Chintsa | Wild Coast | Eastern Cape | South Africa

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Buccaneers Backpacker Hostel - South Africa

Buccaneers hostel has been described as being like a backpacker village because of the way it's spread out over the 8 hectare of wild coast forest right next to the stunning Chintsa beach in South Africa. Most people say that it's a place to come home to. A legend in its own time. For us it is home and for the past 12 years we have been sharing our hostel with people just like you - backpackers from all over the world.

Beach Horse Riding Surf School Play Volleyball

We like to think that at this stage we know what backpackers want. These are some of the things we have learnt: 

The backpackers who stay at our hostel come in all shapes and ages. They tend to fall into (or between) these categories:

  • Cool cats
  • Cocooning couples
  • The jolly festives
  • The quiet contemplatives

At our lodge & backpackers we offer choices...

There's a lovely lively bar which has certainly seen some great revelry in its time. Our stunning tropical swimming pool is a buzzy spot in the summer months when a gorgeous poolside cafe offers decidedly decadent refreshments (including divine pizzas!). And every day we have some sort of free activity so you can chill and meet the rest of the gang.

And for you, the quieter ones, Buccaneers hostel is a haven of tranquility and natural delights - quiet beach walks or canoe trips up the Chintsa River and a secret bird hide on our own dam.

We've created a wide range of hostel accommodation from luxury en-suites to dorm accommodation, and a host of activities and things to do to suit every backpackers different needs.

Why a lodge & backpackers?

We are always being asked why, with one of the best Wild Coast settings in South Africa, we haven't moved into the sophisticated 5 star league. Quite simply - we love what we do. We prefer the laid back friendly backpacker style, the fact that only first names count and the sense that we're all kindred spirits. We love our type of travelers - friendly, curious about every aspect of our beautiful country, tolerant of some of the shortcomings of the rural scene (power failures!) and so enthusiastic and well informed about life in general.

If you like the sound of this, you're definately welcome at our relaxed South African hostel!

Cintsa Beach Canoe on Cintsa Lagoon Big 5 Reserve in Chintsa 


Fair Trade in Tourism LogoBuccaneers Lodge & Backpackers has been a certified Fair Trade Tourism establishment since 2010. This certification supports the Buccaneers brand in standing out for our non-certified opposition, for the good work which we strive to do within our business and the local community. Read more...