Welcome travellers near and far!

Nestled in a beautiful old building between the Knysna Lagoon and the N2, Shepherds Tree Backpackers offers upmarket backpacker-style accommodation to traveller’s exploring our magical Eden District, who are wanting to enjoy the unique blend of relaxation and adventure that Knysna has to offer.

We welcome local and international travelers, school touring groups and international volunteers, looking for an affordable, clean, comfortable and creative place to rest their heads—just a stone’s throw from local hot spots, tourist attractions and a sneaky swim in the lagoon.

Combine our ideal location, great facilities, homely feel and creative edge and pair it with our breath-taking views of Knysna lagoon, and you’ve got yourselves a fantastic addition to your Garden Route bucket list!

We have an 6 sleeper dorm room, a 4 sleeper dorm room and a 2 sleeper dorm room, and our facilities include free WiFi, a shared bathroom and kitchen and a bon fire pit. Our massive gardens offer little nooks and crannies to sit and relax with a good book and enjoy nature around you.

Walking distance from the town center, Waterfront and all major shops, we are perfectly located for the frequent traveler.


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