The accommodations at the Plettenberg Game Reserve were fantastic especially for what we paid. It helped that we were there during the slow season but we got two very fancy rooms, a game drive for the three of us, and home cooked dinner and breakfast all for about $250. The view from our room overlooked a small pond which some of the animals in the park would come up to for a drink and off in the distance you could see animals roaming the park. The staff were all fantastic.
The game drive was good and the guide was great and very informative. The park is big and we saw hippos, giraffe, zebra, and a wide variety of antelope. The only issue and it was a big one was that the lions, cheetahs, and wild dogs in the park are all in their own small enclosures. I could easily go and see these animals in cages at the zoo anywhere so I was disappointed that about a quarter of our drive was spent in their enclosures. It was still worth it for the rest of the drive though.
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- Our beautiful Plett Accommodation is a historic and charming colonial-style Safari Lodge that was built in early 1800 by Baron Joachim von Plettenberg, an early South African pioneer and conservationist, who used the original, smaller Lodge as his base to explore the then untamed African landscapes. Built from local stone, the Safari Lodge has lost little of its original 'out of Africa' feel and has spectacular views across rolling lawns where zebra and antelope roam freely, to the indigenous forests and majestic Tsitsikamma mountains in the distance. ... more less
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