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Kaga Mountains Backpackers is a cozy, comfortable backpackers located in Bedford - ideal for travellers in the Eastern Cape.

Our Story


A dream come true.  I have finally found the time and place to do what I love - it's taken many years, but hey, better late than never

My kids are my inspiration for whatever I do, and their energy and support is unlimited. Thanks guys, you rock!
Kev, your free spirit and love of nature and the earth keeps me grounded
Kate, your free spirit and creativity inspire me.  Thanks for the logo :)

It couldn't have happened without the enormous help - physical and spiritual - of some extraordinary people:
Sisakhe - your energy, enthusiasm, and unwavering help have made it happen

Selunathi, thanks for the name, and your incredible instinct for interior design

Regan - can put up fencing in record time, sturdy and strong!
Moulla - master painter!

To everyone, and all our guests, for their wonderful support - thank you :)

Kaga Mountains Backpackers is situated in Bedford, Eastern Cape, directly opposite Eaglehout - famous for its excellent wooden furniture, tea garden, nursery and craft shop. 



Lounge and dining
Front view
Entrance hall
The magic tree
Front door
Mountain view
Front view
Bunk beds
Bunk beds
Family room
Bunk beds
Driveway with mountain
Chilling in the garden
A visit from Apple
Front verandah
Front outside
Front view
Kitchen and dining
Dining and lounge
Entrance hall
Part of kitchen
Bunk beds

What is provided

Free Wi-Fi
All linen provided

Bring your own towel

The communal kitchen is fully kitted out.  Gas plates, microwave, toaster, fridge, all cutlery and crockery are provided.
There is a braai available
Housekeeping is done daily
Tea and coffee is available.  It's instant coffee, but it still warms your tummy
Satellite TV in the communal lounge
There is parking inside the property



- En-suite bathroom

- Sleeps 4 people (a double bed and one bunk bed)

- R590 per night for the room


- 3 bunk beds

- Both rooms sleep 6 people

- R210 pp per night

- Backpacker room 1 has an en-suite bathroom

Please book beds separately when booking in the backpacker rooms.

Prices subject to change without notice



Things to do

Bedford Garden Festival


The Bedford Garden Festival is held annually in October.  Well worth a long weekend away!

Bedford, Eastern Cape


There is plenty to see and do in and around Bedford. 

For the most detailed information - things to see and do, shopping, events, etc. visit www.bedford.co.za - it's all there!


All feedback is welcome!