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Amakaya Backpackers hostel & self-catering accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

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Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers, your ‘home away from home’.

We will make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible and help you with as much information as we can on the local activities and attractions. Here you can exchange experiences with fellow travellers, and keep in touch with family and friends, with our FREE wi-fi and internet facilities!

Amakaya Backpackers is a clean, friendly and homely place where you can relax after an exhilarating day in the area. We have hot showers (electric and gas), relaxed atmosphere, comfortable beds and a good breakfast on offer. Sip on a drink at our upstairs bar while you relax on the veranda and take in the view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the lagoon and the sea.

Only a short 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars of Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street and 800m from the popular Central Beach.

For the ‘private’ traveller or those who want some ‘me’ time, our range of double and twin roomsand 2 sleeper private dorms are just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 4, 6, 8 and 12 respectively.

All guests have use of our fully-equipped kitchen facilities, upstairs braai area, free tea & coffee, free self-help mini breakfast, free wi-fi, a sitting room to read or watch TV/DVDs and upstairs bar with outside veranda.

Parking is on the premises and is accessed by an electric gate.


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.
  • Outeniqua en-suite: double bed and 2 bunk beds. Full bathroom, private balcony, valuables safe, built-in cupboards, satellite TV, Wi-fi.
  • Homtini Double room: double bed, wi-fi and view of the Tsitsikammamountains, lagoon and sea. Shared bathroom.
  • Montagu twin room: 2 single beds, valuables safe, built-in cupboards, Wi-fi. Choice of 2 shared bathrooms opposite room.
  • Kaaimans twin room: 2 single beds, valuables safe, built-in cupboards, wi-fi. Choice of 2 shared bathrooms opposite room.
  • Baviaans private dorm: sleeps 2 in bunk beds, wi-fi. Shared bathroom.
  • Karatara private dorm: sleeps 2 in bunk beds, wi-fi. Shared bathroom.
  • Bloukrans en-suite dorm: sleeps 4 in bunk beds, en-suite bathroom,wi-fi, private entrance.
  • Grootrivier en-suite dorm: sleeps 6 in bunk beds, en-suite bathroom, wi-fi. Own entrance.
  • Meiringspoort dorm: 8 bunk beds, wi-fi. Shared bathroom.
  • Tradouw en-suite dorm: sleeps 12 in bunk beds, kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, private entrance, satellite TV, wi-fi.
Braais (BBQ) can be arranged on request.

We are a Baz Bus stop and booking centre.

Adventures and things to do while in Plett:
For the not so timid!
High speed adventure boat rides
Bungy @ 216m
Scuba diving
Swim with seals
Jet skis
Want to go wild?
Birds of Eden
Deep-sea fishing – keep someof your catch for a fish braai
Elephant experiences
Game parks – buffalo, lion, rhino
Nature reserves
Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary
Whale/dolphin trips
Jukani Wild cats
Slow and leisurely
Horse riding
Sea kayaking
Township tour
Boating on the river

Anything else? Just ask.
Rooms Type 13 Jan 2014 – 20 Nov 204 Rage 21 Nov - 06 Dec 2014 07 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Outeniqua double, e/s + R450.00 per room(2) R300.00pppn R500.00(2)
  2 bunk beds + R130.00pp   + R140.00pp
Homtini double R375.00 per room   R450.00/room
Montagu twin R375.00 per room   R450.00/room
Kaaimans twin R375.00 per room   R450.00/room
Baviaans 2 bunk dorm R155.00 per person   R175.00pp
Karatara 2 bunk dorm R155.00 per person   R175.00pp
Meiringspoort 8 bunk dorm R130.00 per person   R140.00pp
Tradouw 10 bunk dorm e/s R150.00 per person   R175.00pp
NB: Use own discretion with pricing for walk-ins.
Internet: Computer terminal - R15.00/30 Mins (use preset username and password in spreadsheet)
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.

Contact Details
Office / Reservations 044 533 4010
Mobile: + 27 (0) 72 290 0821
Address: 15 Park Lane
Plettenberg Bay
GPS: S34 03.305 E23 22.120
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