Backpacker lodges: Eastern Cape

The Province

Lying on South Africa’s south-eastern coast, the Eastern Cape is a region of great natural beauty – particularly the rugged cliffs, rough seas and dense green bush of the stretch known as the Wild Coast.

A spectacular coastline, lapped by the temperate Indian Ocean and with long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, rocky coves, secluded lagoons and towering cliffs, is the province’s main tourist attraction.



Orange Elephant Addo Backpackers
The Aardvark Guesthouse and Backpackers
Woody Cape Resort & Backpackers


Kamerkloof Guest House and Camping Baviaanskloof

Cape St Francis

Cape St Francis Backpackers

Coffee Bay

4 Winds Guest Lodge
Sugarloaf Backpackers

East London

East London Backpackers
Niki-Nana Backpackers
Santa Paloma Guest Farm
Sugar Shack

Graaff Reinet

Karoo Park Guest House


Whethu Backpackers
Yellow Piano Inn & Burg Lengeling Backpackers


Away with the Fairies Backpackers Hostel
Elundini Backpackers
Hogback Eco Backpackers
Terra-Khaya Backpackers

Jeffreys Bay

99 Mile Travel Lodge
All Africa J Bay Lodge
Aloe Again
Cristal Cove
Hard Rock Backpackers
Island Vibe Backpackers
Phoenix Backpackers
Ubuntu Easy Living Lodge


Magnolia Guest House


The Falls Backpackers & Adventures


Masakala Traditional Guesthouse


Oukor Overnight Rooms

Morgans Bay

The Mitford Lodge


The Owlhouse

Port Alfred

Kowie Backpackers

Port Elizabeth

1 Cora Terrace
99 Mile Travel Lodge
Helicharter Backpackers
Island Vibe Port Elizabeth
Jikeleza Lodge
Lungile Lodge
Port Elizabeth Backpackers
The Hippo Backpackers

Port St Johns

Amapondo Backpackers
Jungle Monkey Backpackers
Mad Hatters Backpackers


Walkerbouts Inn

St Francis Bay

Raggies International Backpackers

Storms River

Dijembe Backpackers Lodge
Serenity Retreat
Storms River Village Lodge and Flashpackers
Tsitsikamma Backpackers
Tsitsikamma Forest Village Trust Backpackers
Tube ‘n Axe Backpackers Lodge

The Crags

Rocky Road Backpackers

Wild Coast

Bomvu Paradise Backpackers
Buccaneers Backpackers and Lodge
Bulungula Lodge
Hole in the Wall Backpackers
Mdumbi Backpackers
Sharks Point Cabins
The Coffee Shack
The Kraal Retreat Backpackers
Wild Lubanzi Backpackers and Trail Lodge

Elsewhere in the province

Freedom O’Clock
(Near the mouth of the Mdumbi River)

Backpacking accommodation

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