Cape Town's first backpacking hostel is still going strong and offers excellent facilities.
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Directions to the Backpack
From Waterfront: Take Buitengracht Street (M62) towards Table Mountain. They’re where the road splits. Next right, right again and right into the parking area.
One of the best backpackers in Cape Town
This award winning 5 star hostel is Cape Town’s original backpacker. Superbly situated, it has easy access to the city, Table Mountain and the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. It is also super organised, friendly, fun and home to many a travelling legend.
A Fair Trade Backpackers
Fair Trade certified.
Their mission is to make a difference to their community, to their staff and to the environment.
Check out their community based tours.
Backpacker Rates and Extras
Dorms from R145; Teepee from R150; Doubles from R500.
Baz Bus stop. AroundAboutCars. Moola Magic. ISIC. BSA. All meals available. Free limited internet. Off-street parking. Wi-fi. Laundry. Individual safes. 5 stars.
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
A great place to meet the many wild critters that hang out in Marloth Park.
Wild Spirit backpackers lodge just outside of Plettenberg Bay, is a wonderful place to stay at.
(Nature's Valley,Garden Route)
A discount card to backpackers in South Africa that offers great value.
(Ais Ais,Cape Town)
This Cape Town based car hire company has reliable and affordable car hire for both local and national use. They pick up and drop off anywhere in the country. Their share call number is 0860 447 3222.
365 departures a year, on-line booking and a comprehensive web site.
This Durban backpackers is set in a beautiful garden with an inviting rock pool. It is a good choice for weary travellers wanting a bit of peace.
On the banks of Lake Kariba, this is relatively unexploited area is home to the Tonga, who still live according to age old traditions.
(Kariba Zim,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
This Backpackers is where you can kick back and relax under the big amber tree...
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Dive at the aquarium and for close up encounters with big (and small) fish.
On-line bookings that make the most of what's on offer.