About us

“ Why would you stay in town if you can live in the bush.”

Blue Moon Backpackers is situated in the bushveld only one hours drive from OR Tambo international airport and 15km from the beautiful historical town of Cullinan.

It will soon be a piece of art in South Africa. We offer guests accommodation in 5 private double rooms and 2 dorms, sleeping 15 guests comfortably in jumbo bunk beds. A Huge kitchen is available for self catering; Guests can relax in our spacious lounge on big comfy couches and listen to the wildlife. Beautiful wall paintings are made for you to remember the wildlife. We also have a pool, braai ( Grill ), hot jacuzzi and a boma for you to enjoy. Bush walk on 25 hectar is on side.

We also offer free Wi-Fi.

And why not get a Tattoo while visiting; we have a tattoo studio on sight.


We pursue the principle of sustainable development


Every day we lose a bit of nature, i. e. local flora and fauna, in South Africa. Many people have no future but are full of hope.

Successfully implemented – Thanks to everybody who helped us raising the financial means to improve the standard of living of Jackson’s family
A social project in Cullinan/South Africa


Help through self-help

  • Employment creation
  • Tourism on ecological basis
  • Preservation and resettlement of native animals
  • Settlement of primary flora and fauna
  • Recreational activities/Rehabilitation

Every day we lose a bit of nature in South Africa as well as native animals, flora and fauna. Many people have no future but are full of hope.

I am an individualist who brings up the courage and would like to improve this situation in South Africa with financial resources and physical / mental work in the long term and for the future of our children.

The land on which the projects are to take place has an area of 25 hectares and is located about 17 kilometres from the municipality. Not too close, so animals and nature can live in peace. There are three houses. The private house is about 280 sqm, the second house is about 130 sqm and the third house is about 60 sqm.

The men in South Africa

Primarily, people who live in poverty are to be helped by creating jobs.

The following activities / professions can be carried out in the projects:

  • Forest worker, gardener, florist
  • Timberman, carpenter, roofer, bricklayer and helper
  • Electrician, electronics engineer
  • Cook, help in housekeeping
  • Office worker, office assistant
  • Gamekeeper, Ranger for snakes handling.
  • Spiritual Healer


A 130-square-meter-house can be perfectly used as a backpacker accommodation for 12 persons.

The second house is a guesthouse for three people.

The land (bushland) is already surrounded by a wild fence. There is a water dam on the highest point and two drill holes on the lowest point.

A very large tree which is ideal for a tree house is also available.

There are four plots, four hectares each, on which tree houses are built for rent. The tenants are supplied with water and gas for cooking. The tree houses are provided for maximum two persons.

Three observation platforms are distributed on the premises.

A total of three tents can be used on the property.

There are small trails for mountain bikes. Motor vehicles are not allowed for tourists, to not disturb the nature and the wild animals.

Projects / Volunteer Programs

  • Social volunteer work and financial support from people with responsibility from all over the world
  • Worldwide networking of projects
  • Volunteer programs for people with responsibility and innovative ideas for the design of novel methods for local citizens in order to provide them with subsistence.

Preservation and reintegration of domestic animals

  • Particularly endangered animal species such as cheetahs, small cats, antelopes, zebras, monkeys, birds, reptiles and invertebrate animals
  • Various biotopes for different creatures such as turtles, saurians (e.g., lizards), snakes
  • Fresh water streams and ponds
  • Reptile collection and rearing station
  • Brooding and breeding station for endangered birds
  • A rescue centre for mistreated pets

Settlement of original flora and fauna

  • Clearing from alien plants of all kinds
  • Resettlement of native trees, shrubs, grasses and plants in general
  • Tree nursery, breeding and propagation of the historical native flora and fauna
  • Sale of the new cultivated plants

Recreational activities / Rehabilitation

  • For children with disabilities
  • Instructions for the construction of historic huts and canoes
  • Cultivation of vegetables and spices and their manufacture
  • Cultural, spiritual and magical ceremonial meetings
  • Production of singing bowls, drums and other musical instruments as well as presentations of the spiritual songs
  • Young people who collect plastic and metallic materials and start a recycling program. Example Cape Town.

This venture is, as everyone can see, a long-term project. We start small and build it up slowly. The emphasis in this case is on the word „slow“. Only if we can gain the confidence of the local population slowly and sustainably our target will be successful on a long-term basis.

„Creating trust for humans and animals, for the future of our children – that is our purpose!“

Help yourself by helping us, so that we have a tomorrow and a future for the next generations.


Enjoy the sounds and variety of nature


  • Walk in the surrounding bush and experience the variety of endemic species (i.e. warthog, porcupine, jackal, scorpions, snakes, meerkats, aardwolf, ground squirrel, eared fox, caracal, serval and 250 endemic bird species and much more), flora and fauna
  • Big 5 game reserve in just 30 min drive
  • Get a tattoo on site
  • Cultural events (native music and dances)
  • Mountain bike tours
  • Diamond mine tours
  • Township tours
  • Walking with lions
  • Birding
  • Relax in the hammock
  • Enjoy the beauty of the farm, including art work and self-made furniture
  • Camping on side possible.
  • The Blue Moon Backpackers are there for you!As our guest at the hostel,we offer for you:

    HIKING: (min.2 people) 1-4 hours, 2km,4 km, or 8 km trail with amazing views. R100

    MINE TOUR: (min.6 people) Explore Cullinan mine, (above ground) in a game viewer.R15O

    BUSH MAN FIRE MAKING (min.8 people) 30 min. fire-making workshop combined with drumming. Excellent workshop/activity for team building. R 180

    DJEMBE DRUMMING: (min.8 people) 60 min. Get into the rhythms of thinks. R 220

    GAME DRIVE: (min.4 people) Experience the African bush in an open game viewer. R250

    ARCHERY: (min.2 people) 60 min. Go back to your roots with this ancient skill. RR225

    HORSE RIDING: (min. people) 2 hours. Beginners to advance outride though scenic farm. R500

    ABSEIL/RAB JUMP: (min. 2 people) 1-3 hours 60m high breath-taking cliff. R500

    ZIPLINE: (0-120 kg) 2 hours. Extreme 1.5km zip-line trail. 4 slides between 265-570m. R595

    QUAD TRAIL: (16+ years) 60 min. 8km bush trail with obstacles and breathtaking views. R500

    QUAD SAFARI: (6+ years) 2 hours, 16 km bush trail through a game drive farm. R850

    AMAZING RACE: (min.6 people) 3-5 hours. Navigate through Cullinan to find our clues, solve puzzles and test your skills. R600

    On reservations only!


Contact us

Blue Moon Backpackers South Africa

Plot 73, Boekenhoutskloof, Pretoria, Cullinan 1000, Gauteng

Phone: +27 (0) 63 664 8699

E-mail: bluemoonsuedafrika@web.de

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluemoonbackpackers