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 and no sharing necessary with strangers in dorms.

Amakaya is located a 300m walk from Main Street shops and restaurants and 800m from Central Beach. Our upstairs dining area and balcony offers magnificent views of the Tsitsikamma mountain range, the lagoon and the bay.

This is a great place to relax after a busy day’s activities or for the early risers to watch the sunrise.

Enter the main building through our lounge area. The lounge is equipped with satellite TV.

We now have a TV with 7 channels (including satellite channels) in all private rooms and dorms. There are fridges in our Outeniqua, Tradouw, Homtini, Montagu, Kaaimans and Rooiberg rooms and in our 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. At Amakaya you can exchange experiences with fellow travellers and keep in touch with family and friends. Free wi-fi and internet facilities.

Wi-fi internet is available anywhere on the premises.

We have a fully equipped kitchen and braai (BBQ) area where you can practice your cooking skills. Complimentary tea/coffee in all rooms.

Our rooms offer no contact check-in and check-out with no staff on the premises outside our reception hours of Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. No bookings accepted after 4.30pm weekdays and on weekends.

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

After making payment you will be sent the gate code and key-box code for your room by SMS (please ensure you provide us with a local number) on your day of arrival, allowing you to access your room without the need of time spent at reception to check in.

If you do not have a local mobile number please provide us with an e-mail address that we can send your check-in information to.

When you leave, simply lock the room and leave the key in the key-box.

A vending machine is available in the lounge for any snacks or drinks you may wish to purchase.

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

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

Horse riding
Sea kayaking
Township tour
Boating on the river
Wine routes
Plett Birding
….anything else? Just ask!
Baz Bus stop and bookings.