Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering
Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering is ideally sitiated for the guest want a central base from which to visit the area from Knysna to Storms River.

A short 300m walk has you in the main street of Plettenberg Bay and 500m further you will be on the popular Central Beach.

When not out and about you can relax on the upstairs veranda with its views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, lagoon and sea or you can laze in one of our hammocks in the garden.

At night relax around the fire or have a braai(BBQ) in one of our 2 braai areas.

Not sure what to do - our staff will point you in a direction with a list of things to do. We will also help you plan your routes for your onward trip.
R325.00 per unit

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  • Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering - Outeniqua double en-suite
  • Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering - Kaaimans twin room
  • Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering - Bar
  • Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering - Outeniqua en-suite from the balcony
  • Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering - Snoozing
  • Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering - Bloukrans 4 bunk dorm, en-suite bathroom

Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Internet Access
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • DVD and/or VCR
  • Other


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 - 2 single beds, valuables safe, built-in cupboards. Choice of 2 shared bathrooms opposite room.
- Kaaimans twin room - 2 single beds, valuables safe, built-in cupboards. Choice of 2 shared bathrooms opposite room.
- Outeniqua en-suite room- double bed and 2 bunk beds. Full bathroom, private balcony, valuables safe, built-in cupboards, satellite TV.
- Baviaans private dorm - 2 bunk beds. Shared bathroom.
- Bloukrans dorm - 4 bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, private entrance.
- Meiringspoort dorm - 8 bunk beds, own bathroom.
- Tradouw dorm - 10 bunk beds, kitchen area, en-suite bathroom, private entrance, satellite TV.

Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering Activities:

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
- Adventure boat rides
- Swimming with seals
- Surfing and surfing lessons
- Jet Ski
- Paddle ski
- Boat cruises
- Deep sea fishing
- Horse riding
- Bridge walk
- Paragliding
- Quad biking
…and many more!

Venturing further afield:
- 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.

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Other Accommodation near Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering:

Accommodation options within 8km from Amakaya Backpackers & Self Catering include:

O' Hannas B&B & Selfcatering

O' Hannas B&B & Selfcatering

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We cater for all accommodation needs, from the budgeting back-packer to those who like to splash out on luxury, as well as the romantic honeymooners.

Nothando Backpackers Lodge

Nothando Backpackers Lodge

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Nothando is a family run Lodge, centrally situated in Plettenberg Bay. Within walking distance from all the beaches, pubs and restaurants. It is an upmarket Backpackers Lodge, 5 Star graded hostel by the SA Tourism Grading Council.

From: R210.00
per person sharing
Backpacker Apartments

Backpacker Apartments

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This Backpacker consists of 5 apartments and is backpacking with a difference, situated one block up from Main Street. A 100 m stroll takes you to the shops, restaurants and pubs of Plettenberg Bays Main Street. Walking distance to Central Beach.

From: R160.00
per person sharing
Vista Ballena

Vista Ballena

Luxury 3 bedroom apartment with pool and sea views. close to town and all ammeneties.

Whalesong Hotel & Spa

Whalesong Hotel & Spa

Whalesong Hotel & Spa is situated in a lush landscaped garden in Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of South Africa's Garden Route, renowned for it's unique scenery and moderate climate.

From: R1110.00
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