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Tube on the Storms River

Storms River backpackers and hostels started with Tube ‘n Axe in the late 1990’s and we have undergone all of the growing pains to put Tube ‘n Axe up among the top hostels in South Africa let alone Garden Route.

We are located in the main street of the quaint Storms River Village that forms the epicentre of attractions and activities in Tsitsikamma . Our pledge is to deliver superb services and facilities to travellers and holiday makers and we guarantee to match if not beat any prices offered on accommodation in the Tsitsikamma area. It is no wonder, bearing the above said in mind, that Tube ‘n Axe won the prestigious 2009-2010 Adventure Province award in the category for best backpacker hostel.

The name Tube ‘n Axe was conceived as the Stormsriver tubing adventure became the first and most popular commercial adventure activity in Tsitsikamma. The ‘Axe’ stems from the forestry industry that forms the largest sector of employment in Tsitsikamma.

Tube ‘n Axe is by far the largest and vibiest Storms River Backpacker in the area. We have facilities and staff to accommodate 70 guests at any given time. We also operate the only licensed shuttle service in the Tsitsikamma area that is available to all visitors to Tsitsikamma and Storms river. Our guests receive special in-house rates for our shuttling services as well as priority on routes.

We employ local staff as a rule and complement our employment role with some foreign volunteer flair. Our long-term volunteers have the option to work helping out with front desk duties as a means of positive first world influence and assistance to our local staff compliment.

The owner (Marius-with a background in electrical construction) has kept Tube ‘n Axe in a state of constant evolution over the past ten years. It is for this reason that our staff have developed their skills from gardening and basic housekeeping to computer, management, tour guiding and building skills.

We are committed to a long-term plan to develop our business responsibly and sustainably using local people to get the job done.

We have the widest variety of accommodation ranging from our upmarket lodge to backpackers and camping.

We offer the best prices on all accommodation and travel services in our area most of which we have to offer in house.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Double rooms
  • Dorms





Scuba Diving at Storms River

We are proud to be located in scuba diving paradise! The Tsitsikamma National Park is a marine protected area and the underwater life is out of this world. Our scuba diving menu offers something for everyone, regardless of scuba experience level! Choose between a guided dive (entry either by shore or boat) or take a Discover Scuba Course and learn to dive in half a day! We can also kit you out with all the gear you need.

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Storms River Snorkelling

The underwater world is your oyster when snorkelling at Storms River! You can move across the ocean’s surface like a human-sized sea turtle, marvelling at the spectacular marine life from above, chasing fish over the reefs and spotting sun rays on the bed of the ocean.

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Tsitsikamma Black Water Tubing

Tsitsikamma Black water Tubing, A.K.A. “Storms river Tubing” is a unique, five hour fun filled adventure, including tubi-paddling and balancing, swimming, tube tipping, nature walking, birding, rock jumping, Although similar to ‘kloofing’ it is dis-similar in that storms river tubing caters for the wild and the mild adventurer as all rock jumps are optional.

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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! Standing within the crown of these giants and looking down at the lush forest floor thirty metres below is an experience of a lifetime.

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Tsitsikamma Segway Tours

At Tsitsikamma Segway Tours and Wilderness Segway Tours, we are focused on providing Guided Segway Tours with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Situated in Stormsriver Village and at Tsitsikamma Backpackers.Read More

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