20 October 2010

South African backpackers: Tom's Backpackers in Hennops River, Gauteng

Nestled in the Schurveberg Mountains in the Valley of the Hennops River, Tom's Backpackers is probably Gauteng's best-kept secret. The backpackers is a cool, fun, friendly, self catering environment that caters for all your needs. The rates at Tom's Backpackers are really low as they strive to bring you a balance between value and quality. Play and listen to your own music as they have a Jukebox or just watch some music videos. Come visit a vast array of local attractions. Tom's Backpackers also has IT facilities like uncapped internet and WIFI. Experience a "REAL" destination rather than the packaged version often associated with mass tourism.

How to get there
From Joburg: Take William Nichol, which becomes the R511. Pass Diepsloot, through N14 (Kdorp highway) intersection. Pass castle garage on your right and a few KMs later, TURN LEFT following the 511; do not continue straight! (Straight, the road becomes the M26). (There are numerous signs for 'Tatz' and 'Mangwanani' 'Hartbeespoort' and others). Pass Idlewinds, past Tatz Junction, Past Hennops Pride, We are on the right hand side next to the School. 
Tom's Backpackers
Farm 147 Hennops River on the R511,
Hennops River, Gauteng
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  1. It is a good spot will go again some time.

  2. Not worth it and we were very disciplined.