Backpackers Paradise

PO Box 381, 6620 Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, South Africa, Distance from city centre: 210.8km

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After 16 years in the business this friendly hostel still offers excellent service from staff who will happily share the secrets of the little Karoo and arrange a wide variety of activities from their adventure and travel centre.
Stretching over four properties, nothing will cramp your style during your stay here. In fact, the relaxed atmosphere is a little addictive, so dont be surprised if you end up staying longer than planned.
Once youve settled in, stay up to date with social networks via free wi-fi, grabba beer from the pub (which is far from any sleep desiring bodies), plonk your hot bod into the cool pool, chill in one of the hammocks and order something from the coffee shop and dig into some awesome home baked cakes! Sloth out in front of the telly or lay claim to the balcony and watch the sun blaze its way to bed.

The diversity of Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo is so spectacular we have in the Fauna and Flora sector from semi desert, to farmland, to mountain ranges, rocky landscape, to a little rain forest leading to waterfalls, all compacted in a 54km radius and the beach is only 70km away. The activities available in our area and region are unique to us. Greet the day with a meerkat family as they wake up, pat a cheetah or ride an ostrich, hot air balloon over the basin that is Oudtshoorn and enjoy spectacular views. Cycle down the Swartberg pass and feel what it is like to cycle on top of the world! The Cango Caves are so unique in its size that it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. There are hiking trails, 4X4 trails, quadbike trails, ride an ostrich at one of the show farms, horse riding trails, elephant walks and fishing! Hope you are not in a rush and hope that we can host you in our little magic corner of the world where our sunny days fill you with vitamin D and you will leave with a healthy glow that will be your lasting memory alongside all your photos!

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note: The 10% deposit you pay online goes to HOSTELWORLD.COM and NOT the Backpackers Paradise.

The balance is due to the hostel on arrival. If you are canceling or changing your plans, please let us know .


All internet and telephone reservations have to be confirmed by 12pm telephonically on the day of arrival. Sometimes even though you paid a deposit to Hostel World, your plans change, we keep the room for you and lose out, so please call us on 044 272 3436 on the day of your arrival before 12pm please.

Directions
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We are on the main road to the Cango Caves, on the corner of Victoria and Baron van Reede Streets, let us know how you will be arriving, with hired car, Baz Bus, Coach bus service or Taxi. We have a pick up service in George daily.

From George:
Measure 2.2km from the first traffic light, turn right into Victoria Street and welcome to Paradise!

From Mosselbay:
Turn right at the T-junction, turn left at the 3rd traffic light from where you measure 2.2km, turn right into Victoria Street and welcome to Paradise!

From R62 (last town is Calitzdorp)
Turn left at the 3rd traffic light from where you measure 2.2km, turn right into Victoria Street and welcome to Paradise!

From Johannesburg (last town is De Rust):
Turn right at the 3rd traffic light, from where you measure 2.2km, turn right into Victoria Street and welcome to Paradise!



Located Near

The hostel is situated in a basin between the Swartberg Mountains and the Outeniqua mountain range. We have spectacular passes around our town, short day drives and cycle tours.

We are within an easy walk from all amenities ie. Supermarket, Banks, Restaurants, Shops and the Cango Wildlife Ranch.

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