Bloggers, Vloggers, Iggers, Selfie Fanatics…lend me your lenses! Plettenberg Bay is the quintessential treasure trove of breath taking images, particularly during summer. From the iconic beaches to the fantastical forests of old, Plett is photo heaven proper. At the Junction Boutique Hotel you will be blocks away from the beach and will be staying in the trendiest new building in town. Our amazing spaces will take your breath away but so will the location.
Figure out what you want to focus on, is the first step in taking stellar photos. Are you interested in landscape or portraits? If you like to capture landscape pictures, you’ll want to bring a digital SLR with a few lenses. If you like portrait style photos, we recommend a camera with an action setting. Another fantastic camera you can consider bringing along your trip is a waterproof camera. This way you can catch the moments in the ocean or maybe while participating in watersports.
Don’t miss an opportunity to be part of the vibe in Plett that has made this summer destination one of the most sought after in the world. Local and international visitors alike, bask in the perfect warm weather, whilst taking full advantage of all the outdoor activities that Plett has on offer. Get your fill of inspirational sights and sounds by day and relax with family and friends when the sun goes down. Whatever you choose to do, the Junction Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to hang your hat and refuel your weary self this summer.
So much to capture, so little time!
Be prepared to be completely overwhelmed…but in the most satisfying and exciting way of course. Like a kid in a candy store, exploring Plett will have you giddy all over. With more to do and see than you can shake a stick at, the region is crammed with images just waiting to hit the social media sites. Let’s have a quick look at your options.
Robberg Nature Reserve Peninsula is the Kate Moss of nature photo opportunities – no matter the angle, she’s a looker! A World Heritage Site, Robberg Nature Reserve has quite the pedigree too. Thousands of tourists from all over the globe, visit her pristine shores and floral brilliance each year. With such a vast array of fauna, flora and sea life to immerse yourself in, you’ll find that before you even realise, your camera will be chockers with the most beautiful images imaginable.
Visiting Storms River is akin to stepping back in time to a prehistoric world. Fairy tale pretty in verdant brilliance, this beautiful forest world will captivate you without even trying. Rivers, streams, cheeky monkeys, birdlife and stunning shores will have you coming back for more. Strap on that camera and hit heights of the Canopy Tours, snapping the forest floor from great heights. And if you think that’s fabulous, just wait until you hit the Storms River Suspension Bridge. The views from there are breath taking and will elevate your soul.
Harkerville is, in a word, magical! It’s easy to see how Dalene Matthee drew inspiration to write her renowned books from the forests of Harkerville. The perfect place to get your hike and your bike on, take stunning photos of orange hued wild mushrooms, lying under giant milkwood trees, spotting the odd wild boar and troops of monkeys and baboons, there’s more than enough to keep you snap happy. In fact, you could get lost in your own world in there for days and still not have enough time to scrape the surface of image nirvana.
And last, but by no means least, make a note to meander through the Plett Winelands. Be the envy of all your contemporaries with the simple click of a button. The beauty of the vines, framed by the majestic mountains in the background simply screams “snap me” and if you play your cards right, you could even have a little facetime with the winemakers themselves. Always happy to tell their incredible story to those who ask, these mavericks of the grape will keep you entertained for hours.
After a day of exploring Plett look over your photos at The Junction. Find inspiration in the art-filled spaces as you edit your photos. A helpful tip is to caption your photos with where you were, what you were doing, and with whom. This little snippet of where you were in time, can be useful when you are adding them to a blog or looking back on your trip in years to come. At The Junction, we have creative and beautiful spaces for you to capture your art, and we cannot wait to see what you discover!
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