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About Jacobs Bay Backpackers - The Plot

Jacobs Bay Backpackers "The Plot" is situated at Jacobsbaai on the Cape West Coast, 160 km north of Cape Town.We can sleep up to 45 people in Double Rooms , dorms, and A-frame tents. Our facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a lapa with a big screen TV, indoor and outdoor braai areas and an indoor bar. We are a great venue for bachelors, birthday parties, small weddings and team building. There is a projector and music system available; and hot showers and bedding are included.Jacobsbaai is situated midway between Vredenburg and Saldanha Bay and is an isolated traditional Cape West Coast village. Most of the roads are gravel roads which keeps traffic at a snail's pace; this has resulted in a peaceful little resort town ideal for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday.

Beach: Only 300 m away from the bay and 400 m to a nice stretch of clean white beach.

Spa: We do have a spa a mere 100 m from us that offers massages, and facials

Wedding Venues: Let us change our lush gardens into the perfect venue.We can accommodate small weddings up to 100 guests. We can offer a Marquee tent on request as well as floral arrangements and catering options.Sit back relax let us arrange your dream wedding.

Family friendly: We have a play area for children and Coming soon - PIXIE VILLAGE - to keep updated visit our webpage and/or facebook page We also welcome day visitors @ R 50-00 per person just to come relax in our gardens and braai

Romantic: Nice long walks on the beach just to come back and relax next to a fire in the fire pit

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 56
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A 50% deposit is payable upon confirmation and the balance is due at least two weeks before arrival.

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Reviews for Jacobs Bay Backpackers - The Plot

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Giuliano Giacovazzi
12 August 2018

This place is a gemThe facilities are fantastic and unbelievably uniqueReally something specialOur hosts are new friends and soo welcoming BUT what blew my mind out of my head was the fairy garden after a wake n bakeI’m coming back with reinforcements soon

23 April 2018

Thanks so much for a peaceful and serene venue

Mare Ascott
03 April 2018

The overall layout was good. Love the chickens :-)

Jonathan Gill, South Africa
31 December 2016

Until recently I had not heard of Jacobs Bay. I thought I "discovered" it using Safari Now and thought I would visit, I needed a cheap isn place to stay and was delighted to discover a Backpackers. For R200 I got a room with a bed to sleep in. The road to Jacobs BAy is tarred and in good condition. The Backpackers is on the main road just before the village. The facility is surrounded the an electric fence so I felt safe. The facility has all the things one would expect at a backpackers and was clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Jacobs Bay is lovely. It has a small bay with a good...
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Jaine Hannath, South Africa
01 November 2015

Never having "back packed" before I booked 3 nights  at Jacobs Bay back packers not really knowing what to expect.It was lovely!  I stayed in the tiny Stone House which seemed the most secluded of the various accommodation offered with its view of open fields from the  window and adjacent to the vegetable garden. It was perfect for my solo get-away.The communal kitchen was spotless and more "fully equipped" than any self-catering cottage that I have previously stayed in. The ablutions clean with lovely hot showers. If you are looking for a relaxing few days away (or longer), by yourself or in...
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Jacobs Bay Backpackers - The Plot is 1.4km from the centre of Jacobs Bay , the nearest airport 136.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Jacobs Bay

Jacobs Bay Beach

(0.7 km from Jacobs Bay)

1 review

This beautiful unspoilt beach in Jacobs Bay still retains the typical, warm West Coast holiday village feel. The sandy shores are perfect for long walks and the Atlantic waters ideal for water sports and swimming, albeit quite icy.

Bluewater Bay

(9 km from Jacobs Bay)

2 reviews

Bluewater Bay is a beautiful stretch of beach that is great for swimming, fishing and surfing. In peak season the beach is patrolled by life guards, and there is a kids playground and ablution facilities available.

Oliphantskop Horse Trails

(7.6 km from Jacobs Bay)

Oliphantskop Horse Trails offers a lovely 2-hour eco route for horse riders in the Saldanha Nature Reserve. Starting at the Saldanha military base, riders will follow a route taking them into the nature reserve. The route is strictly for advanced...


(8.2 km from Jacobs Bay)

Tietiesbaai is a beautiful, unspoilt beach set in the popular Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. It is the western-most beach on the Western Cape and is perfect for campig families and groups. The last manually controlled and first lighthouse to be...