Reviews & Comments

Showing 11 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first).

Verified reviewexcellent

Platbos is really a very special place and a wonderful initiative overall. We loved our stay in Bush Buck: it's a wonderful design and setting, blending effortlessly and silently with the forest environment - which is itself a treasure. A place to connect again with yourself and other living things. Great value for money...

October 2022

David G. (Cape Town)

Verified reviewvery good

Highly recommended! Really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful walks and comfortable cabin with all we needed.

September 2022

Craig L. (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

My family really enjoy the serin and tranquil environment, away from city Life. The set up quite nice and we enjoy taking a time out and visit platbos at least twice a year. My partner and I find it relaxing and we get to spend more intimate time. Thank you I really love Platbos.

February 2022

Yolanda H. (Panorama)

Verified reviewexcellent

Our Platbos mini break was absolutely wonderful. The inspirational tranquility that the forest and ancient trees instill in the visitor is superlative. The accommodation is beautiful,comfortable and right in the heart of the forest. It is difficult to leave Platbos . Thank You ! Krige family for being the custodians of this magical forest, and for sharing it with us.

December 2021

Ronell W. (Somerset West)

Verified reviewvery good

Tranquil; never spend so much time reading and "just be" between the animals. I loved the woodpecker and other visitors! If you are one with nature, you will enjoy it.

December 2021

Dirk S. (Somerset West)

Verified reviewexcellent

Loved our stay. Super relaxing and beautiful setting

May 2021

Liz N. (Cape Toen)

Verified reviewexcellent

The Forest Camp is ideal for a get away surrounded by nature. We were pleasantly surprised with how well kitted everything was from the tents to the kitchen area. Will definitely be back.

March 2020

Lyzanne H. (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

Was pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail on the side of the hosts.

January 2020

MH F. (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

Im reluctant to leave a glowing review only because I want to keep this treasure of a place to myself! A beautiful forest, and your cabin is plopped right in the middle of it. We had absolute peace. Little details - the gift of a tree, a poitjie pot, a sharp knife in the kitchen and a wheel barrow to transport your belongings through the forest - made our stay at Platbos a pleasure. Best shower in the country. Thank you!

December 2019

Jemma K. (Cape Town)

Verified reviewgood

We stayed at Old Olive Cabin. Unfortunately, we had it in our minds from the beginning (our mistake) that Old Olive Cabin was actually the Bushbuck Suite, so our excitement was dampened when we saw the small cabin, instead of the lovely open-air cabin we had expected! We quickly got over this slight disappointment and settled in. In general, our stay was very pleasant. The cabin is slightly cramped and the styling is not to our more modern taste, but it is very well equipped. The outdoor shower was our absolute favourite part, and the hammock came a close second. Nothing wrong with the outdoor loo either. Baboons came for a visit on several occasions which was actually very exciting. We had one BIG male literally stand up and press his face against the kitchen window, which was a bit of a surprise, but he moved off very quickly once he spotted us. Unfortunately, the complete peace and quiet we had expected was not there for some of the time. On Friday night, we heard loud music playing until late (can only assume coming from the property that is just above the parking spot from the cabin?). We also heard two gunshots during our stay, not sure whether this was some people chasing away baboons? It was unfortunate to have the serenity of the forest disrupted. I believe that there also needs to be more clarity in terms of where the freezer and extra wood are located. The Info Hut says it contains these, but it does not. When you arrive at the cabin, you are in fact told that the freezer and extra wood are located in another hut on the complete opposite side of the property (too inconveniently far to walk to, considering that you are not allowed to drive there). We would suggest making this clearer for guests. In addition, the later directions for the alternative route could have been made a little clearer. They just state, "After about 6.5 km, take a gravel road to your left". Perhaps include in the description a defining feature that guests can look out for, as there are several gravel roads leading off from the tar road. A note about the forest. Please do not expect this to be similar to the large, spectacular forests with plenty of tall trees like what you will find in the Garden Route forests. Platbos comprises mainly smaller, dense vegetation with the odd large tree every here and there. Still nice, but just making this clear for guests. All in all, thank you for a nice stay.

October 2019

Dale H. (Kuilsrivier)

Verified reviewexcellent

Thank you for a fabulous weekend. It was an adventure and a pleasant experience living in a forest cabin. We will be back to our little heaven on earth. Margo and Brendan

May 2019

Margo Mcleod-Meyer (Cape Town)

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