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Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

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R74, Jagersrust 3354 South Africa
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#1 of 5 Speciality lodging in Jagersrust
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The venue is really amazing. The lodge is found on a stunning 300 hectares of land near the foot of the Amphitheatre (Royal Natal National Park) and Cathedral Peak. The Mpande River weaves through the lands. There are buck, small mammals and a fantastic array of wild birds near the 2 dams and a picture postcard view from the lawn, a 360 degree panorama that takes in the entire Northern range from the Amphitheatre all the way to Cathkin Peak. The lodge is a base from which you can explore different sections and all the highlights of the Drakensberg Park each day. Built from stone, thatch and wood, the place is like an artist's sculpture with stained glass, metal and wooden carvings, mosaics and beautiful indigenous rockeries.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Billiards
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
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Fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
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postbluescape wrote a review May 2021
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The owner is super friendly and helpful, the staff are vibrant and add to the lively atmosphere of the backpackers. The bar/restaurant/pool area is absolutely wonderful, was in enthralled with all the different settings you could enjoy in one building.
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Jesbedfield wrote a review May 2021
Clarens, South Africa1 contribution
Ampitheatre Backpackers is truly a 5 star Backpackers! The rooms were lush, it was so great to have a restaurant and bar at the venue, where the food was great and they serve quartz/big Savannahs! We came to watch the live music and we had so much fun! 10/10 would recommend
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ThoziTheCreator wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
I enjoyed my stay at Amphitheatre backpackers. I discovered the lodge a couple of years back and have visited around 6 or 7 times since discovering it. On this occasion I was camping and had brought my own tent. The communal kitchens and bathroom was kept really clean throughout my entire stay and I had no issues whatsoever. I also visited as a work visit, so it was great to have access to the internet which was perfect even strong enough for my daily video meetings.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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jackiediack wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
I travelled for a mountain race, so was just looking for a bed to sleep in and dinner before heading out to the race venue before dawn. The staff were super friendly, helpful and efficient. Ilsa is a character worth visiting for, and the vibe in the restaurant/bar area was tangible. You can't help but feel the fun, positive energy of the place and it brings the same out in the guests. My room simple - a standard twin - but it was clean, warm and well situated in relation to the main building, considering it was raining for most of my stay. I didn't love the shared bathroom, but it is a backpackers lodge and a fabulous one at that. If you are looking for 5 star accommodation, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want to make memories and value good hospitality, then I would absolutely say try out Amphitheatre Backpackers, you won't regret it. The pizza was delicious, the fire was warm and the company was fabulous ...and I travelled alone, so the venue gets 100% of the credit for the good stay I had.
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clivedawkins wrote a review May 2021
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Eat the Pizza, it’s out of this world. Location is perfect and the place is very tidy. Out door kitchen and braai area is cool. Watch out for the funny taps in the showers.! Great atmosphere with convenient access to the mountain.
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PRICE RANGE
US$29 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalJagersrust
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cobham Nature Reserve (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Patch, Depresso life without Coffee, and Coffee Shop @ Alpine Heath Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.