Welcum to Joy River Backpackers (for Queens English substitute "da" wid "the")

da Joy River Backpackers is a place where da young and adventurous at heart can get clean accommodation, vegetarian food and relax wid drinks in a rural African village. Da spectacular setting of da Blyde River Canyon makes dis an obvious stopover and launch pad to da numerous other tourist attractions in da vicinity. Our village is situated right opposite da entrance to da Bourke's Luck Potholes(a major tourist attraction). Udder notable nearby site seeing venues would include Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop, God's Window, Three Rondawels, and da Berlin and Lisbon Falls.


da Joy River Backpackers is situated on da bank of da Blyde River at da uppermost part of da Blyde River Canyon.


Da place was built wid da help of da locals from discard materials of planks, zinc, rocks, mud and grass. Da stone cottage is clad wid Black Reef Quartzite which is da incredibly hard rock which has resisted da erosion forces of da Blyde and Treur Rivers to form da precipitous and potholed landscape of da canyon. .








Dere is a section of river in front of us so narrow one can literally step over to da udder side.








Da weir is also right in front of us and is a great place to swim and cool off.

We can currently accommodate 12 people in house wid plenty of camping space for tent dwellers.


We do not provide meals at present. Guests must bring dere own food which can be prepared at da communal kitchen.


Da stone house has its own cooking facilities.