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About Gecko Backpackers

Owner managed, Gecko Backpackers is a quality international backpackers tucked away in one of the last indigenous forest along the Sabie Valley in the South African Lowveld. A good place to use as a base from which to explore the world famous Kruger National park and the Panorama route.

We offer accommodation in basic, but clean twin rooms (bathrooms are separate), mixed dormitories and a double en-suite room. Our campsite is located under large shady trees, with stunning open plan bush view showers and toilets.

A fully equipped self catering kitchen is available for guests' use. Alternatively, share the braai with our other guests and enjoy the international vibe. The fully stocked bar provides drinks to enjoy in our open patio with a full view of the stunning forests.

While the splash pool gives a welcome coolness on the hot lowveld days, there are plenty of other outdoor activities available in the area, with Big 5 safaris in Kruger and white river rafting as just some of the highlights.

With personal service and a relaxed atmosphere, Gecko Backpackers is the place to be for an affordable and pleasant stay.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 37 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 56
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
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Availability and pricing

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  • Upper Dorm room Upper Dorm room Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 8 Deluxe dorm with 8 beds and own toilet. Shares bathroom and shower facilities with other dorms. Features:  Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds see more Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
    • Rooms Adults
      • Off-suite Dorm Room Off-suite Dorm Room Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 6 bedded off-suite dorm inside, close to bathrooms and showers. Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
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          • Side Dorm Room Side Dorm Room Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Inside dorm, sleeps 6 people, off-suite but bathrooms and showers are in close proximity. Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Room, en suite Family Room, en suite Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 6 single beds with an en-suite bathroom Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Camp Site Camp Site Sleeps 25 Includes: Room Only Camp site can accommodate 25 people. Single electric power point available nearby - please note that each stand does... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Outdoor shower
                    • Adults
                      • Bushman Double En-suite Room Bushman Double En-suite Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Room with double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet, basin and shower. Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                        • Adults
                          • Twin Room Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Twin room with 2 single beds and a coffee table. Off-suite, using the same bathrooms and showers as the dorms. Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                            • Adults
                              • Twin room 2 Twin room 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Off-Suite twin room with coffee facilities and a washing basin. Communal showers and toilets Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                                • Adults

                                  Reviews for Gecko Backpackers

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                                  Ross Hawkins
                                  22 May 2017

                                  Very comfortable and an easy sense of being very welcome

                                  Robin Cooper
                                  03 March 2017

                                  The room was clean and comfortable Andrew the shower worked well, but there was very poor lighting in the room, and it was down in a dip, thus dark. The shared kitchen was generally well provided

                                  Gideon Brink, South Africa
                                  07 October 2016

                                  We were comfortable and had a lovely stay at Gecko backpackers. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. If you just need a bed, toilet and shower, this would be ideal. We were doing a ride through on the bike and this informal place was affordable and clean. Thank you for making our stay memorable. Loved the writings on the wall.

                                  Annica Honiball, South Africa
                                  26 June 2016

                                  We had a great time at Gecko Backpackers, I didn't want to go back to the city. It is quiet and beautiful.The people and the vibe was awesome.

                                  Jaco Erasmus, South Africa
                                  17 December 2015

                                  Very friendly and competent staff. Second stay at the backpackers, always clean and well looked after. Can really recommend staying here if you are looking for budget accommodation.

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                                  Gecko Backpackers is 4.2km from the centre of Hazyview , the nearest airport 38.1km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling