- Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town city centre is filled with backpacking lodges and if you are after the heart beat of Cape Town city centre then look no further and find a Backpackers in Cape Town city centre. Most places are a quick stagger to pubs, clubs and happenings.....
- Cape Town City Bowl
Some of Cape Town's best backpackers are nestled here which is just above the Cape Town city centre on the slopes of Table Mountain and overlooking Cape Town and the harbour, these residential suburbs are fairly laid-back, quiet and surrounded by plenty of greenery, lush gardens and parks.
- Cape Town Bo Kaap
This area lies just above the city centre and is also known as the Malay quarter. Today it is a colourful kaleidoscope with hints of Cape Town's yesteryear peeping through the architecture. There are no backpackers here.
- Sea Point
Situated on the icy Atlantic seaboard close to the Cape Town beaches Sea Point stretches along the beachfront and up against the mountain. It is densely populated with apartments, peppered with restaurants and bars and has a thriving nightlife.
The heartbeat of student life in Cape Town, spunky Observatory has an excellent local atmosphere and a lively vibe. It's jam-packed with snappy music and pool venues and has a gob-smacking choice of restaurants.
This is one of Cape Town's older suburbs which has a well developed entertainment and shopping infrastructure. There are no backpackers here.
- Northern Beaches
Along the Atlantic coastline, heading northwards towards the West Coast and Namibia you'll find miles of beach…There's Google map here.
- Muizenberg and Kalk Bay
Muizenberg beach is a surfer's paradise, with the best learner surf waves in the Cape.
You'll find the Google map to the Southern Peninsula on this page.
- Cape Town City
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain which dominates the skyline at all times, the Mother City is Southern Africa's most beautiful, and most visited city.
- Gordons Bay
Cape Town Airport is about half an hour away and the joys of the wine route begin once you cross the highway and head for the mountains.
- Simon's Town
This is where we've chosen to live, so it's gotta be groovy. It's the last village before Cape Point on the eastern side of the peninsula and very quaint. Not to mention romantic with its panoramic views over the Simon's Town navy and picturesque yacht basin.
- Scarborough and Kommetjie
Scarborough is one of the last suburbs you’ll find before Cape Point. It's a very quiet with wonderful stretches of wild beaches, incredible mountain walks and an oddly shaped landmark known as Camel Rock. It takes about 45 minutes to drive into Cape Town from here.
- Camps Bay
This is the perfect place from which to watch the sun go down - whether it's from the white sandy beach or one of the many bars or restuarants that line the beach front. There are no backpackers here.
- Hout Bay
It's about 15km from town and the entry point to the famous Chapman's Peak Drive. It's a little self-contained village with everything you need - restaurants, shops, auto banks and is close to plenty of good hikes and sunset drink slurping spots. There are no backpackers here.
Neighbouring the busy suburb of Sea Point, Green Point has much the same setting and vibe as Sea Point, overlooking the icy Atlantic seaboard and backing up against the mountain. Many backpackers make Green Point their home whilst visiting the Mother City.
Home of the World Cup Stadium
Mmm, Green Point pumps, it’s difficult to know where to start. It’s also gay friendly, wild, whacky and over the top. Good spot to see in the New Year and has great places for girls to go out dancing if you don’t want hairy men leering at you over their beer.
Discover it for yourselves......
The new Green Point Stadium is home to the FIFA world cup and has fitted in to the Cape Town skyline with ease.
Once the world cup hooo ha is over it will once again offer an assortment of international music concerts and sporting events. It was once the site of a Boer prisoner of war camp.
Backpackers near the V&A Waterfront
Green Point is the closest place to stay if you are looking to position yourself within easy walking distance of the V&A Waterfront. There is a wide selection of backpacking hostels to choose from, each having its own personality.
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Places to Stay
- A Sunflower Stop
A four star Backpackers with easy access to Cape Town city centre, Waterfront and top beaches
- House on the Hill
House on the Hill offers luxurious accommodation at backpacker rates.
- St Johns Waterfront Lodge
This well established Cape Town backpackers is near the Waterfront and across the road from the World Cup Stadium.
- Sunflower Stop
A backpackers across the road from the 2010 world cup stadium
- The BIG Backpackers Green Point
The B.I.G is perfectly perched at the foot of Signal Hill, a short walk to shops and the buzzing promenade, Stadium or Waterfront.
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A safe way to get around Jo'burgs night time hotspots.
Cape St Francis backpackers is located just off the beach. The town of Cape St Francis will give you some of the best surf breaks in South Africa.
(Cape St Francis,Sunshine Coast)
Small group safaris throughout Southern Africa.
In Central PE and close to restaurants, shops and public transport, PE Backpackers is situated in a gracious old Victorian house.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
This Drakensberg backpacking hostel is surrounded by indigenous gardens and beautiful mountains.
(Northern Drakensberg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Want to learn to speak English in Cape Town? Look no further.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
For couples and singles that enjoy their privacy
(Green Point,Cape Town)
An international company specializing in Campervan Hire
A good overnight stop in Mpumalanga, centrally situated on all the main routes.
Sleepy? Naah. Hint…this Pietermaritzburg backpackers has the website address wylderide…
(Pietermaritzburg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)