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About Amakaya Backpackers

Amakaya Backpackers - your 'home away from home', has both private rooms and dorms and is situated 300 m from Main Street, Plettenberg Bay. This is where you will find numerous shops, and restaurants. A few hundred metres further down the road is the popular Central Beach.

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

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, tea & coffee and on-site parking.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 42
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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

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                                      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 don't recommend anyone to go there unless you have a tyre punch or desperate for a room to crash in.Establishment's Response:1. You booked our Meiringspoort...
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                                      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).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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