1. From R120 for 1 night, 2 adults: Lucky Break Backpackers.
Lucky Break Backpackers is situated in Ladywood, Plettenberg bay. Spend the night in a homely environment at affordable rates. It is away From the hustle and bustle of town but only 4 km From the central beach.
The serene surroundings allow you to chill out in a hammock in the garden while feeling the closeness of nature. If you are lucky, you may even spot the resident eagle. The main house has a cosy lounge area with large fireplace, fully equipped open-plan kitchen, separate scullery and laundry.
The entertainment area provides a bar, a pool table, a dart board, a table tennis, and French doors open onto the outer deck entertainment area. This area has an under cover large stainless steel braai and a mini-wood pizza oven. Steps From stilted deck lead down to the garden and wooden deck, and splash pool with sun loungers.
At Lucky Break we are child friendly and offer a kiddies play area consisting of a sea-saw, swings, a sand pit and a stilted doll house. The property is very secure and we are the perfect venue for small to medium-size kiddie’s parties, corporate functions and team buildings. Lucky Break Backpackers is perfectly situated for all the action adventures and activities on offer in and around Plettenberg Bay. Request Quote …
It’s hard to find a place to accommodate a family of 5, and keep the kids happy and entertained. Here, we found the hospitality amazing, and the kids loved it! We will definitely visit there again! ~ Karen Nikiforos, South Africa
Unfortunately I couldn’t join the team due to some reasons, but according to them I missed out big time. Apparently some didn’t wish to come back because of the comfortable and beautiful place you have, they wished for more nights. The photos they took explained it all, wow! I hope that you can be able to fulfill their wish as we are still going to Beaufort West. Don’t you guys have a place there as well? If you do I’ll make sure that I go along next time. All the best! ~ Nosipho Sakeni, South Africa
Lucky Break was the most comfortable place we ever stayed at. The owners were so friendly and whenever we had a problem they would help us. Even though the holiday is over we will never forget the memories that we made at lucky break and will definitely be back next year. ~ Nadine Van Aswegen, South Africa
2. From R156 for 1 night, 2 adults: Harkerville Forest Lodge.
A lovely establishment. A Forest Chalet, Log Cabins, guest house, bunk house, and camping opportunities. Situated in a tranquil forest setting, within the boundaries of SAN Parks, 14 kilometres outside Plettenberg Bay, just one kilometer off the N2. Secure and safe parking. Request Quote …
Harkerville Forest Lodge was more than expected. The log cabin was so comfortable, clean and had everything you would need for a couple of days stay. It was so clean and neat. The forest environment and atmosphere created a tranquil space to rest in. Knysna Loeries can be seen from your deck early in the morning frolicking in the trees and there is an amazing hike called Kranshoek which is a 9 km coastal walk. This is a perfect and peaceful place to visit for a few days. ~ Sian Evans, South Africa
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. Our main aim was to do the Kranshoek hike. It was awesome. The chalet was clean and comfortable. Thank you for a most enjoyable two days. We will be back. ~ Chris thiart, South Africa
We had an excellent time at this lodge. Neat and clean facilities. Excellent prices as well. I would definitely recommend them and I will definitely return there as well. ~ Craig Paulsen, South Africa
3. From R200 for 1 night, 2 adults: Unjani Arts Residence and Backpackers.
Unjani Arts Residence and Backpackers is a hostel and creative space situated in the Kwanokuthula Township in Plettenberg Bay. The hostel hosts daily community workshops with the help of local and international volunteers and artists to promote creativity and social interaction through art sessions and weekly events.
The hostel offers basic accommodation in a house which is largely an ongoing work of art created by the people visiting it. The rooms are modest and guest make use of shared bathrooms and living areas such as the kitchen and living room.
