Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge

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The Plettenberg Bay Game reserve is the most prominent game reserve in the Southern Cape, situated just 13 km from Plettenberg on South Africa's magnificent Garden-Route.

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is home to over 2210 ha of prime land on the Garden Route, the Game Reserve has an abundance of wildlife and superb facilities for both day and overnight visitors.

The Plettenberg lodge offers an exciting child-friendly safari experience in a non-malaria area with an excellent opportunity of spotting four of Africa's Big Five - buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino.

The temperate region is suitable all year round for the Game Viewing activities. During mid-summer, temperatures average about 27 ºC during the day. Winter temperatures are moderately cooler during the day but warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. The Plettenberg area does not experience the severe windy conditions common to the Eastern Cape and has an average of only four rainy days a month.

The reserve is home to over 34 different species of animals including such as rhino, giraffe, hippo, crocodiles, buffalo and a large variety of antelope. Also, there are over 100 various bird species that can be found here. The reserve is a sanctuary in the Plettenberg area for the endangered white rhino and visitors can choose to experience the Big Game Viewing in either a 4x4 vehicle or via a guided horseback safari.

This Game Reserve provides a diversity of natural materials such as; fynbos, grasslands and indigenous forests with also the natural confluence of the Keurbooms and Palmiet Rivers upon the property. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the beautiful local fauna and flora on the safari drives.

The luxury 4-star lodge, The Baroness Luxury Safari Lodge, provides guests with an exclusive African safari experience. The beautiful colonial-style Lodge features ten spacious luxury rooms which open onto the picturesque gardens with their indigenous plants, cool verandas, courtyards and lovely plunge pool.

Built from local stone, the Lodge at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve has lost little of its original 'out of Africa' feel and is both romantic and luxurious with magnificent views across rolling lawns where zebra and antelope roam freely, to the indigenous forests and majestic Tsitsikamma mountains in the distance.


  • Curio shop
  • A coffee shop
  • Bar offering drinks and light meals
  • Children's play area
  • Log Fireplaces
  • Comfortable sitting areas
  • Library of books for guests
  • Outside Boma - which provides a cultural African dining experience which is guarded by two massive carved wooden doors and has a bar and deck built above the dam where guests can enjoy sundowners while they watch the antics of William, the resident Hippopotamus.

The Suites include:

  • High ceilings and originally polished cement and yellow wood floors
  • Giant candelabra and chandeliers
  • Romantic four-poster beds draped with gossamer fabric mosquito nets
  • Cotton linen and chenille or faux-fur throw
  • Showers and freestanding bathtubs, some with views of the indigenous forests.

Daily itinerary

  1. A day at the Lodge begins with a lovely breakfast served on the semi-enclosed terrace, which is warmed by a log fireplace on crisp mornings.
  2. Guests have the chance to join the experienced game ranger on a 2-hour safari drive in an open 4x4 Land Rover or a horseback safari.
  3. The remainder of the morning can be spent lazing by the swimming pool or on the deck, reading or bird watching.
  4. Lunch is available at The Shed, which is just a short distance from the Lodge, and the departure point for games drives.
  5. After lunch, guests may enjoy a siesta in the coolness of their luxury suite. In the late afternoon, another safari drive is offered which is followed by a drink at the bar with your ranger to recollect your experience.
  6. Dinner at the Plettenberg Lodge is a delicious three-course home-cooked meal including refreshing drinks in the Boma.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Mosquito net
  • Separate sitting area
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities Available at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge

  • Boma
  • Children's playground
  • Coffee Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Parking
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge?
The average per night rate at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge is R4,890.00 to R4,890.00.
Where about is Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge located?
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - Belle Balance Bush Lodge is located at the following location / address: Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600.