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About Swartberg Backpackers

Get away from it all! Non-sharing family and friends Backpackers.Enjoy an Eco-friendly farm experience at the foot of the world-famous Swartberg Mountain Pass. Splash around in our swimming pool with nothing around you except for the sounds of nature, beauty, tranquility, captivating and breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains. Hike to the beautiful waterfall and drink pure fresh water straight from it. Solar and gas geysers, "donkey" for colder days, organic gardening, free range livestock, geese, rabbits. Be refreshed, re-energized and regenerated! All units are booked for you alone and not shared with other backpackers. Swartberg Backpackers is "Kids paradise". We offer pedal cars, target shooting with a paintball gun, catching and holding bunnies, canoeing in the farm dam, ride on a trailer hooked to a tracker to the mountain swimming pool and lots more.The accommodation will provide you with a fully equipped kitchen and a stove, oven, refrigerator and barbecue facilities with free wood. You can enjoy a waterfall, mountain and farm dam view from all the units. The Ark unit has a table tennis for those sport lovers. Instead of electricity, we use solar electricity, gas and wood fires. This means no TV. The solar electricity provides enough power to charge a laptop, cellular phone, room lights as well as a portable 12V fridge. There are solar geysers and gas to provide warm water and a stainless steel "donkie" for the overcast and rainy days.In the winter come and view the snow on the mountains. Gamkaskloof or "The Hell" is an exciting 2 hour 4x4 drive for the adventurers and is close by. There is plenty of flora and fauna to experience in the surrounds including eagles in the sky, trails of the Cape leopard, and the barking of wild baboons. Swartberg Backpackers is pet, biker and cyclist friendly.

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  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Swartberg Backpackers

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Vikki Van Zyl
26 April 2018

The quiet was unbelievable

Rydell Brink
03 April 2018

We loved every moment we spend there,wouldnt change a thing!!Louis and his family is so wonderfull and friendly,the farm is beautifull,Cant wait to go relax with them again.Perfect home away from home!!The waterfall and hiking there is so much and more to explore there!!

Laura Kunitz
22 October 2017

Enjoyed the Oudtshoorn vibe !

Maureen Craig-Cooper
20 October 2017

The incredible calm peacefulness. The incredible warm welcome. Absolute cleanliness. Would definitely recommend highly.

John Carlyon
02 June 2017

A group of six of us were privileged to share the beautiful setting under the magnificent Swartberg range with Louis and Yolande de Jager at Swartberg Backpackers. It was the last night of our 6-day cycle tour through the Swartberg Mountains. Our friendly and welcoming hosts went out of their way to accommodate our every need, and Louis regaled us with fascinating stories of trials and tribulations in their early days on their farm. The accommodation was of a high standard and indeed very comfortable. We also enjoyed a bracing swim in Louis' fantastic "pool with a view" before sharing an...
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Swartberg Backpackers Map

Swartberg Backpackers is 28.3km from the centre of Oudtshoorn , the nearest airport 77.8km (George Airport).
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