Saturday, 28 July 2012

Accommodation at Plett River Lodge

Plett River Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in 10 spacious en-suite rooms.

Beautifully yet simply decorated in a rustic, contemporary style with cement screeded floors, woven coir rugs, neutral colours and warm fabrics, each room offers a luxury, roomy en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and double vanities.

Rooms are airy and light with large windows showing panoramic vistas of the Bitou River or the estate gardens. Each has a dressing table, television and panel heater / fans. Beds are elegantly dresses with cotton linen and throws. Please note that M-net is only available in room 4,5,6 and 7

Six rooms open through double doors onto the viewing deck which overlooks the Bitou River. Each of these rooms has a private section of covered deck to shade them from the African sun, as well as a comfortable seating area under a reeded roof where guests can spend hours reading or bird watching.

The River Lodge is a child-friendly establishment, and offers three family rooms, with either twin beds or a sleeper couch for two children under 12. Cots are available on request.

Plett River Lodge on the Bitou River

Plett River Lodge is a stunning 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 South Africa's Western Cape.

Set within private tree-lined gardens with unobstructed river frontage and a lavender-filled courtyard, Plett River Lodge offers luxury accommodation for discerning guests who want a relaxed holiday with all the creature comforts. Panoramic views of the local countryside and access to the many activities of nearby Plett and the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve make the guesthouse a sought-after destination.

Witness an exquisite morning sunrise over the Bitou River and listen to the sound of a Fish Eagle calling in the distance. Keep your binoculars close by to identify the prolific birdlife as you savour a continental breakfast on the vast deck which extends over the river. At sunset unwind with a glass of wine on the deck or in the comfortable lounge where guests are encouraged to make themselves at home.

Tea and coffee are available all day in the guest lounge where there is also an honesty bar.

We welcome children and have provided swings and a jungle gym for them in the garden. Our friendly, experienced staff will babysit for you should you wish to enjoy an evening out on your own.

Guests of Plett River Lodge enjoy a discount at our sister establishment, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, for guided two-hour game drives in a game viewing vehicle and horse safaris. Just 10 minutes' drive from Plett River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is one of the largest game reserves in the Western Cape with more than 35 species of game roaming freely.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Plett Festival planned for Sept 2012

Plett Festival

When: Dates to be confirmed (Tuesday, 18 September 2012 to Wednesday, 26 September 2012)
Where: Plettenberg Bay
Categories: Entertainment / Music Festivals
Plett Festival
Plett Festival
True jazz lovers will have the opportunity to see some of the country’s greatest jazz talents in action during the annual Plett Festival (previously known as the Whiskey, Whales & Jazz Festival) in Plettenberg Bay from 18-26 September. The festival has been expanded this year to a week-long celebration featuring whiskey tastings, superb jazz performances and spectacular whale safaris as well as loads of sporting opportunities.

The festival officially kicks off on Saturday, 18 September, with the welcoming of the whales and the opening concert at The Whitehouse. Golfing enthusiasts can get their weekend off to a great start with the Golf Day at the immaculate Goose Valley Golf Course. More adventurous visitors can gear up for the adrenaline rush of the challenging Robberg Express multi-sport event. The Robberg Express includes a 40 km mountain biking course through the Harkerville Forest on gravel roads and single tracks through sections of indigenous forest, a 10 km trail run traversing million year-old rock formations on the Robberg Peninsula and a 10 km ocean paddle in the beautiful Plettenberg Bay. Participants can enter as individuals or relay teams of two or three persons. Athletes can also participate in individual disciplines. Event organisers have also added a shorter version the Robberg Raggie with half distances in each discipline.

Blue note events are staged throughout the week with artists of international calibre appearing at fu.shi fusion cuisine, Gilly’s Grill, Surf Cafè and Bramon Wine Estate. The Heritage Day Jazz concert at Simunye promises a celebration of true music.

The highlight of the weeklong festivities will most definitely be the Jazz Fusion Concert on Saturday. Don’t miss top talent fresh off international jazz stages for an electric combination of eclectic classic and contemporary jazz intertwined with the unmistakable rhythms of Africa. Well-known performers such as Xolani Faku and friends, Sangam, Tucan Tucan, Offshore, Ben Badenhorst and Haydn Gardner will entertain the crowds.

For the youngster, the Lunchbox Theatre is bringing their ever-popular production The Whale Show to Plettenberg Bay to add to the festivities. This multi-lingual, interactive show promises to have audiences spell-bound with catchy story-telling, mimes, puppets and scintillating music. Bitou Tourism will also be sponsoring shows at The Crags Primary, Phakamisani Primary in Kwanokuthula, Formasa Primary in New Horizons and Kranshoek Primary School.

The festival draws to a close with a spectacular street party on Saturday.

Contact: Bitou Tourism offices on 044-533 4065.

Please Note: Dates for this event to be confirmed.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

TripAdvisor Review

“Relaxing and Easy”  - Reviewed July 7, 2012 

My family and I travelled to Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve last week and had a truly wonderful time! It is well-located close enough to Plettenberg Bay but far enough that you feel you are in the wilderness. There are 10 rooms each individually decorated and all offering something different and special.
The staff were very warm and friendly and our Game Ranger was extremely knowledgeable. We saw lots and lots of animals and had time to stop at each new group and learn about the species. Dinner was warm and toasty in front of the log fire in the dining room and breakfast was warm outside on the sunny patio. The lodge is child - friendly with a play area, small pool and lovely gardens & grounds. The animals are free-roaming (apart from lion & crocs) and they frequently stroll up onto the hotel lawn.
We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend Plettenberg bay Game Reserve as a great family getaway. 
At Plett Game Reserve, there are some rooms set apart from the main building that have the most spectacular views! Choose those!

Taken from:  TripAdvisor