Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

Accommodation:

  • NEW! Suites with a million dollar view;
  • Cottages;
  • River & Bay view en-suites;
  • Budget double & twin rooms;
  • Safari tents;
  • Dorms; and
  • Camping.

Suites (with a million dollar view!):

These brand new en-suite rooms are situated at the top of the property and have the million dollar view! Gazing down upon the stunning Chintsa Bay with an uninterrupted panoramic view you can relax and enjoy the open sundeck or gaze across the ocean from the comfort of your bed. Pure luxury! Suitable for couples and small families.

Cottages:

Nestled in the lush green bush of Buccaneers are divine beach style cottages with stunning sea, river or garden views. Bright, colourful and simple, each with a character of its own, they are the perfect choice for families or groups of friends who want their own, private, self-contained space. Each cottage sleeps four guests as standard and has its own private sundeck or patio area with braai (barbeque) and basic kitchen facilities (although the pots and pans may gather dust once you've tucked into your first divine home-made dinner, available from Buccs every evening!). A great option for a week at the beach.

River & Bay View En-suite rooms:

Overlooking the serene Chintsa lagoon and gazing towards the East where the African sun smiles its morning greeting Buccaneers en-suite rooms are placed perfectly for that peaceful, relaxing South African getaway. Feel welcomed in by the warm colours and the creative atmosphere of each room as the sun streams in through the door, leading out to a private sun-deck looking out onto Chintsa Bay. Ideal for couples and families with young children each room has access to basic, shared kitchen facilities.

Budget Double & Twin rooms:

We also have a range of double and twin accommodation with prices varying according to room type and views. Situated in cute little beach cottages and with shared bathroom and living areas you can choose from a double room, the cabin or our budget 'double or twin' option. Our budget double or twin rooms are perfect for couples and friends who are travelling on a shoe-string. With the privacy of a private room and the social advantages of a shared house all rolled into one, each of these spots opens out onto a stunning bougainvillea covered patio with seating and braai (barbeque) area to entertain your new friends!

Safari tents:

Our double and twin safari tents offer a great budget accommodation option. Supplied with beds and bedding and within easy distance of the bathrooms and kitchen, they take all the effort out of camping. We even have an outdoor bath if you're feeling brave!

Dorms:

Our simple, airy dorms offer backpackers a safe place to rest their weary heads. Look down onto the white sands of Chintsa Bay and the stunning sea-views from the top of the property. All dorms are in close proximity to the backpackers’ communal kitchen and shower facilities, as well as the View of Africa Room restaurant and the Skebenga Bar.

Camping:

Camping is one of the most popular hostel accommodation options during the high season when people want to save their money for all the fun things that happen at Buccaneers - our festive bar, yummy meals and much much more...

With several campsites to choose from it's up to you to decide where you pitch - our newest campsite is siutated at the bottom of the property, nestled behind the giant sand dunes of Chintsa beach and surrounded by South African forest and bush with new kitchen and ablution facilities right at hand.

     

Dining:

Breakfasts are served in the stunning View of Africa Room. An enormous deck gives you a sweeping view across the lagoon and over a vast stretch of coastline. Choices are from the highly healthy (fruit salads, homemade yoghurts, etc.) to the decidedly unhealthy (fried bacon and eggs). On Sundays we offer a FREE breakfast with fruit and fresh bread and eggs.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the poolside café.  The menu include salads, pizzas and tramezzinis. In winter lunch is served from the bar.

Buccaneers Pub and Long Table Restaurant:

At times very lively, sometimes very mellow, but always very friendly and easy going - a perfect place to impress the other travellers with your incredible travel yarns!

Facilities:

Proudly South African Gift Shop:

Our Gift Shop with a conscience stocks a variety of treasures that are perfect as gifts for those at home. All of our gifts are chosen because they will create a South African job and help with the advancement of communities.

The Skebenga Bar:

The Skebenga bar is a laid back affair with a pool table and dining area. Best of all is the view that will remind you that you have landed your pretty derriere in paradise! Winter time heralds the lighting of our cozy fire. The pub stocks most mainline drinks and mixers, as well as a local Cintsa Ale.

