Harrismith Accommodation at Platberg Harrismith Backpackers in Free State
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  • Property TypeBackpackers Lodge
  • Guests22
  • Rooms/Units4

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Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is a highly recommended guest house with self catering option, providing accommodation in Harrismith for tourists visiting the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.

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!

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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

Rooms & Rates

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

Private Double Room

This is a private room with a double bed. There is additional accommodation for two on a bunk bed in the room. Features: Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Private Room 4 Singles

This private room has 4 single beds. It can be used for 1 to 4 guests. All linen supplied. WiFi reception in room. Features: Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Family Room En-Suite

This room has two double beds and a single. It has its own en-suite bathroom and a small kitchenette. All linen supplied. WiFi available in main building. Child rates for under 13 years. Features: Double beds, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 5 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Private Room 6 Singles

This room can accommodate 1 to 6 guests. Shared bathroom with hot showers available. All linen supplied. WiFi reception available in room. Child rates under 13 years. Features: Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Bunk beds

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Private Room 6 Singles En-Suite

This private room can be booked for 1 and to a maximum of 6 guests. It has an en-suite bathroom. All linen supplied. Wifi reception in room. Child rates for under 13 years Features: En-suite, Bunk beds

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

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Verified reviewexcellent

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

May 2015

Leon (Bloemfontein)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 250km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since January 2015

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