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About Platberg Backpackers

This family friendly establishment is the ideal stopover between Johannesburg and Durban. It is also the ideal base for hikers and travelers to explore the area from. Sentinel Peak (Chain Ladders), Golden Gate National Park, the Sterkfontein Dam and also the Royal Natal National Park can all be accessed from us. Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is located centrally in town, walking distance from the business center, shops, banks, post office, police station, supermarkets and more.It has a lovely stoep in the front where you can sit and enjoy the view of the majestic Platberg Mountain.We have rooms for families, couples or singles. There are also two 6 sleeper rooms as well as a 4 sleeper fitted with single beds. Requests are always welcome! A fully equipped communal kitchen is available for self catering purposes.Test your braai master skills in the back garden with braai facilities or chill in the TV lounge with DStv. Laundry facilities are available at an additional cost.We offer WiFi for free! Information on the area is available!!

Family friendly: We are a perfect half way stop for Families!

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 33
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The rate for the Double Room is based on two people sharing. Please contact the establishment for a rate should there be additional people.

Availability and pricing

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  • Private Room 6 Sgl En-Suite Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only This private room can be booked for 1 and to a maximum of 6 guests. It has an en-suite bathroom. All linen supplied.... see more Features:  En-suite, Bunk beds
    from R420 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Private Room 6 Sgl Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only This room can accommodate 1 to 6 guests. Shared bathroom with hot showers available. All linen supplied. WiFi reception... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Bunk beds
        from R420 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Private Room 4 Sgl Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only This private room has 4 single beds. It can be used for 1 to 4 guests. All linen supplied. WiFi reception in room. Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R480 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Private Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only This is a private room with a double bed. All linen supplied. WiFi reception in room. Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R480 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Family Room with en-suite bathroom and Kitchenette Sleeps 5 Includes: Room Only This room has two double beds and a single. It has its own en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette. All linen supplied. WiFi... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan
                    from R485 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Famiy Room with en-suite and Kitchenette 2 Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering This Room has a double bed and three single beds. It has an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. All linen supplied. WiFi... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan see more Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from R485 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Famiy Room with en-suite and Kitchenette 2 Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering This Room has a double bed and three single beds. It has an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan see more Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from R485 For 2 guests
                            • Adults

                              Reviews for Platberg Backpackers

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                              Urbanie Niemandt
                              22 January 2018

                              The owners were so friendly and very helpful, very organised!

                              Sonet Crous
                              22 December 2017

                              Refreshing decor and affordable clean accommodation.

                              Karthik Shastry
                              23 September 2017

                              Raksha Khan, South Africa
                              18 October 2016

                              Was initially told when I booked we could come anytime. On day we were arriving when I called to say I'll be there at 11pm, was told they lock up at 10pm however the host was professional and accommodated us he waited till 11. We were just staying overnight and it was exactly what we needed clean comfortable beds. Will definitely stay there again. Remember to take towels.

                              Renee Erasmus, South Africa
                              18 October 2015

                              Our room was front end and the porch light remainremained on all night which was a disturbing factor,pillows need changing!  The staff was wonderful and Co operative !

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                              Platberg Backpackers is 0.4km from the centre of Harrismith , the nearest airport 218.6km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
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                              Things to do in and around Harrismith

                              Platberg Stadium and Platberg Mountain

                              (1.4 km from Harrismith)

                              1 review

                              The Platberg Stadium lies at the foot of a great Eastern Free State landmark - the 9 kilometre long, 2 377 metre high Platberg Mountain. This majestic mountain range forms a stunning backdrop to the stadium.

                              Sterkfontein Dam and Nature Reserve

                              (22.6 km from Harrismith)

                              1 review

                              The vast expanse of water which is the Sterkfontein Dam lies a few kilometres from the edge of the Drakensberg Escarpment in the topmost reaches of the Vaal Dam catchment on the Nuwejaarspruit. The cool, fresh, deep waters are ideal for trout and...

                              Harrismith Golf Course

                              (1.2 km from Harrismith)

                              Type: Parkland golf course Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 6529m