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Inkosana Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 40 in 13 rooms

Inkosana Lodge is an upmarket backpackers in the Central Drakensberg. It has a peaceful retreat-like ambiance and is set in acres of...
Inkosana Lodge is an upmarket backpackers in the Central Drakensberg. It has a peaceful retreat-like ambiance and is set in acres of indigenous gardens with marvelous views of the mountain. It is the Lonely Planet pick for the whole Drakensberg region.

There is a yellowwood walk, a herb garden, a swimming dam and areas to relax. Good home cooked meals are available, or there are self-catering facilities to prepare your own meals. A laundry service is provided if needed.

The area offers good shops, arts, a bakery, bird centre, canopy tour, biking, horse riding, rafting in summer, golf, adventure sports, day walks, overnight hikes, a boys choir, biking, riding and rafting.
from R300
Set on a quite road on the edge of town, the Sneeuberg Guest House and Backpackers offers...
Set on a quite road on the edge of town, the Sneeuberg Guest House and Backpackers offers comfortable and affordable accommodation.

Our accommodation includes a Family Room which sleeps four, with a double bed, double bunk, and an en-suite bathroom. Our Dorm Room sleeps eight on four double bunks. A separate bathroom is available for people staying in the dorm.

A communal lounge and kitchen area is available for relaxing and preparing meals. A large garden area with braai facilities and plenty of space for the kids completes the mood for the Sneeuberg Guest House and Backpackers.
from R280

Bottelary Inn

2 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 2 rooms

The Bottelary Inn is situated in a up market residential area and consists of a three bedroom cottage that accommodates maximum 12 persons...
The Bottelary Inn is situated in a up market residential area and consists of a three bedroom cottage that accommodates maximum 12 persons sharing and the two bedroom apartment accommodates maximum eight persons sharing. The Bottelary Inn is on the border of Brackenfell and Stellenbosch. The Stellenbosch wine farm Hazendal is only a two-minute drive away. The Bottelary Inn accommodation has a very homely feeling and the huge trees on the property will also give you a great and beautiful atmosphere. The hospitality is outstanding and you will leave as friends.
from R362

Kruger Inn Backpackers

2 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 5 rooms

Kruger Inn Backpackers is situated in the game-rich Marloth Park Conservancy, which is a nature reserve just 20 minutes’ drive from the...
Kruger Inn Backpackers is situated in the game-rich Marloth Park Conservancy, which is a nature reserve just 20 minutes’ drive from the Crocodile Bridge entrance of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Enjoy a braai while zebra, giraffe and warthog walk past you, and listen to the sound of the lions roaring at night. The Kruger Inn Backpackers offers guests self-catering accommodation; and features a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge, and a dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with a stove and oven, fridges, a chest freezer, cutlery and crockery, glasses, pots and pans. The outside dining area is under-cover.

There is also a splash pool with seating to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the wildlife. The lovely braai area offers lights, a fire pit, tables and benches, all set in a natural bush environment.

This is a birdwatcher's paradise with over 350 species listed here. Guests can enjoy 14 km of walking trails along the Crocodile River, where you can spot the Big 5. We are happy to arrange open-vehicle safaris for a minimum of two people, and also do private tours into the park. Bird walks are available on Saturday mornings.
from R240

Eagles Nest

2 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 2 rooms

Uvongo is seen as the holiday centre of the South Coast, also known as the Hibiscus Coast. Eagle’s Rest has been approved and listed with...
Uvongo is seen as the holiday centre of the South Coast, also known as the Hibiscus Coast. Eagle’s Rest has been approved and listed with the Hibiscus Coast Tourism and TKZN. All accommodation is protected by alarm systems, security doors and burglar bars.

Eagle’s Rest is within walking distance of the beach and boasts comfortable accommodation with beautiful sea views. Guests can nearby activities such as Oribi Gorge, hikes, horse riding, the Crocodile Farm, the Snake Park, the Bird Park, the Wild Coast Casino and many more.
from R650

Off The Wall Backpackers

1 Review
Sleeps 19 in 9 rooms

Jam packed with funkiness, good vibes and great facilities, Off The Wall is Cape Town's latest backpackers.

We offer...
Jam packed with funkiness, good vibes and great facilities, Off The Wall is Cape Town's latest backpackers.

We offer sparkling clean rooms with thick spring mattresses topped with crisp 100% cotton percale linen, a fully equipped kitchen and knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Our double-storey building has been designed with travellers in mind. Resulting in plenty of bathrooms, plenty of hot water, and an ample choice of accommodation.

Our chic decor will appease your senses, while free Wi-Fi, safes in the bedrooms and lockers in the dorms, will make your stay that much more comfortable.

We'll sort out all your travel and tour needs, including shark diving, sky diving, scuba diving, surf lessons, hiking Table Mountain, touring the peninsula and car rentals.

