Plettenberg Bay Accommodation at Amakaya Backpackers B&B or Self-Catering

Amakaya Backpackers

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 15 Park Lane, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeBackpackers Lodge
  • Guests34
  • Units/Rooms10

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.


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.

More / Rooms & Rates / Reviews / Map & Directions / Booking Enquiry

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • 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


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Recommended on TripAdvisor

  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 420
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.05463888888889
Longitude: 23.36868055488889

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

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
July 2013 - 11 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We stopped off for one night at Amakaya Backpackers on our way along the garden route and we were welcomed by friendly staff and shown a bright clean and...

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