Platbos Forest Walks, Tours & Accommodation

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Platbos Forest Trail for bird and tree enthusiasts. Discover the magic of this ancient forest as you wander its gentle, meandering pathways. Pre-booking is essential.

Entrance Fee: R50.00 per adult / R20.00 per child. Guided tours are offered by prior arrangement. Funds generated from the hiking trail go towards the maintenance of the pathways and firebreaks around the forest perimeter to help ensure the preservation of this precious ecosystem.

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Accommodation:

* Forest Camp:
Eco-friendly, “off-grid” Forest Camp. Offering private, tented accommodation, this forest venue sleeps up to 6 guests. However, for larger groups, you are welcome to bring along your own extra tents etc. The Forest Camp is exclusive in that guests enjoy the privilege of having this unique and beautiful forest venue all to themselves.

Immerse yourself in the forest: restore your soul and reconnect with the Earth´s rhythms. In the evenings, sit around the camp fire and listen for the owls and the deep bark of the bush buck. At dawn, awaken to birdsong and the sun´s first rays of pink and gold upon the tree trunks.

Facilities
Sleeping Areas:

  • Two tented units with 2 single beds each.
  • All linen, towels and bedding provided (for up to 4 guests).
  • A large tipi tent offers itself as a recreational area: it has a double bed and three-quarter bed suitable for summer stays only.

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. Please note: The Forest Camp provides cutlery and crockery for 6 guests only; parties of over 6 guests must therefore please bring along their own catering requirements.
  • Gas for cooking (note: no oven, microwave or fridge as cabin is off-grid. There is a communal freezer for use at the Reception kiosk).
  • Outdoor fireplace

Open Air Shower:

  • Hot water fuelled by the old fashioned Donkey Boiler.
  • Wash stand and basin.

Composting, Waterless Toilet:

  • Great efforts have been made to make this a cut above the traditional “long drop”!

RATES & CONDITIONS:
Please note: A 50% deposit is required to reserve your booking.
Rates per night: R900 for up to 4 guests; thereafter R75 per person.
Single Night Stays: By arrangement only; an additional R200 surcharge is applicable.
In Season (16 Dec – 5 Jan): Minimum of a 3 night stay is required.
Pets: Well-behaved pets are allowed. A once-off additional fee of R100 is applicable.
Check In: Between 2pm and 5pm | Check Out: 10am (unless otherwise arranged).
Guests staying at the Forest Camp may walk the forest trail free of charge.

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* Old Olive Cabin: Situated nearby to one of Platbos Forest’s most ancient trees – a Wild Olive of over 800 years old – The Old Olive Cabin offers you a wonderful opportunity to retreat for a weekend (or more) of peace and tranquillity in this magical forest.

Old Olive is the perfect “get away” for couples or a small family of four. Like the Forest Camp, Old Olive is totally off-grid. The cabin is situated right in the forest, and to minimize impacts to this sensitive environment, the cottage is accessed by a short (1 minute), beautiful walk through the forest.

Facilities: (sleeps a maximum of 4)
Bedroom & Living Areas:

  • Bedroom with double bed
  • Open plan kitchen/sitting room with a sleeper couch that folds out into a double bed (duvets, pillows provided)
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with pots, pans, cutlery and crockery
  • Double gas plate for cooking (Note: no oven, microwave or fridge as cabin is off-grid. There is a communal freezer for use at the Reception kiosk.).
  • Indoor fire place
  • All linen, towels and bedding provided

Open Air Shower:

Looking out onto a stately white stinkwood tree, this hot water shower is a magical experience all of its own!

  • Hot water fuelled by the old fashioned Donkey Boiler
  • Wash stand

The Composting, Waterless Toilet:

  • Wonderful views into the forest
  • Great efforts have been made to make this a cut above the traditional “long drop”!

RATES & CONDITIONS:

Please note: A 50% deposit is required to reserve your booking.
Rates per night: R700 for 1-2 guests; R800 for 3 guests; R900 for 4 guests.
Single Night Stays: By arrangement only; an additional R200 surcharge is applicable.
In Season (16 Dec – 5 Jan): Minimum of a 3 night stay is required.
Discount: Available on stays of 5 nights or more.
Pets: Well-behaved pets are allowed. A once-off additional fee of R100 is applicable.
Check In: Between 2pm and 5pm | Check Out: 10am (unless otherwise arranged).

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* Honey Bee Camp: We are happy to introduce you to our eco-friendly, off-grid Honey Bee Camp. Offering private, tented accommodation, this forest venue sleeps 2 guests.

However, for larger groups, you are welcome to bring along your own extra tents, etc (please see rates for this below).

The Honey Bee is exclusive in that guests enjoy the privilege of having this unique and beautiful forest venue all to themselves.

RATES & CONDITIONS:

Please note: A 50% deposit is required to reserve your booking.
Rates per night: R700 for up to 2 guests; thereafter R75 per person.
Single Night Stays: By arrangement only; an additional R200 surcharge is applicable.
In Season (16 Dec – 5 Jan): Minimum of a 3 night stay is required.
Pets: Well-behaved pets are allowed. A once-off additional fee of R100 is applicable.
Check In: Between 2pm and 5pm | Check Out: 10am (unless otherwise arranged).

FACILITIES:

Bedroom:

  • Double bed with mosquito net.
  • All linen, towels and bedding provided.
  • The walls of the bedroom are canvas blinds that can be rolled up as desired.

Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.
  • Please Note: The Honey Bee Camp provides cutlery and crockery for 2 guests only; parties of over 2 guests must therefore please bring along their own catering requirements.
  • Gas for cooking (note: no oven, microwave or fridge as camp is off-grid. There is a communal freezer for use at the Reception kiosk).

Outdoor Fireplace:

  • Grid is provided.

Open Air Shower:

  • Hot water fuelled by the old fashioned Donkey Boiler.
  • Wash stand and basin.

Composting, Waterless Toilet:

  • Great efforts have been made to make this a cut above the traditional “long drop”!
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Find out more about Platbos here.
Read about African Tee Essences & Mists, as well as Retreats & Workshops, here.


Our address

Address:
Platbos Forest Between Stanford & Gansbaai Western Cape
GPS:
-34.56166929327903, 19.455007418237319.4550074182373
Telephone:
082 411 0448
platbos@orcawireless.co.za
Web:
http://www.platbos.co.za

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