Backpacker Hostels Southern Africa

The Garden Route has always been a favourite for backpacker travellers. The ease with which a traveller can get around the Garden Route and the variety of hostels make this destination a desirable backpacking destination. Please write to us about your travel and backpacker accommodation experiences on the Garden Route.

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George

George (1/- )

George is nestled at the foot of the Outeniqua’s, those beautiful mountains whose name means ...

Knysna

Knysna (8/- )

Knysna has an extensive Rastafarian community which provides a good opportunity to learn...

Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay (4/- )

Apart from historical buildings and history, you can also enjoy some water sports in Mossel bay...

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay (7/- )

The greater Plettenberg Bay area is home to Birds of Eden,the largest free flight bird...

Stormsriver Village

Stormsriver Village (3/- )

With so many activities on offer Stormsriver Village is your one stop adventure...

The Crags

The Crags (3/- )

This area is lush, with streams, rivers and small pockets of forest bulging, overflowing...

Wilderness

Wilderness (2/- )

Fresh water lakes and forests along the coastline from ...

Sedgefield

Sedgefield (1/- )

Victoria Bay

Victoria Bay (1/- )

Abalone Beach House

Abalone Beach House

Plettenberg Bay
Abalone is only 50m from the best whale and dolphin watching beach on the Garden Route, in a private access controlled e...

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African Array Lodge & Backpackers

African Array Lodge & Backpackers

Plettenberg Bay
Perched on a cliff above a dam and with views that stretch all the way to the Robberg Peninsula....

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Afrovibe Adventure Lodge & Backpackers

Afrovibe Adventure Lodge & Backpackers

Sedgefield
Situated right on Myoli Beach with lots of in-house watersports on offer...

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Albergo for Backpackers

Albergo for Backpackers

Plettenberg Bay
Established in 1996, centrally located in Plattenberg bay....

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Amakaya Backpackers

Amakaya Backpackers

Plettenberg Bay
We offer our guests the best of two worlds - a great location near central Plettenberg B--ay, the beaches and fun activi...

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Ann’s House

Ann’s House

Plettenberg Bay
Close to 2 beaches, supermarkets, restaurants and the Beacon Isle Hotel...

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Backpacker Beach Hostel

Backpacker Beach Hostel

Victoria Bay
Backpacker Beach Hostel is right on the beach at Victoria Bay. This is one of the smallest, most hidden beautiful ......

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Dolphin House Backpackers & Self-Catering

Dolphin House Backpackers & Self-Catering

Mossel Bay
Situated on the main street, Dolphin House is within walking distance to Mossel Bay’s attractions....

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Highfields Backpackers

Highfields Backpackers

Knysna
Conveniently located in the heart of Knysna’s picturesque town centre, Highfields is a short walk from shopping, etc...

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Homebase Knysna

Homebase Knysna

Knysna
Situated on the hill in the beautiful town of Knysna, you will find Homebase Knysna. With great views from our deck......

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Houseboat Myrtle

Houseboat Myrtle

Knysna
A self-contained cottage on the water, anchored in the Knysna Lagoon...

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Inyathi Guest Lodge

Inyathi Guest Lodge

Knysna
Inyathi's timber ensuite chalets set in a flourishing forest garden, gives the idea of a African village, right in the.....

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Island Vibe Backpackers Knysna

Island Vibe Backpackers Knysna

Knysna
Bull's eye in the middle of town, Island Vibe Knysna offers the smooth comforts all travellers need....

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge

Knysna
As owner-operators and experienced travellers, we at Jembjo’s know the importance of a friendly face and comfortable atm...

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Knysna Backpackers

Knysna Backpackers

Knysna
Imagine... a beautiful Victorian House positioned on a slope overlooking the Knysna Lagoon,a place where you can put yo...

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Little Brak Beach House

Little Brak Beach House

Klein Brak
Little Brak Beach House is ideally situated, only a block away from the main swimming beach and is also close to the......

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Mile Crunchers Backpackers

Mile Crunchers Backpackers

Mossel Bay
Mile Crunchers Backpackers is in an old Stone Building. With a few large rooms and with high celling’s, here you will......

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Mothers of Creation Rural Tourism Route

Mothers of Creation Rural Tourism Route

Several places on the Garden Route
A route inspired by rural women who are opening their homes and hearts to tourists....

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Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Outeniqua Travel Lodge

George
Outeniqua Backpackers is a great meeting place for independent travellers. Weve recently moved to a new......

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Park House Lodge

Park House Lodge

Mossel Bay
This sleeping beauty is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, set in a lush environment overlooking a tree filled botanical par...

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Plett Beachfront Accommodation

Plett Beachfront Accommodation

Plettenberg Bay
In a landmark beachfront position close to restaurants, Plett Beachfront Accommodation offers spectacular views of the b...

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Rocky Road Backpackers

Rocky Road Backpackers

Loredo South, The Crags
Rocky Road is situated midway between the Bloukrans bungy and skydive adrenalin rushes....

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Serenity Retreat

Serenity Retreat

Stormsriver Village
Spacious and private, exclusive use self-catering house on the Garden Route...

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Stone Cottage Boutique Backpackers & Suites

Stone Cottage Boutique Backpackers & Suites

Plettenberg Bay
One of Plett's oldest (if not the oldest) holiday homes, Stone Cottage is as authentic as they come!...

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The Beach House Backpackers

The Beach House Backpackers

Wilderness
Sheltering in a grove of indigenous milkwood trees, this rambling house has unrivalled sea views and an atmosphere condu...

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The Wild Farm

The Wild Farm

Wilderness
The Wild Farm is situated on an old farm with majestic views of the Outeniqua Mountains, the Garden Route Lakes and the...

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Tsitsikamma Backpackers

Tsitsikamma Backpackers

Stormsriver Village
This pristine Backpacker Lodge offers luxury dorm and double accommodation in a magnificent one acre garden setting with...

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Tube 'n Axe Backpackers

Tube 'n Axe Backpackers

Stormsriver Village
Facing stiff competition, Tube ‘n Axe won the 2009 “Best Backpackers Hostel” awarded by the Eastern Cape Tourism Board...

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Wild Spirit Grassroots Backpackers

Wild Spirit Grassroots Backpackers

The Crags
The farm is always alive with horses, dogs, birds & bees. If you feel like you need to be doing something other than...

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