Plantation Lodge is very neatly tucked away on a coffee farm in the hills near to the town of Karatu. It is inspired with charm and designed to provide comfort in the heart of the African bush. Sweeping hills with dense green vegetation make you want to stay forever. The decor is a European African theme and all rooms are decorated individually. Beautiful gardens allow you some time alone and away from it all. The lodge is basically a house that has been converted for guest accommodation. There are various little houses located around the gardens which guests stay in. One of the best features is a huge house which can accommodate groups or families. They have a spectacular pool at the bottom end of the garden which overlooks the valleys below and is a welcome relief on those scorching African summer days.

Location
Plantation Lodge is situated about 30 kms from the Ngorongoro Crater. It is near Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey to the Serengeti.

Accommodation
Plantation Lodge has a variety of rooms on offer. They range from:

  • 16 Standard Rooms
  • 2 Coffee House Suites
  • 1 Zanzibar Suite (Honeymoon Suite)
  • Jacaranda Suite
  • Garden House – 4 Double Bedrooms

The rooms and suites are distributed throughout the garden. All rooms are unique with individual style, comfort, choice accessories and flowers from the garden. The suites offer fireplaces, shared terraces, verandahs with sun beds, spacious bathrooms, etc.

Restaurant
At Plantation Lodge guests are pampered every evening with a fine multi-course meal in a stylish, comfortable atmosphere. A good wine from the cellar rounds off the culinary pleasure. All the produce is fresh from their garden. This means that the products from the kitchen are healthy, untreated and particularly tasty.

At lunchtime you can enjoy dishes al fresco. They will happily serve you lunch or afternoon coffee and cake at one of the garden tables.

Bar
The bar is a well-frequented meeting place after an exciting day. Over a freshly mixed cocktail or a glass of wine you’ll soon find yourself taking part in the conversation. Meet other guests, to exchange African experiences and find valuable hints, or just enjoy your drink in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Swimming Pool
The pool with its view of the picturesque hills is the ideal place for a break. You can relax on one of the comfortable sun beds. Read, swim, dream – time will just fly, watch the sun set behind Mount Oldeani, this is the most romantic place for a sundowner.

Activities
A range of activities at the lodge and in the near vicinity offer you the chance to get to know the country and its people better and to explore the beauties of nature on foot:

  • Bird watching in the garden of Plantation Lodge
  • Visit a coffee plantation
  • Visit a farm
  • Massage