Accommodation near Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

If you have done any research into the Garden Route's attractions, you will be familiar with the wide range of activities offered in the area. Among them are beach outings, visits to animal sanctuaries and meals at scenic restaurants, among other things. However, if you are interested in getting to know South Africa's wildlife, none of these attractions will come close to a visit to the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve.

The reserve is situated in the hills above the Garden Route coastline, roughly 12 kilometres outside of Plettenberg Bay itself. It sits at the confluence of 2 rivers, the Keurbooms and the Palmiet, which in turn contribute to the diversity of the reserve. The area consists of 3 biomes - fynbos, grassland and indigenous forest, which provide a home to no fewer than 35 species of mammals and over 100 bird species. The animals you can hope to see include lion, hippos, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, crocodiles and many species of antelope.

While the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve has a wonderful lodge which allows you to stay over and have a multi-day safari experience, it also has excellent day-visitor facilities, and everything is well suited to children.

You can choose between a canoe trip, a horse-back safari, a walking safari or a traditional safari in an open game viewing vehicle. All safaris are conducted by friendly, experienced guides. A major plus is that they all take place in this beautiful malaria free environment.

After your chosen activity, you can make your way back to the reception area where you can enjoy the coffee shop or order some drinks and snacks at the bar. In winter they stoke up the fire, making for a cosy encounter, while in summer the kids are free to play on the jungle gym outside.

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Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
1.6 km

From R1450 pps

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Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is 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 ... More Info

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BellaManga Country Escape
2 km


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From R700* unit

A warm welcome awaits you at Bellamanga Country House, a privately owned tranquil country retreat set in stunning grounds. A haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers and just 5 minutes drive to Plette... More Info

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Eventide Lodge
6.3 km

From R1100* unit

Eventide Lodge offers charming, self-catering cottages and is situated in Wittedrif, Plettenberg Bay. Ideal for guests looking for comfortable lodging, close to an array of attractions within the Gard... More Info

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Bitou River Lodge
6.9 km

From R650 pps

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Watch the birds on the river from your bed... Explore the wetlands by canoe. Swim in the pool in the garden or at Plett's beautiful beaches, a ten-minute drive away. Enjoy a picnic next to the river. ... More Info

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Cara Domhain
7.2 km

From R500* unit

Cara Domhain is a comfortable country home situated in the small, peaceful village of Wittedrift only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Plettenberg Bay. The spacious (120 sq.m.) ground floor apartme... More Info

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Akima Hillhouse
7.5 km

From R700* unit

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Nestled amidst beautiful indigenous gardens and treetops, Akima Hillhouse looks out over the Bitou valley. Wake up to Loeries and birdsong on your doorstep and enjoy al Fresco dining on the deck. Clos... More Info

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Protea Wilds Retreat
9.2 km

From R600* unit

Protea Wilds Retreat Safe, peaceful, stunning views, great affordability. Peace and tranquility like you've never experienced before. Conveniently situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, close e... More Info

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Plett River Lodge
9.4 km

From R490 pps

Plett River Lodge is a stunning, recently-opened guesthouse situated right on the Bitou River, just 5 km from Plettenberg Bay, one of the top holiday destinations on the beautiful Garden Route of Sout... More Info

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9.4 km

From R590 pps

Fairview, owned by Nicky Rattray was named for its extraordinary outlook over the Keurbooms indigenous forest into several mountain ranges. It is a 10 minute drive from Plettenberg Bay with its gorge... More Info

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Plett Lagoon Villa
9.6 km

From R7500* unit

Plett Lagoon Villa is situated on the tranquil Keurbooms Lagoon, with dazzling views that are sure to instantly relax. This exclusive holiday home is the perfect destination for the whole family, with... More Info

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Plettenberg Bay Reviews

Plettenberg Bay
Great little town with plenty of options in terms of dining and entertainment. Most restaurants were ok but one served me off calamari which was the weirdest thing to me with Plett being a coastal town. Street kids are a bit of a nuisance when they see your car registration isn't from Plett itself. Service is generally ok but I had an instance where a waitress was rude by making snide comments about me to a colleague and she assumed I didn't speak or understand afrikaans so went on to make the comments in front of me. I left it at that and thought that oneday someone would give her a go.
- Simone Hasselbach

Plettenberg Bay
Great holiday destination! Scenery and hiking amazing!
- Karin Liebenberg

Plettenberg Bay
Good venue for a few days of beaches and entertainment or water sports
- Clive Francis

Plettenberg Bay
Very small, cozy town, perfect for a little weekend away.
- Curtley Prince

Plettenberg Bay
Nice place
- Kinie Bonnet