Situated on the R355 between Kliprand and Springbok, Platbakkies is a farm in the heart of the Namaqualand of South Africa. On the edge of the Bushmanland, it contains the best of both worlds in that it showcases both the seemingly never-ending plains and the grassy vegetation of the Bushmanland and the mountainous scenery and scrubbery of the Kamiesberge. It is situated at about 120 kilometers from Springbok and 80 kilometers from both Kamieskroon and Garies. Platbakkies is central to the farms in the area, which are far removed from these small towns. For this reason, it used to sport a gas station, general store and post office, the evidence of which still stands proud and tall on the farm.
Whether you are looking for an authentic South-African farm visit, a look into the life of a farmer, a nice environment to explore with friends and family, or just an isolated location to find your bearings and reconnect with the earth, Platbakkies is the perfect getaway spot. There is no better place to let the wind run its fingers through your hair or to feel the sun gently kiss your cheek. At night, the open sky and lack of city lights provides a spectacular showcase of a brilliantly decorated night sky that is unlike anything you could ever have seen.
For those animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, we have dogs, birds, tortoises, cats, sheep, goats, cattle, oryx – not to mention reptiles and rodents. These animals can be seen either tamed or in their natural habitat, all you have to do is look!