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African Array Lodge

Hostel | 30 Ladywood, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa 6600

85.7% Overall Rating

4 out of 4 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/04/2014)

karl schmidt thinks…

"BEAUTIFUL site, overlooking hills, valley, INDIAN OCEAN coast, w/multiple terraces & cushioned chairs/couches to enjoy the incredible views. Staff goes to great lengths to meet any & all needs,…"

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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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African Array Lodge is the last hidden Jewel on the Garden Route and should not be missed when you visit Plettenberg Bay. Get spoilt with the most amazing 280 degree view of the Robberg Peninsular, Tsitsikamma Mountains and a stunning Valley overlooking the Roodefontein Stud farm, Golf course and the Roodefontein dam. Relax on one of the decks and enjoy the nature the way it was meant to be enjoyed in total comfort.

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Quad Ocean View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double Garden View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 person Mountain View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 4 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 6 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 2 person Garden View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About African Array Lodge

African Array is nestled between a biome of Fynbos on a high cliff overlooking a beautiful Valley with spectacular mountain and ocean views, the world famous Robberg Peninsular and the historical Jakkels Kraal dairy farm home to the Griekwa people.

Relax on the deck and enjoy the beautiful view while watching the fish eagles dive into the Roodfontein dam or just hover over head right in front of you. The sunsets and sunrises is most amazing and not to be missed while staying at African Array. You feel like you are miles from civilization even though town is just a stone through away. Laze in the hammocks scattered around the garden under trees and hidden from everyone else, so you can have a nice relaxed time without being bugged. The hostel has WI FI and is available all around the garden on the deck and is free. For those guests who don't have their own laptop or smart phone we have a terminal in the reception you are welcome to use and stay in contact with your loved ones.

Breakfast Lunch and dinner can be ordered off a menu at the bar and the beers are always cold. Dinners must be ordered by 4pm in order for us to provide good food at a reasonable time. In order for us to give you an authentic African experience we will serve traditional meals at night. Should you like to cater for yourself we have a fully equipped kitchen making it easy and comfortable.

We have a array of activities. Bungy from the highest bridge, swim with seals or dive with sharks, skydive over one of the world's most beautiful drop zones. Hiking some of the most amazing coastal hikes in the country, the Robberg Peninsular is a must see.

We recommend two nights stay.

Accommodation Information

At African Array Lodge we pride ourselves on our rooms which are services daily. We can accommodate 28 guests in private rooms and dormitory.

Our hostel has 2 double bedrooms with shared bathrooms
1 quad superior bedroom with full en-suite bathroom.
2 dormitories.

Most rooms have big windows where guests can enjoy mountain and ocean views and there is free WI FI.

All the rooms are named after our beautiful indigenous Fynbos.

All rooms come with linen and an extra blankets. Towels are provided in private rooms and there is 24hr hot water available.

Location Information

African Array Lodge
30 Ladywood
Plettenberg Bay

We are situated in the Ladywood indigenous Fynbos forest in Plettenberg Bay, 3 min drive from shops, restaurants and pubs.

We can arrange transport to all activities in and around Plettenberg Bay.

Distance to some of the activities:
The Beach, Whale watching, sea kayaking and swimming with seals. 6km
Robberg Nature reserve. 9km
Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Elephant sanctuary. 26km
Bungy jump 41km