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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the campground which was clean albeit only had a couple of "open" or "outdoor" showers and a couple of sinks. The covered kitchen area was satisfactory. The is a volleyball court, an outdoor pool and a daytime bar on the grounds within minute's walking distance. The main bar, with a flat screen and a pool table is...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'd never been to Chintsa before so was not sure where to start when looking for/booking accommodation. Friends of mine recommended Buccaneers and I'm so glad I went with their recommendation! Perfect location (right by a lagoon and the sea), fantastic rooms and amenities (so clean and well looked after) and the meals they serve were great. They have tons...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for some rest and relaxation without being totally cut off from everything. This place has it all - a view to die for, steps from the beach, lots to do, absolutely wonderful staff, delicious meals - the list goes on and on. Our room (Walter) was perfect. The meals were absolute value for money. We had a...

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peterborough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the Coffee Shack we were looking foreword to staying here. We had a lovely bungalow over looking the ocean, basic but had everything you need. It was quite whilst we were there. The only down side was the staff, it seemed to use that the bar staff were high on drugs and one of the staff was seen offering...

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Management response:

thank you for your very honest review. i have taken your comments about our staff behavior at our bar area pretty seriously, as that is not the impression that we would like our guests to leave with. so my apologies for any offense taken. we hope that you will return in the future and wish you safe and good travels...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buccaneers, Cintsa West, Eastern Cape With its dormitory accommodation, camp site and numerous organised activities available, this is essentially a backpackers hostel/lodge for the young, but the more mature are welcome and there are simple self catering cottages with brai facilities, overlooking the lagoon, beach, dunes and the Indian Ocean. The slightly wild gardens and woodland around the site are...

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thanks for the review. we look forward to having you back at buccs in the future

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival at Buccaneers, we booked a twin/double room and were placed in a very nice cottage with sea view! Everything quite basic, but fine!! The surroundings are very pretty, unfortunately there was too much wind to lie on the beach but it was beautiful there. During the night we had visitors, a small group of...

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thank you for the review... the cows belong across the river but seem to love walking across the beach to eat just that! we are glad that you got to enjoy there visit too. see you again sometime in the future.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1 of my all time favorite backpackers in South Africa! My friend and I stayed in the Beko Chalet and OMG it had the most breathtaking view of the whole lagoon and beach from our room! the untouched beauty of this place is so spectacular you honestly have the most amazing landscape views from your bed! The backpacker offers many...

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thank you thank you. what a review.!.. our new rooms are pretty special, but what made your experience with us so extraordinary, is that you got so involved and we are already waiting for your return. Your heart is safe with us til we see you again.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buccaneers is definitely one of my favourite places I stayed at in South Africa! This backpackers is amazing! On a small hill just on top of the beach and lagoon, the view is amazing! We stayed in a private chalet (name is Biko), super clean, designed with taste, and the view on our balcony straight on the lagoon for the...

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thank you for the great review. lovely to have hosted you at our very beautiful buccaneers. you made the absolute most of what we had on offer and a thanks too you for coming on our school trip with us.. we hope to host you again in the near future.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a two bedroom chalet overlooking the river/sea.The Chalet was simply but adequately furnished. The restaurant was good, and on our second day provided a free breakfast. The walk down to the beach is easy and it is possible to get to Chinsta East by foot to buy provisions. The staff were helpful and parking was spot on....

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hi paul, thanks for staying with us and for putting in a great review. we hope to host you again in the future. travel well for the rest of your holiday

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely backpackers in peaceful Chintsa. You are only a couple of minutes walk away from the beach. The dinners they make every night are excelelnt. I have only good things to say. Thank you Buccaneers!

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thank you for your lovely review, we try our best to make it just as good as it can be for all that pass our door. We wish you safe travels and a speedy return to buccaneers in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buccaneers, set in beautiful indigenous gardens with magnificent views of the Cintsa Bay and lagoon, has been a haven for travelers for the last 17 years. With its great location and wide range of accommodation offering from camping to en-suite rooms and facilities like a swimming pool, free canoes, volleyball court & (of course) the beach right on its doorstep. Buccaneers has been Fair Trade certified and is intricately involved in local community projects. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Address: | Cintsa West, Chintsa 5217, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Price Range: $33 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Ask how private your room is and perhaps upgrade to a suite for more privacy.”
, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views in the suites”
AndrewGreen9, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Splurge and opt out of getting a dorm”
christinaarmstrong2, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Seemed like all rooms have a view”
744annas, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Lungi room is great for a single or couple, with a stunning ocean view”
ChrisH939, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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