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AmaKaya Backpackers & Apartments

Plett - Its a feeling - resizeWelcome 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 from our upstairs bar while you relax on the veranda and take in the view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the lagoon and the sea.

We are a short 300m walk 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 private rooms and 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, free tea & coffee, free self-help mini breakfast, free wi-fi, a sitting room to read or watch TV/DVDs and an upstairs bar with outside veranda.

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

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 and also do your forward accommodaton bookings. Car hire/rental is also available on our website.



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


High speed adventure boat rides

Bungy @ 216m


Scuba diving

Swim with seals



Jet ski’s




Birds of Eden

Deep-sea fishing – keep some of your catch for a fish braai/BBQ

Elephant experiences

Game parks – buffalo, lion, rhino

Horseback ride in game park

Nature reserves

Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary

Whale/dolphin trips

Snake Park



Horse riding

Sea kayaking


Township tour

Boating on the river

….anything else? Just ask!

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.

Visit our Specials page for information on Scooter hire!  The economical way to see Plett!