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7 Narries, Augrabies Falls National Park 8874 South Africa
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#5 of 9 Speciality lodging in Augrabies Falls National Park
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A five bed room lodge near Augrabies. If you just want to relax in quietness and the beauty of nature with mountains surround you, this is the place. Every room has got a balcony that looks over the mountains. From your bed you can look at the stars and the moon at nights. A very beautiful place for photography.
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Free internet
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Secured parking
Public wifi
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Outdoor pool
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Restaurant
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
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Picnic area
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7 Narries, Augrabies Falls National Park 8874 South Africa
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Muhale M wrote a review Sep 2020
Kathu, South Africa3 contributions
This lodge is a perfect lodge to get away from the daily busy schedule. Located deep in the Kalahari. Peaceful. Lea is an amazing host, and ensures that you are comfortable. Scenery you wake up to in the morning is out of this world
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelerKvdE wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely getaway for people in the northern Cape. Extremely peaceful and so amazing to escape city life. Please note that the gravel Road to get there is quite long and a 4x4 is recommended. The hosts are amazing and cook lovely dinners, as well as take you on adventures around the lodge upon requesting.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PlatoLodge, Owner at Plato Lodge
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Hi, It was so nice to have you here and to show you around our little paradise. Hopefully we see you in the future again. Regards Lea
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Jacques_and_Anzelle wrote a review May 2019
Sandton, South Africa25 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I booked 5 nights at Plato towards the end of April, ended up extending our stay to 6 nights. Plato is well off the beaten track, about 2 hours North-West of Upington, and about an hour from Augrabies. The drive includes about 50km of gravel road, but the road is well maintained and you do not require a 4x4 vehicle. You'll be hard-pressed to find friendlier and more welcoming hosts than Lea, Eugene and their son Maans, with all three going above and beyond to ensure all our needs were taken care of from the very first moment we arrived. Food was delicious, especially dinner, wholesome homestyle cooking by Lea. The rooms were clean and neat, has everything you need, and nothing you don't. Since Plato is well off the grid, electricity is provided by solar panels and hot water courtesy of an old school ''Donkie'' system. There is a small fridge in the room, no kettle, but a flask of hot water is provided after dinner every night for coffee or tea in the morning. There is no air-conditioning in the rooms, but we did not find this to be a problem at all, as opening the huge sliding doors to reveal the magnificent view of the arid granite outcrops and Namibian plato during the day let's through a gentle breeze that managed to keep us very comfortable. At night, the open sliding doors lets you fall asleep to the light of a billion flickering stars in the Milky-way, by far, one of, if not the most beautiful night sky we have ever seen. But if you come to Plato looking for air-conditioned rooms, cell phone signal and all the modern amenities of a luxury 5 start hotel, you are missing the point. This part of the world makes you feel like you are genuinely far away from anything one would call modern civilisation, it is so quiet, with only the slight metallic creaking of the old windmill close to the bar area to be heard on occasion. The landscape is idyllic and unique, everything here feels really old, untouched and unhurried, with a way of life to match. Ultimate relaxation and a place where you can truly reset. When visiting, ensure you take a trip to the sunset lookout point, which offers 360 degree views of this other-worldly topography. You can also do some hiking on the property where you can take in the finer details of this unique landscape. Definitely take a trip or two down to the orange river accessible through the property, we spent two full days relaxing next to the river with some ice cold drinks, swam in the river and even did some fishing to the soundtrack of fish eagles and the echoing calls of baboons. Huge thank you again to Lea, Eugene and Maans, you all made us feel right at home and made it hard to leave. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms should be great
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Response from PlatoLodge, Owner at Plato Lodge
Responded 20 May 2019
Hi Jacques and Anzelle, how we miss you two? You already feel like family. Thank you so much for this beautiful and outstanding review. We appreciate it very much. This hold us on top of our toes to do better and better. It was so nice meeting you and spoiled you a little bit after all your hard work. Can'nt wait to see you again in the future.
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JoeCBansteadUK wrote a review Mar 2019
Bracknell, United Kingdom394 contributions234 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in January on our 11th annual road trip, which encompassed 15 properties over 26 nights, so this review is relatively objective. Easily found/signposted along the gravel R359 from the Augrabies direction, which has recently been graded and is in excellent condition. Made very welcome by Leah & Eugene. The secluded rooms remain in good condition and once again it was a delight to sleep with the bi-fold doors open to the night sky stars. Leah's catering continues to be to a very high standard with excellent wine provided and the honesty bar well stocked. The property is remote and off grid, so do not expect aircon and kettles in the rooms. Despite the high temperatures at this time of the year, we found fresh air and a fan more than adequate at night. Hot water flasks for the obligatory early morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the Orange River Valley/Namibia escarpment more than sufficed. An ideal picnic spot on the grassy banks of the Orange River is no more than a 15 minute drive away along a farm track - my 'soft' SUV with 4X4 managed this without any problems at all. The highlight of our trip was the Sundowner - somewhat of a rough track trip to get to the highest local hilltop, but more than rewarded by a stunning sunset over the mountain tops accompanied by a cold one. An enroute bonus were sightings of desert hares & Klipspringers. There is limited wifi in the main building. Still highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PlatoLodge, Owner at Plato Lodge
Responded 19 Mar 2019
Hi Joe many thanks for your review. We appreciate. And it was so nice to see you again and met Val. Was a previlage to spoil you guys despite of the heat in our area. We looking forward to see you guys again in the future!!! Eugene and Leah
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Mark S wrote a review May 2018
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Stayed 2 nights on our last leg of a 3 week Namibian tour and was just the place we needed to chill before heading home. Thanks Lea the food was spectacular and we had a very pleasant stay.Nice to meet the family and friends and recommend Plato Lodge to anyone for a quiet peaceful getaway
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PlatoLodge, Owner at Plato Lodge
Responded 26 Jul 2018
Hi Mark our pleasure to treat you a little bit. Was so nice to have you here. Hope to see you in the future again. Regards Lea
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PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeAugrabies Falls National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plato Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Plato Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Plato Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Plato Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Plato Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.