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Swartberg Backpackers

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.9 out of 5from 32 reviews for Swartberg Backpackers
Cleanliness
4.8/5
Service
4.9/5
Location
4.8/5
Safety
4.9/5
Value for money
4.9/5
Tertia D - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tertia D
With spouse/partner

Was heerlik, maar net te kort!

Dit was absoluut so lekker by Swartberg Backpackers. Die stilte, die asemrowende, fantastiese natuurskone uitsig en sterre het ons in verwondering gelaat. Ons kuiertjie was net te kort. Die gasheer, gasvrou en kinders was baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Die akkommodasie was keurig, skoon en gerieflik. Waarde vir geld. Sal voorwaar weer teruggaan om staproetes verder te verken. Dankie Louis en Yolande.

Erick K - Dec 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Erick K
Family with young children

Pragtige natuurskoon!

Baie dankie aan Louis en sy gesin vir 'n wonderlike ervaring. Die 4-plek-chalet is gerieflik ingerig, met als wat nodig is. 'n Privaat braaiplek met 'n stoepie is buite die chalet en kyk oor die plaas en vlakte uit, ontspannend na 'n lang dag op die pad. Die stap na die waterval was baie lekker! Kinders geniet die plaasopset! Ons sal beslis weer kom inloer.

Leila L - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leila L
With spouse/partner

Belewenis.

Wat 'n heerlike, asemrowende, rustige verblyf. Lekker gaan stap na die waterval en geswem in die dam. Die mense is hartsmense! Ons het in die woonstel gebly en dit was ver bo verwagting. Moenie dat die naam backpackers jou afskrik nie, daar is veel meer as wat nodig is. Baie dankie vir jul vriendelikheid en mooi kitaarspel en sang van die oudste seun. Ons sal die plek verseker onthou.

Arielle F - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Arielle F
With spouse/partner

Swartberg Backpackers is a peaceful, secluded place. Perfect for those who want to be in nature.

We loved the location, and the trails to the waterfall and pools. The owners were very nice and helpful, too.

Erika S - Nov 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Erika S
With spouse/partner

Central accommodation in a spectacular area.

Louis and his family gave us a friendly welcome. This is the place to get away from a demanding life, charge batteries and be close to nature (but without any distractions). Great variety of day trips in the beautiful area!

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Sentrale verblyf in 'n uitsonderlike omgewing.

Louis de Jager en sy gesin het ons baie gasvry ontvang. Dit is dié plek om weg te kom van 'n veeleisende lewe, batterye te laai en naby die natuur te wees (maar sonder enige ontberings). Groot verskeidenheid daguitstappies in die pragtige omgewing!

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Harry S - Oct 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Harry S
With spouse/partner

Rustige plaas atmosfeer.

Die cottage was effe rustic, maar baie gemaklik en het bygedra tot die rustige atmosfeer. Die eienaars is wonderlike hulpvaardige mense en die natuur en uitsigte pragtig. Hoogs aanbeveelbaar en sal beslis weer daar gaan bly.

Dave U - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dave U
Individual traveler

Excellent.

Very friendly, helpful hosts! Beautiful view and very comfortable accommodation!

Lizaan C - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lizaan C
With friends

Fantastiese waarde vir geld.

Ons is vriendelik verwelkom, het baie lekker geslaap en die eenheid was lekker ruim met als wat ons nodig gehad het. Hulle is wel op sonkrag stelsels, maar ons het dit glad nie eers agter gekom nie en was eintlik 'n bonus met die beurtkrag op daardie stadium.

Deon S - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Deon S
With spouse/partner

As jy na 'n stil rustige aangename plaaskuier smag, is hierdie jou antwoord!

Ons verblyf was baie aangenaam, skoon, ten volle toegerus met goeie kwaliteit toebehore, en 'n uitsig oor berg, waterval en dam wat onbeskryflik is. Die wandelpaadjies is lekker duidelik en die teenwoordigheid van plaasdiere maak dit net meer aangenaam. Die eienaar, vrou en hulle kinders is die dierbaarste mense en help nog voor jy vra. Wens ons kon nog 'n week langer bly. As jy dus na 'n onopgesmukte suiwer plaas wil uitwyk om weer jou sielerus terug te wen, is hierdie vir jou. Ons beveel dit onomwonde aan. Daar is ook WiFi/internet om jou tog in kontak met die kinders te hou. Dis nou as jy wil!

Swartberg Backpackers's response

Baie dankie vir die terugvoer Deon. Ons is dankbaar dat julle dit hier by ons geniet het. Dit was 'n voorreg om julle hier te he.
Groete,
Louis, Yolande en kinders

Swartberg Backpackers
Hesti V - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hesti V
Family with young children

Plaasparadys vir kinders!

