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Riverfront Backpackers

Redhouse, Eastern Cape
R 275
Avg per night

Riverfront Backpackers is an environmentally friendly accommodation located on the river. It offers two dormitories, two private guest rooms, a private cottage, a shared kitchen, bathrooms, and common areas for all guests. The accommodation is situated right on the river, allowing guests to enjoy the calming sounds of the water and sunrise from the front veranda. Guests can also enjoy a classic South African braai or go for a swim on hot summer days.

Riverfront Backpackers is located 19 km from central Port Elizabeth, providing easy access to the town, beaches, and other cities along the Garden Route and Wild Coast. It is also only 45 km from Addo and other game parks. The river is a tidal salt water estuary, showcasing abundant birds and walking trails.

The accommodation aims to give travelers a chance to volunteer and give back to the local community, making unique memories during their stay. The founder, Mark, a backpacker himself with a heart for service, has fostered relationships in the area and has connections to local service leaders in need of extra help. Upon arrival, guests can talk to Mark about helping in the nearby Motherwell Township, which has an up-and-coming recycling center and soup kitchen for children that can always use an extra hand.

At Riverfront Backpackers, guests can enjoy various activities such as paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, surfing, and more. Additional activities, such as Addo Elephant Safari, sailing, Motherwell Township tour, windsurfing lessons, surf lessons, surf coastal tour, and fishing, are available at an additional cost. Friendly, English-speaking staff provide tourist information for activities all around the area.

Transportation is offered upon request, and Uber is widely available in the area. Private parking on the premises is also provided. There is a massage therapist on site and a beauty therapist in the village offering relaxing massages and aromatherapy experiences. Guests can book their safari to the Addo Elephant Park through Riverfront Backpackers. The accommodation offers beautiful sunsets with flamingoes flying over, where guests can enjoy a glass of wine on one of the loungers. Long walks in a peaceful village or a slow row down the river with a picnic on the other side are also available.

Riverfront Backpackers is situated in a secluded village on the riverfront, providing a space for children and their families to play and run around freely. It is a social place with quite a few other children staying there. The accommodation is creating an eco-sustainable riverfront home and a platform for responsible travelers to relax in the quiet Redhouse village in Port Elizabeth. It has a vegetable garden and is located 10 km from a good surfing beach and 45 km from the Addo Game Park.

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