Graskop is the tourist hub in this part of South Africa due to its location at the southern end of the Panorama Route which takes you along the Blyde River Canyon and its proximity to several waterfalls and Kruger National Park. There are many choices for accommodation here, but there is only one backpackers. Valley View Backpackers has a wonderful location in the west of town overlooking a valley and the hills beyond. The owner does a great job here. Although there is a lack of competition, standards are kept very high here. The 6-bed dorm is spotless with thick mattresses and is en-suite. There are also family rooms; one single or double bed plus two bunks. There is also camping space in the back garden. All shared toilets and showers are clean and there is 24-hour hot water.
The common kitchen is clean and very well equipped for self-caterers. There is no food on sale here, but there are many restaurants a 10 minute walk away in Graskop centre. The main house sitting room has comfy couches, a TV, DVD and board game collections. The Wi-Fi is available for a small one-off fee and there is a good signal here. Mountain bikes can be rented here – there is plenty to do in the area.
24 hour hot water
Small, so book ahead
Beds from R150
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