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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.


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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Availability and pricing

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  • Luxury Tents Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Our tents on covered timber decks and offer double or twin beds. They provide you with the opportunity to camp in style... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R510 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Campsites Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 These sites are for campers and those on a budget are welcome to pitch their own tent amongst our beautiful gardens.
        from R300 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Double Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 These rooms are comfortably furnished with single or double beds. All bathrooms, the kitchen, office, telephones, Wi-Fi... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R580 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 This cottage has two rooms, one with a double bed and the other has 2 single beds. This cottage can be hired as a unit... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R580 For 2 guests
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Dormitory Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This dormitory is furnished with three single beds and it shares a bathroom. Features:  Shared bathroom, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R390 For 2 guests
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Rocky Road Backpackers

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                      Jannie Dippenaar
                      24 September 2018

                      It was great to have stayed there. Friendly Mack and Rocky made our stay very pleasing. They were accommodating, helpful and very friendly. The facilities were clean and fresh and were so surprising - bath in the bush and outdoors shower - awesome!

                      Larissa Lienhard
                      14 September 2018

                      I felt very welcome, like in a family and they tried everything to make my stay as good as possible. The rooms were good and the bed very comfortable (with integrated heating!). So all in all a very pleasant stay.

                      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!

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                      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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