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About Belle Balance Bush Hideout

Belle Balance Bush Hideout is a tranquil and exclusive safari lodge hidden away inside the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, primely positioned in South Africa's scenic Garden Route region. Belle Balance Bush Hideout offers guests comfortable accommodations, exceptional hospitality and breathtaking views of the untamed wilderness just minutes away from the beautiful sea and stunning beaches.

As soon as you step inside Belle Balance Bush Hideout, you'll be captivated by its beautiful interiors featuring local art, spacious living areas and thoughtfully selected furnishings. The lodge features just 10 individually decorated rooms, each offering a clawfoot bath, romantic four-poster beds, historic wooden floors, and cosy fireplaces to create a warm and inviting ambience. Each room offers striking views of the mountains, dam, watering hole, and surrounding game reserve.

One of the highlights of Belle Balance Bush Hideout is the plunge pool and comfortable seating on the verandah, creating an environment where guests can relax and unwind. Inside, the welcoming lounge and dining room feature beautiful farmhouse-style decor and multiple fireplaces. The property can be rented either entirely, accommodating up to 18 guests, or individual rooms can be booked. Families can also opt for the inter-leading rooms, making it an ideal destination for those travelling with children over the age of 12.

Belle Balance Bush Hideout Setting

Step outside the homely walls of Belle Bush Hideout, and you'll be surrounded by the beauty of nature. The property features long, dreamy verandahs, wrap-around decks, and tranquil courtyards lined with wild ivy and a refreshing pool under the shade of a fig tree. Beyond lies the vast 2000-hectare indigenous bushveld, where wild animals roam freely. For those seeking adventure, the lodge offers an array of activities, from guided forest walks to thrilling game drives. After a day of exploration, guests can indulge in a relaxing massage at the bush spa, setting the perfect tone for a delightful evening around the dinner table.

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve in the Western Cape is one of a very small number of safari camps on the Southern Cape coastline where visitors will find three of the Big 5 wildlife in their natural habitat. Belle Balance Bush Hideout does not have a fence surrounding it, allowing wild animals such as buffalo, antelope, rhino, giraffe, and zebra to roam freely.

The lodge ensures a luxurious experience with its attentive housekeeping staff and an in-house cook, ready to cater to your every need. Belle Balance Bush Hideout is the perfect destination for those seeking a bush escape close to the sea. Whether you choose to unwind at the lodge, surrounded by understated safari-themed comfort, or embark on exhilarating outdoor adventures, Belle Balance Bush Hideout promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

*Please note: All units are non-smoking.

What's included


Daily breakfast

Frequently asked questions

  • Are children welcome?

  • How far is Belle Balance from the centre of Plettenberg Bay?

  • Is Belle Balance Bush Hideout pet-friendly?


  • A serene atmosphere

    The serene atmosphere and the warm hospitality of the people made it such a memorable experience. Without a doubt, we plan to return in the future!

    Conservio.com review

    D. Fourie

  • One-of-a-kind

    What an exceptional location! The decor exudes sophistication and coziness. We had an excellent dinner by the fireplace. We truly wished we could have extended our stay in this one-of-a-kind place.

    Conservio.com review

    G. Fletcher

  • Surpassed expectations!

    The food and service surpassed expectations! The surrounding bush and gardens are exquisite, providing a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere.

    Conservio.com review

    B. Engelbrecht

Belle Balance Bush Hideout impact highlights

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, situated in the Southern Cape of South Africa, covers an extensive area of 2000 hectares. The reserve is permitted to provide a home to a total of 70 rhino, and the aim is to house more rescued rhinos, offering them a safe and free environment under protection. To raise funds for the "Protect our Rhino" project, the reserve has introduced a distinctive rhino coin made of pure silver. Individuals who wish to express their solidarity with South African rhinos can do so by purchasing this coin, as all the proceeds from its sales contribute directly to the Protect our Rhino fund.

The sole aim of Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is to preserve the fauna and flora. The wild animals are given the space to roam freely and live a protected life in their natural habitat. Many locals are employed within the game reserve, which is an eco-tourist attraction – both factors contribute to the local economy. At Belle Balance Bush Hideout, the essence of wellness and harmony extends to the property's ethos, offering guests a chance to disconnect from the digital world and embrace nature. While there are pockets with WiFi access, the prevailing nature encourages guests to enjoy a digital detox and immerse themselves in the serenity around them.

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