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Gecko Backpackers & campsite

Box 753, Plot 13 Sabie Road, Hazyview, South Africa


  • 92%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

Property Information:

'About 3KM from Hazyview, on the Sabie road, you'll find a little gem called Gecko Backpackers.

Tucked away in the heart of one of the last remaining indigenous forest along the Sabie Valley, Gecko Backpackers will give you a real sense of 'THIS IS AFRICA'

We offer basic but clean accommodation ranging from dormitories rooms to off-suite twins and doubles.

The world famous Kruger National Park is 12 km from us, and the Blyde River Canyon, the third biggest, but greenest canyon in the world only 45 km from us, making Gecko Backpackers a good base from which to explore these wonders.

Pop in for a stay, where our friendly staff will greet you with a smile, all ready to help you plan your activities, ranging from big 5 Safari's in Kruger National Park, to day trips to the Panorama, or for the more crazy thrill-seeking adventure type, we'll set you of f to some white river rafting, quad biking, Sky Way trials zip-lining, and so much more!

Come join us for a cold drink at our vibrant little bar, or jump into our splash pool after a long days' activities in the African heat.

Remember to bring your meat, we at Gecko Backpackers love our braais, and come join our fellow tourists for stunning African evenings with splendid views of the bush, or alternatively use our fully equipped self catering kitchen to prepare your meals.

Whether for a quick overnight, or a little break-away with the family, come join us and enjoy the relaxed vibe you thoroughly deserve.

If you love the outdoors and is a nature lover who wants to escape modern urban lifestyle, Gecko Backpackers is calling out your name! Come say hallo, you'll love it!!

Gecko Backpackers

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  • Latest Review

    I have travelled a lot in South Africa and Australia, but i have never experienced a better place and hospitality than at Gecko Backpackers !!! The 2 guys that run the place, is simply some of the most awesome and friendly people I ever met !! I highly recommend Gecko Backpackers !! Kristoffer - Denmark - September 2015 !!
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly


  • Credit Cards Accepted

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Gecko Backpackers & campsite Located at Box 753, Plot 13 Sabie Road, Hazyview.
Gecko Backpackers & campsite
South Africa
Hazyview 1242 Mpumalanga Box 753, Plot 13 Sabie Road
88% 25
-25.0433040 31.1028920
Gecko Backpackers & campsite
    Rooms available     Basic 6 Bed Private Ensuite     Basic 12 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite     Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Deluxe 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
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