With its breathtaking views that stretch over Bahia Formosa (Bay of Beauty), Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is the biggest game reserve in the Southern Cape. Guests soon discover that there is no need to travel further than the Garden Route to enjoy a true, untamed African safari. Here are a few reasons why …
- Malaria Free
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is a malaria-free game reserve. As travellers become increasingly aware of the dangers of malaria and the difficulties of taking anti-malaria medication, malaria-free reserves are gaining in popularity.
- Diversity of Natural Biomes
The reserve boasts a diversity of natural biomes, including Fynbos, Grasslands and Forests that are home to several giant yellowwood trees. It is also the natural confluence of the Keurbooms and Palmiet Rivers. .
- Free Roaming Wildlife
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve boasts many high profile animals including lion, rhino, giraffe, buffalo and leopard. The wildlife roam freely throughout the reserve and guests experience them in their natural habitat. For enthusiastic birders the Reserve is a fantastic birding spot. The local bird society has spotted over 101 different bird species here.
- Passionately Professional and Friendly Guides
The guides at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve pride themselves with their extensive knowledge and deep understanding of African wildlife.
- Children Friendly
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is a family safari destination – children are most welcome! There is an awesome outdoor play area for children to enjoy, supervised by helpful and friendly staff, while parents enjoy a well-deserved cappuccino (or ice-cold beer).
- Fantastic Weather Conditions
The temperate climate of Plettenberg Bay makes it a popular holiday destination for local and international visitors alike. The minimum average temperature is 13 ºC while the average maximum temperature is 22 ºC. Plettenberg Bay does not experience the severe windy conditions common to the Eastern Cape regions and averages a total of only four rainy days each month.
- Luxury Safari Accommodation at The Baroness
The Baroness is a graded 4-star luxury safari lodge at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. Originally built in 1822, it was used as a hunting lodge by the Baron von Pletten, an early pioneer and conservationist. Rates include a 2 hour game drive or horse back safari, dinner and breakfast. Guests of the lodge are treated to luxurious comfort and true African hospitality!
- Plettenberg Bay – a Family Holiday Destination
The seaside town of Plettenberg Bay has gained a reputation for being a top family holiday destination. There is something for everyone, and popular activities include: close encounters with whales and dolphins, walking hand-in-trunk with elephants, personal encounters and walks with cheetahs, many scenic day-drives exploring the surrounding area, a vibrant nightlife, ample good restaurants, fresh seafood and world class wines. Discover local cheesefarms, snake parks and animal touch farms, tandem skydiving, sundowners overlooking the ocean, wine tasting at the local vineyard, relaxing and enjoy being pampered at internationally recognised spas, world famous golf courses, hiking trails and river cruises. Take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean and visit quaint seaside shops.
- Centrally Located
The reserve is centrally located on the Garden Route and there are numerous options available for international or national guests travelling to Plettenberg Bay. Cape Town International Airport is a scenic 5-hour drive from Plettenberg Bay while Port Elizabeth International Airport is a 2-hour drive. Connecting flights are available daily to George National Airport, where guests have the option of either hiring a car through one of many internationally recognised car hire companies, or using a local transfer company. Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is a 1-hour drive from George Airport, and just 15 minutes from Plettenberg Bay.