Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve offers a prime location in the heart of the Garden Route of South Africa and is a fantastic destination for a weekend or week-long getaway. Well-known for its beaches and outdoor recreation, Plettenberg Bay is a very popular town worth a visit. The Game Reserve is one of a few safari camps in the area and is home to all the Big Five animals. This Western Cape Game Reserve spans approximately 5,000 acres of indigenous bushveld and is just 15 minutes from the resort town of Plettenberg Bay. Guests can fly directly into Plettenberg Bay from the gateway cities of the country, including Cape Town and Johannesburg. Only a short distance from the airport, guests can enjoy a refreshing drink before exploring the reserve in open-air vehicles or on horseback.
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve has four Big Five animals: elephants, lions, rhinos and buffalos. The elusive leopard calls the reserve home; however, it is not often seen. Other animals include a wealth of plains game such as the wildebeest, giraffe, kudu, zebra, and different antelope species. Safari-goers can also expect to spot hippos and crocodiles. For the avid twitchers, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve hosts about 101 bird species, making it a great spot for those with a love for bird watching.
The Game Reserve offers year-round recreation and is great during any season. In the height of summer, temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach about 25℃, while during the winter months, temperatures can get down to 12℃ around July.
Outdoor recreation at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve abounds. Guests visiting the reserve can enjoy a two-hour game drive led by experienced and knowledgeable rangers. Guests are sure to see four of the Big Five species, including the buffalo, elephant, rhino and lion, as well as numerous species of antelope, giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodiles. Furthermore, a horseback safari offers a truly unique way to get back in touch with nature and enjoy wildlife spotting up close and personal. Guests interested in birds and the smaller wildlife species can ask the rangers to point out the indigenous reptiles, insects and vegetation and share their knowledge about the birdlife in the reserve.
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve offers affordable accommodation for a safari experience. Guests can enjoy an unforgettable experience in a 200-year-old manor house under the African night sky. Dinner, breakfast and a game drive or horseback safari are optional extras.
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