Located in the suburb of Claremont, which is brimming with shops, night clubs and restaurants. We're super central and close to the city centre, Muizenberg beach and Constantia winelands, and even closer to the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens and Newlands rugby and cricket stadiums.
from R505

Orange Elephant Backpackers

3 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 6 rooms

Orange Elephant Backpackers borders the Addo Elephant Park and is situated on a working citrus farm...
Orange Elephant Backpackers borders the Addo Elephant Park and is situated on a working citrus farm only 8 km from the Addo main gate.

We offer a variety of accommodation options, from a Campsite and dormitory-style units to Family and Double Rooms.

On site we have a restaurant and pub where you can meet up with local farmers, game rangers and researchers and fellow guests.

There are lots of activities to enjoy in the area like game viewing, Schotia safaries, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and many more. We also offer airport-, bus- and Baz Bus pick-ups.
from R240

De Rust Boutique Backpackers

8 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Guarded by majestic mountain ranges, De Rust is a beautiful little town where idyllic days are...
Guarded by majestic mountain ranges, De Rust is a beautiful little town where idyllic days are spent swimming in waterfalls and lunching at this Victorian village's eateries.

De Rust Boutique Backpackers is a large house situated within easy walking distance of the restaurants, art galleries and shops in town. The house has a spacious, well-equipped kitchen for all your self-catering requirements, a communal lounge and dining room, as well as outside areas and braai facilities. We offer double, twin and triple en-suite and non en-suite rooms. We also have a bar on site and a free pool table.

For the more adventurous there is the breathtaking Swartberg pass, Meiringspoort gorge, mountain hikes, cycle routes and the world-famous Cango Caves, crocodile and ostrich farms. Whether it is country tranquility or off-road adventure you seek, De Rust is the ideal location from which to enjoy and explore this fascinating part of South Africa.
from R250

Aloe Again

4 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 8 rooms

Aloe Again Beach Accommodation has the most desirable address, Pepper Street. This places you only 50m from the world famous Supertubes...
Aloe Again Beach Accommodation has the most desirable address, Pepper Street. This places you only 50m from the world famous Supertubes surf break.

Our laid back self-catering house feels like a home away from home. It offers eight basic twin, double and family en-suite rooms that are serviced daily.

An open-plan kitchen, lounge and entertainment area featuring a pool table and indoor braai invite you to kick back and take in the ocean air while you mingle with other guests.

The back garden has an awesome fire-pit which serves as the ideal place to meet new people and forge bonds of friendship that will draw you back to our bay time and time again. Do as much, or as little, as you like here.

All rooms come standard with linen and towels. There is select DStv in each room as well as in the communal lounge. A rack for surfboards and wetsuits can be found in the courtyard.
from R350

Kenjara Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 14 rooms

Kenjara Lodge is a homely country retreat nestled in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind. The surrounding area was declared a Wold...
Kenjara Lodge is a homely country retreat nestled in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind. The surrounding area was declared a Wold Heritage Site in 1999, an area of 48 000 hectares. Kenjara Lodge is small and comfortable and tastefully decorated in true African fashion, the perfect place for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. What is better than comfortable accommodation, good food and excellent service?

We are just 30 minutes from Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria and 20 minutes from Krugersdorp and Roodepoort, making us easily accessible. Come and relax and unwind in the tranquility of our gardens and surroundings. Situated only 1 km from the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, you can fall asleep to the sounds of lions roaring. Game drives can be arranged in the park where you can see White Lion, Tawny Lion, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Tiger, Hippo, Rhino, Eland, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Sable and many other species. The retreat is the perfect venue for conferences, corporate brainstorms, teambuilding initiatives, weddings, family gatherings, birthday bashes, or just a romantic getaway.
Ansteys Beach Self-Catering and Backpackers is situated in the stunning sea-side town of the Bluff,...
Ansteys Beach Self-Catering and Backpackers is situated in the stunning sea-side town of the Bluff, just outside of Durban.

The self-catering and backpacking units are plentiful at Ansteys Beach and cater to both business and pleasure travellers. On-site facilities include a swimming pool, a small surf and beach shop and Heidi’s Café.

The Bluff has many unspoiled beaches to be enjoyed for the sea-lovers. Other attractions in the area are the Bluff National Park Golf Club, the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve and the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
from R350

Plett Backpackers

10 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 5 rooms

Plett Backpackers could not be more ideally positioned. It is a penthouse spot with the most amazing views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains,...
Plett Backpackers could not be more ideally positioned. It is a penthouse spot with the most amazing views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Keurbooms Lagoon and the ocean. It is located on Main Street in the centre of Plettenberg Bay, where there are shops, restaurants and night spots just a few steps away.

