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About Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments - your 'home away from home', has both private rooms (TV and hospitality fridges in all private rooms) and dorms and is situated 300 m from Main Street, Plettenberg Bay. 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 balcony. 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 Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and on-site parking.Apartments - should you prefer your own private Apartment or Dorm Apartment then please look at our listing under our sister backpacker, Backpacker Apartments that is only 200m away and 100m from Main Street.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • 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.

Important Information

No rooms will be held after 6pm if a late arrival has not been arranged.

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Reviews for Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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Heidi Scheepers
16 August 2017

Pleasant hostsValue for moneyWe use it as staff accommodation and it really works well.

Robin Cooper
16 March 2017

I have stayed at Amakaya several times and always find it clean, comfortable, and good budget accommodation. The weakness is there kitchen which is small for the number of guests, and one of the showers has a panel missing, but no real problem

Robin Cooper, England
15 March 2016

We had a double en-suite room with our own balcony, which had a view of the river estuary, and breakfast of eggs and toast included for R600, good value.   The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff very helpful.   There is secure parking, with key-code entry and the hostel is close to the town centre.  There is some noise from the nearby road, but not significant, similarly with some younger guests - but it was Friday night.  The kitchen is smallish if many people wanted to use it.  Generally, though, very good.   Robin

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.

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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments is 0.5km from the centre of Plett Central , the nearest airport 109.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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