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Baroness Safari Lodge


11 bedroom Safari Lodge in Plettenberg Bay from R1,000 per person sharing
Bush & Beach: A Big 5 Family Friendly Safari near Plett

Featured in our Garden Route Safari Blog

Baroness Safari Lodge is a truly special, colonial-style lodge originally built in 1822 by Baron von Pletten, an early South African pioneer and conservationist.

Built from local stone, the Lodge has an ‘out of Africa’ feel with eclectic and colourful décor. Unique art pieces, antiques and chandeliers mix effortlessly with leather couches, shabby chic sofas, kilim floor rugs and animal skins.

Set in the malaria free Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, home to The Big 5, enjoy views across the plains, spotting game such as zebra and antelope which roam freely nearby. The surrounding indigenous forests and majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains add to the natural beauty of this landscape.

This 2200 hectare game farm is the biggest reserve in the Southern Cape, home to over 35 species of game including lion, rhino, giraffe, hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, and a large variety of antelope plus more than 101 different bird species. Furthermore, it’s the biggest sanctuary in the area for the endangered white rhino.

On-site activities include game drives, horseback safaris, bush walks & guided river paddling trips up the Keurbooms River. Qualified guides will gladly impart their knowledge of the fauna, flora and animals you encounter along the way.

The reserve is an easy 15 minute drive to Plettenberg Bay, allowing for a perfect Bush & Beach experience.


  • Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Family Friendly Safari


Accommodation on offer includes six double suites, three family rooms and one twin room.

Main Lodge Suites/Rooms: Traditional styled Double Suites, Family Room & Twin Room located in the homestead. All with large fireplaces, baths and showers. Most have lounge areas as well. The family Room has a Double + Bunk bed.

Family Room: Adjoining the main lodge, this more modern styled spacious room has a Double bed and separate room with Twin beds. A freestanding bath with separate shower & toilet.

Freestanding Family Unit: A walkway leading from the main lodge to a separate, this modern styled 2 bedroom unit overlooks the forest & mountains. One room with Double bed, the other with Twin beds. Both rooms are en-suite with showers and double hand basins. Ceiling fans. Communal lounge and shared balcony.

Freestanding Family Unit: A walkway leading from the main lodge to a separate, traditional styled 2 bedroom unit overlooking the forest & mountains. One room with Double bed, the other with Twin beds. Both rooms are en-suite with showers and baths. Communal lounge with fireplace. Wrap-around balcony.

‘Honeymoon Suite’: A walkway leading from the main lodge to a separate, intimate unit, overlooking the forest & mountains. Very romantic with an open-plan lounge, dining room and bathroom with large fireplace. Separate bedroom with Double bed. Amazing views all around!

‘Honeymoon Suite’: Adjoining the main lodge, yet separate from it, this more modern styled Suite has a stunning open-plan bathroom with bath and shower. Double hand basins and separate toilet. Romantic Double bed.


The Main Lodge has a quaint fenced-in plunge pool, library/reading lounge with wine cellar, indoor & outdoor dining areas as well as a semi-enclosed terrace/lounge with fireplace.

The outside boma, with bar and deck built above the dam (ideal for sundowners), provides an authentic African dining experience.


Swimming Pool, Boma, Bar, Reading Lounge. Ample parking and on-site safari activities.


Child friendly, Big 5 game reserve.

Baby sitting services upon request.


Ample parking.




Off the R340 Uniondale / Wittedrif Road, within close proximity to Plettenberg Bay.

Beach – 15 minute drive

Restaurants – 15 min drive

Shops – 15 min drive

Plettenberg Bay – 15 min drive


Baroness Safari Lodge, Plettenberg Bay, Safari Lodge.

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