The activities provided from the hostel to the community include language workshops, traditional meals and ethnic food lessons, art workshops, projects and events. Request Quote …
4. From R240 for 1 night, 2 adults: TharfieldEstate.
Nestled amongst the forests in Harkerville just off the N2 between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Tharfield Estate presents the ideal opportunity for travellers to enjoy natural surroundings on a Boutique Estate environment. It is also the perfect natural surrounding for when a corporate break away function is needed. Th estate is the ideal location to spend some time and explore the Garden Routes activities. The various accommodation options are extremely affordable for the area and cater for the adventurous backpacker in the unique Backpackers Boutique, the refined traveller looking for an exclusive tranquil upmarket Guest House nestled in a forest or the family needing some time together in the great outdoors in the Eco Friendly Cabin. The estate offers catering or self catering options in all its amenities. Tharfield Estate takes pride in its superior levels of service and the quality of its facilities and the professional, friendly service offered by its staff. Request Quote …
We had a great time Gerhard was great, the stay was great ,we felt like we were home. Great animal life. The outdoor fire place in the evenings is so romantic and the skies out there was just amazing. Will definitely visit there again. ~ Anonymous, South Africa
Travelling on a gravel road makes your wonder if there a place to stay for a night at the end. Upon arrival, a warm welcome by Mr Gerhad, found out this is indeed warmth even in winter time. Large place to explore and play around with reindeer. The naughty doggy Zacc added to the good mood. Recommended to any travellers. ~ Joo Non Lai, South Africa.
Lovely tranquil surroundings, spacious accommodation with great forested views and perfect spot for a family get-away with plenty to keep the whole family happy. The tame deer stole our hearts! Lovely to be in the country and yet so close to so many places of interest. Welcoming, gracious and friendly hosts. We will definitely be returning and will recommend to others. ~ Aige Harmon, South Africa.
5. From R240 for 1 night, 2 adults: Southern Comfort Horse Ranch.
Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch truly lives up to its name. Not only a backpackers, the ranch is a horse farm that is privately located away from the hustle and bustle of town, with a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained.
The farm is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, along the well-known Garden Route.
Along with thick walls and lows ceiling, accommodation offered is varied, shabby-chic and infused with a western swagger. From two-sleeper dorms, double rooms en suite, to a twelve-sleeper farmhouse, and basic kitchen in lapa, accommodation is ideal for a true farm adventure.
A large communal eating area and lounge with TV, is the place to chat over your days adventures and which horse has stolen your heart. A large games room with table tennis, fireplace, pool table, and an outdoor pool is also available.
The Ranch is ideal for the nature lover, horse rider, quad biker and great if you just want to get away from the crowds for a bit.
We host matriculants for the Plett Rage in December and we also host school groups at affordable prices. Request Quote …
6. From R260 for 1 night, 2 adults: Amakaya Backpackers.
Amakaya Backpackers and self-catering accommodation is situated 300 m from Main Street in Plettenberg Bay. This is where you will find numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and an open-air market. A few hundred metres further down the road is the popular Central Beach.
After a day’s activities it is time to visit our upstairs bar and open-air verandah. From here you can view the magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountains and the bay while you relax with an evening barbecue at one of our two braai areas.
Our Adventure Centre can help you plan your activities in the Garden Route during your stay with us. Transport can be arranged to any of the sights you wish to see. Various tours are also available and you can even plan your own personalized tour. Request Quote …
Amakaya is clean and comfortable with a reasonable supply of equipment in the kitchen. There was some noise from the road and voices did channel up the stairs, but no great problem. It is close to the town centre and beaches. ~ Robin Cooper, England
Comfortable, lovely place. It was great to chat on the couch by the fire or while enjoying the sunshine. Everybody was interesting and nice ! The place is in the city center of this beautiful city. The rooms were comfortable, clean and pretty. ~ Gabrielle Leflaive, South Africa
We stayed for two nights with three adults and three students. Mary and David were very helpful in telling us all about Plett and surroundings. ~ Trude Leenders-Eimers, Netherlands
7. From R260 for 1 night, 2 adults: African Array Backpackers Lodge.
African Array Backpackers Lodge is nestled between a biometry of fynbos on a high cliff overlooking a beautiful valley with spectacular mountain and ocean views. Relax on the deck and enjoy the beautiful view while watching the fish eagles dive into the Roodfontein Dam.
