Plettenberg Bay: new liquor sales hours

Friday, 23 August, 2013
Danie Cronje
On-consumption licenced businesses such as restaurants, pubs, clubs and hotels may sell liquor from 09h00 until 02h00 every day.
Hotels may also sell liquor by way of room service at any time of the day.

Liquor sales hours for businesses with off-consumption licences such as supermarkets, liquor stores and wine shops are from 08h00 to 21h00 any day of the week.

According to Danie Cronje, the Director of Liquor Law Services at Cluver Markotter Incorporated the fact that the by-law does not prescribe different trading times for areas with different zoning leaves less room for confusion and disputes with officials enforcing the by-law.

Plettenberg Bay will also be one of the few towns where liquor stores and supermarkets will be allowed to sell liquor on Sunday.

The by-law also makes provision for businesses with on-consumption licences to apply for an extension of their hours.

Pub and clubs which used to trade until 04h00 before the Western Cape Liquor Act commenced they may therefore apply in order to regain their original hours.