As jy op soek is na 'n onverbeterlike plaaservaring, veral vir kinders, is dit die plek vir jou! 'n Wonderlike wegbreek van die stad se gewoel en geordenheid. Die eienaar en hul 5 pragtige kinders se gasvryheid was oorweldigend. Ons het nie eers geweet van die kinders nie, so lekker het almal saam gespeel: Van kanoeritte op die dam, trekkerritte na die waterval, fietsry, hase vang en speletjies speel. Die verblyf is basies en eenvoudig, so hou verby as jy op soek is na luukse plaasverblyf. Maar as jy wil sien hoe jou stadskind vir 'n rukkie 'n plaaskind word, en die vakansie van sy/haar lewe het, draai definitief hier in. Die uitsigte is asemrowend van die braai af (met baie braaihout). Alhoewel die verblyf eenvoudig is, is dit baie skoon, goed ingerig, met heerlike beddegoed. Baie goeie waarde vir geld.

Mathias V - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Mathias V

Nature at its best.

If you love nature, definitely stay in this eco farm! The owners showed us a charming self made video with hiking trails to the waterfall and pool nearby. It is very quiet and the view is amazing. The house runs fully on solar energy and gas. An experience which we won't forget! Before leaving we had a nice long chat with the owners who are lovely people.

De Wet M - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
De Wet M
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflik.

Was 'n baie lekker ervaring, baie mooi natuurskoon.

Warron F - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Warron F
Family with young children

Onvergeetlik.

Dit was een onvergeetlike week. Nie net is dit 'n vakansie plek nie, maar daai familie deel hul harte ook met ons. En gee om vir elkeen wat daar kom.

Charloise L - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charloise L
With spouse/partner

Great.

Very neat and beautiful. Great value for money.

Michelle J - Sep 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michelle J
With spouse/partner

It was a wonderful, tranquil stay in nature for us.

We will definitely come again.

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Dit was vir ons 'n wonderlike, rustige kuiertjie in die natuur.

Ons kom beslis weer kuier.

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Maureen P - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maureen P

Fantasmagories!

Swartberg Backpackers is pragtig tussen die berge geleë. Die gasheer se persoonlikheid laat jou voel asof jy daar hoort (deel van die familie is). Die plek is fantasties ingerig met die nodige fasiliteite, kombuis toerusting en speletjies om jou tuis te laat voel en die kinders besig te hou.

Jan S - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jan S
Family with young children

Baie lekker plaas atmosfeer in pragtige omgewing.

Beeste en skape wy rondom die huisie en die kano's op die plaasdam reg by die voordeur was 'n wenner met my kinders. Ons moes ongelukkig weer verder ry, maar volgende jaar slaap ek weer hier vir 2 aande en stap op na die waterval!

Hans D - Mar 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hans D
With spouse/partner

Comfortable, neat, good service, beautiful view.

Enjoyed the stay. The De Jagers are very friendly and helpful. Accommodation was neat and comfortable and the area and view lovely. The fully furnished kitchen and en suite-bathroom were winners! The title "backpackers" is misleading in my opinion. It's definitely more than just that. The price is fair for what is offered. Full marks!

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Gerieflik, netjies, goeie diens, pragtige uitsig.

Baie lekker gebly. Die De Jagers is baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig. Akkommodasie is netjies en gerieflik en die omgewing en uitsig baie mooi. Die volledig toegeruste kombuis en en-suite badkamer is wenners! Die titel "backpackers" is na my menining misleidend. Dit is baie meer as net dit. Tarief is baie billik vir wat dit bied. Volpunte!

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Erelene W - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Erelene W
Family with young children

Fantastic getaway.

Friendly host and family, beautiful surrounds and most relaxing care free stay we had so far! Would most definitely go back.

Natasha O - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Natasha O
Family with young children

'n Gemalike, huislike wegkruip plek waar jy met nuutgevonde vriende 'n asemrowende tyd aan die voet van die Swartberge deurbring.

Ons het 'n heerlike rustige nag deur gebring met alles wat ons nodig gehad het. Daar is 'n mooi uitsig en 'n atmosfeer wat jou tot rus laat kom. Dit was baie lekker en ons maak beslis weer 'n draai daar.

Swartberg Backpackers's response

Baie dankie Natasha! Ons hoop om julle weer te sien.

Swartberg Backpackers
Marietjie Z - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marietjie Z
Family with young children

Fantasties.

Die eienaar en sy gesin was baie vriendelik en gasvry, dit was 'n fantastiese mooi en netjiese plek om in te bly.

Edna S - Dec 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Edna S
Family with teenagers

Incredibly nice and relaxing.

Very friendly reception. Will recommend it to people who want to stay and relax and just appreciate the natural beauty. Our stay was too short to see everything. Incredibly beautiful and nice there. Louis and his family makes you feel like one of their own. Thank you once again for your hospitality. Will definitely stay there again.

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Ongelooflik lekker en ontspannend.

Baie vriendelike ontvangs. Sal mense aanbeveel om daar te bly wat wil ontspan en om die mooi natuur te waardeer. Verblyftyd was te min om alles te kon sien. Onbeskryflik mooi en lekker daar. Louis en sy gesin laat jou soos deel van hulle familie voel. Nogmaals dankie vir julle gasvryheid. Sal beslis weer daar oornag.

