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

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.

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

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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 2 bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, valuables safe, private balcony, wi-fi, TV. 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

This room consists of a double bed, valuables safe, shared bathroom, wi-fi, TV. 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

This room has 2 single beds, a valuables safe and shares 2 bathrooms opposite the room, wi-fi, TV. 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

This room has two single beds, valuables safe and shares one of 2 bathrooms, wi-fi, TV.

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

Rooiberg Twin

This room sleeps 2 guests in single beds. Bathroom with toilet and washbasin only. Showers in shared bathroom next door. wi-fi and TV.

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)

This cosy private dorm inside the house has 2 bunk beds and shares 2 bathrooms in the house.

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)

This dorm sleeps 4 in bunk beds. En-suite bathroom. Own entrance.

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)

This is a basic dorm with 6 bunk beds. It does however have its own bathroom with 2 showers situated next to the dorm.

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)

This spacious dorm has bunk beds for 8 guests, en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette with 4 plate gas stove, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and satellite TV.

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

Guest Reviews

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

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)

Verified reviewexcellent

So friendly, it was like being home. The walls were a bit thin so you could hear a little bit about the neighbours but it wasn't a problem. We had pizzas and a potjke curry that was amazing! Definitely a place to stay in Plettenberg bay.

July 2013

Leila (Cape Town)

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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