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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

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From R155 PPS

Overview

Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your 'home away from home'.

We cater for the traditional type 'backpacking' experience and also offer our nearby Backpacker Apartments (200m away) as a 'private' option.

We will make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and help you with as much information as we can about the local activities and attractions. Here you can exchange experiences with fellow travellers and keep in touch with family and friends.

Our rates include free Wi-Fi, internet facilities and free coffee and tea at both Amakaya Backpackers and Amakaya Backpacker Apartments.

Amakaya Backpackers:
A clean, friendly and homely place where you can relax after an exhilarating day in the area. We have hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere, comfortable beds and a good breakfast on offer. Sip on a drink at our upstairs bar while you relax on the veranda and take in the view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the lagoon and the sea.
We are a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars of Plettenberg Bay's Main Street and 800m from the popular Central Beach (beware of the steep uphill walk back that will certainly build up an appetite!).
For the 'private' traveller or those who want some 'me' time, our range of double and twin private rooms and 2 sleeper private dorms are just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 4, 6, and 8 guests respectively.
All guests have the use of our fully-equipped kitchen facilities, wi-fi, a sitting room to read or watch TV/DVDs and an upstairs bar with outside veranda.

Parking is on the premises and is accessed by an electric gate.

Amakaya Backpacker Apartments (also available on Sleeping Out):
5 Apartments situated 200m from Amakaya Backpackers, near the transport hub of Plett, and 100m from Main Street. Each Apartment has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi. Check-in is at Amakaya Backpackers.

To keep yourself busy in the area, visit our Adventure Centre where we will help arrange things to do, including tours to get you out and about in the Garden Route area. We will also arrange transport to these activities if you do not have your own and also do your forward accommodation bookings.
Half day and full day tours are also available and can be planned to suite your requirements. Our Adventure Centre will tell you what is available and help you plan your personalised tour.

Car and scooter hire/rental is also available on our website.

Rates
Our rates vary from R150.00 per person per night for shared dorms to R275.00 per night per person sharing in our private rooms. Please check availability and prices on our booking schedule. No bookings will be held after 6pm if a late arrival has not been arranged.

Adventures and things to do within 25km that can be booked at Amakaya Backpackers are:

Whale and dolphin watching
Eagle Encounters
Wolf Sanctuary
Snake Sanctuary
Skydiving
Robberg Nature Reserve
Adventure Land
Monkeyland
Birds of Eden
Elephant experience
Scuba Diving
Surfing and surfing lessons
Jet Ski
Paddle ski
Boat cruises
Deep sea fishing
Horse riding
Bridge walk
Paragliding
Quad biking
Swim with seals
...and many more!

Venturing further afield:
All available 25km+ from Plettenberg Bay!
Bungy Jump - highest in the world!
Canopy tours - ride the treetops.
Black Water tubing - ride the river
Cango Caves
Ostrich farms
Catamaran cruise
Mitchells brewery
Train museum
Great White Shark cage diving

Half day and full day tours are available and can be planned to suite your requirements. Our Adventure Centre will tell you what is available and help you plan your personalised tour.

Baz Bus stop and bookings.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Complimentary self-help mini breakfast, free tea/coffee, free Wi-Fi.

Bloukrans Dorm - sleeps 4

Sleeps 4
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Our Bloukrans Dorms sleeps 4 guests in bunk beds and is located at the back of the house. En-suite bathroom.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
February 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
March 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
April 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
May 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
June 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
July 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
August 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
September 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
October 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
November 2016     R 320 R 160 R 320 R 160
December 2016     R 370 R 185 R 370 R 185

Groot Rivier en-suite dorm

Sleeps 4
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This room sleeps 4 guests in bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, own entrance, Wi-Fi.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
February 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
March 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
April 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
May 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
June 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
July 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
August 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
September 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
October 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
November 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165
December 2017     R 300 R 165 R 300 R 165

Homtini Double room

Sleeps 2
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This room consists of a double bed, TV, wi-fi. Shared bathroom.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017 R 900 R 450        
February 2017 R 900 R 450        
March 2017 R 900 R 450        
April 2017 R 900 R 450        
May 2017 R 900 R 450        
June 2017 R 900 R 450        
July 2017 R 900 R 450        
August 2017 R 900 R 450        
September 2017 R 900 R 450        
October 2017 R 900 R 450        
November 2017 R 900 R 450        
December 2017 R 900 R 450        

Kaaimans Twin room

Sleeps 2
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This room has 2 single beds, TV, wi-fi. Shared bathrooms.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017 R 900 R 450        
February 2017 R 900 R 450        
March 2017 R 900 R 450        
April 2017 R 900 R 450        
May 2017 R 900 R 450        
June 2017 R 900 R 450        
July 2017 R 900 R 450        
August 2017 R 900 R 450        
September 2017 R 900 R 450        
October 2017 R 900 R 450        
November 2017 R 900 R 450        
December 2017 R 900 R 450        

Karatara Private dorm

Sleeps 2
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This room sleeps 2 in bunk beds. Shared bathroom

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
February 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
March 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
April 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
May 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
June 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
July 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
August 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
September 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
October 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
November 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165
December 2017     R 330 R 165 R 330 R 165

Meiringspoort Dorm

Sleeps 6
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Sleeps 6 in bunk beds. Own bathroom outside dorm.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
February 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
March 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
April 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
May 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
June 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
July 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
August 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
September 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
October 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
November 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155
December 2017     R 155 R 155 R 155 R 155

Montagu Twin room

Sleeps 2
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Two single beds, TV, Wi-Fi, valuables safe.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017 R 900 R 450        
February 2017 R 900 R 450        
March 2017 R 900 R 450        
April 2017 R 900 R 450        
May 2017 R 900 R 450        
June 2017 R 900 R 450        
July 2017 R 900 R 450        
August 2017 R 900 R 450        
September 2017 R 900 R 450        
October 2017 R 900 R 450        
November 2017 R 900 R 450        
December 2017 R 900 R 450        

Outeniqua en-suite

Sleeps 4
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Double bed, two bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, private balcony, valuables safe, satellite TV, Wi-Fi.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
February 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
March 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
April 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
May 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
June 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
July 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
August 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
September 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
October 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
November 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275
December 2017     R 1100 R 550 R 1100 R 275

Tradouw dorm

Sleeps 8
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Sleeps 8 in bunk beds. Own bathroom and kitchen, satellite TV, wi-fi, private entrance

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
February 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
March 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
April 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
May 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
June 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
July 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
August 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
September 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
October 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
November 2016     R 300 R 160 R 300 R 160
December 2016     R 370 R 185 R 370 R 185
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 29 January 2017
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 6 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
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Location

15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

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Guest Comments

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Sleeping-OUT was very effective in giving me a good selection of accommodation. I could book online and make use of the online payment. The lodge was well informed and the accommodation was as good as expected. What a great holiday!
- Carel Petterson

Convenient location, friendly staff and affordable
- Thembakazi Dyubhele

This was an experience of culture and holiday, rather than a stay over
- Carel Petterson

We had a short, but very pleasant stay. Friendly service, great location.
- Morne Terblanche

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