“ 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
Tourism on ecological basis
Preservation and resettlement of native animals
Settlement of primary flora and fauna
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.
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
Walking with lions
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