We arrived in George by Baz Bus and the shuttle was there on time to pick us up on time. I wasn't sure what to expect, but when we arrived at Backpacker's Paradise, we were pleasantly surprised. It was really homey. The family running it was really nice and accommodating. They immediately arranged our tours for the next day and began grilling ostrich for our dinner that night - fantastic by the way. It was just a great place to relax. There isn't too much to do in Oudtshoorn (particularly during the time we were there - end of winter/early spring), so I'm glad we only stayed 2 nights - but if you wanted to just relax, you could stay much longer here. The room was exactly what you'd expect from a hostel - clean beds and a bathroom, but there were endless numbers of private areas you could sit and chill - lots of couches, benches, chairs, scattered throughout the property which was gated and felt 100% secure. At night, they'd keep the fire burning (which was near the bar) and we had a chance to socialize with all the other guests and the family. I had a great stay and would definitely do it again! The only confusing thing was the food situation - we weren't ever sure where or when to order breakfast or lunch... the kitchen always had people in it, but they hardly ever asked if we needed anything or really even looked at us when we walked up. Maybe consider putting a sign up "Order Here" - but the food was fantastic.
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