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Marika K - Aug 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marika K

Wonderful relaxing atmosphere and surroundings to stay in.

The owner and family were very helpful and friendly and make you feel at home. Wonderful place to relax and explore the area from there.

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Wonderlike, ontspanne atmosfeer en omgewing om te bly.

Die eienaar en familie is baie behulpsaam en vriendelik en laat jou tuis voel. Wonderlike plek om te ontspan en vandaar verskillende plekke te besoek.

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Annaleen C - Jun 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annaleen C
Family with young children

Hospitable stay in a beautiful, natural environment.

We had a great stay in true farm style surrounded by the wonderful nature (with instant friends for the kids!). We enjoyed walking to the waterfall and could also visit the Cango caves and many child-friendly destinations from here with ease. Our dog also enjoyed the stay so much!

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Gasvrye kuier met lieflike natuurlike omgewing.

Ons het heerlik gekuier - regte plaaslewe en werf-ervaring in wonderskone natuur (met kitsmaatjies vir die kinders!). Heerlik gestap na die waterval en kon ook die Kangogrotte en baie kindervriendelike bestemmings maklik van hier af bereik. Ons hondjie het die kuier net so baie geniet!

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Mark S - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mark S
Family with teenagers

Absolutely stunning.

Great hosts and wonderful spot we will definitely be back. Absolutely awesome. Thank you for everything

Ingrid K - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ingrid K

Gasvrye, behulpsame eienaars. Dit is gerieflik - soveel meer as slegs 'n backpackers.

Ons groep is buite die backpackers ontmoet in die vreeslikste wind denkbaar deur die hele gesin, kinders ingesluit. Almal het ons gehelp om ons bagasie binne te kry en in te "settle". Louis het klaar die donkie aan die gang gehad vir warm water en Yolande het vir ons vars brood gebak om saam met ons aandete te geniet. Die plek was skoon en ruim en baie gerieflik. Ek kan dit ten sterkste aanbeveel. Ek wens net ons het langer tyd gehad om na die waterval toe te stap.

Anien D - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anien D
With friends

Pragtige perfekte verblyf vir iemand wat die natuur wil beleef en daarvan hou om dinge te doen.

Baie lekker gebly by die Swartberg Backpackers. Dit is 'n pragtige area en die ark het die perfekte ligging. Daar is baie aktiwiteite om te doen. Die eienaars is ook baie gasvry en ons het lekker met hulle en ander gaste gesels. Die verblyfplek is baie mooi en volledig ingerig. Veilige verblyf - sal definitief aanbeveel en self weer daarheen gaan.

Vince W - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Vince W
With spouse/partner

Lekke slaap, lekke rustig.

Ek sal definitief Yolande en Louis se plek aanbeveel as 'n plek om by te stop. Die berge wat geduldig oor jou wag hou en saans die ontploffing van sterre bo jou kop is maar net iets wat jy nie in die stad sien nie. Ek moet sê ons was met vriendelikheid ontmoet en dit was vir ons lekke om deel te kan wees van die wyse waarop hoe hulle dit doen op die platteland. Doen jou self 'n guns en bespreek dié ene. Jy sal nie spyt wees nie!

Andre R - Jan 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Andre R
With friends

Dit was baie nice. Yolande en Louis was baie gasvry. Sal definitief weer daar gaan oorslaap. Dan sal ek kans kry om na die waterval te gaan kyk..

Sal definiteif weer daar gaan oorslaap en dan sal ek die kans benut om na die waterval te gaan kyk en te swem. Ek dink Yolande en Louis was baie gasvry en het seker gemaak als is in orde. Mooi omgewing en die uitsig is nice oor die dam en die plaas.

Raina H - Jan 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Raina H
Family with young children

Beautiful location, friendly, great for families.

Well situated at the base of the Swartberg mountains. Friendly, welcoming service, and The Arc is clean and neat, and excellent for families or a group of friends. Lovely location for families that like to be outdoors - close to many destinations, such as Cango Caves and Oudtshoorn. Very relaxing!

Coreen M - Jan 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Coreen M
Individual traveler

We enjoyed it immensely and will definitely return.

The accommodation was great, and the hike to the waterfall was amazing. The owners are great people. We had many amazing chats. We all had a family braai together. Besides being hot, we really enjoyed our stay.

Swartberg Backpackers's response

Coreen, thank you for taking the time to capture a review, much appreciated. It was a privilege to spend time with your family and even bake a cake together.
Hope to see you again.

Swartberg Backpackers
Myriam G - Jan 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Myriam G
Family with teenagers

Peaceful retreat in beautiful scenery.

We had a nice, calm and restful night at Swartberg Backpackers. This is the perfect spot before you venture on the Swartberg pass up to Prince Albert.

Swartberg Backpackers's response

Thank you Myriam for taking the time to capture a review; Merci. Your visit was short but we had some time to get to know some of France and it was very interesting. May you have a blessed 2016.

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  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
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  • Address: Farm Voorbedacht, Oudtshoorn, 6625, Western Cape
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