Guests will enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Guests will spend the next two days on various optional activities in the area. Your guide will be on hand to assist you.
Some activities in the area are as follows (for additional charge):
– Horse Riding at Hog Hollow
– Walk through the Indigenous forest from Hog Hollow
– Monkeyland and Birds of Eden
– Elephant Sanctuary
– Various beaches in the area: Nature’s Valley, Keurbooms, Plettenberg Bay
– Guests can take a walk in Robberg Nature Reserve
– Boat bases whale and dolphin tours during season
Monkeyland is unique in that the sanctuary caters for several species of primate, and they are not caged, they are free to move about the forest, and do so in harmony. Monkeyland is a modern primate sanctuary established in a pristine natural high canopy forest, which is well suited to those primates fortunate enough to live there. Perhaps the most significant aspect of the sanctuary is that it is both a multi-species and free-roaming facility. Monkeyland, which opened in 1998, is totally self-sustaining from the revenue it derives from tourism. This revenue is generated by enthusiastic rangers who take visitors out on monkey safaris. The safaris, which are fun and exciting, are also educational and generally result in our guests leaving the sanctuary with a whole new focus on the primates of the world and the problems they are facing. The world’s largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience for those who visit, and a wonderful way of life for over 2000 previously caged birds. The completely unique venture of Birds of Eden is an enormous two hectare dome spanning a gorge filled with verdant, indigenous forest. Within it are some 100 species of incredible African birds, a few of them endangered, that provide anyone entering the dome with a literal experience of paradise. The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe-haven for our elephants and offers a platform for guest education and interaction. We offer guest and elephant driven programs where the most important part of our operation is happy elephants and satisfied guests. Our programs offer one of a kind elephant interaction and are unique to the Elephant Sanctuary. All our elephants are rescued African elephants and we have gained their trust through our unique reward based training. We believe in forming bonds between humans and elephants and all our elephants are exercised and stimulated daily, which provides a firm foundation for trust. Elephants are highly intelligent and delightful and you will discover a different character, personality and temperament within each one. We are a family orientated operation catering for the young and old. An experienced guide will introduce you to the elephants, and you will learn about their backgrounds, behaviors, characters and more while being able to touch, feel, feed, interact and walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. Suitable for all ages.