Our Plett Eight-sleeper Dormitory is fully-equipped with white linen, bath towels, built-in cupboards and a dressing table, as well as a full en-suite bathroom. If you are lucky enough to be the first to check in to this dormitory, you won’t have to get out of bed to admire the views. Our spacious twin rooms have built-in cupboards, dressing tables, hairdryers, white linen and bath towels for your convenience. Our cosy two-sleeper dormitory comprises a bunk bed with white linen and bath towels. To make you feel at home, we have a lovely living room with comfortable couches to relax on and a self-catering kitchen that is fully-equipped to cater for your every need.

To entertain you, we have our very own "Oregon Pub" with a pool table and board games to captivate you for hours. For all of you surf and nature lovers, come join us on the deck in the morning to admire the 270 degree views of Plettenberg Bay in all her splendour. Our activity centre handles all of your bookings before heading out for a day filled with adventure. There is so much to do in and around the area. After a fun-filled day, why not come and unwind and tantalize your taste buds with an ice-cold beer and a traditional South African braai on our deck. Other facilities include Internet, laundry, braai facilities, a sunbathing deck, complimentary tea and coffee, lockers, fishing rods and bicycle hire. We will make sure we give you memories that will last a lifetime.
from R320

Park House Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 11 rooms

This sleeping beauty, situated beside a beautiful park in a tropical garden, surrounded by 400 year old milk wood trees is one of the...
This sleeping beauty, situated beside a beautiful park in a tropical garden, surrounded by 400 year old milk wood trees is one of the oldest estates along the Garden Route. The Lodge, built in 1860, with its wonderful Yellowwood and Oregon pine woodwork and stunning artwork, is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac in central old Mossel Bay.

The lush garden with an extensive herb garden, old palm, banana and papaya trees is the perfect setting for a sumptuous breakfast or traditional dinner served from the grand farm style kitchen.

Tastefully decorated rooms combine comfort and easy living reminiscent of the 19th century, and will ensure a peaceful nights rest with a taste of a bygone era. A tranquil Victorian veranda with 140 year old glass and woodwork surrounds the house and overlooks the Harry Giddy Botanical Park.
The Lodge has 11 rooms, en-suite and shared bathrooms, spacious living areas indoors and out, a lively and an informative travel desk.

We promise a personal service that will help you to get the most out of your time and money. We arrange your trips and activities at no additional cost and will assist you with your itinerary.
from R460

Valley View Backpackers

6 Reviews
Sleeps 48 in 18 rooms

Valley View Backpackers is located on the western side of the village overlooking the Graskop Valley, only a 15-minute walk from the centre...
Valley View Backpackers is located on the western side of the village overlooking the Graskop Valley, only a 15-minute walk from the centre of town. Graskop is a doorway leading to the Panoramic Route along the Blyde River Canyon, the Kruger National Park or even Swaziland and Mozambique, and it is surrounded by mountains, lush forests and rolling hills of green.

Clean, friendly and well-located budget accommodation for international and national travellers. The backpackers is set in a peaceful garden overlooking the Sheba Mountain Reserve and Graskop Valley, an ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries after a day full of discovery and adventure.

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suite your needs. All types of accommodation have use of our fully equipped kitchen facilities, free tea and coffee, a sitting room to read or watch TV or a DVD and a wooden deck to relax. There is secure parking right next door, free of charge, and you will be given a key to come and go as you please.

If you need information we have tourist files to browse through and we will gladly inform you of all. We offer local tours and hikes along the canyon, picnics to spectacular waterfall sights and transfers to and from Hazyview, Sabie, Nelspruit and Belfast. We can help to create and book tours to the Kruger Park and assist with making bookings for the numerous adventure activities on offer in the province of Mpumalanga.

Mountain bikes may be rented for half or full day at Valley View, so that you can explore the local surroundings of Graskop. We provide maps, permits and information about the various biking routes and hiking trails. This is the ideal place for hiking through the tree plantations, grasslands and visiting the many waterfalls en route.
from R200
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Anshalla Accommodation

Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Winter Special   Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, Anshalla Lodge offers three affordable units within a few minutes of the beach in the lovely area of...
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, Anshalla Lodge offers three affordable units within a few minutes of the beach in the lovely area of Strand.

Traditional braai facilities are available on request and a laundry and cleaning service is also available. Secure parking is provided and pets are allowed by prior arrangement.

The beaches in Strand lie on the edge of the promenade that has a few coffee shops, cafés and restaurants. The promenade also has a large entertainment area with putt-putt, a water slide, a heated Olympic-size swimming pool and a tidal pool. For the shoppers there is Somerset Mall with its 240 stores and for the golfers, Strand Golf Course offers an 18-hole course close to the False Bay beaches. The Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve is perfect for those who love to hike and has approximately 1300 species of fynbos.

