If you’re looking for an affordable, fun, eco-friendly experience close to Kruger National Park, look no further than Shik Shack Backpackers. Located just 32 km from Kruger’s Orpen Gate, we are part of a community project which is home to our international volunteers, three dogs , two donkeys and a coop full of chickens and roosters. Rustic off the grid accommodation (this means no electricity in rooms and no running water!! ) is available in compact thatched huts, or tents with shared alfresco ablutions (composting toilets and wood fire heated bucket showers under a big Marcela tree).
We also offer rustic camping sites if you have your own gear.
Our common area includes a food prep area/lounge (made entirely from recycled materials, and incorporating simple water saving, and recycling ideas) a fire pit and barbecue. You’ll enjoy a mountain view and star gazing at night with no interference from electric lights – here it’s all about moonlight and firelight.
If it’s luxury accommodation you’re looking for , keep looking – this isn’t it.
We’re located on the property of Nourish Not for Profit, which includes a library, pre-school, permaculture garden and eco farm. Community members are baking fresh bread in our bakery and traditional meals, as well as packed breakfasts and lunches can be arranged (must be booked in advance, and we can cater to vegetarian/vegan diets). Village tours and game drives on a private reserve can be booked, and are just a few kilometres away. (Pre booking essential ) Crafts from local artists are available for sale.
Free private parking is available on site. Free WIFI and electrical plug points can be accessed 24 hours a day in our WIFI zone. For check-ins after 4pm and on weekends expect to be greeted by our security guard on-site who will show you around, our English and communication skills might be rudimentary, but it's all part of our process of capacity building community tourism and creating opportunities and job creation at a grassroots level through Shik Shack... if you buy into this, wanting a better planet for people, and the environment, then you'll get our ethos, and your time here will leave you happy and inspired.
- Kostenloser Parkplatz