The sunsets and sunrises are not to be missed while staying at African Array; you feel like you are miles from civilization even though town is close by. Laze in the hammocks scattered around the garden under trees and hidden from everyone else, so you can have a nice relaxed time without being bugged. We offer free Wi-Fi on the whole property. For those guests who don’t have their own laptop or smart phone, we have a terminal in the reception you are welcome to use.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be ordered off a menu at the bar and the beers are always cold. We will serve traditional meals at night and must be ordered before 4 pm that day to provide good food at a reasonable time. Should you like to cater for yourself, we have a fully equipped kitchen making it easy and comfortable.
Activities at African Array include bungee jumping from the highest bridge in the Southern Hemisphere, swim with seals, dive with sharks, skydive over one of the world’s most beautiful drop zones, sea kayaking or rent a boat and picnic on the side of the Keurbooms River and hiking. Go horse riding in a game reserve or visit one of the many world-renowned animal sanctuaries. Request Quote …
What a stunning place!Absolute spectacular view from the Protea Room and surroundings! The hosts are extremely friendly and helpfull! Our two day stay was way too short! Despite other reviewers, I could easily get in there with my low ground clearance car. Will definately return for a much longer stay!!!This is a place where one can really relax and bond with nature!! ~ Ruurd du Preez, South Africa
What you see is what you get! We were very surprised and enjoyed our stay very much. You will also be quite surprised at what you get after a 2km dirt (bad) road! Beautiful – inside and outside. Lovely views. Quite and peaceful! Everything you need is there… Friendly staff and owners and fantastic food! Will recommend to all I know! ~ Tilana Bester, South Africa
Exceeded our expectations by far. The place was squeaky clean and the rooms and views were amazing. Our hosts Matthew and Vicky are lovely people and the food they prepare for their guests is five star quality. We will definitely be back. ~ Delia Smith, South Africa
8. From R270 for 1 night, 2 adults: Albergo for Backpackers.
Albergo for Backpackers is situated in the most amazing spot in Plettenberg Bay. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. Nothing can beat our stunning views from the balcony where dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay.
We make a bonfire every night. Here we will teach you to master the art of a traditional South African outdoor braai. Our television room, with its satellite TV for movie and sport addicts, bar and pool table are located away from the sleeping areas.
At Albergo’s One Stop Action Shop we offer information about all the activities in the area. A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities.
Plettenberg Bay has the most gorgeous beaches, and idyllic surf spots. We have surfboards for hire and body boards available for free. Then come back to relax in our huge garden with its swinging hammocks and luscious green grass.
We run our own Internet Cafe with a fast ADSL connection, Wi-Fi, VOIP, Webcams and much more. Request Quote …
Our stay in Albergo in August 2014 was all in all okay. The dorm room was quite nice and the garden is awesome! The owner is very nice and always keen to help you with any activities you want to try! The shower system is not recommendable for a backpackers. Whenever someone else in the shower next to me switched the shower on my shower immediately turned cold and whenever someone else switched it off I burned myself. ~ Carolin Hannig, South Africa
Everything was great we will stay there again. ~ Roxanne van Rooyen, South Africa
Lovely ambiance, friendly helpful staff, clean comfy room and bathroom. Will definitely be back and make use of the roaring fire and braai with our next visit! ~ Celeste Brown, South Africa
9. From R270 for 1 night, 2 adults: Plett Backpackers
Plett Backpackers could not be more ideally positioned. It is a penthouse spot with the most amazing views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Keurbooms Lagoon and the ocean. It is located on Main Street in the centre of Plettenberg Bay, where there are shops, restaurants and night spots just a few steps away.
