Buccaneers on the beach, Chintsa, South Africa, Chintsa

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Most travelers will have undoubtedly heard of Buccaneers long before they make it to Chintsa. Many consider it the best backpackers in South Africa. The backpackers is spread out over 25 acres of semitropical coastal forest and overlooks the most beautiful unspoiled beach and bay.

Buccaneers is known for its great choices - and this goes for our accommodation as well. If you're a couple wanting something really special, our new suites and en-suites are a great choice; with the best views in the house, simple bright decor, beautiful sea views and lovely private sun decks. We have whole cottages available for rent which are perfect for families and groups of friends, budget double or twin rooms which all come with access to shared kitchen, living areas, bathrooms and which open onto lovely bougainvillea covered patios. Our double and twin safari tents offer a very good budget option for couples. Supplied with beds and bedding and within easy distance of the bathrooms and kitchen, they take all the effort out of camping! We also cater for those travelling on a shoe-string with our dorms and forest camp-site.

Buccaneers offers a lively bar which has certainly seen some great revelry in its time. Our stunning tropical pool is a buzzy spot in the summer months when a gorgeous poolside cafe offers freshly made pizzas, salads, tremezinis, cold beers and cool drinks to wash it all down with.

Every evening there is a delicious dinner available at the backpackers - home-made, hearty portions, kind on the pocket and always a vegetarian option available, these meals are a fantastic opportunity to sit down, relax and get to know your fellow guests.

Every day there is a free activity organised for guests from volleyball to sun-downers on the giant sand dunes and treasure hunts - all involve a free glass of wine to help break the ice with the rest of the gang!

Buccaneers is a haven of tranquility and natural delights - quiet beach walks or canoe trips up the Chintsa river and a secret bird hide on our own dam. You can also get your kick of adrenaline with local adventure tour operator African Heartland Journeys who run surf schools, beach horse trails, big 5 game drives, mountain bike rides, cultural tours and even volunteer experiences - all bookable through the reception at Buccaneers.

Buccaneers is Fair Trade Tourism certified.

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Location and Contact


• Latitude: -32.836219 (32° 50' 10.39'' S)
• Longitude: 28.112082 (28° 6' 43.50'' E)
• **The hostel is easy to find when you know how...but a word of warning: Don't follow the "shortest route" on your GPS system!
• Chintsa is just off the N2 around 40km's from East London.
• From East London:
• Follow signs N2 Mthatha take exit 1060 off N2. Cross over freeway. Go 1.9km to Schaefli Rd turnoff (left only). Follow the road 15.4 km to Chintsa west/Buccaneers turnoff, after 900m turn left at Buccaneers sign follow the gravel road to reception.
• From Mthatha / Wild Coast:
• Follow the N2 towards East London, 39.7 km from Kei River Bridge Shell Ultra take Chintsa turnoff, follow the road for 10.4 km to Chintsa west/Buccaneers turnoff (do not take Chintsa east turnoff) after 900m turn left at the Buccaneers sign, follow gravel road to reception.



Address: Vincent, Chintsa (Cintsa), Eastern Cape, South Africa

Buccaneers on the beach, Chintsa, South Africa is listed on the following booking sites:

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Phone Number: +27 (0)82 657 9127
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup (R350.- pp)

Breakfast (R20.- - R80.-)

Dinner (R75.- - R110.-)

24 Hour Security


BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Swimming Pool


Table Tennis

Yoga Classes

Lockers in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7.30am-10pm

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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