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About Gateway Backpackers

Gateway Backpackers in Ermelo is conveniently situated en route to Kruger National Park from KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State, Swaziland and Southern Mozambique. The backpackers has an African theme, where guests can sit around the fire, drink a glass of wine, make new friends and recount the adventures that they have been on. We also offer free WiFi, as well as secure overnight parking.

Hot water showers and a large fully equipped kitchen is available to our visitors. Spend some time under the enclosed veranda, relax in front of the TV or grab a book from our shelf and catch up on some reading. Shoot some pool or take on your friends in a game of table soccer.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • 4 Bed Dorm 4 Bed Dorm Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 This room has 2 bunk beds in it and 1 locker. Each bed has a fitted sheet, flat sheet, a pillow, duvet and a blanket.... see more
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      • Single Dorm Single Dorm Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 1 Single bed - Sleeps 1 person. Included: Linen, pillow, duvet and blanket with locker.This room has one single bed in... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Triple Dorm Room Triple Dorm Room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering 1 Bunk bed and 1 single bed - Sleeps a maximum of 3 people. Included: Linen, pillow, duvet and blanket with locker.Eac... see more
            • Adults
              • 8 Bed Dorm 8 Bed Dorm Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering This room has 4 bunk beds in it and 2 lockers. Each bed has a fitted sheet, flat sheet, a pillow, duvet and a blanket.... see more
                • Adults
                  • En-suite En-suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering 1 queen size extra length bed - Sleeps 2 people. Included: Linen, towels, duvet, pillows and blanket. Tea and Coffee... see more
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Gateway Backpackers

                      7 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Rein Vos, South Africa
                      21 August 2016

                      Good afforble stay and good price

                      Murendeni Mafumo, South Africa
                      04 May 2015

                      We arrived at Ermelo very late on Thursday, all our phone batteries were dead so we couldn't communicate with them, we got really lost and ended up having to stop and charge the phone just to call for directions, I think the directions can be better explained as the link doesn't open on mobile phone browsers. However, even though it was way past midnight the manager was so kind to direct us, wait for us patiently and being so kind. If you are going past Ermelo i'd advice you stay over here, the place was neat, the water was hot, the manager is an amazing man who was really kind to myself and...
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                      Fanie le Grange, South Africa
                      22 April 2015

                      The en-suite room was fine.Other guests in the backpacker rooms cooked some African traditional ox-tribe, which smelled horrible, but otherwise I enjoyed my stay.

                      winston english, South Africa
                      05 March 2015

                      The five stars I have rated the venue is for the efficient booking staff and the friendly reception we received.If you go there expecting a five star joint check the price you are paying and realize that it's not possiblewe got exactly what we wanted, all was clean and i was able to cook up a smashing breakfast for myself and my workers, in the well appointed kitchen.

                      junior nkhatho, South Africa
                      22 April 2014

                      Good travellers place

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                      Gateway Backpackers is 0.8km from the centre of Ermelo , the nearest airport 177.3km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling