Sleepout Decks

The Sleepout Decks overlook the Xiteveteve waterhole, provide the ultimate in bush experiences.
This is an activity we offer usually as part of the walking trail experience from Plains Camp or occasionally (by prior arrangement, and by vehicle, not walking) from Rhino Post. Guests sleep on individual sleeping decks, connected by ladders and walkways to each other, the bathrooms and the main deck. Dinner is cooked over the open fire.

Setting | Accommodation

Guests depart on foot from Plains Camp to the platforms arriving in the early evening carrying a lightweight rucksack containing a change of clothes.  Sundowners are then enjoyed on the platforms overlooking a waterhole.


  • 4 platforms two mattresses per platform - with sleeping bags, and duvets
  • elevated dining area
  • 8 guests per Sleep Out
  • 2 armed rangers per Sleep Out
  • overlooks waterhole
  • 2 bathrooms with hot showers and flushing toilets

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that if the first guest to reserve their trail requests the Sleep Out, then all subsequent reservations will be required to participate.  Likewise, if the first guest to reserve their trail makes it clear that they do not want to do a sleep out, then all subsequent reservations for those dates will be unable to book a sleep out from Plains Camp.

Weather Dependent

Our Sleepouts are weather dependent. The feasibility is affected not only by rain on the day, but also in the day or two prior to the sleepout as the decks are built in a very sensitive soil area. The area cannot be serviced after heavy rains without a high level of erosion risk to the access road.

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