Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Founded: 1778

Named after Governor Joachim van Plettenberg.


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Originally called Bahia Formosa, Protuguese for beautiful bay.

List of references:

Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pp 116, 119, 122-126
Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 521-523
Joubert, 'Ora (Ed). 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. Cape Town: Bell-Roberts Publishing. pp 361-365
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pp 127-128
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 134

List of structures:

Beach House: 2008. Robberg Beach,
Beacon Isle Hotel: n.d..
St Andrew's Church: 1850. Redbourne,
St Peter's Anglican Church: 1878.