A Special Place of Untouched African Beauty

Welcome to Platjan Lodge, an enchanting retreat nestled in the heart of the northern parts of Limpopo, right on the border of Botswana. Our lodge is a haven of peace and tranquility, offering you a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you step into Platjan Lodge, you’ll immediately sense the warm and welcoming atmosphere. With a home away from home feel and adorned with modern African decor, our lodge seamlessly blends luxury with the raw beauty of the African bushveld.

Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance as you unwind by our refreshing swimming pool, providing the perfect respite from the African heat. Our lodge is situated on a sprawling farm filled with indigenous African wildlife, creating a unique opportunity to connect with nature. Witness wild elephants gracefully traversing the farm on their journey from Botswana to South Africa, an awe-inspiring spectacle that highlights the untamed beauty of the region.

Platjan Lodge holds a cherished secret – the rare privilege of encountering the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl. This shy and elusive bird has made its home within the embrace of our lodge. For avid bird enthusiasts, witnessing the magnificent Pel’s Fishing Owl is a truly exceptional occasion. That’s why our logo proudly features this remarkable bird, symbolizing the unique and extraordinary experiences that await those who seek the wonders of Platjan Lodge.

The Limpopo River gracefully flows through the farm, granting you access to a 5km stretch of riverbank where you can marvel at crocodile and hippo sightings. This natural spectacle adds an extra layer of enchantment to your stay at Platjan Lodge.

At Platjan Lodge, luxury seamlessly merges with nature, creating a pure African paradise that invites you to reconnect with the essence of the bushveld. Escape to our lodge, where the rhythms of the African bush provide the soundtrack to your unforgettable retreat.


Pel's Fishing Owl

Meet the enchanting resident of Platjan Lodge – the Pel’s Fishing Owl. This giant, round-headed beauty boasts a captivating ginger-rufous hue adorned with dusky bars, spots, and chevrons. Elusive and shy, you’ll find these majestic owls day-roosting in the well-hidden branches of towering trees along the permanent rivers and forested swamps that grace our lodge. Keep an eye out for these magnificent creatures in the tranquil backwaters.

Distinctive in its nature, the Pel’s Fishing Owl serenades the air with a deep, low, horn-like “Ooom” – a signature call that echoes through the wilderness. Listen closely, and you might also catch a series of intriguing grunts. The young owls, in their innocence, sometimes emit an eerie screeching sound: “wheeeuuu”.

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