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Bella Manga Country House
Ranked #31 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
oxfordshire
1 review
“excellent, excellent, excellent!”
Reviewed November 7, 2008

we stayed at Bella Manga for 3 nights for my brother's wedding. we only wish that we had stayed for longer, we will def be coming back. the rondavel we stayed in was beautiful. ray and fiona, the owners, were very welcoming. the wedding was great and even more so in such a beatiful setting.

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  • Disliked — cant fault anything
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2008

We initially chose this Guest House as it had quad bikes on the estate and it was a treat for our 11 year old. We weren't disappointed. Riding around the farm on the quads in beautiful sunny weather was a wonderful experience. The accommodation was very clean, well appointed and the quirkiness of the rondavel helped make the whole experience special. The property is set in the Uplands just 10 minutes from Plettenberg in a beautiful country setting. Great hosts and great breakfasts.

  • Liked — Felt very welcome
  • Disliked — Would prefer shower to bath, otherwise nothing to dislike
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Cotswolds
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Reviewed March 11, 2008

My wife Jo and I spent a couople of days unwinding in Capetown before taking the drive down to Plettenburg Bay.

We had booked into Bella Manga for a couple of nights but stayed for 10 days before returning last week.

We were both in need of a proper break and we were more than dleighted with the accomodation and great breakfasts we enjoyed at Bella Manga.

We took Ray and Fiona's advice and visited various restaurants and game reserves, elephant sanctuary and local brewery all of which added to our enjoyment.

When I had a tooth problem, Fiona booked me into her dentist and my root canal was done painlessly and quickly and probabaly saved a fortune in the process.

We were very well looked after enjoying a braii with local customers and good bar facilities.

The pool and hot tub jacuzzi is absolutley fantastic and I did not see a better pool in all of my stay in SA.

The whole place is spotless and I will definately be booking again.

I kmnow we will keep in touch and look forward to our return.

many thanks for a great stay.

Regards John and Jo.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and friendliness
  • Disliked — No bad opinions formed
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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virginia
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Reviewed February 21, 2008

We drove from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay and stayed at various hotels and B&B's along the way. Some were okay and some were disappointing, then we arrived at Bella Manga in Plettenberg Bay - everything was absolutely fantastic and the owners were great and made our stay with them the best ever. It was also a great base from which to explore, as there were so many brilliant activities nearby.

  • Liked — beautiful surroundings and clean
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
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worthing
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Reviewed November 12, 2007

We recently stayed for a few days in the Bellamanga Country House in one of their rondavels and had a really wonderful time. It's a beautiful place in the country but only about 20 minutes drive from Plettenberg Bay where there are lots of super bars, restaurants and beaches. They served up proper English breakfasts sitting outside in the sunshine and all we could hear was birdsong. We loved the tree outside the house, full of weaver bird nests! The Country House is set in about 50 hectares of land and you can take off on the quad bikes to have a look around the estate. Mine hosts (Fiona and Ray) have lots of recommendations of attractions locally and are more than willing to book these for you. We went whale watching, visited Birds of Eden, Monkey World and the new wild cat sanctuary and there is still lots more to do.........
A fantastic place to stay!

  • Liked — Spotlessly clean and spacious
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bella Manga Country House
Address: R340 | Uplands, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Manga Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 rondavels, garden rooms or suites and 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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