PICS: Why Plett Rage is all the rage right now

2016-12-05 12:11 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - It's one of the biggest get-togethers of matriculants in South Africa, where 18-year-olds (only just) let down their hair to celebrate the end of the school year with friends, without adult supervision. 

Up until now, parents have turned somewhat of a blind eye to the Plett Rage happenings. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

But with social media being the best spy-cam one can hope for, a Plett Rage revelation of sorts can be seen around this year's event.

While the young adults prefer SnapChat to document their rather scandalous holidays, other footage have also been shared to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - leaving behind a more distictive trace of what's actually going on at Plett and the #DestinationFreedom festival grounds. 

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Netwerk24 created the stir initially, with their shocking footage showing the matriculants in very high spirits. The videos come with a warning - 'may upset sensitive viewers'. 

Check it out for yourself here: 

More than 12 000 matriculants are expected in Plett this year, and each has paid a minimum of R1 950 to join in the celebrations. 

Apart from the 'Freedom Pass' aka entrance fee, the spending money at the event ranges around R3 000 to R5 000 per party-goer, the matriculants confess. 

Here's what Plett Rage looks like right now: 

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