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About Oasis Shanti

This small and friendly backpackers is located in a cheerful old house with a large, shady garden and swimming pool. Set in a leafy and historic neighbourhood, it’s a peaceful place that’s just a short walk from the town centre.

We offer comfortable rooms and some rooms have en-suite facilities. There is a spacious Dormitory and shady Campsites. Enjoy the lazy lounging terrace for scrumptious breakfasts and a starlit barbecue that grills delicious ostrich steaks and vegetarian delights. A roaring fire warms the lounge on cold nights.

We provide maps of Oudtshoorn, discounted entry to local attractions and excellent advice on self-guided routes that take in the local sights, the surrounding farmlands, beautiful waterfalls and the spectacular mountain passes which are high on the list of things to do. Rates include linen, duvets, towels on request and complimentary tea and coffee.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Oasis Shanti

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Alison Leybourne
08 July 2018

Great welcome and introduction to the facilities

Hester Opperman
04 May 2017

The people were very friendly and helpfull

Casper Niemand, South Africa
29 June 2015

Had our 40year matric reunion and stayed at Shanti. Clean rooms fantastic staff and was over all great

Dawn de Beer, South Africa
06 April 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the added extras that you would not usually expect from a backpackers - WiFi, tea and coffee, DSTV. The rooms were more than adequate, and clean.

Marcel Kaufmann, Germany
17 January 2014

Very good

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Oasis Shanti is 1.4km from the centre of Oudtshoorn , the nearest airport 49.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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