+27 71 551 1949 / 079 512 3921 bookings@augrabiesbackpackers.co.za

Working Farm &


“Pack Up Your Troubles in your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile”. You’re definitely not marching off to war, but pack your bags and get on over to Augrabies Backpackers for a break from the pressures of life in the city, to gaze at the stars and start dreaming again at the place where peacocks decorate the lawns.

A piece of paradise

Share our piece of paradise for a couple of days and let the green Kalahari enchant you

simple things

Learn to find joy and appreciate the simple things in life again

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Camping from R125 p/p per night, rooms from R350

Augrabies Backpackers is situated a mere 10km from the spectacular Augrabies Falls. The falls are definitely one of the must see’s in our area. Let us pack you a picnic basket to enjoy whilst visiting the falls and exploring our beautiful National Park.

Besides all the regular animals we keep as a working farm, we also have pets. Elfie (above) was one of them. She was deformed and only lived for two weeks, but while she did, she was the happiest little lamb you could ever know. 

We are affectionately known by some locals as “the zoo” due to the variety of animals we keep. We volunteer with a local animal welfare program that rescues, traps, nutres and returns ferrel cats, etc.

About the Falls

The Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange River, the largest river in South Africa. The waterfall is enclosed by the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 183 feet in height.

The name is derived from the Nama word “Aukoerebis”. The name, used by the Khoi people, means the “Place of Great Noise.” This refers to the Orange River water thundering its way down the 56 m spectacular main Water Fall.

We grow 90% of the food for our animals right here. Everything is organic and we use no pesticides or chemical fertilisers. During the course of a year you will find sunflower, teff, oats, corn, lucern, millet and sorghum.


summer rates

From R125 p/p per night



Contact Info

071 551 1949 / 079 512 3921

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5 star review  Lovely camping on a working farm. The hosts go out of their way to accommodate you! Also very close to Augrabies Falls.

thumb Paul Vaandrager
May 2, 2021

5 star review  This is one place that I absolutely can recommend. This place is unique, as it is not your typical flashy city backpackers hostel. From the moment you arrive, you are being welcomed warmly by genuine friendly people. The owners goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and will not hesitate to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I have been to many backpackers foreign and domestic, and can honestly say that here you will not find at the reception desk somebody that just stare at you. Here you are being greeted and even helped setting up camp, should you wish to stay in a tent. This is a working farm, you will find various animals as well as vegetable gardens. In season, you may be able to have some of the freshest products available. Other farm fresh items eg. milk and eggs and their products like yoghurt and ice cream may also be available. For families, this place will keep kids entertained easily. Located close to the Augrabies waterfalls, it is a great spot to discover also other hidden treasures of this area. Quick layout of the establishment, there is rooms, laundry facility, ample of grass under trees for camping, big area for fire and braai (BBQ), swimming pool and food can be prepared upon request for visitors as well. I myself will most definitely return and stay here again.

thumb Jerome Laubscher
Apr 30, 2021

4 star review  Staying at the Augrabies Backpackers was a nice change from Cape Town city life and you will be part of a working farm with goats, sheep, chickens, geese, turkeys, cats and dogs as well as vegetables and a plant nursery. I received a warm welcome and was shown around the farm on arrival that was much appreciated. All the people living on the farm showed me warmth and respect and were very welcoming. I enjoyed the swimming pool and used it many times to cool off as it gets a little warm in Augrabies. Those families with young children will really enjoy petting the friendly goats, sheep, dogs and cats. May God bless this wonderful place to really prosper and thanks to each one of you for your kindness and hospitality that made my stay enjoyable.

thumb Mark Sandison
Mar 24, 2021

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