Platbos Forest

Contact us

Platbos Forest is situated in the Baviaanspoort Hills on the Grootbos Road between Stanford and Gansbaai. The forest is just 40 minutes from Hermanus, South Africa´s whale-watching capital.

Please select the correct contact details for your enquiry:

ACCOMMODATION Enquiries: WhatsApp Only: +27 82 4110448

TREE Sponsorships: +27 21 4471369

REFORESTATION & Tree Nursery appointments:

+27826580427 (please leave a WhatsApp message)

GENERAL Enquiries:

+27 82 4110448 (please leave a WhatsApp message) / +27 281250023

Cell Phone reception is sporadic in the forest – therefore please either use WhatsApp or send an Email.


Accommodation Enquiries:

Tree Sponsorships & Reforestation:

General Enquiries:

Platbos Forest Reserve
Farm no. 987
Grootbos Rd (Minor Rd 4026)
Western Cape, South Africa


PO Box 1438
Gansbaai 7220
Western Cape
South Africa

The Platbos Reforestation Project on Google maps
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Platbos Conservation Trust:

Nonprofit Organization Registration Number:


Platbos Conservation Trust logo

Your stay in our Forest Accommodation helps us to care-take Platbos:

5% of the monthly turnover is donated to the Platbos Conservation Trust whose responsibilities include alien clearing and maintaining the Reserve’s fire-breaks.

Ten million trees programme certificate