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Amakaya Backpackers
Plettenberg Bay Accommodation

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Amakaya means 'home' and we strive to make Amakaya Backpackers hostel and self-catering your 'home away from home'. We are 300 metres away from Main Street, Plettenberg Bay's shops, restaurants, pubs and outdoor market. 500m further down the road is the popular Central Beach. Our upstairs bar and open air veranda 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. At night you can swop stories of your adventures while sitting around the bonfire or just relax in one of our hammocks. 

To keep yourself busy, visit our Adventure Centre where we will help arrange things to do, including tours to get you out and about in the Garden Route area. We will also arrange transport to these activities if you do not have your own.
Outeniqua Double Ensuite - Our double en-suite room has a double bed and 2 bunk beds, lots of cupboard space, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. This room also has a lock-up safe. Sip on a drink on your very own private balcony with a breathtaking view of the Tsitsikamma mountains, Keurbooms lagoon and the sea. The room can be booked by families or couples wanting some privacy.
Homtini Double Room - This room has a view of the Tsitsikamma mountains in the distance, the Keurbooms lagoon and sea and has a double bed. The toilet is situated opposite the room and it shares two bathrooms downstairs.
Montagu Twin Room - This room is suitable for couples or friends wanting some privacy of their own. The room has lots of cupboard space and a lock-up safe. There are 2 bathrooms opposite the room.
Kaaimans Twin Room - This room is suitable for couples or friends wanting some privacy of their own. The room has lots of cupboard space and a lock-up safe. There are 2 bathrooms opposite the room.
Bloukrans Ensuite Dorm - With your own entrance and en-suite bathroom this unit is perfect for friends traveling together.
Baviaans Perivate Dorm - A conveniently rigged up two sleeper dorm.
Meiringspoort Dorm - The communal dorm sleeps 8 in bunk beds with shared bathroom facilities. Suitable for the budget traveler.
Tradouw Ensuite Dorm - Especially designed for overland tours or larger groups that would rather have the choice of privacy. Equipped with a kitchen, en-suite bathroom and own entrance.
New Ocean and Lagoon View Flat - This 2 bedroom flat situated 1km from Amakaya Backpackers has a fantastic view of the mountains, lagoon and bay and also has a swimming pool for your use.  The first bedroom has 2 single beds and a kitchenette, while the second bedroom can sleep up to six guests in 2 double beds and 2 bunk beds that are above the 2 double beds. This flat also has 2 bathrooms.
Please note:
  • Check-in from 2pm, check-out no later than 10am. 
  • No rooms will be held after 6pm if a later arrival has not been arranged.

Adventures and things to do within 25km of Amakaya Backpackers are: 

  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Eagle Encounters 
  • Wolf Sanctuary 
  • Snake Sanctuary 
  • Skydiving 
  • Robberg Nature Reserve 
  • Adventure Land 
  • Monkeyland 
  • Birds of Eden 
  • Elephant experience 
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Surfing and surfing lessons 
  • Jet Ski 
  • Paddle ski 
  • Boat cruises 
  • Deep sea fishing 
  • Horse riding 
  • Bridge walk 
  • Paragliding 
  • Quad biking 
  • Swimming with seals 
  • High speed adventure boat rides �and many more!
Venturing further afield: All available 25km+ from Plettenberg Bay! 
  • Bungy Jump � highest 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. 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. Baz Bus stop and bookings. Breakfast can be arranged on request.

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15 Park Lane,Plettenberg Bay,Western Cape

GPS: -34.055381, 23.368715 Map

0 to 7 days prior to arrival the full accommodation amount is due.

0 to 14 days before date of arrival, or no-show: visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid.

15 to 30 days before date of arrival: visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).

31+ days before date of arrival: visitor forfeits 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).

On receipt of a written instruction to cancel the reservation Amakaya Backpackers will refund the applicable amount as determined by the cancellation terms above.

Amakaya Backpackers levies a 5.0% administration fee on any refunds processed

In the event of non-arrival without prior cancellation or premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.

The above is only applicable to deposits/payments made directly to Amakaya Backpackers. We will not refund any deposits paid to any booking agents.

  • Bar on site
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife