Welcome to Rocky Road Backpackers

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Rocky Road Backpackers is set in a 5 hectare small-holding amidst indigenous forest and open grazing pastures located in The Crags, which is +/- 20 km's (16 miles) east of Plettenberg Bay, Rocky Road is the gateway between the country's Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces and is ideally situated to provide superb accommodation for travellers. We are 15 minutes away from the World's Highest Bungy at Bloukrans Bridge and a mere 10 minute drive down a spectacular mountain pass to the unspoiled Natures Valley beach in Tsitsikamma National Park, frequently described as the Jewel of The Garden Route

Rocky Road is far from the daily bustle of urban living. From our well maintained gardens we enjoy spectacular views of the Tsitsikamma Mountain range as well as Peak Formosa, the highest in the range. Our adjoining 3 hectare forest has an easy mini-trail to view our streams, waterfall and rock pool one of the many great spots to chill-out.

Our in house adventure centre, Rocky's Adventures will help you make the most of our nearby ocean, scenic sandy beaches, rugged mountains, river gorges and estuaries, as well as numerous varied wild-life attractions. Whether you want to bungy, sky-dive, zipline over waterfalls, explore some of our hiking trails (such as the famous Otter Trail) or visit many of the alternative attractions on our activity list, there is something for everyone.


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Your options for Accommodation range from fully equipped double or twin Luxury Tents, Standard Tents which overlook the indigenous forest to cottages, timber cabins and hostel style dorms. You are also welcome to pitch your own tent in our attractive garden. Our guest facilities provide you with everything you need to feel at home: we serve evening meals and breakfast if you let us know the day before.

Whether you are doing the World's Highest Bungy, sky-diving or hiking the Otter Trail in Tsitsikamma National Park, we have the accommodation, facilities and friendly atmosphere for you.

Our luxury tents on covered timber decks comprise double or twin beds and provide you with the opportunity to camp in style, overlooking the indigenous forests. Our forest bathroom allows you to bathe in seclusion and continue to enjoy the forest views.

Alternatively we have a secluded timber cottage next to indigenous forest with its own bathroom, and 2 bedrooms – one with a luxury double bed and the other with 2 single beds.

Adventure Activities

Come take a special journey with us and be amazed and inspired by the variety of experiences available in Tsitsikamma National Park and the Plettenberg Bay Region. Experience the magical beauty of the Crags and the legendary Rocky Road hospitality.

Please contact us for rate inquiries - Prices are subject to high/low seasonal change

  Skydiving   Extreme Hiking   Bungy Jumping
  Hiking (Day and multi-day trips)   Waterfall Zipline Tour   Otter Trail
  Tubing (Blackwater & Storm's River)   Robberg Peninsula   Abseiling
  Beach Boules/Petanque   Kloofing   Quad Biking
  Treetop Canopy Tour   Scuba Diving   Mountain biking
  Snorkelling   Paintball   Ocean Safaris
  Cheetah walking   Off Shore Adventures   Game walks
  Sea kayaking   Game drives   Fishing (Estuary and Rock trips)
  Estuary Canoeing   Horse Riding   Birds of Eden
  Horse Safaris   Monkeyland   Birding
  Whale watching   Massage   Elephant Sanctuary



Our two large entertainment areas have numerous fireplaces and braai (BBQ) pits, a well-stocked lively bar and our hot tub/splash pool facilities are great areas in which to mingle with fellow travellers. We often have outdoor fires in the evenings around which to fully enjoy good company and starry nights.

We also have an indoor big-screen TV area for special events whilst our separate office area provides internet access & Free WiFi.

Shuttle services to all local activities and places of interest, between Storms River and Plettenberg Bay, are available, as are regular runs to Nature's Valley.


Certificate of Excellence 2015