Wednesday, July 6, 2011

St Peter's Anglican Church

Most people visiting visiting Plettenberg Bay either end up on the beach or visiting one of the very good attractions in the area like Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary and many more. Not many search out the interesting historical sites in the town as they aren't really promoted that much. The Damselfly and I had an alone (and very wet I have to add) weekend away without the Rugrats courtesy of GAA Plettenberg Bay and made use of the opportunity to look up a couple of these lesser known attractions.

The first place we found was the St Peter's Anglican Church which wasn't even marked on the tourist map that we had.  I searched the internet a bit, but couldn't find much info on it except for the fact that the first service was held in this sturdy little stone church in 1881.

St Peter's reminded me quite a lot of the little Belvidere Church in Knysna.  The church with its beautiful stone work, slate roof and stained glass windows is also surrounded by a number of old graves, but that will have to wait for another visit.


  1. What, no grave robbing. That's with a camera of course and not a shovel.

    Is that a water wheel next to the church? The old stone buildings fascinate me.

    Especially like that first capture showing the stone arch and manacured landscaping.

  2. we think we live in better times... i say the planet is the same... our ancestors lived inharmony.. this church speaks that so well. beautiful pictures!