Our Plett Eight-sleeper Dormitory is fully-equipped with white linen, bath towels, built-in cupboards and a dressing table, as well as a full en-suite bathroom. If you are lucky enough to be the first to check in to this dormitory, you won’t have to get out of bed to admire the views. Our spacious twin rooms have built-in cupboards, dressing tables, hairdryers, white linen and bath towels for your convenience. Our cosy two-sleeper dormitory comprises a bunk bed with white linen and bath towels. To make you feel at home, we have a lovely living room with comfortable couches to relax on and a self-catering kitchen that is fully-equipped to cater for your every need.
To entertain you, we have our very own “Oregon Pub” with a pool table and board games to captivate you for hours. For all of you surf and nature lovers, come join us on the deck in the morning to admire the 270 degree views of Plettenberg Bay in all her splendour. Our activity centre handles all of your bookings before heading out for a day filled with adventure. There is so much to do in and around the area. After a fun-filled day, why not come and unwind and tantalize your taste buds with an ice-cold beer and a traditional South African braai on our deck. Other facilities include Internet, laundry, braai facilities, a sunbathing deck, complimentary tea and coffee, lockers, fishing rods and bicycle hire. We will make sure we give you memories that will last a lifetime. Request Quote …
The view is, indeed, breathtaking. And I would say that the accommodation is what you can expect for such a low price. Very simple and basic, but mostly clean. It could need a bit of a renewal and there was some wired powder on the bed sheet. If you don’t expect too much and are just looking for a place to sleep, then it could work for you. ~ Carolin, South Africa
The Plett Backpackers has an amazing view, incredibly friendly staff and a location unmatched in this price range. It’s on the main street, and merely a minute’s walk to local grocery stores, pubs, restaurants and all manner of amenities. It’s also walking distance to the beach, if you don’t mind a stiff uphill hike on the way back. While I was there the staff made a concerted effort to keep the rooms and the kitchen clean, and regaled us with stories from the region. Unfortunately, the place is in need of some concerted maintenance efforts. There is a measure of “rugged aesthetic” (stained carpets, chipping paint) you would expect from a backpackers, but basic maintenance (repairing a damaged sliding door, placing handles on the doors, not having exposed wiring in the ceiling, leaky plumbing, cracked and splintering posts on bunk beds) is seemingly not attended to in a timely fashion. These niggles compounded to the point where it detracted from the experience. ~ Tinus stander, South Africa
I would highly recommend Plett Backpackers. For such a cheap price it really is in the best location and to wake up in the morning to the amazing view of the bay was so incredible. The staff were really helpful and welcoming and it was such a beautiful place to relax in. The facilities were really good as well- nice bathrooms, big kitchen, comfortable beds (all very clean) and there was plenty of information about things to do in Plett. Absolutely a must-stay place if you choose to visit beautiful Plett! ~ Mary Gruenewald, South Africa
10. From R340 for 1 night, 2 adults: Backpackers Beach House Lodge.
At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only three streets away from Plett central. We are a 4 Star Backpackers and lodge (TGSCA)
Plettenberg bay is a haven for outdoor and nature based activities, all of which our experienced staff will gladly organise and book for you. We offer a comprehensive information centre at our front reception and can advise on all activities available in and around Plett. When staying with us you will qualify for a discount at selected activities and restaurants.
Guests can go yachting, swimming or participate in various water sports in the warm waters.
The house has two bedrooms, an eight-sleeper en-suite dormitory and one self-catering loft apartment. The beach house has a fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, a comfortable and spacious lounge that looks onto the garden, and a swimming pool. Warm days can be spent relaxing on the deck by the pool while enjoying the stunning view. Enjoy the shade of the trees after an action filled day spent on an ocean safari, jet skiing or after an adventurous day trip to Storms River to bungee jump.
Plettenberg Bay is known as the jewel of the Garden Route, with its tranquil and rather glamorous miles of unspoilt golden beaches, dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers. It is ideal for holidaymakers interested in exploring, observing or just lazing. Request Quote …
We had the most amazing stay at the Lodge. Just a step out the door and you’re on the beach! ~ Kelly Loubser, South Africa
Very nice location, 20m from the beach! Very nice view. Good advice and welcome from the people there. To recommend and to stay more than 1 night! ~ Fabien Le Thiec, South Africa