The New Horizons e-Centre is situated at the Central Library and is one of the newest e-centres to be opened. The e-centre assists local people to communicate more effectively with government and communities around the world by providing access to e-mail, internet and various government services.
New Horizons is situated nea the town of Plettenberg Bay, and is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality. Situated on the Garden Route and 600km from Cape Town, the town has an 29 149 residents. It wa originally named Bahia Formosa or beautiful bay by early Portuguese explorers.
The area hosts one of the largest seagull breeding colonies along the South African coast at the mouth of the Keurbooms River. There are many pelagic birds in the area as well as the endangered African Oystercatcher which live along the shores.