Platberg Harrismith Backpackers Accommodation in Harrismith, Free State

Platberg Harrismith Backpackers

Backpackers Accommodation / Self Catering at 55 Biddulph Street, Harrismith, 9880, Thabo Mofutsanyana, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

About Platberg Harrismith Backpackers

Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is located centrally in town, walking distance from the business centre, shops, banks, post office, police station, supermarkets and more. It has a lovely stoep in the front where you can sit and enjoy the view of the majestic Platberg Mountain, or just watching the local life passing by.


We have a private room which can be used as a family room as well, a six bed dormitory with en suite bathroom, a six bed dormitory as well as a four bed dormitory. All dormitories are shared. These dorms can be booked privately on request. Requests are always welcome! The communal bathroom has hot showers and there is also a fully equipped communal kitchen available.


Test your braai master skills in the back garden at the entertainment area with braai facilities or chill in the TV lounge with DStv. We offer Wi-Fi for free and laundry facilities are available at an additional cost.


Platberg Backpackers is the ideal base to do major hikes the area is famous for, such as the Sentinel Peak with chain ladders, the Gorge in the Royal National Park, Platberg. For the less adventurous, enjoy the many day hikes in the Golden Gate Highlands.

Other Things To Do:
Visit the Sterkfontein Dam (third largest dam in the country)
Debora Retief Gardens in town featuring the 150 million year old petrified tree
Harrismith Wildflower Gardens in the Platberg Nature Reserve
Von During Dam in the Platberg Nature Reserve
Blockhouse built in 1900 by the British Garrison to protect the water supply

Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is also the ideal overnight stopover when coming from Oliver Thambo Airport. Information on the area is available on request!

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.269885
Longitude: 29.129280

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 250km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 12h30
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
January 2015 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

What a lovely stay, excellent facilities, value for money, and close to the Drakensberg. We enjoyed Platberg Nice talking to the friendly and helpful...

Leon, Bloemfontein Travellers' Rating


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