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About Augrabies Backpackers

Augrabies Backpackers is the legendary base of a whole generation of river and desert adventure people. We can arrange guided half-day river rafting trips on the Lower Orange River and offer hot air-balloon rides over the Kalahari Desert. Lounge in the shade, take a dip in the rustic "splash pool" and enjoy the seasonal organic fruit. One thing is certain, one night is never enough. Accommodation is offered in 4 rooms, sleeping up to 11 guests. Laundry services are also available for guests' convenience.We are situated just 10 km from the Augrabies Falls National Park, making it an excellent base from which to explore the area. Activities include various day hikes and walks as well as a portion directly alongside the middle gorge.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Augrabies Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Augrabies Backpackers

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Desmond, Johnny Adams
10 April 2018

Facilities rating : 3 our of 10. Single ablution facility. Both man and woman use it. Power pionts not working. Will not recommend camp site to my friends.

Gcobisa Soci
31 March 2018

Thanx Coco and family for a weekend getaway stay filled with love, laughter and awesome memories. Your humility and customer service was top class 👌.The cherry on top was the horse riding experience, it was my first time and was breath-taking.

Tyson Clark
21 March 2018

Everything was great and the hosts were very hospitible

Jan Dirix
18 September 2017

Rooms are amongst the nicest I have ever had in a backpackers, even up to hotel standard. Environment is rustic, and Malcolm and Ursula went out of their way to help us around. Would definitely recommend.

Christina Derlat
02 June 2017

Place does not look like the pictures at all! The bathrooms were freshly renovated but the rooms itself are still under construction. No wall plaster, no floors, no proper sealing (yet), the bedside table lamps don’t even have shades. Curtains broken. Dead moths and spiders on the walls.Cupboard in our room was full with stuff. The matrasses are old and all you feel is the frame of the bed, bedlinen have holes and everything just feels damp. The kitchen is well equipped but was dirty (e.g. spiderwebs in scoop).We left earlier as planned and sent feedback to the owner with request to refund...
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Augrabies Backpackers Map

Augrabies Backpackers is 2km from the centre of Augrabies , the nearest airport 97.9km (Upington Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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