African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge - Jeffreys Bay, Kouga Country

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Jeffreys Bay Accommodation
Jeffreys Bay, Kouga Country

African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge

Jeffreys Bay, Kouga Country - Accommodation

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge in Jeffreys Bay

African Ubuntu is ideally situated in Jeffrey’s Bay, across the road from the beach with access to one of the world’s most famous breaks.

A relatively small backpackers there is always plenty of space to do your own thing with many places to relax and read a book, just plain old chill or have a laugh while watching our ducks waddle around the garden.

For this reason, along with our friendly and helpful staff, we are well known as a home away from home and more importantly, a clean home with many guests hanging around for longer than they expected.

We do get our party on now and again and either hang at the lodge playing pool and table tennis or we head out to one of the many happening pubs and restaurants and try our hardest to paint the town red. The more chilled at heart can curl up in front of the bonfire while reading a book, watch a movie in the lounge on the big screen, or gaze at the stars from one of our balconies.

We make delicious home-cooked meals most nights and every Friday we cook a traditional meal for our guests to try out some of the local cuisine. Think braais, potjies, salads from our vegetable garden, vegetarian dishes and much more.

So if you are looking for refreshing accommodation, one where you can put your feet up and no one will gasp at your sandy feet, you have arrived at the ideal accommodation with the best swell and hosts in town.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge,Jeffreys Bay, Kouga Country

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Womens Day Weekend

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 24° 55' 44.2" E / 34° 2' 7.5" S

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Driving to African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge in Jeffreys Bay, Kouga Country

Departing: Port Elizabeth Airport
Address: Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), 21 Boeing Street, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
Distance: 87 m / Duration: 59 mins
1.Head east0.4 km
2.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Allister Miller Dr
Go through 1 roundabout
1.4 km
3.Turn left onto Forest Hill N/B Rd0.8 km
4.Turn right onto Walmer Blvd/M90.6 km
5.Turn left onto Settlers Hwy/M4 (signs for R75/Grahamstown/Uitenhage/City)6.1 km
6.Take exit 751A to merge onto N2 toward M8/Kempston Road/Cape Town61.2 km
7.Take exit 689 toward R102/Jeffreys Bay/Mondplaas0.4 km
8.Turn left toward R1020.2 km
9.Turn right onto R10210.6 km
10.Turn left onto Da Gama Rd4.0 km
11.Turn right onto Koedoe Ave0.1 km
12.Turn right onto Cherry St
Destination will be on the right
87 m

Nearest Airport & Flights

Port Elizabeth Airport - Port Elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth International Airport was established in 1929 and each year it has more than one million passengers making it the fourth busiest airport in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth International Airport is three kilometres away from the city centre or a ten-minute drive and is close to the South Eastern side of Algoa Bay. Its former name was the H. F. Verwoerd Airport.

Reviews for African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Young vibe but there are private rooms. Nice and clean free continental breakfast:)

review by Nicola Mendonca

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

really cheap accommodation people were all really awesome really nice place to stay if your on a budget

review by Joshua Wiemann

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Absolutely amazing! And total convenience! I'll be coming back with more friends ;) gonna spread the word.

review by Timothy De Monk

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Serious vibe here! View from the bed early morning. Sorry for lighting quality haha

review by Josh Keet

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Let me start by saying that this is one of the best backpackers in South Africa let alone J-Bay. When you first arrive, you are at awe by how beautiful the place is with its lovely garden/patio area, balconies with ocean views, and and cute places to sit and listen to the waves.The dorms are clean, comfortable and has everything you need. The toilets/ showers are cleaned everyday by the very friendly staff. There is a hearty breakfast every morning (for free), guitars and African drums to play at your liking, nice music and incense burning from time to time. Now if you dont get caught up spending the whole day relaxing in the hammock (which is easy to do), there are many options to spend the day.Unlike many backpackers along the garden route, African Ubuntu is close to everything. There is a Superspar a few steps away (no need to plan ahead or worry about what to eat). The beach is a two minute walk where there are beautiful tide pools, sea shells and arguably the best surf spot in the world. If you dont want to surf and want to shop, the main beach is a nice walk away and has all the new surf gear and seafood you need. African Ubuntu also offers many activities including surf lessons, sun downers and more. The lessons are affordable and worth every cent because within two hours I felt like a pro. If you already know how to surf but want to rent a board, there is a board and a suit for every person and every wave. I would highly recommend surfing in the same waters as the pros.After the surf lessons comes the chill fire and brai. This is where the backpackers really sealed the deal. During the evenings, the people (volunteers, staff, travelers) got together and enjoyed each others company. This is why I realized why its called Ubuntu (philosophical meaning for being whole when being together), because you can stay for only a night and feel like you are with friends youve known forever. It feels like home.

review by Allison Hermann

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Friendly, good vibes, clean, close to the beach and good value.

review by African Ubuntu Jeffreys Bay

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Great spot and super close to everything you need from shops to the beach and surfing. Relaxed vibe and great staff. Has all the amenities needed and fun stuff.

review by elie daher

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Best place in JBay ! The staff is lovely, the rooms are clean and comfy and it's within a walking distance from the best waves. Would definitely go back. Cheers

review by Myles Wesley

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African Ubuntu Backpackers Lodge rating

Very nice backpackers to chill out! Staff is super friendly, the rooms are good and there is lots of space to chill out. There is also a small coffee shop on the premises. Did a surf lesson there which was very good! Highly recommend this place in J-Bay.

review by Jannis Speckmann

"Basic but awesome"

Great spot, great vibe, awesome waves. Was simple, the staff were excellent and the morning spent surfing was a personal highlight.

review by Louis Raubenheimer


It was amazing everyone is so friendly and welcoming I really enjoyed my stay will be back next year

review by Dehan Stroebel, South Africa

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