Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your ‘home away from home’. Please visit our Rates/Specials page for our current specials.
NOTE – We offer no contact check-in, private rooms, no sharing necessary.
From 19 June 2020 we now do our own fogging of rooms and communal areas after they have been cleaned. The product used is chlorine and alcohol free, with no corrosive effects and remains active on surfaces for a number of days. After use it simply degrades into harmless water and oxygen as one of the safest forms of disinfection.
Looking after the welfare of our guests!
We have installed TV’s with 7 channels (including satellite channels) in all private rooms as well as fridges in our Outeniqua, Tradouw, Homtini, Montagu, Kaaimans and Rooiberg rooms. Choose from our list of drinks and snacks when booking on our website and we will stock your room fridge for you!
We will make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible and help you with as much information as we can about the local activities and attractions. Here you can exchange experiences with fellow travellers (from a distance), and keep in touch with family and friends. Free wi-fi and internet facilities, coffee and tea at both Amakaya Backpackers and Backpacker Apartments.
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.
We are a 300m walk to the shops, restaurants and bars of Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street and 800m from the popular Central Beach(beware of the steep uphill walk back that will certainly build up an appetite and thirst!).
For the ‘private’ traveller or those who want some ‘me’ time, our range of double and twin private rooms and 2 sleeper private dorm is just what you need, all equipped flat-screen television, hospitality fridge, wall fan and wall safe. For those who do not mind sharing, we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 4, 6, and 8 guests respectively, all fitted with flat-screen television. All guests have the use of our fully-equipped kitchen facilities, free tea & coffee, 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.
Our Backpacker Apartments are situated 200m from Amakaya Backpackers and 100m from Main Street. Each Apartment has it’s own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi.
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.
Our rooms and dorms are named after popular mountain passes in the area and rates include free WiFi. TV’s in all private rooms. 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 accommodation bookings. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. No rooms will be held after 6pm unless arrangement has been made for a late arrival.
Our Backpacker Apartments are situated 200m from Amakaya Backpackers & 100m from Main Street.
The Garden Route and Plettenberg Bay have many options for activities and adventures suited to every traveler & holiday-maker. Adrenalin seekers can bungy jump, skydive, scuba dive and more, while our animal encounters include a Big Five game reserve, deep sea fishing, Monkeyland, elephant encounters and whale watching and leisure travelers can take a guided tour of the Plett Winelands, horse-riding safari, ocean cruise or hike Robberg Peninsula and that’s just for starters! All the information regarding these and many more can be discussed with the Adventure Centre and the manager on duty will gladly make the bookings on behalf of your group. Transport to the adventures is excluded and can be arranged at an additional cost. We not only do bookings at the activities but work closely with other backpackers and can plan your trip and advise you where to go and what to do. So put us to the test!