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“Cool Piece of History”

Van Plettenberg Beacon
2 reviews
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“Cool Piece of History”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

It's a cool piece of history to see. I also enjoyed the view. It's has an awesome chill area to watch the the sunset

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A slice of VOC history”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This point marks the spot when the VOC claims the area for their own use with the simple fact of placing this beacon. There is also a nice view.

Visited March 2014
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Piece of History with a gorgeous view!”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

This is a great piece of history. Interesting to visit and has great views too! We often come here just to take in the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.

Visited March 2013
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Athens, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Very scenic.”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We were able to rent a car from Avis at this location.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank PatriciaH86
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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99 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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“Van Plettenberg Beacon”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

During 1778 Baron Joachim van Plettenberg, who was the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, arrived in the area. He decided to give the town his name and since then it was known as Plettenberg Bay.
He erected a slate possessional stone to indicate that the bay belonged to the Dutch East India Company. This stone is known as the Van Plettenberg Beacon. It was difficult to read the stone beacon because of damage (although it is protected with a fence) but there was a nice sign with information about the beacon.

Visited April 2012
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