Amakaya Backpackers Travellers Accommodation

Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers, your ‘home away from home’.  Please visit our Rates/Specials page for our current specials.

NOTE – We offer a no contact check-in, private rooms, no sharing necessary.

As of 19 June 2020 we use a fogging machine to sanitise our rooms and communal areas after cleaning in an effort to control the spread of the Corona-19 virus.  The sanitiser we use is chlorine and alcohol free, with no corrosive effects on usual materials. After use it simply degrades into harmless water and oxygen as one of the safest forms of disinfection.

We now have a TV with 7 channels (including satellite channels) in all private rooms and dorms. There are fridges in our Outenqua, Tradouw, Homtini, Montagu, Kaaimans and Rooiberg rooms and Groot Rivier dorm. 

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 in all rooms.

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. Relax in our upstairs dining area or 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. For those who do not mind sharing we have a selection of standard and en-suite dorms that sleep 2, and 3 guests respectively in standard twin beds – no bunks.  

All guests have the use of our fully-equipped kitchen facilities, free tea & coffee, wi-fi, a sitting room to read or watch satellite TV.  A vending machine has replaced our bar and also includes snacks.

Access  your room key from a coded key box.  Once you have paid your accommodation you will receive the code to access our gate and your room key.

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

A 50% deposit will secure your booking and the balance is payable prior to your arrival.

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


High speed adventure boat rides

Bungy @ 216m


Scuba diving

Swim with seals



Jet ski’s

Abseiling – NEW!



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


Plett Wine Tours – wine tastings and light lunch

Horse riding

Sea kayaking


Township tour

Boating on the river

Wine routes

Plett Birding

….anything else? Just ask!

Baz Bus stop and bookings.