Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers - Chintsa, Wild Coast

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Chintsa Accommodation
Chintsa, Wild Coast

Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

Chintsa, Wild Coast - Accommodation

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Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers in Chintsa

It has been said that Buccaneers is a bit like a village because of the way it is spread over eight hectares of wild coastal forest right next to the stunning Chintsa Beach. Many describe it as a place to come home to and a legend in its own time. For us it is home and for the past 12 years we have been sharing it with people just like you - travellers from all over the world.

We have created a wide range of accommodation and activities to suit many different needs. Buccaneers Lodge is a haven of tranquility and natural delights. Guests can enjoy quiet beach walks or canoe trips up the Chintsa River or reading a book in the secret bird hide on our own dam. Buccaneers has a lovely lively bar which has certainly seen some great revelry in its time. Our stunning tropical pool is a busy spot in the summer months when a gorgeous poolside café offers decidedly decadent refreshments including divine pizzas. Every day we have some sort of free activity so you can relax and meet the rest of the gang.

Meals are optional but hard to resist. A different dinner is available every night and we always offer a good vegetarian option. We offer famous candlelit dinner parties three times a week and hearty meals in the pub. Breakfasts are leisurely affairs taken in the View of Africa Room with its sweeping views of the Chintsa Bay.

Activities available include marvellous beach horse rides, an excellent surf school, divinely relaxing massages, Chintsa Beach and country bicycle rides, and weekly visits to Bulugha Farm School for a heart-warming Xhosa concert and a chance for you to contribute to our feeding scheme. Right on our doorstep, the Inkwenkwezi Big 5 Game Reserve offers excellent game drives and a unique opportunity to get up close to elephants.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers,Chintsa, Wild Coast

  • Beach
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Game Drives
  • Horse Riding
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 28° 6' 37.2" E / 32° 50' 11.3" S

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Driving to Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers in Chintsa, Wild Coast

Departing: East London Airport
Address: Settlers Way, East London, 5200, South Africa
Distance: 62 m / Duration: 45 mins
1.Head east0.3 km
2.Turn left onto Settlers Way/R72
Continue to follow R72
8.0 km
3.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Fleet St/R720.2 km
4.Turn left onto Cambridge St0.8 km
5.Cambridge St turns right and becomes Commercial Rd1.0 km
6.Turn left onto Fitzpatrick Rd/R72
Continue to follow R72
5.4 km
7.Turn right to merge onto N2 toward Mthatha3.9 km
8.Take exit 1054 for Main Road toward East London/M10/R102/Gonubie0.3 km
9.Turn left onto Main Rd0.2 km
10.Turn right onto R1025.4 km
11.Turn right onto Shafli Rd15.4 km
12.Turn right0.9 km
13.Turn left1.6 km
14.Slight right
Destination will be on the left
62 m

Nearest Airport & Flights

East London Airport - East London

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East London Airport welcomes 346 000 people each year and is a busy yet small national airport that has around 25 flights a day. The creation of the airport was in 1927 with a municipal aerodrome at Woodbrook, it moved several times and in 1965 the airport was moved for the last time to its present location, only 10 kilometres from East London’s city centre.

Reviews for Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

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Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers rating

We are regular visitors and we love this spot, ablution facilities at camp sites need upgrade and maintenance, the food is devine and love the staff and management. Great place

review by Natasha Heath

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Absolutely amazing setting. well worth a stop on any trip. you get waaaay more than you actually pay for. amazing value for money.get a private room. you won't regret it!!!

review by Gavin Petzer

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Beautiful views of Cintsa Beach. A place to relax or have an adventure. Food is wholesome and delicious - vegetarian options available. Staff friendly and helpful. A must go holiday destination for all

review by Natasha Meyer

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The best most organised backpackers I have been to. You just come with your clothes and they literally take care of the rest. Super awesome friendly staff. We will definitely be back!

review by Andreas Schiemann

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Best backpackers in South Africa. We rented one of the newer en-suite rooms with a garden view, that had a communal kitchen and lounge next door. We loved it. The room was crisp and clean, the location was astounding and the Cintsa beach stretches for kilometers and kilometers. Staff was a bit aloof to be quite frank but mostly friendly. Great breakfast spot we only discovered the morning we left, so look into that from the beginning!

review by John P

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Love the place. New units built and upkeep of entire area very good. Loved that we could get Emeraldvale craft beer here. Their card machine did not work and they said we could come back the next day to pay. Now where do you still get that kind of attitude? Full marks, guys.

review by On A Cloud

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The place is nice but they forced us (2 adults and 3 young children) to leave in a moments notice after we spent there one night as they double booked. Besides an empty apologize they didn't offer any proper compensation. I wont go back there.

review by Alon Farber


Camped in tents. Equipped kitchen with gasstoves, cutlery, fridges and enclosed patio made cooking a breeze. Or you can opt for set menu dinners and breakfasts with a superb view. Enjoy a game of volleyball next to the pool, or relax in the bar or any of the lounges. Our favourite backpackers.

review by Janke Vd Merwe

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Staff gave us a discount on the double with sea view . Very clean and cozy room with great bathroom and small fridge. Kitchen only open until 8pm and the filter coffee for 20 ZAR were the only drawbacks. Bar has good choice of beers.

review by Kim Mishra

"The tranquility of the setting"

Very spacious accommodation, and the meals provided were delicious. Staff very friendly and accommodating, nice vibe about the place with lots of activities. Will revisit

review by igna le Roux

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This place was much larger than I expected! The rooms were spacious and had bathrooms. The view from my dorm room was spectacular. There is a bar with a pool table and the nights get pretty lively. The hostel grounds are well manicured and there a path down to the beach. If you take a right on the beach and walk for 30min you'll find a beached whale. It'll be there for quite some time and even when it's.gone the bones will remain. Sign up for their dinners they're spectacular!

review by Patric Flynn

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Great fun hostel with free wine with volleyball games get involved. Great views from tree house style layout. Good food get the curry. Rooms nice but pillows very yellow and there was some mould on my quilt. Nice place to stay and chill

review by Chris Dale

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