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About Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

Midway between Johannesburg and Durban on an idyllic piece of land, encircled by awe-inspiring mountains you will find Amphitheatre Backpackers.

The lodge takes its name from “The Amphitheatre," the most famous geographic feature of the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa. The Amphitheatre is widely regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth.

The lodge looks directly onto its facade and on a clear day, after the rains, the Tugela Falls can be seen as it plunges one kilometre down the ancient rock face.

Dorms are easy on the wallet but have everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay, sprung mattresses, clean linen, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and self–catering kitchens (most kitchens are communal ).

Many are constructed in the "pod" style where each person has their own private space complete with safe. Rooms are shared with up to eight members of the public and are mixed-gender.

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Express check out
  • Fridge
  • Health Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Massage
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)

Grading

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

Availability and pricing

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  • Camp Site Camp Site Sleeps 200 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 60 Campers must bring their own tents and bedding. If you need us to provide you with a tent click the following link: http... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Group Room - Dorms Mixed Group Room - Dorms Mixed Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 20
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          • Safari Tent Safari Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 20 The tents have comfortable sprung mattresses with duvets, pillows, and blankets. There is enough room for people to stan... see more
            • Rooms Adults
              • Deluxe Double/ Twin or Group Deluxe Double/ Twin or Group Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 This room is used as a double, a twin or a group room. The function is determined by how many GUESTS are chosen. If you... see more
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Deluxe Double/ Twin or Group(with view) Deluxe Double/ Twin or Group(with view) Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 This room is used as a double, a twin or a group room. The function is determined by how many GUESTS are chosen. If you... see more
                    • Rooms Adults
                      • Economy Double/ Triple or Budget Twin Economy Double/ Triple or Budget Twin Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 This room is sold as an ECONOMY double or triple and as a BUDGET Twin. Choose 2 guests for the double or twin option... see more
                        • Rooms Adults
                          • Standard Double Standard Double Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3
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                              • Group Room - 6 Sleeper Pods Group Room - 6 Sleeper Pods Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Choose how many of the rooms you'd like to book by adjusting the unit numbers. Adjust how many people you would like in... see more
                                • Rooms Adults
                                  • Economy Twin Economy Twin Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 The Ablutions are shared. The price remains the same whether it is used as a single or twin. If you need more than one... see more
                                    • Rooms Adults
                                      • Group Room - 4 Sleeper Group Room - 4 Sleeper Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 These rooms can be used as doubles/ twins/ triples or quads. Please adjust the GUESTS so that we know how many are using... see more
                                        • Rooms Adults
                                          • Standard Twin Standard Twin Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 If you wish for more than one room please change the number of units. The price charged for a single person is the same... see more
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                                              • Group Room - 8 Sleeper Pods Group Room - 8 Sleeper Pods Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Choose how many of the rooms you'd like to book by adjusting the UNIT numbers. Adjust how many people you would like in... see more
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                                                  • Group Room - 3 Sleeper Group Room - 3 Sleeper Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 These rooms can be used as doubles/ twins or triples. Please adjust the GUESTS so that we know how many are using the... see more
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                                                      • Budget Double Budget Double Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 En–suite rooms with a comfy double bed. Excellent for those with smaller budgets. The price for the unit is the same... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                                                        • Rooms Adults
                                                          • Group Room - 5 Sleeper Group Room - 5 Sleeper Sleeps 5 Includes: Room Only This room has 3 single beds and a double. Please adjust the number of GUESTS to the number of people using the room. A... see more
                                                            • Adults
                                                              • Simple Double Simple Double Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This room is sold as a Simple Double. The Ablutions are shared. The price remains the same whether it is used as a Singl... see more
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                                                                  Reviews for Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

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                                                                  Leane du Plooy
                                                                  13 June 2021

                                                                  What a lovely place!Friendly staff, great food, amazing stay!

                                                                  Michael Mellor
                                                                  31 May 2021

                                                                  It was a very relaxing vibe. Would strongly recommend the camping with friends.

                                                                  Anthony Hill
                                                                  14 September 2020

                                                                  ABLUTION BLOCKNO HOT WATER MISSING TAPSNEEDS TO BE REVAMPT

                                                                  Lebohang Selepe
                                                                  30 August 2020

                                                                  I loved the food...the services from receptionist, I loved the night view it was so beautiful...the place is very beatiful. Though having a TV at your rooms will be super as it would at least reduce the little amount of boredom guest tend to have in the afternoon

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                                                                  Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge is 2.8km from the centre of Ethels Drive , the nearest airport 199.4km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                                                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling