedge Classic

July 2, 2014

Plett Wedge Classic The Plett Wedge Classic is the 4th and final event before S.A champs on the SA Body boarding Association circuit. It is the longest standing Body boarding event in South African history. SA Body boarding Association (SABA) is the governing body of body boarding in South Africa. They are a non-profit organisation […]

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Plett Hope Spot

June 5, 2014

Plett Hope Spot, What a wonderful accolade for Plett! Plett Hope Spot is one of only 5 international Hope Spots in South Africa. Hope Spots are special marine conservation areas which ignite public support, develop sustainable education and conservation projects. Prof Tony Ribbink of the Sustainable Seas Trust, announced that the Plett Hope Spot would […]

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Plett Mad Festival, Arts, Culture and Music

May 12, 2014

Plett MAD Festival, an Arts and Culture happening in Plettenberg Bay, presents Music, Arts and Drama, in this very first year of the festival from 26 June to 13 July 2014! Plett MAD celebrates cultural, creative and thought provoking expression, a whole new kind of Plett feeling. The 2014 festival includes Plett Kids of Kurland […]

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Albergo Backpackers Website

April 18, 2014

Finally we have launched our new Albergo Backpackers Website. New Albergo Backpackers Website We tried about a month ago but there were still to many problems when we transferred the site. Now all is working the way we want it. We love the new fresh design and look and feel of it. Navigation is simple […]

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