The Big Five
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is proud to be a Garden Route home of the African Big Five. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. As Plett Game Reserve is 2000 hectares and comparatively smaller than larger reserves like the Addo and Kruger National Parks, our predators are kept in separate camps on the reserve and very free to roam within their section of the game reserve. We are committed to protecting and preserving the endangered rhinoceros. Find out how you can help our conservation efforts here.
Take step back in time on the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve horse safari. Our horse safaris guide guests through the game reserve on horseback for an intimate visit with nature, viewing giraffes, hippos, zebras, Springbok, Waterbuck, Impala. rhinos and more. The horse safari does not enter the predator sections of the game reserve and it is advisable to have some horse-riding experience. Find out more here.
Family-friendly & Educational
Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will lead you and your family through the game reserve with interesting and fun facts about the animals that you encounter. Whether you’re sitting quietly and marveling at the wildlife or traveling around reserve looking spotting animals, our guides will ensure that you have a true South African safari experience!
The elephants of Plett Game Reserve – known as Harry’s Herd – have had quite a journey. Family patriarch, Harry, has formed a family from rescued elephants, including four orphaned youngsters. The were rehabilitated at the Knysna Elephant Park before making their permanent home on the plains of Plett Game Reserve. Read the story of their incredible journey here.
The Baroness Lodge
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Plett that is both close to the golden beaches and holds the essence of the South African safari, then the Baroness Lodge on Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is for you. Our charming safari lodge has a very significant history as the original residence of Baron Joachim von Plettenberg. Yes – that Plettenberg, the man for whom the town of Plettenberg Bay is named! Find out more about the history of Baroness Lodge here.