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About Bella Manga Country Escape

Bellamanga Country Escape is a private sanctuary boasting an abundance of bird and wildlife 15 minutes from Plettenberg Bay.

This old Cape Dutch-style farmhouse, with its original farm buildings, has been sympathetically restored to provide guests with unique and stylish accommodation with a choice of bed and breakfast or self-catering. Spend a romantic night in of our authentic African thatched rondavels, or one of our Sunbird rooms with both bath as well as power shower. Our traditional-style, one-bed en-suite self-catering suites with their large stoep are popular for longer stays.

After a hot dusty day of sightseeing, what better than a dip in our large salt-water pool. A five-minute walk takes you to our self-catering Forest Lodges. With their own pool and independent braai areas they are popular for that perfect bush getaway or family holiday. Fifteen minutes' drive takes you to Plettenberg Bay with its famous white sandy beaches, restaurants and market square.

Alternatively you can 'cruise the Craggs' with its various array of African arts and crafts, mohair shop and local vineyard where you can sit amongst the vines, have lunch and taste their locally produced wines. Our breakfasts are delicious, and we have typical South African braais and evening meals for both meat eaters and vegetarians; this can be arranged with 24-hour notice.

Wedding Venues: We offer the ideal wedding setting and we have our own chapel. Spend your first night in our honeymoon suite and enjoy the beginning of the rest of your lives.

Conference Venues: This estate is a great destination for small family holidays, large group holidays, weddings, conferences, team building or any other special event. We can put together a package that suits your style and pocket.

Family friendly: Our big open spaces, self catering lodges and big swimming pools makes Bella Manga a great family holiday destination.

  • Response Rate: 86%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 38
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.


Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2 nights Winter warmer

Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 28 Jun 2018 and 31 Aug 2018.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 28 Jun 2018 and 31 Aug 2018)

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Reviews for Bella Manga Country Escape

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David Mothoa
03 January 2018

Nice country atmosphere. However the pool is a bit too deep for small children

Annemarie Kiehne, Germany
16 January 2017

Great accomodation in a very nice environment. The owner were very friendly, the pool was amazing and the breakfast was also very tasty.Thanks for everything.

Janine Nel, South Africa
12 January 2012

Very disappointed. Setting and position looked lovely. Interior of cabin was totally run down. For what we were paying - this was not up to scratch. Our neighbours in the other cabin (From Belgium) were equally disappointed. If they just spent a bit of money on decor and equipment then the place would be lovely.

Jennifer steyn, South Africa
12 July 2011

Bella Manga is a beautiful place and safe for our kids who loved the freedom of the open grounds and the free roaming animals! The forest lodge we stayed in was stunning, we will definitely be back!

Candy Bodington, South Africa
08 March 2011

After a long drive in the heat, it was such a great relief to be at Bella Manga. The atmosphere and people were refreshingly friendly and pleasant. The units where clean and comfortable and there were many activities at the resort. The personal touch made it feel like a home away from home.

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Bella Manga Country Escape Map

Bella Manga Country Escape is 13.4km from the centre of Plettenberg Bay , the nearest airport 103.9km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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