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 ÂșC 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