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Bella Manga Country House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   PO Box176 | Uplands, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 73 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014
Alex S Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Fiona and Ray made our stay at this beautiful paradise extremely amazing. They were very helpful and friendly especially as we were born in the same place :) Great location with lots to do in the area and at the guest house such as quad biking ! Fiona cooks some of the best food I've tasted and they can't do... More

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have just spent 4 wonderful days at Bella Manga. This tranquil retreat offered comfortable and well maintained accommodation. Fiona's kitchen exceeded all expectations with delicious full English breakfasts and the opportunity of home cooked evening meals on request, which we took full advantage of. The warm welcome we received from Ray and Fiona extended to the two beautiful friendly... More

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Ramsey IOM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely welcome after long drive. Felt very much at home. Breakfasts were fab. The accommodation was varied and comprehensive and can cater for all requirements from secluded self catering cottages to rondavels and b&b. Any requests or observations were immediately attended to. We are very happy to recommend Bella Manga and hope to return. Ray & Fiona should be proud... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a nice African round house, loads of good tips on things to do and enjoyed the tranquility of the place. Owners were very friendly, good place to relax. Pool and garden were also nice to spend a late afternoon before dinner. We recommend the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We all have those friends who make the best hosts: they welcome you into their inviting homes, give you tips on how to experience the best their town has to offer, and know how to prepare their guests a delicious meal with gusto. This is the Bella Manga experience-magnified of course, by the beautiful countryhouse and surroundings Ray and Fiona... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We discovered this little piece of Paradise last year and made sure it featured top of our list again this year. Ray and Fiona are great hosts at Bella Manga with Rooms, Pool and gardens beautifully appointed and maintained. Our 4 days there were quiet and idyllic.... Exactly what we needed!

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in a forest lodge with beautiful forest surroundings. The lodge is adequately but not luxuriously furnished and a little overpriced. Some of the DIY could have been carried out better by Mr Bean (how the bathroom towel rail stayed attached to the door is a mystery)!! The gardens and pool are well tended with an evening visit from... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

beautiful place to stay, nice things to do, nice hosts, but very businesslike (bpo breakfast). I recommend to stay in the rondavel; we recommend a game drive in the plettenberg game reserve next corner. We stayed with our little daughter.

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Port Charlotte
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is our fourth visit to Bellamanga, and it improves every time, Marie, my wife and I have managed to extend our visit to two months this time. It is wonderful to see Ray and Fiona again, who are outstanding hosts, along with their beautiful herd of cattle. I was surprised to read the previous review, where they lost some... More

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Espoo, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed 4 nights and our impression was very good. Ray and Fiona were very helpful from the beginning and area + cottages were nice. Great basis, even if somewhat distant place, to visit the attractions in Plett area. Decent breakfast. Close to the fantastic game reserve to see animals. The price/quality is good. In fact were were convinced to... More

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Bellamanga, Owner at Bella Manga Country House, responded to this review

We too have mixed feelings here, as when our guests arrive they come in to register and there Ray gives them a map of Plett and the surrounding area pointing out restaurants, attractions, location of beaches along with information about their room and our in-house policies one of which is where the safe is located in their room. This he... More

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Address: PO Box176 | Uplands, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Manga Country House 4*
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A warm welcome awaits you at this safe and peaceful piece of heaven in the Garden Route. Just 8 minutes drive from a Jeep or horse-back safari at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve or a mere 15 minutes drive to Plett's sandy beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions. Our accomodation holds something for every pocket with our thatched en-suite African rondavels, garden rooms or suites and Colonial Rooms in the Manorhouse Three self-catering forest lodges in their landscaped gardens with large pool are the ideal getaway for family or friends. ... more   less 
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