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About Amakaya Backpackers

Amakaya Backpackers and self-catering accommodation is situated 300 m from Main Street in Plettenberg Bay. This is where you will find numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and an open-air market. A few hundred metres further down the road is the popular Central Beach.

After a day's activities relax at our upstairs bar and open-air veranda. From here you can view the magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountains and the bay while you relax with an evening barbecue.

Our Adventure Centre can help you plan your activities in the Garden Route during your stay with us. Transport can be arranged to any of the sights you wish to see. Various tours are also available and you can even plan your own personalized tour.

Free self-help mini breakfast with all bookings, free Wi-Fi, and on-site parking.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 38
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews
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Secret Season

Stay for 2 nights and get 20% off our standard rates. Includes self-help mini breakfast,

From Mon, 01 Jun 2015
To Wed, 30 Sep 2015
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Sectret Season

Stay for 3 nights or longer and get 30% off our standard rates. Includes self-help mini breakfast.

From Mon, 01 Jun 2015
To Wed, 30 Sep 2015

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Room availability and prices

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                                      Thursday 11th September
                                      • Per Person Sharing:
                                      • R450
                                      • Per Person:
                                      • R600
                                      • Per Unit:
                                      • R1350
                                      • Minimum Stay:
                                      • 2 Nights
                                       
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                                      Outeniqua En-suite Room>X 1
                                      Includes: Self Catering
                                      This is a room with a view. This room sleeps a maximum of four and has a double bed, two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, private balcony, built-in cupboards, valuables safe and satellite TV.
                                      Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Double beds, Bunk beds Other Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering Views Sea, City
                                       
                                      Outeniqua En-suite Room
                                      Sleeps 4 Price:
                                      • KSh2,035
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                                      Montagu Twin Room>X 2
                                      Includes: Self Catering
                                      This room has two single beds, shared bathrooms, built-in cupboards and valuables safe
                                      Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom Beds Twin beds Other Self-catering, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
                                       
                                      Montagu Twin Room
                                      Sleeps 2 Price:
                                      • KSh3,256
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                                      Tradouw En-suite Dormitory>X 1
                                      Includes: Self Catering
                                      This dorm has its own entrance, sleeps 10 in bunk beds, and has an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and satellite TV.
                                      Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only Beds Bunk beds Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms Views Garden
                                       
                                      Tradouw En-suite Dormitory
                                      Sleeps 10 Price:
                                      • KSh1,384
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                                      Meiringspoort Dormitory>X 1
                                      Includes: Self Catering
                                      This dormitory sleeps eight guests in bunk beds. Shared bathroom with two showers, toilet and wash basin are located next to the dorm.
                                      Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom Beds Bunk beds Other Self-catering, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms Views Garden
                                       
                                      Meiringspoort Dormitory
                                      Sleeps 8 Price:
                                      • KSh1,140
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                                      Bavians Private Dorm>X 1
                                      Includes: Self Catering
                                      This dorm sleeps two people in bunk beds and has shared bathroom.
                                      Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom Beds Bunk beds Other Self-catering, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms Views Garden
                                       
                                      Bavians Private Dorm
                                      Sleeps 2 Price:
                                      • KSh1,302
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                                      Kaaimans Twin Room>X 2
                                      Includes: Self Catering
                                      This room has two single beds, shared bathrooms, built-in cupboards and valuables safe
                                      Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom Beds Twin beds Other Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering Views Garden
                                       
                                      Kaaimans Twin Room
                                      Sleeps 2 Price:
                                      • KSh3,256
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                                      Karatara Private Dorm >X 1
                                      Includes: Room Only
                                      This dorm sleeps two people in bunk beds and has shared bathroom.
                                      Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom Beds Bunk beds
                                       
                                      Karatara Private Dorm
                                      Sleeps 2 Price:
                                      • KSh1,302
                                      • KSh1,302
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                                      Homtini Double Room >X 1
                                      Includes: Room Only
                                      This room sleeps two guests in a double bed and has a shared bathroom.
                                       
                                      Homtini Double Room
                                      Sleeps 2 Price:
                                      • KSh3,256
                                      • KSh3,256
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                                      * This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

                                      Reviews for Amakaya Backpackers

                                      9 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      simie , South Africa
                                      24 March 2014

                                      We booked a room for 8, when we arrived there, they gave us a small room with no wardrobe. When we asked for a bigger room, they told us the rooms were fully booked and its not their problem we booked a dorm room (what kind of an answer is that). The bedroom linen is so old that it itches on the body, the walls need major painting. The attitude we got from the receptionist (Olivia) stinks. There is no full disclosure from the internet. (I LOOKED AT THE PICTURES TODAY AGAIN AND I CAN'T FIND THE ROOM WE WERE BOOKED ON OVER THE WEEKEND, PLEASE UPDATE) I don't recommend anyone to go there unless... see more

                                      Robin Cooper, England
                                      05 March 2014

                                      Amakaya is clean and comfortable with a reasonable supply of equipment in the kitchen. There was some noise from the road and voices did channel up the stairs, but no great problem. It is close to the town centre and beaches.

                                      Gabrielle Leflaive, South Africa
                                      20 September 2013

                                      Comfortable, lovely place. It was great to chat on the couch by the fire or while enjoying the sunshine. Everybody was interesting and nice !The place is in the city center of this beautiful city. The rooms were comfortable, clean and pretty.

                                      Elecia Johnston, South Africa
                                      31 August 2011

                                      Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere.

                                      Milly Senekal, South Africa
                                      28 March 2011

                                      Enjoyed the stay!

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                                      Amakaya Backpackers Map

                                      Amakaya Backpackers is 0.7km from the centre of Plettenberg Bay , the nearest airport 109.8km (George Airport).
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