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Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Cintsa West, Chintsa 5217 South Africa
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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Chintsa
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Buccaneers, set in beautiful indigenous gardens with magnificent views of the Cintsa Bay and lagoon, has been a haven for travelers for the last 17 years. With its great location and wide range of accommodation offering from camping to en-suite rooms and facilities like a swimming pool, free canoes, volleyball court & (of course) the beach right on its doorstep. Buccaneers has been Fair Trade certified and is intricately involved in local community projects.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Table tennis
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Johann Stapelberg wrote a review Jan 2021
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It is always great to stay at Buccaneers. Friendly people/comfortable accommodation and good food! Due to a cancellation I was upgraded without asking to a deluxe unit for free! What service! Lots of activities for young and old. The beautiful scenery never tires!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Annie M wrote a review Nov 2020
Randburg, South Africa51 contributions4 helpful votes
My friends and I stayed here for a quick detour to the beach before heading back to Jhb. Buccaneers is so beautiful, and the views are to die for. The rooms are clean and pleasantly decorated. And the beach just a short stroll away. Everything you could want for a beachside getaway. The price was very reasonable too.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Haelen wrote a review Mar 2020
Voorburg, The Netherlands393 contributions189 helpful votes
We had the most beautiful view from our room we had in South-Africa. Our room had sea view, was new and very comfortable. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We had a good meal in the restaurant. There are just natural noises, such as bird and the waves from the sea. We made a nice walk along the beach, but even in January I found it to cold to swim in the sea. The fact that fishermen on the beach were fishing for sharks, did not encourage me to go into the water either. The surrounding is nice green.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new block
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Alan S wrote a review Mar 2020
Hartbeespoort, South Africa10 contributions3 helpful votes
I have frequented Buccaneers many times over many years and have stayed in each of the different types of accommodation and every one was great value. We stayed in one of the new options and it was awesome. The entire experience was one of complete bliss. From the great view, the fantastic wild beach, the backpackers fantastic staff. All of these make it easy to recommend Buccaneers to any age, tourist, traveler, or holiday maker. Oh and the food is amazing, super tasty, healthy and good value! Thanks for a wonderful holiday!!! :)
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Date of stay: February 2020
idiotwind wrote a review Jan 2020
Ireland84 contributions9 helpful votes
Down a dusty unpaved road Buccaneers accomodation hides between green foliage. Pick up a paddle at reception and take a canoe for free to paddle in the river estuary on the doorstep. Walk for 10 minutes along the river or through it to a seemingly endless wild and untouched beach that stretches to the horizon. You can sign up for surf lessons or horse riding. They run a communal evening meal where you can meet other travellers and have a chat. Conversations continue over a few beers in the bar afterwards. I wish I could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Trip33354871011, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Responded 27 Jan 2020
wonderful-- we wish you could have too, come back soon! love form the chintsa family
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US$32 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Cintsa Beach (1.1 km) and Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prana Lodge Restaurant, The Barefoot Cafe, and Tea in the Trees.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Does Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.