Plettenberg Bay is emerging as one of South Africa’s leading birding destinations. A variety of natural habitats including coastal, wetland, Fynbos and forest make Plett a birder’s dream with over 300 species to be seen. Plett accommodation offers some unique locations along the water’s edge for some of the best birding in town…

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Bitou River Lodge

Bitou River Lodge is located along the river in the heart of the spectacular Bitou Wetland. Birders can watch the birds and the river from their beds, explore the wetlands by canoe or on foot and enjoy Plett’s natural surroundings from the elegant comfort of Bitou River Lodge. Each tranquil room has its own entrance and patio with garden and river views and has been designed with comfort and serenity in mind.

Buffelsdam Country House

The Crags, located a short distance from Plett, is home to Buffelsdam Country House. Explore the hikes and walks of The Crags, Salt River and nearby Nature’s Valley or stroll along the water’s edge of the dam. Buffelsdam features 6 comfortable rooms and a luxury family unit.

Plett River Lodge

Set within a private garden with uninterrupted views of the Bitou River, the Plett River Lodge Is another gem from which to explore the Bitou Wetland’s birding opportunities. Plett River Lodge is a superb place to watch the sun rise over the river and, with a lovely deck area, is the perfect place to end the day the same way.

Lily Pond Country Lodge

Lily Pond Country Lodge is located in the serene surroundings of The Crags, amidst indigenous forest and colourful lily ponds. Visitors will enjoy the “Afro-Zen” style of the lodge, creative cuisine and, of course, unspoiled surroundings. Enjoy abundant birdlife, forest trails in tranquil surroundings and lily ponds from individually styled rooms with wooden decks.

Emily Moon River Lodge

Take in views that encompass the wetland, river and Tsitsikamma Mountains at Emily Moon River Lodge. The lodge is set in indigenous gardens and connected with wooden walkways, with each luxurious suite suited for two people with private sitting area and viewing decks. An elegant stop for birders exploring the Garden Route.

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