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About Riverfront Backpackers

Set in the heart of the Nelson Mandela Metropole, just 15 minutes from the city of Port Elizabeth, lies the picturesque and tranquil village of Redhouse.

Beautifully positioned right on the edge of the river, overlooking Flamingo pans, our house offers relaxing and homely accommodation ideal for children and escaping the busy pace of modern city life. We are continuously adding and designing natural and harmonious systems to the property in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint whilst staying here. These types of systems and designs help you, the traveler, reduce your daily carbon footprint whilst staying here. This is responsible accommodation for a responsible traveler. Redhouse is situated within an hour’s drive of the world-renown “Big 5” ADDO Elephant Game Park, in the malaria-free province of the Eastern Cape.

The village is home to the active Redhouse Yacht Club for children and seasoned sailors; the ZRC (Zwartkops Rowing Club) for bowls, squash and rowing and of course the local pub where locals gather for a natter. Also, we have the Redhouse Womans Association who upkeep the historical Village Hall by hosting several functions a year; and the Redhouse Benevolent Society who support the needy from poorer settlements. Also in the Village, we have an Anglican Church which belongs to the Parish of the Zwartkops River Valley. All in all a very active and social community and a perfect way of life for young and old.

Safari: You can book your safari to ADDO Elephant Park through us!

Spa: There is a massage therapist on site and a beauty therapist in the village that can provide you with a relaxing massage or an aromatherapy experience.

Family friendly: We live in a secluded village on the riverfront that gives children and their families the space to play and run around free. There are quite a few other children here as well that makes it a very social place.

Romantic: Enjoy the beautiful sunsets with flamingoes flying over with a glass of wine on one of our loungers. Take long walks in a peaceful village or take a slow row down the river and have a picnic on the other side.

  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 21 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

there are no TV's in the rooms, we offer wifi, there are dogs on the property. some rooms share a communal kitchen

Riverfront Backpackers Rooms

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Riverfront Backpackers is 1.5km from the centre of Redhouse , the nearest airport 16.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling