Friday, 28 December 2012

All year-round good weather

Did you know that Plettenberg Bay has one of the most temperate climates in the world?  The weather is suitable for game viewing all year round. During mid-summer temperatures average about 26 ºC by day. Winter temperatures are moderately cooler during the day but warm enough to enjoy the outdoors.

Apart from being comfortable for guests, the weather also makes for great game viewing as it is not so hot that the animals have to hide away in shady bushes.  The roam around quite frequently and almost every game drive sees as great variety of game.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

For activity junkies

Are you the type of person who cannot sit still?  Do you love to try new things and be constantly active?

Plettenberg bay is the place for you.  At Plett Game Reserve, we have game drives, game walks and horse back safaris.  We also do functions, weddings, children's parties and more.  
Skydive-Plett_1_1_1_1Only a few kilometers away in the town of Plettenberg Bay,  there are adventures galore from the sea over the land to the air !
Cultural experiences, arts & craft, Whale Watching, Sea Kayaking, Diving, Fishing, Canoeing, Bungy Jumping, Sky Diving, Mountain Biking, Motorcycle Adventures, Canopy Tours, Scenic Flights, Monkeys, Birds, Elephants, Cheetahs, Golf, Hikes & Walks….the list is endless!

So get out your diary and start planning your next holiday to Plettenberg Bay!

Summer rates: R 990 per person sharing including accommodation, breakfast, dinner and 1 game activity per day.

Winter rates: R 750 per person sharing including accommodation, breakfast, dinner and 1 game activity per day.

Children are welcome!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Plett Game Reserve: Guest Review

“Very relaxing and excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 NEW
We arrived at the lodge and were given 2 rooms to the right of the main lodge, simply beautiful and so lodge style, nothing to do with these luxury sterile rooms we stay all over the world, it was rustic, spotless clean, and just relaxing. Huge king side bed, pre-heated electric blanket bed, wild bathroom!, open shower, centre bathtub.
The ladies running the property were very accommodating, friendly and attentive, asking if we wanted tea or coffee, made sure the fire places were on when you came back ( it was a little bit chilly the first night outside, great though next to the fireplace.
Food was well prepared and good. (I don't expect to eat Michelin style on a game safari lodge.)
Wildlife right next to the lodge (rhinos on the second day)
Game ride interesting with a good guide, the lion cage is kind of strange, either add some cats or close this part of the trip. The "safari" truck was too big and too noisy; the horseback ride on the second day was much more fun and closer to nature. Everybody can do it!!! Just walking!
Taken from TripAdvisor

Monday, 10 December 2012

Our own Royal babies......Blue Crane chicks on the way!



South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane has decided to make a home at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve.  The couple were spotted making a home on the island just outside the Shed.  They have 2 eggs and have made a beautiful nest in the safety of the island.  They take 30 days to incubate and when the babies are born, it will take 3 to 5 months before they fly.  Their breeding season is between September and February.  Watch this space for pics of the newborn chicks in the next few weeks.






Thursday, 6 December 2012

Buffalo Hills Private Game Reserve: Helicopter rides!

Capture the spirit and embrace the beauty of the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains, swooping over the beautiful Sterkfontein Dam (Largest reservoir in the world) and take a peak at the Khatsi Dam in Lesotho. 

There can't be much better than a soaring flight over the land - with views that our landscape has to offer... We don't think so!

For more information and rates enquire at Buffalo Hills as different packages are available including the popular Champagne Stopover on top of the Berg.
  

Monday, 3 December 2012

Buffalo Hills Private Game Reserve: Activities

Game Drives, Buffalo Feeding and sundowner trips are organized daily as well as outings on the reserve quads.

A Walking Safari or a Mountain Hike are certainly not out of the question and most enjoy a Champagne Breakfast at the cave where Rock Art can be viewed up close.

Simply laze around the rock pool with your favorite book back at camp or put our Golf Driving Range to the test   

Should a bit of fly fishing tackle your fancy? - A dozen dams in the reserve host your choice of either Rainbow Trout, Large Mouth Bass or Yellow Fish which can be caught & released or brought home for dinner.

