Augrabies | Northern Cape | South Africa
Augrabies, Northern Cape
5 Rooms that sleeps 10 people each
Plato Lodge, Augrabies
Diversity and contrasts are characteristic of this unique area: moonscape vistas, quiver trees, as opposed to emerald vineyards. The deafening silence of this semi-arid region is unequalled. Visitors will be greeted by azure skies at day time and can bed down at the end of the day under a starstudded night nightscape.
Plato Lodge comprises a 4700 ha farming area that abounds with wildlife, leopards in their natural habitat, as well as antelope such as eland, kudu, gemsbok(oryx), springbok and klipspringer. Birdwatchers will be treated by the presence of raptors such as African fish eagle and Verreaux’s eagle, and occasional visits by a covey of double banded sandgrouse.
Plato Lodge will meet the individual needs and expectations of each visitor, relaxtion and tranquillity to the weary soul, mountain bike routes, hiking for the adventurous. It is also a paradise for avid photographers and anglers.
Plato Lodge offers B&B accommodation and undercover parking in a safe environment. Visitors can relax in our spacious braai and leisure area with a bar facility with a beautiful view.
Meals available on prior arrangement. Breakfast included in tariff.
- Wifi available
- Each room has a double shower
- Private balcony over looking the mountains
- Fireplace and main lodge with bar
Guests per room
An adrenaline junky’s paradise! Get your fix on our sand boarding experience.
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
Feel the adventure from a save distance with one of our 4×4 or 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 4×4 classes this route as 3-4 and have described it as a sought after route for 4×4 adventure seekers. The route does take you on to a mountain challenge of grade 5 that only experienced 4×4 drivers with properly geared vehicles should take on.
The route will also take you through a 2200ha protected area where no livestock have been kept since 2006 to ensure the growth of vegetation and plant life in this area. Since then Spingbok as well as Oryx have migrated to this protected landscape. Kudu and Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) populations have grown much larger. Even leopards have re-established themselves here. You will be hard-pressed to see them, but their prints are widespread. There are several lookout points along the route where you can enjoy spectacular views far into Namibia, the Orange River and Augrabies National Park. Our neighbour’s ecological approach to managing this piece of land has made it a must-see route, however, make sure you follow the no detours, no u-turn driving rules or else you will be asked to leave the area.
If you are a lover of sand dune 4×4 driving, you will certainly enjoy the dunes at Daberas where your sand driving skills will be put to the ultimate test. Because this area is protected and only established routes are used, this drive is extra special with beautiful scenery all around you.
A once in a lifetime experience awaits you on our Echo drive, where you have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife including Springbok, Oryx, Eland, Kudu and Blue Wildebeest. You will also see the unique vegetation and plant species of the area, as well as rose quarts filled rocks where you can take a small souvenir to commemorate your trip.
The route takes you to a breathtaking estuary where you can take a quick swim in the river or, if you are a keen photographer, you will have some fantastic photo opportunities. For the avid bird watcher there is the chance to see Fish and Black Eagles, as well as Cormorants. You may also see baboons in the area.
Hiking & Mountain Biking
Get more exercise with our mountain biking or hiking adventures.
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.
Team building & Corporate function facilities
Strengthen your corporate teams or school groups with our team building.
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.
Visit Plato Lodge
+27 (0) 87 095 1130
+27 (0) 82 82 33636