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Rocky Road Backpackers

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Rocky Road Backpackers in The Crags, about 18 kms to the east of Plettenberg Bay, is on a secure rural small holding set adjacent to indigenous forest and surrounded by open green pastures with wonderful views of the Tsistsikamma Mountain foothills. Our tranquil, laidback base is the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy nature far from the rush of normal day to day living. The well maintained large gardens have many shaded ‘chill spots’ where one can unwind with a book or the company of others while the plunge pool is a great spot to take off the heat on those hot daysIt’s also a great spot from which to explore and experience the many attractions that the Plettenberg Bay region has to offer. We are close to the world’s highest Bungy, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, The Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and unspoilt Natures Valley. We’re well positioned for marine boat safari’s, game reserves and a vast network of scenic hiking trails covering forest, mountain and coastline.Rocky Road Backpackers is conveniently located a mere 2 kms from the N2 and is listed in the current editions of Coast to Coast, The Alternative Route and is also an accredited Baz Bus stop. Our accommodation is the standard mix of dorms, twins and doubles in the main farm house, bungalows and fully equipped luxury safari tents while those preferring to provide their own tents are free to do so.. Our entertainment areas come alive after working hours with an enclosed veranda/bar area with two fireplaces, the outside fireball for fireside chats and when the plunge pool is swung over to the hot tub on Friday nights. Rocky Road has a well established reputation for its quality farm style breakfasts and evening meals – roasts, casseroles, stews and, of course, the end-of-week braai’s. It goes without saying that the social happenings also add to the memories, which is why many people have returned to continue their experience of Rocky Road.
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

It is a stunning Garden that you can live in. A must see when doing the Garden Route. I strongly recommend it to anyone going past that area. The time and perfection put in to this place is unbelievable also the people that work/live there...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Faeez S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Rocky Road Backpackers will always have a special place in my heart, especially after staying at the establishment for about a month. Each of the staff was extremely helpful and wonderful to interact with, and the overall ambiance is very fairy tale-esq. It would be...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Alexis N
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I stopped over on a road trip from Joburg to Cape Town. I was meant to stay 1 night but extended my trip. The place was just amazing and took me by surprise. It has the most beautiful cared for gardens and hidden treats like...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank bhaskaranc4
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Hospitality down to earth greatness. Real people with real feelings. The tent was nice and cozy with warm blanket on a one cold night. I slept like a baby. The place is really well kept and with an early departure, I could help myself to...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank tonynero2014
Reviewed 18 December 2017

wow where do I start! I had the most amazing time ever, the place looks exactly like the pictures, its so beautiful and clean i would rate this a definite five star! The atmosphere and staff are amazing! i recommend more tan one nights stay...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Shariefah
Response from Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road BackpackersResponded 20 December 2017

Wow! Thank you Shariefa, its always so good to know that our guests had a good time. Summer here is a great experience because there's usually a breeze during the day and the nights as you know are wonderful - fireflies and a big sky...More

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"Glamping! a perferct get away that is affordable"
18 Dec 2017
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"All are the same"
10 Oct 2017
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"Request a tent near to the forest to stay as far from the noise as possible"
01 May 2017
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"Make sure to shower outside"
12 Apr 2017
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US$42 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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