Accommodation: In a luxurious private lodge
Activities: Game drives, horseback safaris, cultural tours
Highlights: Horseback safaris and fantastic game viewing
Offering convenience, luxury and professional game activities on one of the biggest game reserves in the south, guests can take a game drive or horseback safari in capable hands through magnificent bushveld at this Game Reserve in Plettenberg Bay.
Holidaying in Plettenberg Bay has taken a new turn from luxury resort to the departure point for fabulous 2-hour game drives on the trail of 4 of the Big Five game. Guests can stay on this reserve at Belle Balance Bush Hideout in luxury interiors with lavish furnishings and unusual architectural styles. There are 6 huge double rooms and 3 family rooms as well as 1 twin room.
This Western Cape Game Reserve occupies 2 000 hectares of indigenous bushveld just 15 minutes drive from the up-market resort of Plettenberg Bay. Visitors can relax in the coffee shop and then be transported to the lodge for game drives and stunning horseback safaris which take place at intervals during the day.
There is a large, welcoming reception, bar and dining area on the reserve with roaring fires and a cosy atmosphere overlooking a waterhole this is the gathering area and departure point for game activities. All the guides are professional and experienced, the game viewing vehicles are open-sided and custom-designed.
There is a large variety of wildlife on the reserve including Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard which is seen occasionally, also Hippo, Crocodile, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Eland and many other antelope species amongst smaller game animals. Over 101 bird varieties have been recorded.
The lodge is a popular place for weddings and functions, offering an atmospheric venue, traditional stone architecture, roaring fires and candelabras on the tables. The Honeymoon Suite is automatically reserved for the bridal couple as part of the wedding package. From all directions there are sweeping views of the beautiful rolling countryside.