Many more activities are available - keep a lookout for more information right here!

 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

PBGR: In the Past

Take a look at some images found of Plettenberg Bay & Knysna from over 200 years ago!!

We wonder what it must have been like living here in those times!

Crossing the Karatara River at the start of the Montagu pass

The pontoon over Keurbooms River was brought in 1881 -
30 years later it washed away!

A legal practise opened in 1906 - opposite where
the Standard bank is now situated

Forrest Hall, Plettenberg Bay - 1862

Monday, 26 November 2012

PBGR: Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge

Natalie du Toit at a previous event showing her support!
We here at Plettenberg Bay Game Resere love to support local charities, and the Sabrina Love Foundation has become one very special charity!

This event looks to be a big hit, just as it has in the previous years - so please come and show your support!

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge is presented by Stonehage and Discovery.
Without doubt this has become Plett's leading sports event – The Sabrina is more than just a sports event – it has become the main fundraiser for the Sabrina Love Foundation which assists kids with special needs in the Bitou region. Every cent of your entry fee is channelled directly into the fund.
Plett in December with the Festive Season in full swing has a vibe second to none. There is something for everyone at the Sabrina Love, from the ultra fit ocean swimmers, to those looking for a gentle walk along the beach. Your options include the 10 km Road Run, 15 km Surfski Challenge, 6 km Ocean Swim, Kids Of Steel Duathlon and if this is not enough try the Lake Swim, Trail Run, Triathlon or the 25 km Mountain Bike on the second day at Kurland Estate.

DATE: 28th & 29th Decemer 2012

VENUE:
Day 1 – Plettenberg  Bay Central Beach
DAY 2 – Kurland Estate

Contact
Christine Collins
Tel: +27 (0)44 382 2932 / Mobile: +27 (0)83 558 9579


Friday, 16 November 2012

PAWS Street Collection

Please Help Us
PAWS is hosting their next Street Collection on Friday, 30 November 2012. If you are willing, they are looking for volunteers to help with this event.

Contact Di Butlin on 082 569 2571 if you're able to help out.

These last two months, we've shown a lot of interest in helping out PAWS - this is because not all animals are lucky enough to be afforded an entire game reserve to live out their lives, in peace and with protection.

We hope you showed your support, and made a difference!

Watch for updates on Twitter @PlettGameRes and Facebook

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

PBGR: Horse Safari's - You've never done anything like it!

Your most memorable African experience will be a horseback safari at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve.

There is no better way to view the game which, accustomed to the presence of the horses, will allow them within very close range.
On horseback you can go where vehicles have no access and are free to roam with the game or track them down.

Feel the grass and bush brush past you, breathe in the fresh air around you and listen to the sounds of Africa.



On the two-hour horse safari guests are accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable game ranger, keen to share his insight with you.
Our horses are well-schooled and friendly and will provide a comfortable, easy ride for even the most inexperienced riders. 

After the safari, relax at the bar with a drink and share your experiences!
Horse safaris at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve are open to day visitors and are scheduled daily at 10h00 and 15h00, weather permitting.

Click here for more information, and to contact us, click here

Sunday, 11 November 2012

PBGR: We're here for you all year round!

Plettenberg Bay has one of the most temperate climates in the world, and the weather is suitable for game viewing all year round. During mid-summer temperatures average about 26 ºC by day. Winter temperatures are moderately cooler during the day but warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. 

So, there really isn't any excuse for why you can't have an amazing time out viewing the wildlife in mid-winter!!

Book with us today for your winter break (or if you prefer summer - we're here too!). 


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

PBGR: Did you know?

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is the biggest game reserve in the Southern Cape, with more than 2200 ha spread out across the hills above the scenic Garden Route coastline. 
 
With its breathtaking views across the Bay of Beauty, its abundance of wildlife, superb facilities for day and overnight visitors and warm African hospitality, it offers an exciting child-friendly safari experience in a non-malaria area with an excellent chance of spotting four of Africa's Big Five - buffalo, lion and rhino. 
 
