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.