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 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.
Where did we get our name?
The name Tube ‘n Axe was conceived as the stormsriver tubing adventure on the became the first and most popular commercial adventure activity in Tsitsikamma. The ‘Axe’ in our name stems from the forestry industry that forms the largest sector for 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 compliment 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 on offer in house