Beauty Bungalow:

Who says travel has to be rough? Come and get pampered at our beauty bungalow where you can indulge in anything from a massage to a facial. Ask our friendly reception staff for prices and bookings on arrival.

     

Internet Café:

Buccaneers Backpackers has a fully functional internet café with broadband access so that you can keep in touch with your Facebook buddies whilst you enjoy your stay with us. In addition to our desktop computers we also offer wireless access in the reception and bar area where you are welcome to connect with your own device.

Buccaneers Swimming Pool and Pool Bar:

Summer days happen around the Buccaneers Pool area. Take a dip & refresh. You can also enjoy our poolside bar and kitchen that will keep you fed and hydrated throughout those long lazy summer days.

Canoe Cintsa Lagoon:

Grab one of our canoes and head out for the lagoon where you can paddle around and enjoy the bird life. Our canoes can take both single paddlers and couples.

Stuff you get for free:

Buccaneers is famous for its afternoon activities with free wine! A range of activities are on offer throughout the week from volleyball tournaments to expeditions to the giant dunes for sundowners - check our activity board outside reception daily. The Buccaneers volleyball court is open to enthusiastic guests everyday. Grab a ball from reception and get everyone involved!

Free Breakfast!

Sunday morning sees the Skebengas of Saturday night in need of a little sustenance. Free breakfast for all! Enjoy the stunning morning views from the deck of the main house while you tuck into a fresh and tasty breakfast.

     

Local Xhosa School Concert:

A part of our free activity schedule, all Buccaneers guests are invited to join the Bulugha Farm School Feeding Scheme Concert on Thursday afternoons. The Bulugha choir will serenade you with traditional Xhosa songs (as well as a few songs you may know better!). Take this free opportunity to immerse yourself into Xhosa culture, see the workings of a rural South African school and spend a little time with the kids. This concert is an integral part of running the school Feeding Scheme which ensures that all children at Bulugha receive two nutritious meals a day. Any donations given at the concert will go directly into funding this vital part of the kids lives.

Directions

Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers is very easy to find. It is situated just off the N2, 35km from East London on the Wild Coast. Turn off the N2 at Exit 1026 if you are coming from the East London direction, and follow the Jikeleza/Chintsa signs. Take the East Coast Resorts road until you get to the Chintsa West turn-off - follow the Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers signs.

If coming from Durban side then take the Chintsa turn-off on the N2 and turn at the Chintsa West sign for Buccaneers.

Reviews

this place is the dogs gonads! Fab food, fab company, fab accommodation, bar at the pool, beach walks and the most amazing local forest walks all on the doorstep....oh and of course you may be lucky enough to meet a local field guide called Dennis! I have travelled loads and this is the best hostel I have ever come across, it caters for beach bums, surf dudes, beer monsters in fact something for everyone - can i get a job! LOL (I stayed here Jan 2012)

Kerry on 26th of January, 2012 at 14:57.

I've been travelling South Africa for years and turned my passion into my profession. Staying at Buccs is always like coming home. I always get excited when I turn of the road, passed the Buccs sign and drive towards reception with the beautiful view over the indian ocean. Facilities, location and vibe are extraordinary and turn every stay into a time in heaven. It is and will always be one of my favourite spots in Southern Africa. Thanks to the Price family and all the staff ... Looking forward to see you all soon ...

Alexander Wittig on 26th of January, 2012 at 14:48.

Hey guys, I rearly have to say...thats the best Feeling ever i had....so im coming 4 the Last 11 Jeahrs to buccs Because i Love the Lifestyle and the Familie of buccs and if u have a Bad Day there will gedding Vetter After a Walk on the Beach ....lets go there and Check ist Out guys ... U Need a Break? Go there and enjoy buccs u Never will vorget that beautyful Glace and that Familie Never

Sascha on 26th of January, 2012 at 14:45.

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful weekend at Buccs last summer. The en suite double room had an absolutely beautiful view - perfect for a very romantic but relaxed getaway! The staff were super friendly and my fav thing was eating freshly made pizzas which were made right alongside the pool. Would LOVE to go back again one day.

Joy-Anne on 25th of January, 2012 at 14:03.

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