Backpacking in the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape on a Shoe-String Budget / Backpacking and Budget Travel in the Eastern Cape. Backpacking offers a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded travellers from all over the world. Over the last few years, so many hostels have opened that you can travel the length and breadth of the country staying only in backpackers hostels. From South Africa's unique backpackers bus (Baz Bus) to budget tours customised for the student traveller, South Africa is well equipped for the student or budget traveller.

Accommodation for Backpackers in the Eastern Cape / Hostels and Eastern Cape Backpackers Lodges offer excellent value for money, hospitality and a safe and friendly, laid-back environment for tourists travelling on a budget. Besides the financial "perks" of choosing a backpackers lodge, they are also a great way to meet like-minded travellers and your friendly hosts will share secrets known only to locals.

Most backpackers lodges also arrange adventure tours, group trips to the must-see attractions in their region and transport for guests, but confirm this with your chosen hostel before arrival.

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St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

St Francis Bay Backpackers

Sleeps 48 people in 6 units

St Francis Bay Backpackers is centrally situated in the unique village of St Francis Bay, within walking distance to ...

Excellent [1 verified review]

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  • 500
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • St Francis Bay Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Port Alfred, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Rugged Rocks Beach Cottages

Sleeps 45 people in 9 units

Accommodation is offered in fully equipped Beach Cottages next to the beach. Excellent fishing, endless beaches and ...

Excellent [2 verified reviews]

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  • 850
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Addo, Eastern Cape Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Homestead B&B

Sleeps 32 people in 11 rooms

Homestead B&B offers a variety of accommodation from bed and breakfast, self-catering, caravan and camping to ...

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  • 320
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  • Airconditioned rooms are offered
  • Free WiFi is available
  • Airport transfers can be arranged
  • No free parking
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Homestead B&B does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Mr Pell's House

Sleeps 27 people in 7 units

Mr Pell's House offers comfy accommodation in Jeffreys Bay. Whether you are backpacking with friends, coming to enjoy ...

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  • 600
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Mr Pell's House does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Morgans Bay, Eastern Cape Guest House

In The Green Backpackers

Sleeps 13 people in 5 units

In The Green Backpackers offers accommodation in an eco-friendly house in Morgan Bay. Situated within walking distance ...

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  • 280
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • In The Green Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Mngcibe, Eastern Cape Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Freedom O Clock Backpackers

Sleeps 16 people in 5 units

Freedom O Clock Backpackers Retreat is a small, rustic and eco-minded family run spot offering double rooms, family ...

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  • 350
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Freedom O Clock Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Mentorskraal Country Estate

Sleeps 89 people in 19 units

Mentorskraal Country Estate provides accommodation in various units, just 3km from the Main Beach in J-Bay. Sea views, ...

Excellent [5 verified reviews]

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  • 920
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Owlhouse Backpackers

Sleeps 17 people in 4 units

Owlhouse Backpackers is a quiet and comfortable lodge in Nieu Bethesda. All rooms make use of a communal kitchen, ...

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  • 420
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Owlhouse Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

East London, Eastern Cape Guest House

John Bailie Guest Lodge

Sleeps 18 people in 6 rooms

John Bailie Guest Lodge is centrally situated, close to a multitude of East London attractions. The Guest Lodge has six ...

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  • 1250
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Central Hill, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Island Vibe - The Harbour Masters House

Sleeps 140 people in 37 units

Island Vibe -The Harbour Masters House offers accommodation in a newly revamped heritage-style building with vintage ...

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  • 480
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Island Vibe - The Harbour Masters House does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Oviston, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Siloam Village

Sleeps 43 people in 12 units

Situated at Oviston Nature Reserve at Lake Gariep, Siloam Village offers great accommodation for those seeking a more ...

Good [1 verified review]

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  • 360
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Alexandria, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Woody Cape Backpackers and Nature Lodge

Sleeps 63 people in 13 units

Situated a three minute walk to an amazing beach which forms part of the 50 km of dunes of the Alexandria's dune field, ...

Excellent [1 verified review]

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  • 660
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • Airport transfers can be arranged
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay

Sleeps 99 people in 79 units

Overnight in the most incredible location in Jeffreys Bay. Island Vibe is perched on a sand dune overlooking the Indian ...

Very Good [1 verified review]

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  • 480
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • Airport transfers can be arranged
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Island Vibe Jeffrey's Bay does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Seals Backpackers

Sleeps 20 people in 5 units

Seals Backpackers offers comfortable self catering in Cape St Francis. There is a bar area and guest lounge opening out ...

Excellent [1 verified review]

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  • 560
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape Bed & Breakfast

Outsiders B&B

Sleeps 4 people in 2 rooms

In the heart of the quaint Karoo hamlet of Nieu-Bethesda, lies Outsiders Accommodation. Be as private or as sociable as ...

Excellent [3 verified reviews]

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  • 790
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • No free parking
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Outsiders B&B does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Morgans Bay, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Yellowwood Forest

Sleeps 29 people in 14 units

Situted in Morgan’s Bay, the owner run Yellowwood Forest is renowned for its warm hospitality and great atmosphere ...

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  • 300
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    based on 2 persons
  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Yellowwood Forest does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Wolwefontein, Eastern Cape Hotel

Wolwefontein Hotel

Sleeps 14 people in 6 rooms

Wolwefontein Hotel is one of the four remaining railway hotels in South Africa. The accommodation has been restored ...

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  • 960
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Wolwefontein Hotel does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape Self Catering

River Kaya

Sleeps 33 people in 3 units

River Kaya features two separate accommodation options, The Fish Eagle holiday house which accommodates 9 guests and ...

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  • 750
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  • Airconditioned rooms are offered
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • No free parking
  • Pets are not allowed
  • River Kaya does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Cintsa, Eastern Cape Guest House / Self Catering

Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Sleeps 80 people in 27 units

Buccaneers Lodge sprawls across the incline overlooking the lagoon at Chintsa West, on the rugged Wild Coast of South ...

Excellent [2 verified reviews]

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  • 478
  • per room per night
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is not offered
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape Self Catering

Cristal Cove Surf Lodge

Sleeps 22 people in 10 rooms

Cristal Cove is a fabulous flash packers and guesthouse found in the tourist destination of Jeffrey’s Bay. The units ...

Very Good [1 verified review]

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  • 500
  • per room per night
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • Airport transfers can be arranged
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Cristal Cove Surf Lodge does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

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