KZN Backpackers & Tour Base
Specializing in 10-14 day tours & Backpackers Accommodation

Watkins Farm was established as a base to run adventure school camps and tailor-made Beach, Bush, Berg and Battle tour itineraries from and as a way to hide from the madding crowds. We offer 10 to 14 day tours that are extremely professional, and all details are managed and executed to meet the highest standards.

Reggie Purbrick is a retired colonel from the British army and has lived out here since 1998. Both our boys went to Michaelhouse and the younger left in 2010. Over 3000 boys and girls from Europe have visited for sporting and cultural tours. The backpackers is the cheapest accommodation on the Midlands Meander.

We also offer backpackers a simple and cost effective solution to finding a place to rest in comfortable accommodation on their travels.

Hiking, Camping, Backpackers...

Set in a tranquil, natural indigenous valley in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, with over 600km of mountain biking or hiking paths, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting and other activities, this self catering backpackers is able to sleep up to 40 youth, and of course, you have the choice of superb meals on request. Watkins Farm is the most affordable, exciting place to chill and explore.

Catering primarily for large school groups (we have taken over 4000 kids on tour and are fully certified in all guiding aspects and have full credentials to ensure safety, sanity and fun), societies, photographic, retreats and outdoor clubs and groups of mates swimming Midmar Mile, sweating away at mountain biking or golfing competitions, or perhaps even attending music festivals, come and be charmed by your hosts and enjoy the luxury of being in the Midland’s very own piece of heaven at the most affordable rates.


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