MARINE CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT
Plett Villas is passionate about getting involved with our local community to preserve this beautiful bay and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. We encourage both of our home owners and guests to be part of maintaining a sustainable balance in Plettenberg Bay and support the following programmes:
ORCA Marine Foundation (Ocean Research Conservation Africa)
Located in Plettenberg Bay on the world famous “Garden Route” of South Africa. It is home to some of the world’s most fascinating marine species, including southern right whales, humpback whales, bryde’s whales, bottlenose dolphins, humpback dolphins, common dolphins, orca whales, and great white sharks. The project is focused on creating a practical conservation model for the sustainable utilisation of marine, coastal and estuarine habitats and returning these habitats to a pristine condition by combining education, conservation, community development, science, tourism and a viable business model.
Siyakula Pre School
This school started only ten years ago with a few children in the Qolweni informal settlement. The school provides a safe environment for children while their parents work and creates a platform of education and interaction to prepare them for their futures. The school has grown dramatically and needs constant assistance with food, salaries for teachers, books, equipment, classrooms, grounds and buildings. I have been involved in this project many years and always get joy when I visit and the children sing one of their beautiful songs for me!
Linda Packwood – Plett Villas
Find out more about the Sponsor a Child programme and other opportunities to make a difference in these children’s lives or the conservation of the bay.