Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgettable memory.
And all this just a few minutes drive outside Plettenberg Bay, a small seaside town in the heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa.
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). The reserve is situated on over 2000 hectares of indigenous beauty and 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 2 hour game drive in an open land rover with our experienced and well-informed guides and see our large variety of wildlife up close.
The reserve welcomes children, and has a wonderful enclosed play area for children 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.
Accommodation at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve: The Baroness Luxury Safari Lodge
The beautiful colonial-style Baroness Luxury Safari Lodge was built in 1822 and has lost little of its original `out of Africa` feel. It is both romantic and luxurious with spectacular views across rolling lawns where zebra and antelope room freely.
Each of the 10 spacious luxury rooms opens onto the picturesque gardens with their indigenous plants, cool verandas, courtyards and quaint plunge pool. There are six double suites, three family rooms and one twin room.
The décor is eclectic and colourful with antiques and giant candelabra and chandeliers mixing effortlessly with leather couches, shabby chic sofas, kilim floor rugs and animal skins. Romantic four poster beds are draped with gossamer fabric mosquito nets and dressed with cotton linen and chenille or faux-fur throws.
Rooms have showers and freestanding bathtubs, some with views across the indigenous forests.
The guest living spaces are heated by log fireplaces and there are many comfortable sitting areas with a library of books. The outside Boma provides an authentic African dining experience and has a bar and deck built above the dam where guests can enjoy sundowners.
We do not supply television sets in the rooms.
Join us at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, the hidden gem of the popular Garden Route, Western Cape. You`ll leave with a lifetime memory of the very best that African Wildlife viewing has to offer.
Our 2 hour game drives are done in open land rovers, so you can feel close to Nature. Fill your lungs with the scent of the African earth fused with it`s endemic wildlife, and feel the cooling breeze of the afternoon sunset. (Blankets are supplied for those cold days).
Our guests are welcomed and accompanied by one of our passionately experienced game rangers. The rangers love sharing their knowledge with our guests, so please - allow your mind to wonder on our game drives!
At the close of our game drive experience, guests are welcome to enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar, hosted by your game ranger, while you recollect your discoveries of your game drive.
Horse Back Safaris:
At Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, a malaria free game reserve just 15 minutes outside Plettenberg Bay, guests are offered an "up close and personal" experience with the wild, free roaming game. Feel the land of Africa under the hooves of your horse, feel the grass brush past you as you approach Africa`s wildlife.
On the 2 hour horse safari, our guests are accompanied by an experienced and passionate game ranger, who will amaze you with his knowledge and insight into the free roaming game that you`ll see.
Once your horse safari draws to a close, guests are welcome to join their game ranger at the bar, to enjoy a refreshing drink and to compare their discoveries and experiences of the safari.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Dining room
- Cots available
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Horse Riding
- Swimming Pool
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve Activities:
A day at Baroness Luxury Safari Lodge starts with a delicious breakfast. After breakfast guests can join an experienced game ranger on a two hour game drive in an open Land Rover or a horseback safari through the sweeping grasslands of the Reserve.
The rest of the morning should be spent lazing at the pool or on the deck, reading or birding. Lunch is served at The Shed, a short distance from the Lodge and the departure point for games drives.
After lunch, enjoy a siesta in the coolness of your luxury suite or book a late afternoon game drive followed by a drink at the bar with your ranger to recollect your experience.
Dinner is an indulgent home-cooked meal at the Lodge with pre- or postprandial drinks in the Boma.
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is just 15 minutes’ drive from Plettenberg Bay, so guests also have the option of spending the day on one of the glorious Plett beaches and having lunch at a restaurant in town.
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Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 4
Hi the place is great, the room and furniture are almost timeless pieces and very comfortable. The meals both diner and breakfast were not up to standard, good quality but definitely not value for money, the staff were very professional and friendly.
Rating: Reviewed by Mike Fourie over a year ago
Really enjoyed our stay. Staff were all so polite and wonderful to chat to. Lovely atmosphere at dinner time as well. Prices after the accommodation were really good and never took advantage of being in a high end place. Will recommend this place to anyone. Its real Africa though, there are snakes, scorpions and spiders so if you are scared of these things - they are around!
Rating: Reviewed by Patricia Godfrey over a year ago
We fully enjoyed our stay there.
Rating: Reviewed by DDr. Hans-Otto Thomashoff over a year ago
The Plettenberg experience was wonderful. The staff was friendly, and accommodating. The accommodations were charming and the setting breathtaking. The only thing I would do is improve the signage from the N2. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.
Rating: Reviewed by Anne Bell over a year ago
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