Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

About Us


African Array hostel and backpackers Lodge was started in 2012 and is a family run backpackers which is among the top hostels on the Garden Route. Located in the Ladywood forest in Plettenberg Bay off the N2 onto a country road on top of a forested hillside.

We commit to deliver excellent service and facilities and guarantee to match any prices offered on accommodation in the Plettenberg bay area.

We are pleased to announce that we have won the Certificate of Excellence for 2014 from Tripadvisor and, and look forward to working hard to receive more awards.

Our Team


We employ local staff and complement our employment role with some foreign volunteers. Our long term volunteers have the option to work helping out with front desk duties as a means of positive first world influence and assistance to our local staff compliment.

The owners, Matthew & Vicky, with a background in hospitality has kept African Array Lodge in a state of constant evolution. It is for this reason that our staff have developed their skills from gardening and basic housekeeping to computer, management, tour guiding and building skills.

In short…

  • We are committed to a long term plan to develop our business responsibly and sustainably using local people to get the job done.
  • We have the widest variety of accommodation ranging from our upmarket lodge to backpackers and camping.
  • We offer the best prices on all accommodation and travel services in our area most of which we have on offer in house.

Why not…. BOOK NOW

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