Groceries and more…

Impenjati Backpackers is located right next to the Mpenjati Nature Reserve and conveniently close to the beach—less than 5 minutes’ walk.

Woolly-necked storks on the river mouth.
Woolly-necked storks on the river mouth.

While the Backpackers feels truly quiet and secluded, the famous Mac Banana is only 3 km down the road. The closest town, Port Edward, and Beaver Creek, our local coffee growers, are less than 15 km away.

We have a local pub, High Rock Pub & Grill, with a huge swimming pool located at the other end of Houlton Drive. Good food and drink available.


Mackson’s Supermarket is located 3 km South of us in Munster.

There is also a Spar in Port Edward, 12 kms South of us.

Coming from the North, there are places in Margate and Ramsgate.

3 km north of us in Trafalfar is a little Portuguese bakery and superette called Mac Country Grocer and Bakery. (The original MacB!) It also has an ATM.

  • Tea, coffee, milk and sugar available at the backpackers anytime.

We live close to nature and the community, so green living is important to us. We conserve water, electricity and gas, compost our organic waste and keep the surrounding environment clean. We try to live simply, leaving as tiny a carbon footprint as possible.

We appreciate our guests doing the same while they are visiting.