Redbourne Country Lodge, a 4 star Guesthouse with Bed and Breakfast facilities, is an intimate lodge situated in the serene and peaceful Piesang Valley overlooking the Plettenberg Bay Country Club golf course.
With comfortable upmarket, but affordable luxury accommodation, combined with an extraordinary level of personal service, Redbourne is sure to become any visitors favourite getaway secret. Golf lovers will especially enjoy the easy access (400 meters) to the Plettenberg Bay Country Club golf course and other world class golf courses in the region. Redbourne is a short distance from the village of Plettenberg Bay and its breath-taking beaches on the Garden Route of South Africa.
Redbourne Country Lodge offers 16 luxury en-suite rooms, including 4 inter-leading family rooms, perfect for families travelling together. Each room offers the discerning traveller: DSTV, ceiling fans, mini bar with tea & coffee facilities, hairdryers, a personal safe, laundry service, under floor heating and a private deck with stunning valley views. An inviting swimming pool ad well-manicured gardens overlook the golf course. A terrace with a boma is also every guests’s favourite spot to relax and make small talk with other guests. Internet & Wi – Fi connectivity are available in the main lodge. Transfers can be arranged on request.
Our airy and elegantly furnished Luxury Twin rooms offer comfortable Twin beds,en-suite bathrooms with shower & bath, mini bar, tea and coffee station. For your optimal relaxation, there is a TV with selected DSTV channels.The rooms have a lovely seating area that leads out to a private balcony overlooking the Plettenberg Bay Golf Club. Underfloor heating and tea and coffee making facilities are also available.
Offering a King size bed that can be converted into twin beds, the Luxury King/Twin rooms offers an additional bed for small children and inter-leading doors, perfect for a family or a group of friends travelling together. There is a private balcony,en-suite bathroom with bath, and shower,hair dryer, mini bar, TV with selected DSTV channels and tea and coffee making facilities and underfloor heating.
The nearby Robberg Nature Reserve offers great walking and hiking trails and is an excellent view site for cliff based whale and dolphin sightings. There are three circular walks of various lengths, caves, and extensive information about Robberg’s geology, archaeology and existing marine life.
If you like to live on the wild side, then the Robberg Nature Reserve will appeal to you. The rugged peninsula of Robberg Nature Reserve offers a shot of the great outdoors un-distilled – crashing waves, barking Cape fur seals, stunning scenery and beaches – and that feeling of being far from the madding crowds. It’s worth the effort for the breathtaking views alone. You can see Plettenberg Bay and up the entire coastline to Nature’s Valley.
Plettenberg Bay is home to two superb golf courses, both less than a fifteen-minute drive from Redbourne Country Lodge. The signature Goose Valley and Turtle Creek course and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club course both offer unique golfing experiences in spectacular surroundings.
Goose Valley is a superb Gary Player course, with dramatic views of the Keurbooms Lagoon and the spectacular Tsitsikamma mountains. Greens and fairways are always very well conditioned and wind their way through beautiful fynbos vegetation. Plettenberg Bay Country Club nestles in the Piesang Valley, 400m from the lodge. This lush river valley course is challenging and tight, with a parkland layout through dense indigenous bush. We’re pleased to be able to offer our guests significant discounts on greens fees for these two Plettenberg Bay courses, for rounds booked and paid for through our Reception. Carts and clubs can be hired directly at each course.
In addition, the Jack Niklaus signature course at Simola and the spectacular Pezula championship course are only a 30 minute drive away from Redbourne, in nearby Knysna. Both of these courses are ranked in the Golf Digest top 30 in South Africa. We’re happy to assist with reservations at these courses.
In early June, southern right whales leave their Antarctic feeding ground to frolic in the warm waters of the Cape coast. Here they mate, calve and generally hang out, occasionally flopping a tail up, or sticking their heads out of the water to check out the humans.
Plettenberg Bay can with right claim being the whale capital of the world. These huge beasts sometimes loll around mere meters from the shore, thus they are clearly visible for some spectacular shore and cliff based whale watching from points along Robberg and Keurboom beaches and Robberg Nature Reserve. Whale presence in the bay is from mid May to February with the southern right whales around from June to November, the migratory humpback whales arrive with their calves early November and stay until the end of February and we see them again during May and June.
Here in Plettenberg Bay, the dolphin and whale-watching industry is one of the most organized, with boat trips, a dolphin-watching kayak operation and a number of aircraft from which you can have impressive aerial whales’ sightings.
Monkeyland, a unique primate sanctuary that is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route and for very sound and sunny reasons. Monkeyland has captured the hearts of visitors in its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The sanctuary is exceptional as it caters for several species of primateswho are not caged. They are free to move about the forest and this they do most harmoniously.
At Monkeyland, the emphasis on searching for the primates, and the reward is to see the various species as they are meant to be: free and in a natural habitat. The transfer of information about these fascinating creatures enhances your visit to the sanctuary during a safari. The safaris are conducted by multi-lingual game rangers and are fun, exciting and educational. Our guests leave our sanctuary with a greater understanding of the primates of the world and the threats they are facing. On the guided safaris you can expect to see a variety of primates, ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar. The knowledgeable rangers will tell you all about these fascinating mammals as you encounter them roaming free in the forest. They also point out, identify and explain the many wonders of life in the forest, from the rich diversity of bird life to the intricate workings of the forest itself.
Bramon Wine Estate, is a boutique vineyard and is the first and only Estate this far East of the Western Cape, situated 20km East of Plettenberg Bay in a mountainous area called The Crags.
This family run estate has broken new ground by pioneering vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay area, producing an award winning Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine and now a beautiful still wine The Crags has added to the range. Having grown up on a wine farm in Worcester, Peter, the owner had an inherent passion for wine and working the land. On discovering a piece of land in The Crags with gentle slopes and cool sea breezes, Peter found the conditions excellent for vine growth.
The land was choked with wattle, gum and pine and needed to be cleared of all alien invasives to make way for what is now today a well manicured vineyard. The first vines, Sauvignon Blanc, were planted in 2000 pioneering wine growth in Plettenberg Bay which has subsequently been classified as a wine of origin region.