The sandy shore is not a hospitable place: nothing is stable and nothing grows there. All food on the sandy shore has to be imported, and is either washed in by the waves or blown in by the… Continue reading
Nelson’s Bay Cave
Leaving their mark on the region have been an intriguing mix of Middle Stone Age man, indigenous Khoi people, ostrich Feather Barons, woodcutters, farmers, gold-diggers, merchants, sailors, craftsmen, ordinary folk even intrepid explorers such as Portugal’s… Continue reading
A visit to Storm’s River mouth is like unwrapping a present. Driving down the winding road into the park, surrounded by indigenous forest on either side, you can hear the crashing waves and smell the sea. Suddenly, there… Continue reading
It’s that time of the month again where we experience a glorious full moon rising from behind the Tsitsikamma Mountains and witness the sea pushing its water further and higher up the beach.
The quaint little town of Knysna lies 32km west of Plettenberg Bay. At about a 30 minute drive time, its an excellent day trip from Plett and Milkwood Manor. Along the road to Knysna, you will find a… Continue reading
In Plettenberg Bay, as days grow shorter, the skies at sunset glow with the most spectacular hues, blooming with pinks, reds and oranges.
Why are autumn and winter sunsets more vivid than any other time of the year?
First, a… Continue reading
Ever heard a seal snore?
An unexpected guest visited Milkwood Manor on Easter Friday and had everybody astir. The reason for this impromptu visit from a Cape Fur Seal evoked all kinds of speculation. Perhaps it was looking for a… Continue reading
Seaside Weddings at Milkwood Manor
The Garden Route has always been a popular wedding destination and Plettenberg Bay weddings are often centred around a beach-themed wedding. Milkwood Manor’s waterfront location, accommodation and on-site restaurant, Lemon Grass offer a unique and… Continue reading
Robberg Peninsula for hiking and sightseeing.
Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route are well known for its scenic natural beauty. The combination of forest, river and mountain, beach, lagoon and ocean offer some unforgettable walks and hikes and Robberg Peninsula… Continue reading
Milkwood Manor on Sea was honoured on Friday 16 June when Dr. Ivan Meyer and his delightful family stayed with us for two nights over the Youth Day weekend. The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport made full use of… Continue reading
Some of our guests went for a walk along the serene Keurbooms Beach and came across this interesting shell:
It looks similar to our Plett icon, the Pansy Shell, but where the Pansy is flat this shell was larger and… Continue reading
Welcome to the blog of Milkwood Manor and Lemongrass restaurant in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. We have been operating a guesthouse on this spot for 15 years now, but 4 years ago our landlocked establishment changed into prime oceanfront property… Continue reading