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Swartberg Backpackers

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Get away from it all! Non-sharing family and friends Backpackers. Enjoy an Eco-friendly farm experience at the foot of the world-famous Swartberg Mountain Pass, 45km outside Oudtshoorn. Splash around in our swimming pool with nothing around you except for the sounds of nature, beauty, tranquility, captivating and breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains. Hike to the beautiful waterfall and drink pure fresh water straight from it. Solar and gas geysers, "donkey" for colder days, organic gardening, free range livestock, geese, rabbits. Be refreshed, re-energized and regenerated! All units are booked for you alone and not shared with other backpackers. Swartberg Backpackers is "Kids paradise". We offer pedal cars, target shooting with a paintball gun, catching and holding bunnies, canoeing in the farm dam, ride on a trailer hooked to a tracker to the mountain swimming pool and lots more. The accommodation will provide you with a fully equipped kitchen and a stove, oven, refrigerator and barbecue facilities with free wood. You can enjoy a waterfall, mountain and farm dam view from all the units. The Ark unit has a table tennis for those sport lovers. Instead of electricity, we use solar electricity, gas and wood fires. This means no TV. The solar electricity provides enough power to charge a laptop, cellular phone, room lights as well as a portable 12V fridge. There are solar geysers and gas to provide warm water and a stainless steel "donkie" for the overcast and rainy days. In the winter come and view the snow on the mountains. Gamkaskloof or "The Hell" is an exciting 2 hour 4x4 drive for the adventurers and is close by. There is plenty of flora and fauna to experience in the surrounds including eagles in the sky, trails of the Cape leopard, and the barking of wild baboons. Swartberg Backpackers is pet, biker and cyclist friendly.
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Pool
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
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Non-smoking rooms
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We only spent one night there but planning on coming back! Hosts were very welcoming, the rooms are very clean and the common area has everything you need. Kids enjoyed petting the rabbits, canoeing on the little vlei and playing ping pong in living room! Great hike to the
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Response from SwartbergBackpackers, Owner at Swartberg Backpackers
Responded 08 Aug 2018
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to capture a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed it here and hope to see you again. Warm regards Louis and Yolande
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Great spot off the beaten path! Wish we had made more time on our trip , to stay longer!! Very friendly and accommodating hosts! Very relaxing, with great views and plenty to for the kids to do! Also a great little hike to a waterfall! Great place to unplug!!
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Response from SwartbergBackpackers, Owner at Swartberg Backpackers
Responded 05 Aug 2018
Hi Jayson, Thank you so much for taking the time to capture a review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed jour stay with us. We hope to see you again. Warm regards Louis and Yolande
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Quant house with all the luxuries you can think off. Louis, the host, will do whatever he can to make your stay more comfortable. Definately sugges going to the farm pool where you have the whole place to yourself. Not to mention the waterfal and rockpool!!
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We had a very enjoyable, relaxing stay at Swartberg back packers, which is not a backpackers in the traditional sense because we had the whole place to ourselves. We stayed in the Arc, the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. This would be an ideal
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A place close to the Swartberg Pass far away from the road with views on the mountain an différents walks possible ont the countryside. It suits also for people who need only a bed for the night. C'est simple, propre et laccueil est excellent
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View down the valley from the balcony of our room.
View towards the mountains from our balcony in the morning.
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The Ark unit: 1 of 2 en-suite bathrooms
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The Ark unit: 1 of 2 rooms with 4 bunk beds each
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The Ark unit: Kitchen
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"the smaller house has a double bed, if you are more than 4 I would suggest the bigger house, but note, there isn't a double bed..."
PRICE RANGE
US$34 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOudtshoorn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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