Our family (from Michigan, USA) loved their time here. We only stayed two nights with the friendly staff but if we’d had more time I would have happily stayed a third night before moving down the coast on our Garden Route Tour. We did the driven safari as well as the pony version. Both were great activities for a couple hours and we enjoyed nearby Knysna for lunch.
We did a game drive here a few years ago. Game Ranger was excellent, extremely knowledgeable and fantastically humerous. We came back to stay at the Baroness Lodge – Out of Africa!!! Food magnificent, Hippo right on the front lawn, beautiful farm style 1822 built home.
This is definately a place to visit. The most game we have ever seen on any game drive our life.
So relaxing and homely. Only a few kilo’s out of Plettenberg Bay.
This is a fabulous place to visit, True the game drive may be described as a little zoo like but you do get to see a good selection of animals in just two hours. The stay lodge turns it all into an amazing experience, You cannot help but be thrown back into an atmosphere of yesteryear, Log fires everywhere, including the rooms, large sofas heavy wooden furniture great views without a street light or a telegraph cable in sight gives you a real feel of remote escape.
We were greeted with the biggest smiles and felt very welcomed. We first went on a game drive, Evans; the game driver were soooo amazing and gave us very informative info about each animal … and he patiently answered every question the kids had.
We absolutely loved the Baroness with so many classic features from the past–huge yellowwood plank floors, wooden couches held together with metal straps, historic photographs from the 40s–there are surprises at every turn. The rooms are elegant—ours had 3 couches surrounding the fireplace. Couldn’t resist pacing off the bedroom, more than 600 square feet. The staff are delightful. We can hardly wait to return to this world class, very unusual hotel.