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From R250 PPS

Swartberg Backpackers

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

From R250 PPS



If you want to escape the busy city life, experience the beauty, tranquility, captivating, exquisite and breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains and Waterfall, Swartberg Backpackers is the perfect place for you.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including a hiking trail to the Waterfall and/or rock pool, enjoying a ride on a trailer hooked to a tractor to the dam for canoeing and swimming.

The accommodation will provide you with a full kitchen with an oven and refrigerator and barbecue facilities. You can enjoy a Waterfall, mountain and farm dam view from the units. One of the units also has a table tennis to keep the children and even adults busy.

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.


Room Facilities

  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Pool
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking


The Ark

Sleeps 16
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This unit consists of two rooms of which both have 4 high quality comfortable bunk beds and can sleep up to 16 guests. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, toilet and basin. They both open onto the open-plan area with kitchen, built-in braai, lounge, dining room and table tennis. The main door opens onto the outside braai area which overlooks both the waterfall running down the Swartberg Mountains and the farm dam. Kindly note: Minimum of 4 guests

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020           R 250
February 2020           R 250
March 2020           R 250
April 2020           R 250
May 2020           R 250
June 2020           R 250
July 2020           R 250
August 2020           R 250
September 2020           R 250
October 2020           R 250
November 2020           R 250
December 2020           R 250


Sleeps 2
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This apartment consists of a main room with double bed and small open-plan kitchen and en-suite bathroom with shower only. The other room consists of a bunk bed which sleeps 2.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020           R 300
February 2020           R 300
March 2020           R 300
April 2020           R 300
May 2020           R 300
June 2020           R 300
July 2020           R 300
August 2020           R 300
September 2020           R 300
October 2020           R 300
November 2020           R 300
December 2020           R 300
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: 25 November 2020


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 5 hours
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Backpackers has been voted Best Value for Money in Oudtshoorn for 2017


Farm Voorbedacht, Matjiesrivier, Oudtshoorn, 6625

Map Swartberg Backpackers in Oudtshoorn  Klein Karoo  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

We had a great time with our stay over at Swartberg Backpackers. It is clean, neat and everything you need is at hand. If you need to get away from city, this is the place to relax and find your inner peace. The beautiful mountains is fabulous. The family was friendly. Thank you Louis and family for one great stay-over

Louis & Yolande were very accommodating & friendly.
We enjoyed our stay.


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