With so much to do in the area, Anshalla Lodge makes for the ideal stopover destination.
from R500
Unjani Arts Residence and Backpackers is a hostel and creative space situated in the Kwanokuthula...
Unjani Arts Residence and Backpackers is a hostel and creative space situated in the Kwanokuthula Township in Plettenberg Bay. The hostel hosts daily community workshops with the help of local and international volunteers and artists to promote creativity and social interaction through art sessions and weekly events.

The hostel offers basic accommodation in a house which is largely an ongoing work of art created by the people visiting it. The rooms are modest and guest make use of shared bathrooms and living areas such as the kitchen and living room.

The activities provided from the hostel to the community include language workshops, traditional meals and ethnic food lessons, art workshops, projects and events.
from R260

Island Vibe Knysna

6 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while...
Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while relaxing around the pool side bar, enjoying the sunny deck or using the communal self catering facilities.

Small cosy dorms and spacious double/triple en suite rooms. Knysna is an excellent town to stay in and experience any of the myriad of adventures available- abseiling, mountain or quad biking, canoeing, quiet walks in forests, boat cruises on the lagoon, horse riding, township tours, shooting range, elephant park tours, visit the brewery, or stay at home for a quiet one.
from R240

Khotso Backpackers

4 Reviews
Sleeps 84 in 16 rooms

When in South Africa there’s one thing you cannot afford to miss, the Drakensberg, and there’s nowhere better to stay than here, at Khotso....
When in South Africa there’s one thing you cannot afford to miss, the Drakensberg, and there’s nowhere better to stay than here, at Khotso. Our 1,300-hectare working horse and sheep farm is nestled at the foot of this majestic mountain range and is only minutes away from the famous Sani Pass.

Use Khotso as your base to explore this World Heritage Site. We will take you on horse trails deep into the mountains, or you can hike, mountain bike, canoe, raft, swim and fish, all in the most amazing scenery. Our accommodation is conveniently spread out so as to offer each what they need; a party at the backpackers and peace and quiet for families in the rondavels.

We offer the most amazing, chilled out spot in the country, if not the Southern Hemisphere, and we encourage everyone to come out here and bring their own charm.
from R180

Victoria Hotel

3 Reviews
Sleeps 49 in 29 rooms

The Victoria Hotel is a family-run business where country hospitality and warmth can be experienced.

The hotel has 29...
The Victoria Hotel is a family-run business where country hospitality and warmth can be experienced.

The hotel has 29 bedrooms, most of them possessing a warm semi-African touch. The rooms are all situated on the first floor and are accessible via a flight of stairs. 21 rooms are fully equipped for luxury accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, TVs and spacious interiors.

Enjoy a nice quite evening in the African lounge on the first floor whilst you are winding down after a long day, or warm up in front of the fireplace. Guests can linger in the ladies- or main bar, which are both fully licensed. Be sure to watch a rugby or soccer match in the main bar with the locals as part of our small-town experience. Our breakfast room has a seating capacity of 55 guests and can also be converted into a conference venue.

Our rates are very competitive, offering a variety of accommodation options from deluxe rooms to backpackers, and we are always ready to negotiate group packages. We also have a monthly rate for those guests needing a room for a longer period.

Nearby activities include the shipwreck museum, Kapula Candle Factory tours, lifestyle center and the Bredasdorp 9-hole Golf Club. Arniston beach is a short five-minute drive from the establishment.
from R600

Gansbaai Lodge and Backpackers

3 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 6 rooms

Gansbaai Lodge and Backpackers is situated in centre of the shark-diving capital of the world,...
Gansbaai Lodge and Backpackers is situated in centre of the shark-diving capital of the world, Gansbaai, which is a short two-hour drive from Cape Town. This choice Gansbaai accommodation overlooks the traditional fishing harbour, with stunning panoramic sea views which can be enjoyed from the sundowner deck, in-house pub and outside barbecue area.

The lodge prides itself on providing quality, clean student travel, backpacking and youth hostel accommodation to independent travellers and international backpackers alike. Accommodation comprises large rooms which are not overcrowded, providing the perfect Gansbaai youth hostel accommodation and base for your holiday. The luxury Family Bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom, an extra-large double bed and a twin bunk bed, while the three dormitory rooms sleep only four guests each. All rooms are fitted with large cupboards and are fully serviced.

Gansbaai forms part of the Whale Coast with the Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary providing a nursery to southern right, bryde and humpback whales which are easily observed from the shore or on a boat-based whale watching tour. Dyer Island is a breeding colony for African penguins and Cape fur seals. The narrow channel between Geyser Rock and Dyer Island is home to around 60,000 seals and is a feeding ground of the endangered great white shark.

The friendly Gansbaai Backpackers staff will book your daily adventure activities from caged shark dives and skydiving to whale watching, scuba diving courses, brewery tours, cheese and wine tastings, cave walking trails, and sea kayaking.
from R400
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