Backpacker lodges: Western Cape


The Province

The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces. It is a region of majestic mountains, colourful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and, further inland, the wide-open landscape of the semi-desert Karoo.

The province’s unmatched natural beauty, famous hospitality, cultural diversity, excellent wine and rich cuisine make it one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions.


Beaufort West

Karoo Backpackers

Betty’s Bay

Bayside Beach House


Boesmanskloof die Galg Accommodation


Bottelary Inn


Huckleberry Inn


Anna Sophia Rustic Self- catering Cottages
Bougainvillea Backpackers
Calitzdorp Station

Cape Peninsula

Amberley Travellers Lodge (Muizenberg)
An Ocean Echo Backpackers Lodge (Muizenberg)
Bailey’s Surf Shack (Muizenburg)
Eco Wave Lodge (Kommetjie)
Hout Bay Backpackers (Hout Bay)
Simonstown Boutique Backpackers (Simonstown)
Stoked Backpackers (Muizenberg)
Villekulla Easy Living Lodge (Kommetjie)
The Beach Lodge (Muizenburg)
Topsail House (Simonstown)

Cape Town

33 South Backpackers (Observatory)
African Train Lodge (City)
Afrique Du Sud Backpackers (Sea Point)
African heART Backpackers (Observatory)
Altona Lodge (Green Point)
Amber Tree Lodge (Tamboerskloof)
Ambler’s Backpackers (Gardens)
Anzac Backpackers (Gardens)
Ashanti Green Point Lodge (Green Point)
Ashanti Travel Centre and Lodge (Gardens)
Atlantic Point Backpackers (Green Point)
Bad Poets Backpackers (Salt River)
Big Blue Backpackers (Green Point)
Blue Mountain Backpackers (City)
Bohemian Lofts Backpackers (Observatory)
Cape Oasis (Table View)
Cape Town Backpackers (Tamboerskloof)
Cape Town Deco Lodge (Woodstock)
Cape View Guest House (Devil’s Peak)
Carnival Court (City)
Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge (City)
Cloudbreak Backpackers Lodge (Gardens)
Colors of Cape Town Lodge (Milnerton Ridge)
Cool Jazz Backpacker Lodge (Sea Point)
Elements Cape Town (Bloubergstrand)
Fawlty Towers Holiday Lodge (Green Point)
Forty8 Backpackers Hotel (City)
Franklin House (Claremont)
Green Elephant Backpackers (Observatory)
Lighthouse Farm Lodge (Pinelands)
Long Street Backpackers (City)
Makulu Lodge (Observatory)
Mountain Manor Guest House (Gardens)
Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers & Pub (Observatory)
Penthouse on Long (City)
Riverlodge Backpackers (Pinelands)
Riverview Lodge (Observatory)
Saltycrax Backpackers and Tours (Table View)
Suite Sleep Accommodation (Walmer Estate)
Sunflower Stop (Green Point)
The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre (City)
The Moravian Guest House (Zonnebloem)
Zebra Crossing (City)


Cederberg Oasis
Enjo Nature Farm
Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge


Wolfkop Nature Reserve

De Rust

De Rust Boutique Backpackers


Gansbaai Backpackers

Garden Route

Afrovibe Adventure Lodge (Sedgefield)
Barry’s Accommodation (Witsand)
Cape Agulhas Backpackers (Struisbaai)
Ferdi-Sue Accommodation (Witsand)
Mothers of Creation Route (various places along the route)
Nature’s Valley Guest House (Tsitsikamma National Park)
Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch (near Knysna)
Vicbay Surfari Surf Lodge and Backpackers (Victoria Bay)
Wild Spirit Lodge (Nature’s Valley)


Outeniqua Backpackers
Outeniqua Travel Lodge


Zebra Moon Hostel and Backpackers


Harkerville Forest Lodge


Beaumonte Guesthouse
Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge (about 12 kms from Hermanus)
Hermanus Backpackers
Milkwood Lodge
Moby’s Travellers Lodge
Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge

Jacobs Bay

Jacobs Bay Backpackers


Fat Pony Backpackers and Riding Centre (Joostenbergvlakte)


Highfields Backpackers
Island Lodge Backpacker
Island Vibe Backpackers
Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge
Knysna Backpackers
Peace of Eden Travellers Lodge and Backpackers
Tharfield Estate
Travellers Lodge and Backpackers


Melkbos Backpackers

Mossel Bay

Dolphin House Backpackers
Little Brak Beach House
Mossel Bay Backpackers
Park House Lodge
Santos Express


Suntouched Inn


Backpackers Paradise and Joyrides
Gumtree Lodge
Karoo Soul Backpackers
Oasis Ashanti Backpackers
Wesselsheim Overnight


The Beach Camp

Plettenberg Bay

Abalone Beach House Boutique Backpacker Lodge
African Array Backpackers Lodge
Albergo for Backpackers
Amakhaya Backpackers
Lucky Break Backpackers
Nothando Backpackers
Plett Backpackers
Rocky Road Backpackers

Sewekweeks Poort

Barn 62 Backpackers


Montagu Guano Cave Resort


Banghoek Place
Ikhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers
Magnolia Place Guesthouse
Stellenbosch Travellers Lodge
Stumble Inn


Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge


Cape Dutch Quarters – Tulbagh Travellers Lodge


Kammanassie Backpackers

West Coast

Windstone Backpackers (near Langebaan Lagoon)


The Wilderness Beach House
Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge
The Wild Farm Backpackers

Wine Route

Franschoek Travellers Lodge (Franschoek)
Otter’s Bend Lodge (Franschoek)
Robertson Backpackers and Rafting Route 62 (Robertson)


Jasmyn House (Worcester)

Elsewhere in the province

Amber Lagoon (Between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn)
Gekko Backpackers (Near Citrusdal)
De Oude Meul (near Oudtshoorn)
Kogelberg Farm Hostel (about 60km from Cape Town, towards Grabouw, just off N2)

Backpacking accommodation

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