Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve 

Restaurant / Bar facility
Plett Game Reserve - horseback horse safari in Plettenberg Bay

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 this just a few minutes-drive outside Plettenberg Bay, the quaint seaside town in the heart of the Garden Route.

Plett Game Reserve is the Southern Cape’s biggest game reserve and is home to Africa‘s Big 5. 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 to relax and stretch your legs. The coffee shop and bar facilities are also open to the public.


Game Drives

Plett Game Reserve - Game Drive, safari in Plettenberg BayJoin 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 landrovers, 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, while you recollect your discoveries of your game drive.

The game drives at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve are open to the public – so book your drive for the following depature times: 8h30, 10h00, 11h00, 12h30, 15h00 and 16h00.


Horse Safaris 

Plett Game Reserve - horseback horse safari in Plettenberg BayAt 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 enjoy a refreshing drink and to compare their discoveries and experiences of the safari.


The Baroness Luxury Safari Lodge

The upgraded and modernised interior of the Baroness Lodge

Set on the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, The Baroness Safari Lodge is reminiscent of the romantic colonial era of an ‘age gone by’. Built in 1822 by Baron von Pletten, an early South African pioneer and conservationist, he used the lodge as a base to explore the diversity and wildlife of the area.

Times may have changed, but the Lodge has lost little of its original welcoming atmosphere. While antelope and zebra roam carefree, guests can take in amazing views of the nearby indigenous forests, the tree tops of Giant Yellowwoods, the craggy foothills of the region, and up into the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains.

Each of the spacious double suites open out onto the lawns. With indoor showers and lounging bathtubs, guests can relax and unwind, enjoying true African hospitality. An outdoor pool is exclusively for Lodge guests and the outside Boma is built over a dam, the perfect spot for sundowners and views of wildlife. Accommodation options include bed and breakfast, half-boarding and self-catering.

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