Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

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Tutu - new en-suite room
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The view from Buccaneers towards the beach
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4.5
#1 of 1 hostel in Chintsa
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Massage
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Billiards
Table tennis
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

Cintsa West, Chintsa 5217 South Africa
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idiotwind wrote a review Jan 2020
Ireland86 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Alan S wrote a review Mar 2020
Hartbeespoort, South Africa10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Sal Price, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Responded 19 Sept 2021
thanks Alan come again soon! its been too long!
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Richard Kidd wrote a review Sept 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place, my family and I were towing a car from East London to KZN, ended up getting "stuck" at Buccs because our towbar bent.
We were welcomed with open hearts and arms by every individual of such a united and happy team/family from Buccaneers!

From the Groundsman, to the wonderful souls that cooked the amazing food that is on offer to everyone, to the owner who offered his hands on help to assist us with our 'car issues'

Thank you for all the love and energy that was shared with us.

I am already planning my return trip!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sal Price, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Responded 19 Sept 2021
wonderful and thanks for the great review. we are all looking forward to seeing you again in the near future and welcoming you back as one of the buccs family
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Johann Stapelberg wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Sal Price, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Responded 19 Sept 2021
So glad that you had a great experience with us and looking forward to seeing you again the near future. much love from the buccs family
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Linda P wrote a review Feb 2022
Hoekwil, South Africa17 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Buccaneers has a variety of accommodation options on offer. We stayed in the sea view cottages for 2 and it was perfect for us. We needed a halfway stop from KZN to the Garden Route.
The meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner were great and good value for money. It takes a lot of hassle out of the equation when passing through.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
The cottage was neat & clean and had everything we needed for a stop-over.
We could take long walks and go for a swim in the ocean or pool. The beach offers pristine views.
We contemplated meeting up with our family at this spot as it could be halfway for all. But there was just one issue... on the Saturday night visitors to the bar were very loud and rowdy. Not sure if they were staying guests. We couldn't get much sleep as we had to get up early to travel further. So just make sure you don't book a cottage close to the bar when you need to go to sleep early.
But our stay was delightful. And we rested well in this beautiful area.
Thank you Buccs Team.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Sea view cottages are lovely. Just make sure you don't book close to the bar when you need to...
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iTimot wrote a review Nov 2023
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a chilled and relaxing place in a beautiful setting with amazing sea views. Friendly people and a perfect place to unwind.

The chalet that we stayed in was well appointed, clean and comfortable. While there are no cooking facilities in the chalet, there is easy access to the communal kitchen and dining room, while braaing at the pool is also easy.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Haelen wrote a review Mar 2020
Voorburg, The Netherlands396 contributions238 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new block
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Response from Sal Price, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Responded 19 Sept 2021
Buccs is a vert beautiful place and we are so pleased you enjoyed all the natural beauty that buccs has to offer. See you again in the future
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Annie M wrote a review Nov 2020
Randburg, South Africa53 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Sal Price, Owner at Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Responded 19 Sept 2021
thanks Annie. looking forward to seeing you back at Buccs soon much love from the Buccs family
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Bank P wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Buccaneers for our sardine run trip. The place is very homey with amazing people running it. Sean and his family and team are very nice and helpful. They helped us with arranging our safari trip at Addo Park when our flight got canceled and we had extra day. The food were great and homey. We really love our stay and had a great time.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Christian1730 wrote a review Mar 2023
Munich, Germany10 contributions1 helpful vote
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not go there! View is good, but the rest is just disgusting: dirty apartment, smelly towels, dead rat in the pool!! We fled after one night, the manager refused to speak with us. Do yourself (and your family) a favour and go to another place in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nilo v asked a question Dec 2019
1 contribution
Is the camping safe?
Answer from karin_marwick
Durban, South Africa33 contributions20 helpful votes
Definitely safe. I would feel totally secure camping at Bucaneers
Laurie W asked a question Jul 2019
Half Moon Bay, California9 contributions4 helpful votes
Is there wi fi?
Answer from Trip33354871011
hi so we do have wifi but its not all together very very fast, not in each room, nor totally free... you get 500 mg for free on arrival,, then if you need more....you can buy it for cheap.. so yes we do have wifi... but not unlimited and its not city speedy see you soon
Linda P wrote a tip Feb 2022
Hoekwil, South Africa17 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea view cottages are lovely. Just make sure you don't book close to the bar when you need to get some sleep for an early departure."
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Haelen wrote a tip Mar 2020
Voorburg, The Netherlands396 contributions238 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room in the new block"
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Mark M wrote a tip Nov 2019
United Kingdom204 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The sea-view rooms in the Tree House are hard to beat, especially the room called Mgwenya."
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karin_marwick wrote a tip Sept 2019
Durban, South Africa33 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Variety of options from tents to deluxe. Best to phone or google for options. Our block very quiet."
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Virgo404 wrote a tip Mar 2019
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our smaller lodge was a bit musty"
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PRICE RANGE
R 479 - R 1,087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buccaneers lodge & backpackers hotel cintsa, buccaneers lodge and backpackers
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeChintsa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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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, Tea in the Trees, and Village Bistro.
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.
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