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About Platberg Backpackers

This family friendly establishment is the ideal stopover between Johannesburg and Durban. It is also the ideal base for hikers and travelers to explore the area from. Sentinel Peak (Chain Ladders), Golden Gate National Park, the Sterkfontein Dam and also the Royal Natal National Park can all be accessed from us. Platberg Harrismith Backpackers is located centrally in town, walking distance from the business center, shops, banks, post office, police station, supermarkets and more.It has a lovely stoep in the front where you can sit and enjoy the view of the majestic Platberg Mountain.We have rooms for families, couples or singles. There are also two 6 sleeper rooms as well as a 4 sleeper fitted with single beds. Requests are always welcome! A fully equipped communal kitchen is available for self catering purposes.Test your braai master skills in the back garden with braai facilities or chill in the TV lounge with DStv. Laundry facilities are available at an additional cost.We offer WiFi for free! Information on the area is available!!

Family friendly: We are a perfect half way stop for Families!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 33
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The rate for the Double Room is based on two people sharing. Please contact the establishment for a rate should there be additional people.

Platberg Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Platberg Backpackers

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Karin Snyders
23 April 2019

Stayed in 6 bed unit with en suite bathroom. Had some issues with hot water, but did not report it to the staff. Overall a pleasant stay

Antoinette iglauer
10 December 2018

Everything one may need is available and carefully thought through.

Urbanie Niemandt
22 January 2018

The owners were so friendly and very helpful, very organised!

Sonet Crous
22 December 2017

Refreshing decor and affordable clean accommodation.

Karthik Shastry
23 September 2017

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Platberg Backpackers is 0.4km from the centre of Harrismith , the nearest airport 218.6km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling