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In 1630, the Portuguese “Sao Concalo” ship which got shipwrecked at Robberg in March that year, had been anchored at the mouth of the Piesang River, according to the “Sao Concalo” article in the Sunday Times of 22 June 1924. This shows us that Piesang Valley is mentioned as early as the early 17th century, even before our town had its name. Ships came all the way up the Piesang River from the earliest times, even before the establishment of Plettenberg Bay, which proves that Piesang Valley area developed before the Plett CBD area developed, and there were many people and many labourers living in Piesang Valley where the first church and later schools were built, to provide in the spiritual and educational needs of the inhabitants.

The photo was taken during October 2016 in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Built on a rocky promontory overlooking the Indian Ocean, with breathtaking views of the surrounding forests, beaches and mountains, the Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort on the Garden Route in Plettenberg Bay is truly a world-famous landmark. There is no better view of whales breaching or schools of dolphins than from the comfort of your room. The interior of this hotel has a modern yet relaxed simplistic look, in keeping with global trends and true to the philosophy of placing guests first, the Beacon Island remains as unsurpassed as its spectacular setting. The Sea Lounge and Playa Bar is the place to be during whale season or any other day, it is suspended over the Indian Ocean with whales and dolphins breaching less than 30 meters away.
Info source URL: https://rnr.co.za/listing/beacon-island-pq01/
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The photo was taken during October 2016 in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

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The Umhlanga Coast is characterised by long stretches of sandy beaches that promise stunning backdrops against which to swim, surf or sunbathe. The Indian Ocean has particularly warm waters, averaging 24 to 26 degrees during the summer. The Umhlanga Coast is a magnificent stretch of the South African shoreline. It shows off the splendour and wonder of this country in a tranquil display that remains extremely powerful. This is part of KwaZulu-Natal and is very close to the city centre of Durban, which is the province’s main city and one of South Africa’s major metropolises. However, the Umhlanga Coast whisks you away from the bustle of city living and to the peaceful prettiness of the Indian Ocean as it lazily dances onto the sand.
Info source: https://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsk…/umhlanga-beaches.php
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The photo was taken during June 2016 in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

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