Central Klein Karoo Farm Voorbedacht, Matjiesrivier, Oudtshoorn.

Swartberg Backpackers

Overview

Featuring free Wi-Fi and a barbecue, Swartberg Backpackers offers pet-friendly accommodation in Matjiesrivier, 26 km from Oudtshoorn. Certain units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower. You can engage in various activities, such as cycling and canoeing.



GPS: -33.382092 | 22.057865


General Info

Facilities:

Swartberg Backpackers makes use of solar electricity, gas and wood fires instead of electricity. The solar electricity provides enough power to charge a laptop, cellular phone, room lights and a portable 12V fridge. Solar geysers provide warm water and there is a gas water heater for overcast or rainy days.

In Room:

The accommodation at Swartberg Backpackers is equipped with a kitchen with an oven, refrigerator and barbecue facilities. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Free Wi-Fi is featured in some rooms and one unit also has table tennis.

Attractions:

A range of activities are offered on site or in the surrounding area, such as a guided hiking trail to the waterfall and/or rock pool. Swimming and canoeing can be enjoyed at the dam. Nearby is Gamkaskloof, or 'The Hell', an exciting 2-hour 4x4 drive for adventurers and there is plenty of fauna and flora to experience in the surrounds.

Area Info:      

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Swartberg Backpackers offers pet-friendly accommodation in Matjiesrivier, 26 km from Oudtshoorn.

Directions:  

George Airport to Oudtshoorn is 63 km: The approach road from George is the N12. In Oudtshoorn the N12 changes to Baron van Reede or R328 and continues to the Cango Caves. Route 62 from Calitzdorp crosses Baron van Reede. Zero your odometer at the Oudtshoorn Information Centre in Baron van Reede Street/R328 and drive through Schoemanspoort towards the Cango Caves. All distances are from this point. At 27.3 km turn left at the Prince Albert T-junction, you are just 2 km short of the Cango Caves at this point. At 39.3 km turn left at the sign Matjiesrivier/Calitzdorp, you are just 3 km short of the start of the Swartberg Pass at this point. At 45.0 km you will get the Swartberg Backpackers sign to turn right. Drive on the dusty gravel road for 1.5 km until you reach the end and the entrance to Swartberg Backpackers.