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About Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

It has been said that Buccaneers is a bit like a village because of the way it is spread over eight hectares of wild coastal forest right next to the stunning Chintsa Beach. Many describe it as a place to come home to and a legend in its own time. For us it is home and for the past 12 years we have been sharing it with people just like you - travellers from all over the world.

We have created a wide range of accommodation and activities to suit many different needs. Buccaneers Lodge is a haven of tranquility and natural delights. Guests can enjoy quiet beach walks or canoe trips up the Chintsa River or reading a book in the secret bird hide on our own dam. Buccaneers has a lovely lively bar which has certainly seen some great revelry in its time. Our stunning tropical pool is a busy spot in the summer months when a gorgeous poolside café offers decidedly decadent refreshments including divine pizzas. Every day we have some sort of free activity so you can relax and meet the rest of the gang.

Meals are optional but hard to resist. A different dinner is available every night and we always offer a good vegetarian option. We offer famous candlelit dinner parties three times a week and hearty meals in the pub. Breakfasts are leisurely affairs taken in the View of Africa Room with its sweeping views of the Chintsa Bay.

Activities available include marvellous beach horse rides, an excellent surf school, divinely relaxing massages, Chintsa Beach and country bicycle rides, and weekly visits to Bulugha Farm School for a heart-warming Xhosa concert and a chance for you to contribute to our feeding scheme. Right on our doorstep, the Inkwenkwezi Big 5 Game Reserve offers excellent game drives and a unique opportunity to get up close to elephants.

Beach: The property is right next to the stunning Chintsa Beach.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 19 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 90
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Budget
  • Mid Range

Languages Spoken

  • English

Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

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jaun de beer, South Africa
28 March 2016

Our stay with Buccaneers Lodge and Backpakers was absolutly fantastic! The people are friendly and the rooms are clean. Well done, this is place to visit again and again and again and again . . . . .

Claire Gemmill, South Africa
05 January 2016

This was my second time at Buccaneers, and as always, I had such a lovely holiday. Sal has such a passion for what she does and that comes through in all the small details of the lodge - through the artwork adorning all the walls to the handmade flower arrangements in the dining area. This is a sacred place! One to be visited over and over again.

Shannon stap, South Africa
09 November 2015

Enjoyable stay at Buccaneers Lodge, with beautiful views and friendly staff

Jackie Arendse, South Africa
28 September 2015

We loved our stay here. The cottage was spacious and comfortable, the food was great and very reasonably priced, the hosts and staff were friendly and the setting is absolutely beautiful. Lots of activities as well, and many of them offered at no charge. Everything that is needed for a perfectly relaxing holiday!

Nicole Viljoen, South Africa
01 September 2015

The Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers is such a beautiful place, great views and awesome rooms at good rates!! The staff are very friendly and accommodating! There are plenty of activities and the bar is always pumping with a great vibe!Definitely a place to go and try out!!! Loved everything about Buccaneers! 

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Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers Map

Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers is 5km from the centre of Chintsa , the nearest airport 38.6km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

(1.6 km from Chintsa)

1 review

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(5.5 km from Chintsa)

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Emerald Vale Brewery

(5.7 km from Chintsa)

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