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Rocky Road Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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We had the honour of staying at Rocky Roads recently and I must say we had such a beautiful time. The location is set amongst the forest and the faries. The luxury tents are just that... luxury. basic, convenient, warm and peaceful accommodation, more than enough ablution facilities, not to mention very creative. The outdoor shower and bathtub overlooking the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the start of a long weekend, to what seemed an idyllic location. Farmlands, forests, peace and quiet. Wonderful local deli - Nature's Way - 10 minutes walk away. Tents and ablutions were well kept. Owner was helpful with transport arrangements for Tsitsikamma Hike. We were very happy with our discovery. And then the 'music' began that night....

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Robyn- I totally empathise with you! I too have been looking for a peaceful, ideal world for almost 60 years - haven't found it yet. You must have known that a backpacking establishment is primarily patronised by the younger set, and that over a long weekend, with a full house, it was unlikely to be totally quiet. Sound also...

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Just Make a Booking and go for it. While you are there, make sure to visit Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and a quick visit to the beach. There are also tons of hikes in the area and its a pretty close to some cool paragliding sites as well.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Found the Rocky Road by chance, just by seeing the sign and inquiring about the night. Despite the rooms/tents being full, they found us a superb place to camp. Sanctuaries are very simple, yet clean and nice (the Fairy Bathroom is simply wonderful). Very relaxed, simple vibe, common shawarma cooking the first night and one of the most amazing starry...

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Rocky Road, it is peaceful and the luxury tents was everything we expected. My 2 favourite things was the outside shower and bath in the Forest Bathroom, and both was a amazing experience. As with all establishments there is always room for improvent but definately worth a visit when in the Crags.

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Stella- Thanks for the recommendation. Next time you visit, do let us know where we can improve. We need that feedback - and you, our guests, are the most reliable commentators.

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you re heading down the garden route you MUST stop here ! (I repeat, MUST!) The location is very good and there s plenty to do around there. The only regret I have about this place is not having spent more time there. Definitely coming back in a future visit to South Africa !!!

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Federico. We have heard so many guests say that. So listen up people....aim to spend at least 3 or 4 days here to enjoy our beautiful area properly.

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Ich war im Rockys für zwei Monate, während ich als Volunteer in einer Krippe gearbeitet habe. Für mich wurde es ein richtiges Zuhause. Die Stimmung ist familiär und Volontäre, sowie Gäste essen gemeinsam am Feuer. Die Betten sind bequem, es gibt verschiedende, angenehme Duschen und das Essen ist spitze, besonders der Braai Freitags. Danach aufwärmen im Whirlpool (nur Freitags/Samstags) und...

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Nadine! We love having our volunteers here. You bring such good energy and youthful enthusiasm, and its great to listen to your conversations in exotic languages!

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Rocky road is a fantastic place. The people are very nice and the food is always amazing. You can do many things here and you'll never get bored. I staied for two months as a volunteer here and I want to come back. Thanks to rocky road to make my stay here so fantastic.

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Fabienne- You gave us an excuse for a really good party on your birthday! Thank you! We love having you volunteers here - you bring a buzz and an energy which is great. We are so glad you had a good time. Leon

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Set in the most beautiful garden with the most scenic backdrop of rolling South African countryside this was an awesome place to chill and use as a base to explore the surrounding areas of Tsitsikamma national park etc. Rocky et al are great hosts and make you feel really at home. There's a great bar and a hot tub to...

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Well, Allix, what can I say except thank you? (and blush!) Probably the best thing about Rocky Road is that it feels really away from it all with peace and quiet, big skies and gorgeous surrounding countryside - and yet its only 25 minutes from the holiday and tourist playground of Plettenberg Bay. Thanx again!

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here for 1 night after a tip from a travelling friend. It was defenitely a rockly bumby road to get to the hostel and we did not know anything about it. It is really in the middle of nowhere. great thing that they offered us to eat with them! for a good price we had a lovely Suid...

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Rocky R, Manager at Rocky Road Backpackers, responded to this review

Why do you think we call ourselves Rocky Road?! Its a way of notifying our guests in advance about the....um....rocky road. The owner's name is also Rocky, of course.... Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rocky Road Backpackers in The Crags, about 18 kms to the east of Plettenberg Bay, is on a secure rural small holding set adjacent to indigenous forest and surrounded by open green pastures with wonderful views of the Tsistsikamma Mountain foothills. Our tranquil, laidback base is the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy nature far from the rush of normal day to day living. The well maintained large gardens have many shaded ‘chill spots’ where one can unwind with a book or the company of others while the plunge pool is a great spot to take off the heat on those hot daysIt’s also a great spot from which to explore and experience the many attractions that the Plettenberg Bay region has to offer. We are close to the world’s highest Bungy, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, The Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and unspoilt Natures Valley. We’re well positioned for marine boat safari’s, game reserves and a vast network of scenic hiking trails covering forest, mountain and coastline.Rocky Road Backpackers is conveniently located a mere 2 kms from the N2 and is listed in the current editions of Coast to Coast, The Alternative Route and is also an accredited Baz Bus stop. Our accommodation is the standard mix of dorms, twins and doubles in the main farm house, bungalows and fully equipped luxury safari tents while those preferring to provide their own tents are free to do so.. Our entertainment areas come alive after working hours with an enclosed veranda/bar area with two fireplaces, the outside fireball for fireside chats and when the plunge pool is swung over to the hot tub on Friday nights. Rocky Road has a well established reputation for its quality farm style breakfasts and evening meals – roasts, casseroles, stews and, of course, the end-of-week braai’s. It goes without saying that the social happenings also add to the memories, which is why many people have returned to continue their experience of Rocky Road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rocky Road Backpackers

Address: Loredo South, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > The Crags
Price Range: ₹ 1,663 - ₹ 2,314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Request a tent near to the forest to stay as far from the noise as possible”
RobynM978, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to shower outside”
Onthemarcparagliding, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Luxury tents were my favourite!”
allixj, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The luxury tents are awesome”
Rdaya, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Shower under the stars in one of two outdoor showers!”
belindas30, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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