Winter in Plettenberg Bay is a very mild affair. We do have the odd winter storm but generally the winter months of May-August are very pleasant on the Garden Route. Calm, sunny days edged with a temperature drop in the early mornings and evenings. All around, nothing to get excited about, weather-wise.
One of our favourite winter activities to recommend to our guests is Plett Game Reserve. It’s ideal for our international guests travelling only in the Garden Route or Western Cape, as the reserve offers visitors the opportunity to view the African Big Five in the wild. Although Plettenberg Bay isn’t known as “safari country”, Plett Game Reserve gives visitors an authentic wildlife experience that is unique and unforgettable.
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is located over 2000 hectares of golden Garden Route, right next to the mega-reserve that is the Garden Route National Park. Visitors can choose from a 2 hour game drive or 2 hour horse safari and can expect to see rhino, elephant, hippos, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest and more…
Plett Game Reserve has only recently been able to offer visitors an African Big Five experience due to the arrival of “Harry’s Herd” an inspiring herd of rescued elephants that have banded together, under patriarch Harry, to form their own special family. Read their incredible journey of Harry Herd here. Plett Game Reserve is also passionate about Rhino Conservation and hope to bring more rhinos to the open plains of the reserve, where they can be monitored and protected on the smaller Plett Game Reserve. Find out about their Protect our Rhino project
Have a look at this lovely video below of Harry’s Herd moving across the reserve at sunset. We live in a beautiful part of the world!