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Swartberg Backpackers

30 reviews
Self Catering
  • Capacity: 18 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Farm Voorbedacht, Oudtshoorn, 6625, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R600 per night (for 2 people)


Swartberg Backpackers is situated 45km outside of Oudtshoorn, at the foot of the world-famous Swartberg Mountain Pass. Splash around in our mountain swimming pool with nothing around you except for the sounds of nature, beauty, tranquillity, captivating and breathtaking views of the Swartberg Mountains.

Swartberg Backpackers does not make use of electricity, we use solar electricity, gas and wood fires. This means no TV (DVD facilities). A hairdryer can only be used with generator power. 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.

The accommodation comprises of a guest room and backpacker rooms. The accommodation will provide you with a fully equipped kitchen (no microwave) and a gas stove, gas oven, gas bar fridge and barbecue facilities with free wood. The Ark unit has table tennis for those sports lovers.

Please note that we do not have any Restaurant, bar or shop facilities on our premises. However, there are a few restaurants close-by. The closest shop is in Oudtshoorn. Fresh milk and cheese can be bought from a farmer close-by and we have a few basic food items available for sale.

On-site facilities include pedal cars, target shooting with a paintball gun, canoeing in the farm dam, swimming in the mountain swimming pool and lots more. Horse riding can also be arranged with a professional horse rider close-by at an additional cost.

We are pet, biker and cyclist-friendly. Please note that the units are not shared with other people.


Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Pets by Arrangement
Secure Parking
Free Wifi


  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Self Catering
  • Free Wifi
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Guided Walk
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Wine Tasting
  • Cycling
  • Game Viewing
  • Mountain Biking

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Teas

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 30 reviews for Swartberg Backpackers
Value for money


  • Farm Voorbedacht, Oudtshoorn, 6625, Western Cape
  • Guests think Swartberg Backpackers is in an excellent location
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per night (for 2 people)
From R600
per night (for 2 people)
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  • Capacity: 18 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Farm Voorbedacht, Oudtshoorn, 6625, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome From R600  per night (for 2 people) 30 5 1 5 Farm Voorbedacht Oudtshoorn 6625 Western Cape 0860 022 102 14:00-19:00 10:00 -33.38175 22.057611111111
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