Cape Town Backpacker Hostel

"Top Rated Hostel" on Hostelworld for 2007

Afrique du Sud Backpackers Afrique du Sud Backpackers was originally established in 1989 as St John's Lodge and is one of the longest-running backpackers in Cape Town. It's now under new management.

Afrique du Sud is the best-positioned seaside lodge in Cape Town. It nestles comfortably between the Atlantic Ocean and Lion's Head. It has the city and the Waterfront on one side and the renowned Camps Bay and Clifton beaches on the other. All these attractions are easily accessible by buses, mini-taxis and Rikkis. The sea, promenade and an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool are close by. Even closer are an abundance of banks, shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Those staying at Afrique du Sud love its friendly, family feeling. Once you have stayed here, you become part of the family - it's really a great feeling. There is a small, cozy bar, a barbeque, two balconies and 2 lounges. Wi-Fi is available too. You will always find a peaceful spot to chill out after a hectic day or night out on the town. Dorm beds, single, double and economy double rooms are available at backpacker prices.

The staff at Afrique du Sud are passionate about Cape Town and all it has to offer. They want you to feel the same way. The travel desk will go out of their way to arrange the activities that would suit you best, from car hire to overland safaris, shark diving to whale watching and 1-day tours to 20 day tours.

Stay 6 nights and get the 7th free!

Very affordable airport transfers offered.

Recommended by Lonely Planet, 2004 edition, page 488 (under previous name, 'St John's Lodge').

Member VIP Backpackers Resort International. Member Cape Town Tourism.All student cards welcome.