Hello fellow travelers. I had the opportunity to sleep over at PlatJan Lodge 2 weeks ago. Long story cut short. I was en-route to cross the Platjan border into Botswana when I encountered an over heating problem with my LR. I decided to go further North and get my LR fixed in Polokwane (Pietersburg). Thankfully places were still open being a Friday. Silverton Radiators came to the rescue and sorted me out in no time.
However this unforseen delay put me back a few hours and I started to phone around. After getting through to young man on the phone I was asked very politely to phone his Mom to check availability. I did so and was told there was space, in fact I and my partner would be the only couple staying overnight. The lady gave me the name of someone who would be waiting for us. Well after all it was the only establishment that actually offered us a place to stay and I must say out of about 10 they were also the most professional and polite. We received our LR back from Silverton and proceeded to drive to Platjan Lodge. It was rather late but we made it into camp at about 20H30 with out any trouble. Upon arriving we found reception which is bungalow doubling up as reception. Quite clever as it makes one feel at home immediately. We notice the TV was on and seemingly no one at home. So after a quick walk about my partner joined me at the front door to find a young gentleman fast a sleep on the couch. We banged politely on the sliding and to no avail. I walked around the cottage to a side window closest to the sleeping person and banged hard. A stir and an apology all at once. The young man came out introduced himself to us and led us to our bungalow for the night. He then showed us around and up to his place for a quick cuppa coffee, which was welcomed before hitting the sack. We thanked him and the proceeded to explore our bungalow. The bungalow has a highly polished veranda and lounge area with a separate kitchen. the kitchen is well equipped and has a gas stove for self catering purposes. 2 bedroom of which one has an on suite shower bathroom and a bath. Lovely to have a bath for my partner who immediately made use of this small luxury. I had a shower hot one. We proceeded to bed and fell a sleep immediately. The bed was comfortable. We woke up rather late and proceeded to ramble about the gardens of the property which are immaculate. Met the staff who were polite and then went to say goodbye to the guy who waited for us. In our opinion Platjan Lodge is the place to stay even for a longer one than one night. Thank you Platjan lodge.