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Rocky Road Backpackers

Loredo South, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602 South Africa
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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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Jrobb4 wrote a review Mar 2020
Providence, Rhode Island7 contributions1 helpful vote
Rocky, Mac, and Rusty were phenomenal hosts while i stayed there for 2 weeks with my volunteer group. The area was great, the sunsets were beautiful, and looking at the stars at night were the best i have ever seen. The tents we stayed in were very clean and the overall experience is something i would recommend to anyone. Rocky Road Rocks!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Dart Brother wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, New York4 contributions
Rocky, Mac and Rusty were awesome hosts. Rocky road is located on a beautiful piece of land with a delightful view of the sunset. The tents were clean and comfortable. The common area was very welcoming and a good place to chat and hang with the other guests.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Serges M wrote a review Mar 2020
Dracut, Massachusetts5 contributions
Rocky road is one of the best places I’ve ever stayed at! It’s so beautiful and the tent was so comfortable. Everyone working there was so friendly and they did such an amazing job the whole time. I loved meeting Mac, Rocky ,and Rusty. They’re such great people and I’m really looking forward to seeing them again. It was also super cool hanging out with the other people staying there who weren’t part of our group. If you are in the area this is the place to be at!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SOAS PROGRAM wrote a review Mar 2020
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This place is a home away from home for my team and I. We spent about 2 weeks here ever year volunteering in the near by Kurland Village and I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else. This place is immaculate, the staff is top notch and the food is great! To Mac, Rocky, Rusty, Marcy and Charles, we love you guys and can't wait to return. THIS PLACE IS MAGIC!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Britta M wrote a review Jan 2020
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amazing place to stay at. hosts very friendly place is well kept and clean. bathrooms are amazing especially the outdoor shower. The hosst were always willing to help weather it was with braaing or showing us the way to the beach and telling us about amazing hikes one can do around the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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iverme204840 wrote a review Jan 2020
Gouda, The Netherlands1 contribution
A very beautiful garden with tents. There is a double bed in the tent with an electric blanket. The host knows a lot nice places to visted. We enjoyd the fire in the evenings to sit by. Unfortunaly did they not have breakfast and diner. We could use the kitchen with a fridge and lot of stuff. And they recommended a few nice restaurants in the area
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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chandremuller101 wrote a review Dec 2019
Despatch, South Africa5 contributions
Had an excellent stay the family including the cat and dog were so friendly and welcoming. Sweetest people. Location were so nice. Everything was so clean. Was a nice place to relax. Enjoyed every moment.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vhsimon wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a good time at Rocky roads. The tents are cozy and the kitchen and bathroom facilities are clean and well equiped. When you bring your own Car, you can easily reach many amazing hiking spots from there.Everybody at Rocky roads was very warm and welcoming and the fireflies in the twilight were lovely.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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sabate897905 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Beautiful place, wonderful garden. Great environment and nice people! Friendly and helpful staff! The farm is beautiful !!!!!!!!! Amazing! Beautiful exiprience! beers, open fire, grills, great company. Nice and adorable people
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Faeez S wrote a review Oct 2018
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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 make you feel right at home and are more than happy to go out of their way to make sure you taken care of
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rocky Road Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Rocky Road Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary (3.1 km), Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (3.1 km), and Birds of Eden (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rocky Road Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rocky Road Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rocky Road Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rocky Road Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peppermill Cafe, Bramon Boutique Wine Estate, and Ristorante Enrico.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rocky Road Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Rocky Road Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Rocky Road Backpackers accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.