What are you waiting for?
 
It's time to get those bookings in now so that you are able to ensure an unforgettable experience!!
 
 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Car Boot Sale - Christmas Shopping & PAWS Fundraising

SPEND A LITTLE TO HELP A LOT 



The next PAWS Car Boot Sale is being held on Sunday, 18th November 2012, from 11am to 2pm at the Market Square.

There is already a lot of interest, so if you want to book your car to sell your goodies, bookings will be made available from the beginning of November.

The donation to PAWS is R100 per car.

Christmas is just around the corner, so get your Naughty 'n Nice list's out, and see if you can find the perfect gift here!

Look out on Twitter @PlettGameRes and Facebook for more updates!


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Guest Review - Out of Africa style; Great Atmosphere

A very good location: 15min by car from Plett but it already feels like being in the wild. The lodge is decorated with very good taste and elegance. The fireplaces, sofas and astonishing views are an invitation to relax and unite with nature. The included 2 hour safari tour is fantastic although the reserve is not amongst the biggest.
Last but not least: children are welcome (ours was 6) and the rooms are spacious.
Definitely a place where to stay!
Stayed October 2012
 
Thanks Stephanie Swiss! We're very glad that you had such a great time, and we hope you'll be coming back soon!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Buffalo Hills: Book today!

Buffalo Hill's is the perfect place for holidays. 

The Private Game Reserve sleeps 28 people in 3 houses ans 2 tents.

Prices are R200 per adult per night, and R100 per child per night.

Alternatively, for functions, and booking the whole venue is for R2000 per night.

What are you waiting for?


Inside one of the houses

Luxury

Tents

Beds inside one of the tents



Thursday, 25 October 2012

Plett Ocean Festival has been Postponed!

For everyone who thought they were going to miss out - The Plett Ocean Festival has been postponed to the 19th December 2012!

So clear your diaries, plan your itinerary, and book your rooms with us to avoid disappointment.

Below are all the details posted before postponement:

The Plett Ocean Festival was created in memory of Plett local Tim van Heerden who was killed by a shark here in Plett on the 23rd of August 2011.

It incorporates a fun surf competition, a body boarding competition, this years SA Hobie will hold a fun race and we will have a memorial walk.
The prize giving will be held for all the competitions and the Surfers Ball finishes the week off.




Venues:
Body boarding The Wedge
Surf Comp Lookout
Hobie SA TBC
Memorial Walk Central Beach
Prize giving Central Beach
Surfers Ball Central Beach
Contact
Sue van der Gaast or Daron Smit
Tel:
Sue 044 533 0065 / 073 845 4141
Daron 083 775 1340

Monday, 15 October 2012

Carols by Candle light with Elephant Picnic in Plett (Dec 2012)

When: Dates to be confirmed (Monday, 17 December 2012)
Where: Plettenberg Bay
Categories: Annual Festivals / Entertainment / Outdoor Events
Carols by Candle light with Elephant Picnic
Carols by Candle light with Elephant Picnic
Knysna Elephant Park together with Plett Aid Foundation is hosting our yearly ‘Carols by Candle Light’ picnic and entertainment evening on 17 December 2011 at 19h00. Entrance fee is R50 for adults and kids bring an old toy / clothing as an entry pass.

Founded in 1994, and the first of its kind in South Africa, the Knysna Elephant Park provides a home for orphaned elephants and offers visitors a taste of nature in an area where vast herds once roamed. Join the elephants in their controlled free-range environment where you will be able to appreciate their magnificent presence up-close-and-personal.

Guests will have the choice of bringing their own picnic or to pre-order a picnic basket from our restaurant. Telephone Simon on +27 (0)44 532-7738 to book your picnic basket. Don't forget to bring a blanket.

Contact: +27 (0)44 532-7732
Venue: Knysna Elephant Park
Time: 19h00

Please Note: Dates for this event to be confirmed.