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About Owlhouse Backpackers

Owlhouse Backpackers is a quiet, homely lodge set in an established garden. Accommodation includes private rooms, dormitories and camping. We also offer a barbecue area and a well-equipped self-catering kitchen

Your well-travelled hosts will be only too happy to provide useful information on what to do locally, regionally and abroad.

Covid Safety Approved: The Owlhouse Backpackers is managed according to FEDHASA Guidelines.Our staff have been trained in COVID-19 preparedness, including PPE, hand hygiene, and social distancing. Our property is cleaned using recommended protocols and disinfectants


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Bathroom
  • Central location
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
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Availability and pricing

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  • Owlhouse Backpackers Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 Bunk bed in the 6 bedded inside dormitory at the Owlhouse Backpackers, sharing the communal kitchen, common area and... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Owlhouse Backpackers - Camping Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 Camping in the garden of the Owlhouse Backpackers. Guests need to bring their own tents along but they get to share the... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Owlhouse Garden Dormitory Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 Bunk bed in the 4 bedded outside dormitory at the Owlhouse Backpackers, sharing the communal kitchen, common area and... see more
            • Rooms Adults
              • Owlhouse Backpackers Twin room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Owlhouse Backpackers

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                  Graham Smith
                  05 April 2021

                  I was fortunate enough to be there for the Pampoenfees, so a festive time. Pity about the goose faeces at the tent pitching area

                  Anneen Davies
                  02 October 2020

                  We had a lovely stay at owl house backpackers. The room and bathroom were spotless and comfortable. The staff were super friendly and helpful and there was a little communal kitchen that we could use. The location is great as it is across the road from the owl house.

                  Andre Masson
                  27 December 2019

                  Good and friendly welcome

                  Kim Wiggett
                  23 December 2018

                  Very comfortable dorms. Good quality linen. Well kitted out and easily accessible and clean bathrooms.Definitely recommended.

                  Marelia Joubert
                  18 October 2018

                  Extensive information about the area is readily available. A visit to the owl house and fossil sites is a must and an aware maker of our surroundings. And it is easily accessible, even for older people. My 82 year old mom walked around the area with relative ease. The gravel road on the one side and tar road on the other side towards Nieuw Bethesda is well kept and easily accessible with any vehicles. The beautiful surroundings make up for little discomforts you might experience. A visit to the local small industries is a must as each of them offers something unique.

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                  Owlhouse Backpackers is 0.2km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 262.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling