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Plato Lodge - Accommodation & Activities in Augrabies, Green Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa
Welcome to Plato Lodge, located 50km from Augrabies Waterfalls. This is definitely a place to rest and clear your mind! We offer lots of entertainment such as canoeing, hiking trials, mountain biking, fishing, sandboarding, echo drives, 4x4 trials and great photographic opportunities!
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Twin/Double Rooms: Stay in one of our fantastic rooms to have the adventure of your dreams... Accommodation is offered in twin or double rooms, each containing either a king-size bed or a twin single beds, a shower en-suite, mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a balcony. The lodge offers braai and bar facilities. On-site parking is available.
Wild Camping: These campsites are completely wild, in other words there are no toilets or ablution facilities. The camp sites are within meters from the river. The campsite is a very good spot for fly fishing and normal fishing. Species to catch are cat fish up to 30kg, the big and small yellow fish, carp and Rhodesian blue kurper. The campsite is surrounded by beautiful mountains on both sides of the river. The area is a nice spot for bird watching, expect to see fish eagle, black eagle and many other species. There are rapids, still pools as well as the flowing river to swim in. Pools are very safe for children.
Sand Boarding: Plato Lodge sports a "monster" dune, ideal for the adventurous sand boarder. At 20m high and 40m long, with a 45° slope, this dune will put your boarding skills to the test. We do have sand boards available for use, however, you can bring your own.
4x4 & Echo Drives: This guided tour starts off at Plato Lodge, but quickly (after only 1km) reaches Daberas Adventures (Kobus and Hannecke Van Coppenhagen). You can look forward to the Richtersveld landscape, which you reach after only 4km into the tour. Go magazine refers to this area as little Richtersveld. Safari 4x4 classes this route as 3-4 and have described it as a sought after route for 4x4 adventure seekers. The route does take you on to a mountain challenge of grade 5 that only experienced 4x4 drivers with properly geared vehicles should take on.
River Rafting: This is a must for the avid bird watcher and nature lover! Paddle out on the Orange River with rich scenes of South Africa on one side and Namibia on the other. Look out for a variety of bird species including the Kingfisher, Fish Eagle, Black Eagle, Cormorants and many more. This trip is a peaceful canoe trip during which you can relax and enjoy the best that nature has to offer.
Team building & Corporate functions: Plato Lodge offers an ideal setting for weekend team building events, corporate functions as well as camps for children at school.It includes a fully equipped conference hall, bar facilities and more. * Adult maximum: 10 / ** We have 8 two-man tents available for weekend events.
Hiking & Mountain Biking: Enjoy the intimacy with nature with friends on one of our walking trails. You can drink in typical plant species of the region, unique mountain rocks as well as animal species. The routes are diverse and are all approximately 10km in length. We offer day and half day trails. Minimum of 6 people required.
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Please contact Plato Lodge directly for booking and enquiries.