Outeniqua Travel Lodge is well-loved for it`s affordable (never cheap!) accommodation. Clean, cosy and convivial, it has become a well known meeting place for independent backpackers from all over the world.
Ignore the grumpy owner (who is capable of faking a friendly smile now and again) and rather mix with the adventurous young guests. The style is like spotting your professor in his t-shirt. You will encounter professionalism where it matters, but without losing the free flowing gentleness of a relaxed stay.