About Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
Welcome to Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the black dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgettable memory. And all of this is just a few minutes' drive outside of Plettenberg Bay.
We offer the Baroness Lodge for accommodation. The lodge was built in 1822 by the Baron von Pletten, an early South African pioneer and conservationist, who used the lodge as his base to explore the diversity and wildlife of the then, untamed, African landscapes. Each of the spacious 10 double suites open out onto the rolling lawns, and the cool interior welcomes guests on the hot African afternoons. The suites have both indoor showers and lounging bathtubs, allowing guests to relax and unwind.
A cooling outdoor pool is available for the exclusive use of the guests or for those who are a little more energetic, a game of croquette on the lawn might be a good laugh. The outside boma is built over a dam and it is a haven for guests to enjoy sundowners and keep an eye on William, the resident hippopotamus. In the distance, the view from the boma is of Plettenberg Bay.
Plettenberg Bay Private Game Reserve is the Southern Cape's biggest game reserve and is home to Africa’s Big 5, being elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. The reserve is situated on over 2000 hectares of indigenous beauty and it is malaria free. There are over 150 different species of game and bird life.
Join us on a horseback safari to interact closely with the wildlife, or simply relax and enjoy a two-hour game drive in an open vehicle. A game drive or a guided walk or a horseback safari is included in the rate. The reserve welcomes children and it has a wonderful enclosed play area for kids to relax and stretch their legs, while being curiously watched by zebra and wildebeest. The coffee shop, bar facilities and curio shop are also open to the public.
Safari: The reserve offers the Big 4 which can be experienced on horseback, on foot or in an open vehicle.
The rate include accommodation, dinner, breakfast as well as a game drive per person per night. If guests book for a second safari, they will receive a 20% discount on the safari.
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Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve Map
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Things to do in and around Plettenberg Bay
(1.2 km from Plettenberg Bay)
Explore Plettenberg Bay’s stunning coastline looking for whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds and other marine life from a twin-hull ski boat. Ocean Safaris offer exciting whale and dolphin watching trips guided by knowledgeable qualified...
(5.1 km from Plettenberg Bay)
Hike on the wild side just 8 km south of Plettenberg Bay. The brochure carries this warning – 'beware of freak waves and strong currents at all times. The peninsula is dangerous. Please do not wander off to lookout points especially when strong...
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The Old Nick Mid-Week Market is a produce market selling organic veggies and fruit, plants and homemade goodies. The market takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 17:00. There is also a coffee shop and restaurant on site.
(1.3 km from Plettenberg Bay)
Robberg 5 beach lies just south of the Beacon Isle Hotel and stretches towards Robberg Peninsula. This popular Blue Flag Beach offers great swimming and is perfect for long walks and watching dolphins surf the waves. During winter the Southern Right...