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About Rocky Road Backpackers

Rocky Road Backpackers is set in a five-hectare smallholding amidst indigenous forest and open grazing pastures located in The Crags, approximately 20 km east of Plettenberg Bay.

Rocky Road is the gateway between the country’s Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces and is ideally situated to provide superb accommodation for all travellers. We are 15 minutes away from the world's highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge and a mere 10-minute drive down a spectacular mountain pass to the unspoiled Natures Valley Beach in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Rocky Road is far from the daily bustle of urban living. From our well-maintained gardens we enjoy spectacular views of the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range as well as Peak Formosa - the highest in the range. Our adjoining three-hectare forest has an easy trail to view our streams, waterfall and rock pool. Our in-house adventure centre, Rocky's Adventures, will help you make the most of our nearby ocean, scenic sandy beaches, rugged mountains, river gorges and estuaries, as well as numerous varied wildlife attractions.

Your options for accommodation range from fully equipped double or twin Luxury Tents which overlook the indigenous forest to Cottages, timber cabins and hostel-style Dormitories. You are also welcome to pitch your own tent in our attractive garden. Our two large entertainment areas have numerous fireplaces and braai pits, a well-stocked lively bar and our hot tub splash pool facilities. These are great areas in which to mingle with fellow travellers. We also have an indoor big screen TV area for special events whilst our separate office area provides Internet access and free Wi-Fi.

Shuttle services to all local activities and places of interest between Storms River and Plettenberg Bay are available, as are regular runs to Nature's Valley.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Rocky Road Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Rocky Road Backpackers

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Kyle Jackson
03 June 2017

Wanting to go camping .. but with my wife who had never camp before we settled with something 'in-between' a luxury tent..Set in a beautiful location close to many tourist destinations the Rocky Road backpackers is an ideal place to stay; great friendly staff. The only disappointment really was the value for money - I feel the price charged and what little we got was quite disproportionate... also not the cleanest - but understandable as it is outside...Overall a good stay and a good vacation. I would certainly recommend ...Loved the outdoor shower

Sharon Rogers
05 March 2017

Our family just loved the novelty and convenience of a nights camping without lugging tents etc on our road trip from Durban to CT. Beautiful setting and such novel features like outdoor showers and baths. Would highly recommend this gorgeous spot.

Lindsay Webber, South Africa
07 December 2015

Friendly owners, good facilities, great value for money!

Colleen Duister, South Africa
16 January 2013

We only stayed for one night which was the most enjoyable night we had. The relaxed and tranquil atmosphere and scenery is something we haven't experienced in a very long time. I will definitely recommend Rocky Road Backpackers to my family and friends.

Charles Hearsum, Zambia
18 December 2012

Wonderfully friendly. A real community feel run by a warm group. Highly recommended.

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Rocky Road Backpackers Map

Rocky Road Backpackers is 4km from the centre of The Crags , the nearest airport 124.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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