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About Purple Palms Backpackers

Purple Palms Backpackers is a self-catering establishment situated 12.8 km from the O.R Thambo International Airport. We offer an array of accommodation options, catering for both the domestic and international traveller, from dormitories to private double and twin rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen available to all guests, as well as a fully stocked bar on the premises. Free Wi-Fi and ADSL Internet access are available in our recreational area. Guests can enjoy a game of pool, listening to music, reading a book or taking a dip in the clear swimming pool.

There is a pub across the road for those intrepid explorers who favour a local chat and a beer. Shops are only 200 m away and a shopping mall is 1 km away. We offer transport to and from places of interest for a small fee. The area is safe to walk about.

Our friendly staff, with vast experience in the travel and tourism industry, will assist you with any issues concerning day and safari tours to attractions.

We are situated in a secure environment and there is enough secure parking space for your vehicle.

  • Response Rate: 19%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Ndebele (IsiNdebele)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
* Please enquire for further details.

Purple Palms Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Purple Palms Backpackers

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Shafiek Arendse, South Africa
16 March 2012

I would advise anyone to book this place when going for holiday or on business and I will book a room again if and when I am back in Gauteng.

Daniel Delgadillo, Kenya
25 February 2012

The staff and people who were at Purple Palms are all super chill people. Very friendly and amiable. Great place to stay with very helpful staff and free wi-fi to boot!

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Purple Palms Backpackers is 20.8km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 10km (Johannesburg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling