Welcome to Tsitsa Falls Backpackers & Adventures

Passionately run Backpacers, the last unexplored area in the North Eastern Cape, Maclear in the Southern Drakensberg. Managed and run by Adriaan and Angela Badenhorst. The 80 hec farm was converted into a homely and comfortable Backpackers that sleeps 21 guests. We also have camping grounds close to the Backpackers or for the more adventurous anywhere on the property.
We are an eco-friendly “off the grid” Backpackers that runs all kitchen items, ie oven, fridges etc on gas, and lights in and around the house is candles and paraffin lamps, giving the Backpackers a romantic ambiance with chill vibes.
We cater for meals, our food is home made and when in season, we pick our veggies and salads straight from the vine in our organic veggie patch. Please contact us for meals, as we are quite a way from shops and need to know in advance with dietary requirements.
Our Adventures are tailor made to your needs, not to mention mind blowing, from kayaking , zipline, hiking trails, San rock art sites and extreme flyfishing. You will leave with the biggest rush ever and a kaleidoscope of memories.

Panoramic shot of The Falls Backpackers at Tsitsa Falls


We have 3 double rooms for couples, 2 dorm rooms - one sleeps 6 and ensuite the other sleeps 5 and the toilets and showers are right next to the room, and the one Rondavel that sleeps 4 guests or can be rented out for a couple looking for a bit of privacy.
Our rooms are rustic, clean and comfortable. Bedding , pillows and sheets are all included.


We have a braai area for all selfcaterers, wood is available, Gas, oven, fridges and freezer, Solar panel to charge cell phones and other items, Self catering kitchen, donkey boiler for hot showers, clean linen and duvets, cushions, candles and paraffin lamps in rooms.


Full or half day hikes, kayaking , zip line tour , extreme flyfishing ( bring own gear), Birding, San rock art sites.

abseiling down Tsitsa Falls with the kayaks

Tsitsa Falls BackpackersZipline across Tsitsa Fallsrock climbing near Maclear Eastern Cape


From Maclear take the R56 towards Mt Fletcher, about 20km from Maclear take the 2ND Tsitsa falls turn off ( Not the 1st unless you want a 4x4 route), turn onto dirt road, 7km to us on the farm, just follow the Tsitsa Falls signs, with the last sign on the farm gate before you enter.
If you are coming from Matatiele take the 1st Tsitsa falls turn off, 7km dirt road to Tsitsa Falls Backpackers, follow Tsitsa falls signs till you get to the farm with Tsitsa falls sign on gate.
GPS coordinates: S31.0148 E28.4836

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