Plettenberg Bay Accommodation at Amakaya Backpackers B&B or Self-Catering
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  • Property TypeBackpackers Lodge
  • Guests34
  • Rooms/Units10

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Amakaya Backpackers is a 3 star graded B&B with self catering option, offering Plettenberg Bay accommodation for tourists and visitors of on the Garden Route.

About Amakaya Backpackers

Amakaya Backpackers hostel and self-catering accommodation is 300m from the shops, restaurants and pubs of Main Street, Plettenberg Bay and 800m from the popular Central Beach.

Our upstairs bar and open air verandah offers magnificent views of the Tsitsikamma Mountain range, the lagoon and the bay. This is a great place to relax after a busy day’s activities or for the early risers to watch the sunrise. You can also chat with other guests around our nightly bonfire or just laze in a hammock in the garden.

Our communal lounge is equipped with satellite TV and an internet station. Wi-Fi internet is available anywhere on the premises. We are a Baz Bus stop and bookings can be made.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation - rooms for a bit of privacy or dorms for those who don’t mind sharing. Our rooms and dorms are named after nearby popular mountain passes:

Montagu Twin Room:
Two single beds, valuables safe, built-in cupboards. Choice of two shared bathrooms opposite room

Kaaimans Twin Room:
Two single beds, valuables safe, built-in cupboards. Choice of two shared bathrooms opposite room

Homtini Double Room:
Double bed, shared bathroom

Outeniqua En-suite Room:
Double bed and two bunk beds. Full bathroom, private balcony, valuables safe, built-in cupboards, satellite TV

Baviaans Private Dorm:
Two bunk beds. Shared bathroom

Karatara Private Dorm:
Two bunk beds. Shared bathroom

Meiringspoort Dorm:
Eight bunk beds, own bathroom

Tradouw Dorm:
12 bunk beds, kitchen area, en-suite bathroom, private entrance, satellite TV

Breakfast and Dining

Breakfast and dinners can be arranged on request. For those opting for self catering, we have a fully equipped kitchen, double door fridge and two braai areas.

Activities and Attractions

within 25km of Amakaya Backpackers:
• Whale and dolphin watching
• Eagle Encounters
• Snake Sanctuary
• Skydiving
• Robberg Nature Reserve
• Adventure Land
• Monkeyland
• Birds of Eden
• Elephant experience
• Scuba Diving
• Surfing and surfing lessons
• Jet Ski
• Paddle ski
• Deep sea fishing
• Horse riding
• Paragliding
• Swimming with seals
• High speed adventure boat rides ... and many more!

All available 25km+ from Plettenberg Bay:
• Bungy Jump - highest bridge jump 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
• Otter Trail

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.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Outeniqua double en-suite

This spacious room has a double bed and two bunk beds, the room has an en-suite bathroom. There is a safe for your valuables, a private balcony, free wi-fi, TV with DSTV (hotel package) and a hospitality fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Homtini Double

Homtini Double room consitis of a double bed, this room has a shared bathroom. There is a safe for your valuables, free wi-fi, TV with DSTV (hotel package) and a hospitality fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Montagu Twin room

Montague Twin room has two single beds and shares two bathrooms with the opposite room. There is a safe for your valuables, free wi-fi, TV with DSTV (hotel package) and a hospitality fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Kaaimans Twin room

Kaaimans Twin noom has two single beds and shares one of two bathrooms. There is a safe for your valuables, free wi-fi, TV with DSTV (hotel package) and a hospitality fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Rooiberg Twin

The Rooibeg room sleeps two guests in single beds and has a bathroom with toilet and washbasin only the showers are available in a shared bathroom next door. There is a safe for your valuables, free wi-fi, TV with DSTV (hotel package) and a hospitality fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Karatara private dorm (sleeps 2)

Karatara dorm is a cosy, simple but private dorm room inside the house which has bunk beds and shares two bathrooms in the house. Perfect for a short visit. Wifi available

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Groot Rivier dorm (sleeps 4)

Groot River dorm is a cosy yet private dorm which sleeps four guests in bunk beds, the dorm room has an en-suite bathroom and its own entrance. There is a TV with DSTV as well as wifi available.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Meiringspoort Budget dorm (sleeps 8)

Meiringspoort Budget dorm room is a basic dorm rooom which can sleep six guests in three double bunks. It does however have its own bathroom with two showers which are situated next to the dorm room. There is also wifi available in this room.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Tradouw en-suite dorm (sleeps 8)

Tradouw dorm room is a spacious dorm room which can sleep eight guests in four bunk beds, this in an en-suite room and the room has a kitchenette with a four place gas stove, microwave and a fridge / freezer. The room also has a TV with DSTV and there is wifi available.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 2-14 years are allowed; over 14 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

12 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

It was our first time staying at a backpackers place, very decent establishment with good service.

April 2019

Sihle Miya (Durban)

Verified reviewvery good

My daughter and I stayed at Amakaya for the second year in a row now and we had an awesome time. Its really like being at home in a different place. Every one is very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the fires in the pub each night - Thanks Terry!! I would recommend staying there anytime to family and friends. A very fun and happy place to stay.

July 2013

Karen Lombard (Strand, South Africa)

Need to Know

Response timeAmakaya Backpackers typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 100km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 200km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2013

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