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.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
BellaManga Country Escape
2 km

From R1000* Unit

A warm welcome awaits you at Bellamanga Country House, a privately owned tranquil country retreat set in stunning grounds. Halfway between Knysna and Tsitsikamma, just 5 minutes drive to Plettenberg B... More Info

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

Bitou River Lodge
6.9 km

From R1400 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

Akima Hillhouse
7.5 km

From R850* 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

Green Hills Forest Lodge
9 km

From R950* Unit

Green Hills Forest Lodge is set on 12 hectares of unspoilt indigenous forest in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay in the very heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. Activities in the immediat... More Info

Fish Eagle Bay
9 km

From R2700* Unit

This is a secure, self-catering 3 bedroomed home on the Keurboom River. It has fully equipped kitchen and scullery, and an interleading garage. The lounge and dining room is an open area which sports ... More Info

Protea Wilds Retreat
9.2 km

From R750* Unit

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

River House
9.3 km

From R6250* Unit

River House is a free-standing house on Keurbooms River within a gated estate in Plettenberg Bay. It is the only house in the estate with its own jetty and direct access to water, with 2 canoes availa... More Info

Plett River Lodge
9.4 km

From R875 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

Amara Farm
10.4 km

From R990* Unit

Expansive views onto the rugged cliff-faces of The Crags and Tsitsikamma mountains beyond. There is a wild swimming pool, filled with fresh flowing mountain water and a communal lapa area complete wit... More Info

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Plettenberg Bay Reviews

Plettenberg Bay
Very good holiday destination
- Zainap Cassim

Plettenberg Bay
Always a joy going Plett...the beaches, the people and the beautiful scenery in around Plett.
- Leeann Ragaval

Plettenberg Bay
Plett was bustling in January. The town has an assortment of shops and restaurants along side, hikes, mountain bike routes, beach, kayaking and many other outdoor activities and adventures on all round offering with many things to do.
- Katherine Munro

Plettenberg Bay
Beautiful town, clean beaches, adequate shopping facilities and good restaurants.
- Eliza Mcgill

Plettenberg Bay
An extremely pleasant beach town with enough going on to keep you entertained and enough peace to relax and clear your mind. It is a place for everyone. From hikes and bungee jumping too clubs and bars. Its simply magnificent.
- Mario De Abreu

Plettenberg Bay
Plett is a beautiful town.
- Junon Draai

Plettenberg Bay
A beautiful part of the Western Cape. Caters for all one's needs and always welcomes the traveller with open arms.
- Louise Cloete

Plettenberg Bay
Nice & friendly city
- Simbarashe Chikonyora

Plettenberg Bay
Love Plett
- Karel De Jager

Plettenberg Bay
The beach is beautiful and clean. There are lots of activities, i.e. boat excursions, etc. to take part in, as well as many restaurants. On the way to Knysna or to Nature's Valley, which are either side of Plett, we came across many more activities such as horse riding and the Knysna Elephant Park. There is such a variety of things to do to keep busy and the Robberg hikes are a big hit too. There are also farm stalls next to the main road in both directions. Such a worthwhile place to visit!
- Diana Eksteen