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Address: Corner of Hopwood and Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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Excites the imagination

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2015
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 stood the test of time.

Thank Xplorer84
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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199 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 houses, about 10m from the road.

Thank Esdeka
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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215 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 down on the stone ruins and walk the path down which I did and then... More 

Thank ZblueH
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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582 reviews
315 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 signposts, but luckily the beacon is visible from the road, but set back between two... More 

Thank Jilldutoit
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Aatraveller03102011
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

This is a great piece of history. Interesting to visit and has great views too! We often come here just to take in the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.

1 Thank LaraLeighLegend
Athens, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

We were able to rent a car from Avis at this location.

1 Thank PatriciaH86
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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82 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

During 1778 Baron Joachim van Plettenberg, who was the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, arrived in the area. He decided to give the town his name and since then it was known as Plettenberg Bay. He erected a slate possessional stone to indicate that the bay belonged to the Dutch East India Company. This stone is known as... More 

3 Thank Lu-Gerda

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