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Platbos, a unique and ancient indigenous forest offers: A Forest Trail for Bird & Tree Enthusiasts. Also: Tented Accommodation, Workshops, Labyrinth, Tree Nursery, the African Tree Essences & the Reforestation Project.

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Tented Accommodation, Platbos Forest

We are happy to introduce you to our eco-friendly, off-grid Forest Camp. Offering private, tented accommodation, this forest venue sleeps 4 guests. However, for larger groups, you are welcome to bring along your own extra tents, etc (please see rates for this below). The Forest Camp 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: R900 for up to 4 guests; thereafter R75 per person.
Single Night Stays: By arrangement only; an additional R200 surcharge is applicable.
Weekday Special: Mon-Thurs, excluding holidays and public holidays, less R200 per night.
In Season (16 Dec – 5 Jan): Minimum of a 3 night stay is required.
Check In: Between 2pm and 5pm | Check Out: 10am (unless otherwise arranged).


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 (bring own bedding) and there is space for 3-4 camping mattresses for extra guests who don't want to erect their own tent/s.

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, with braai grid.

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’!

Contact Details


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