Arts & Crafts
Plettenberg Bay is a creative haven with art festivals, an abundance of arts and crafts galleries and shops, village markets and artists studios.
One of the must visited art centers must the Old Nick Village situated in what used to be a 19th Century Cape trading settlement. Galleries, studios and a restaurant, surrounded by lush indigenous gardens, provide a truly sensory experience. Fine artists and master crafters demonstrate and showcase an eclectic combination of locally inspired design. Expect the unexpected – a lazy musical afternoon on the lawns, a special exhibition or an occasional Vervet monkey.
Community arts and crafts programs are also worth a visit with its vibrancy and wide range of artistic offerings. The Simunye Community Centre in KwaNokuthula is a hive of local activity and artists producing hand painted textiles, traditional and ethnic styled designer ware, paintings, weaving, bead-work, metal and wood work. A number of dance groups and kwaito (South African music genre) groups have mushroomed through the Simunye Community Centre.
The Crags is situated 20 km’s from Plettenberg Bay and its Cruise the Crags route has become one of the must do experiences.
This unique day trip will take you to some of the most creative artists workshops in the area for hand crafted basins, fabric, curios, beadwork and basket ware as well as farm stalls for the freshest and tastiest home fare. Visit the most southern wine producing farm, wine cellar and restaurant to refresh your inner self.
Community craft initiative and workshop, Women on the Move, is a group of entrepreneurial women offering a unique range of painted fabrics, basket ware, woven mats and carpets and various other textile crafts.