Thursday, 26 September 2013

Whale Watching Season In Plettenberg Bay

Hermanus has a little competition when it comes to being the whale capital of the world. Plettenberg Bay, located just a little further east along the Western Cape Garden Route, is a spectacular destination to see Southern Right Whales. They flock to the bay from about June to November every year along with Humpback Whales moving in behind them from around November to January.

It's prime time to see these majestic animals migrate South for breeding and calving. There is something so moving about witnessing these animals make their prolific journey.

The whale watching industry is very well organized in Plettenberg Bay and boat rides and tours can be easily arranged. Plettenberg Bay takes conservation and preservation of marine life into huge consideration so viewing, distances and time spent with each animal are strictly monitored so that there is minimal interference with the animals.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

What Day Visitors Can Expect From Plettenberg Game Reserve

Facilities for day visitors include a curio shop, a coffee shop and well-stocked bar where an all-day menu of light meals and snacks is served. Guests can dine alfresco next to the children's play area or on cooler days they can get cosy on the comfortable couches in front of two roaring fireplaces.

The outside Boma, which provides an authentic African dining experience, 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.

Log fireplaces heat the guest living spaces and there are many comfortable sitting areas with a library of books for guests to browse through and many beautiful artifacts, trophies and original photographs to admire.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

''We will definitely visit again'' - Review

Here is a review from one of our guests who stayed with us recently. We love hearing from our guests, especially when they are happy and have loved their stay here with us. 

''What an amazing time we had. The staff were exceptional, the accommodation comfortable and spacious, really old-world style, but perfect for the setting. Sitting in front of the log fire, drinking a good red wine and watching the giraffes and Nyala walk by across the lawn not 20m away - a really good way to kick back and relax. The game drive was also stunning, lots of animals, not at all skittish, mostly ignored the game viewing vehicle and Kiewiet, the guide, gave good commentary and ample time to take photos. We will definitely visit again, then to try the horseback safari.'' - Len Schaller, South Africa

''This establishment took my breath away. I fell in love with its aura. The Baroness Lodge is beautiful and exudes such extreme grandeur.'' - Sian Evans, South Africa

''It was a wonderful, relaxing stay with stunning views, wonderful safaris, wild romantic rooms, breakfasts and dinners and Plett is the perfect location if you want beach, the sea (exceptional diving),lagoon and at the same time safari and a quiet romantic place to stay.'' -
Robin Schannewitzky, Germany