Amakaya Backpackers Outeniqua double en-suite Kaaimans twin room Bar Outeniqua en-suite from the balcony Snoozing Bloukrans 4 bunk dorm, en-suite bathroom
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Amakaya Backpackers Travellers Accommodation is ideally situated 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.


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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Groot Rivier dorm(sleeps 4)
This dorm sleeps 4 in bunk beds. En-suite bathroom. Own entrance. Mini-fridge, wi-fi. Towels not provided for dorm accommodation.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Homtini Double en-suite
This room consists of a double bed, valuables safe, en-suite bathroom, wi-fi, TV (7 channels), bar fridge, fan/heater. Towels provided.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Kaaimans Twin room
This room has two single beds, valuables safe, wi-fi, TV (7 channels), fan/heater. Shared bathroom. Towels provided.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Karatara private dorm (sleeps 2)
This cosy private dorm inside the house has 2 bunk beds and shares a bathroom in the house. Towels not provided for dorm accommodation.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Montagu Twin room
This room has 2 single beds, a valuables safe, wi-fi, TV (7 channels), bar fridge, fan/heater. Shared bathroom opposite room. Towels provided.
Sleeps 2 Adults

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, bar fridge, fan/heater. Towels provided.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Rooiberg Twin
This room sleeps 2 guests in single beds. Bathroom with toilet and washbasin en-suite. Showers in shared bathroom next door. wi-fi and TV (7 channels), fan/heater. Towels provided.
Sleeps 2 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. Wi-fi. Towels not provided for dorm accommodation.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

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

Cancellation Policy:

0-14 days before date of arrival,or no-show–forfeit 100% of deposit
15-30 days before date of arrival-forfeit 75% of deposit or 25% of full quote value
31+ days before date of arrival–forfeit 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value.
A 5.0% administration fee is levied on any refunds processed.
In the event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.


To find us turn into Marine Way from the Shell garage on the N2, past the next traffic circle and then left into Park Lane. We are the last house on the right.

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