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Plettenberg Bay | Garden Route
Plettenberg Bay | Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay is located in an are with many national parks and nature reserves.

Plettenberg Bay | Garden Route

Reviews of trips to Plettenberg Bay | Garden Route

46 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Garden Route | Plettenberg.

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Mr & Mrs H
Middlesex

"My Apr 2022 trip"

I visited South Africa between 4 Apr 2022 and 21 Apr 2022
"We had a truly wonderful holiday, especially appreciated after the postponements.

It was so exciting to see the wildlife and we were cared for throughout with professionalism, enthusiasm and kindness. We'd like to thank everyone who made this trip so good.

We had excellent advice, service and understanding in tricky circumstances from everyone. Thanks.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service

No. We had excellent advice, service and understanding in tricky circumstances from everyone. Thanks." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 13 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
Bucks

"Summary of our trip"

I visited South Africa between 26 Jan 2020 and 15 Feb 2020
"Claire put together an excellent itinerary with a nice selection of accommodation none of which was large impersonal corporate hotels. The whole trip worked well and in particular driving directions were spot on which was very helpful given the distances we covered. We did use a friend's map of the Garden Route as the directions were missing details of actual distances - this might be helpful for future clients. We used 'MapStudio Garden Route & Route 62' a lot of the time.

Our only hairy moment was taking the car back to the airport (which we had avoided on arrival by having car delivered to hotel) and this was slightly stressful as we had to return the car with a full tank but the BP garage was located on an obscure location on the other side of the car rental return area. It was chaotic at the BP station as everyone was filling up before returning their cars. That said the check in at Bidvest was very good and straightforward.

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Although the holiday was expensive it was worth it and we couldn't have put it together without Claire's assistance." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 18 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr&Mrs H
Winchester

"South African Honeymoon 2020"

I visited South Africa between 11 Jan 2020 and 25 Jan 2020
"We had a wonderful honeymoon in South Africa.

It was a perfect combination of sightseeing in Cape Town, wine drinking in Franschhoek, relaxing in Plettenberg Bay and game viewing at Kwandwe. It was a great experience of a beautiful country and we hope to go back sometime." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 10 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms M
Isleworth

"My 70th Birthday celebratory tour"

I visited South Africa between 14 Oct 2019 and 5 Nov 2019
"Overall it was completely fantastic the slight bumps did not cause us any major issues.

The country is fantastic, the animals were amazing but the people win my vote. The Xhosa people are warm, friendly, helpful with a high work ethic and an eagerness to learn, a joy to interact with.

We went from the old world glamour of the Blue Train to the vibe of the modern city of Cape Town. Then we enjoyed the laid back artistic atmosphere of Franschoek followed by whale watching at Hermanus and the surfing town that is Plettenberg. We needed with the amazing waterhole watching at Gorah followed by the long drives into the bush to see a wide range of local fauna and flora at Kwandwe." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs LP
SW London

"Expert Africa know their stuff"

I visited South Africa between 10 Oct 2019 and 17 Oct 2019
"We were most impressed by the excellent advice and subsequent travel arrangements made by Expert Africa for our South African holiday. The attention to detail which produced a superb written travel itinerary down to the smallest details such as driving instructions from hotel to hotel was outstanding. We really had the impression Claire had a complete understanding of our requirements and, most importantly, personal knowledge that informed her advice.

We'd have no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa to all and sundry." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Graham
Purley

"South Africa and Seychelles with a 4 year old"

I visited South Africa and 1 other country between 13 Aug 2019 and 1 Sep 2019
"We had a really superb honeymoon.

Every flight, connection, transfer, car hire and hotel was planned with our requirements in mind in a totally seamless manner. The recommendations of what to do and see and how to get about were spot on.

Thank you very much Lucy at Expert Africa for such superb personal recommendations which really made the difference.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I really can't find fault with anything at all and look forward to travelling with you again.

We read about you in the Daily Telegraph and look forward to using you again next year." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 10 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr P & family
Dublin

"Family trip to SA in June/July 2019"

I visited South Africa between 22 Jun 2019 and 14 Jul 2019
"We had a great time in SA. it is a truly beautiful and spectacular country.

In hindsight, we regret not spending longer in Plettenberg Bay and would also have loved to spend a night or two in Prince Albert. At the expense of either Swellendam or Oudtshoorn; both of which towns were not as memorable.

Tracy was very helpful and gave great advice. If we travel to Africa again, we plan to use Expert Africa and have recommended it to several friends.
This was our second time to use Expert Africa. We travelled to Namibia in 2016.

Thank again" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 12 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Maningtree

"Hammerton Family Adventure"

I visited South Africa between 4 Apr 2019 and 25 Apr 2019
"It met and exceeded our expectations.

All the accommodation was larger in real life than the photos suggest. It was all well maintained and presented.

All staff were focused on wanting to make our stays as enjoyable as possible." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 15 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr J
Hants

"Another excellent holiday"

I visited South Africa between 22 Oct 2018 and 8 Nov 2018
"As mentioned elsewhere, the highlight of this trip was the Karoo National Park.

Its a pity that Expert Africa do not extend their horizon to this area. It is really worth taking a 3-4 day detour north of R62 and the Garden Route. Karoo National Park was truly exceptional, Graaff-Reinet worth a visit, Prince Albert simply delightful, the Swartberg Pass unmissable.

This was my fourth holiday with Expert Africa - they continue to be my first choice" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 11 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr D.T.R
Corby

"SA"

I visited South Africa between 13 Oct 2018 and 28 Oct 2018
"Exceptional family celebration with everything perfect although the time to connect from BA to S.A. airlines too tight to be comfortable. Although landing on time and luggage quickly through unless we had not contacted a Cape Town airport official there was no way we would have made the S.A. flight. We were last on the flight. I think assistance should be offered to others in the future !" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Excellent
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46 reviews of Garden Route | Plettenberg by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Garden Route | Plettenberg

Our suggestions for places to stay in Plettenberg Bay | Garden Route


The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg is a smart, beautifully designed hotel on the rocks of Plettenberg Bay. Within walking distance from the town centre, it offers stunning views and luxury accommodation.


96% (15 reviews)
Hunters Country House

Hunters Country House

Hunters Country House is a luxurious lodge in spacious grounds. It’s an ideal base for exploring Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route and is a great choice for families and couples alike.


96% (11 reviews)
Southern Cross Beach House

Southern Cross Beach

The Southern Cross Beach House is a delightful beach front guest house overlooking the ocean at Plettenberg Bay.


86% (7 reviews)
Tsala Treetop Lodge

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Tsala Treetop Lodge is a smart, romantic and exclusive lodge in a stunning forest location between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, on South Africa's Garden Route.


95% (4 reviews)
Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge

The quirky Emily Moon River Lodge lies in a peaceful spot overlooking the Bitou River near Plettenberg Bay and its nearby attractions.


93% (3 reviews)
Periwinkle Guest Lodge

Periwinkle Guest Lodge

A stylish beachy themed guesthouse in Plettenberg Bay and within walking distance to the beach, Periwinkle offers a relaxing and friendly stay for a few days.


87% (3 reviews)
Lairds Lodge

Lairds Lodge

Lairds Lodge is a comfortable owner-run guest house in a peaceful location in the heart of the Garden Route.


70% (2 reviews)
Fynbos Ridge Country House

Fynbos Ridge

Fynbos Ridge is a small, owner-run guesthouse with a good environmental ethos. The accommodation is very comfortable and the location and views are exceptional.


100% (2 reviews)

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