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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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Self-Catering Accommodation, Platbos Forest

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 and Honey Bee Suite, 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, beautiful walk through the forest.

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.
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.
Discount: Available on stays of 5 nights or more.
Check In: Between 2pm and 5pm | Check Out: 10am (unless otherwise arranged).

Guests staying at the Old Olive Cabin may walk the forest trail free of charge.

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 (duvet, 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 and outdoor fireplace, braai grid provided.
  • 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.

Composting, Waterless Toilet:

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

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