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The Kraal Backpackers

Wild Coast | Mpande, Port St Johns 5121, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My partner and I stayed at The Kraal for a week just before the high season started in mid-December. Calling it a backpackers hostel feels like a disservice because it is so much more. It is an incredible get away oasis overlooking the ocean. They...More

Thank Krysti L
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I could honestly move here. This backpackers is incredible! They are currently in the process of tarring the roads which makes the drive there a lot easier and faster, but still watch out for rouge cows, sheep, goats and dogs. However, the last 3 km...More

Thank hdawson6
Reviewed 15 August 2017

When me and my friend arrived at the Kraal, we didn't know what to expect, but it has been the greatest two nights of our whole trip. The two people that are running this backpacker are lovely, funny people who really care about the environment...More

Thank frederick357
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I can understand that some people would be nervous to take very young kids here. Yes, it's in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it's off the grid. But guess what? This is the one place where my kids (ages 3 and 5) did not whine...More

1  Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in the area, you should definitely stay here. Dylan, the owner, went out of his way to make us super comfortable. He's such a cool and genuine guy. His place is the most eco friendly place I've ever been to and...More

1  Thank Peace-n-Love00
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"The room farthest out (near the fence) is a very private space."
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