Backpacking in the Western Cape

Western Cape on a Shoe-String Budget / Backpacking and Budget Travel in the Western Cape. Backpacking offers a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded travellers from all over the world. Over the last few years, so many hostels have opened that you can travel the length and breadth of the country staying only in backpackers hostels. From South Africa's unique backpackers bus (Baz Bus) to budget tours customised for the student traveller, South Africa is well equipped for the student or budget traveller.

Accommodation for Backpackers in the Western Cape / Hostels and Western Cape Backpackers Lodges offer excellent value for money, hospitality and a safe and friendly, laid-back environment for tourists travelling on a budget. Besides the financial "perks" of choosing a backpackers lodge, they are also a great way to meet like-minded travellers and your friendly hosts will share secrets known only to locals.

Most backpackers lodges also arrange adventure tours, group trips to the must-see attractions in their region and transport for guests, but confirm this with your chosen hostel before arrival.

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Beaufort West Hotel / Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Wagon Wheel Country Lodge

Sleeps 121 people in 34 rooms

The very popular and well-known Wagon Wheel Country Lodge is conveniently located just off the N1, 1km from the ...

Good [2 verified reviews]

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  • 650
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  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Hout Bay Guest House / Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Hout Bay Backpackers

Sleeps 36 people in 8 units

Our Executive Double and Twin rooms all have stunning views of Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay, and all have a separate ...

Excellent [2 verified reviews]

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  • 1300
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Hout Bay Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Struisbaai Guest House

Mermaid Guest House

Sleeps 23 people in 8 rooms

Come rest a while in our beautiful seaside village. Boasting the longest continuous beach in Southern Africa, the 14km ...

Excellent [6 verified reviews]

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  • 1200
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Gansbaai Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Aire del Mar Guest House

Sleeps 10 people in 5 rooms

Aire del Mar is ideally situated in the quiet seaside resort of Kleinbaai, world known for viewing of the Great White ...

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  • Aire del Mar Guest House does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Ladismith Guest House / Self Catering

Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm

Sleeps 34 people in 14 units

Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm is nestled in the fertile valley of Dwarsriver, 10 minutes drive from Ladismith at the ...

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  • 360
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  • Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Bloubergstrand Self Catering

@ Rosie's

Sleeps 30 people in 10 units

Rosie’s is located in the kite surfing paradise of South Africa, Blouberg – one of the best ranked kite surfing spots ...

Excellent [2 verified reviews]

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  • 600
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  • @ Rosie's does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Pinelands Self Catering

Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge

Sleeps 46 people in 9 units

The Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers is situated on The Oude Molen Eco Village - a beautiful site on the last ...

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  • 440
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  • Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Sunset Beach Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Carmel Huys

Sleeps 20 people in 6 rooms

Carmel Huys is situated in Sunset Beach only 100 meters from the Atlantic Ocean offers accommodation in cottages and ...

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  • 1500
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Cape Town Central Hotel / Bed & Breakfast

Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel

Sleeps 26 people in 13 rooms

Situated in the heart of the Cape Town City centre. Daddy Long Legs offers fashionable, vibrant and affordable ...

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  • 750
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Green Point Self Catering

A Sunflower Stop

Sleeps 47 people in 8 units

A Sunflower Stop is a small and charming 4-star city hostel offering relaxing and comfortable budget accommodation in ...

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  • 450
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Strand Guest House

Trust Lodging

Sleeps 12 people in 2 rooms

Trust Lodging is a guest house that offers affordable and comfortable accommodation in a safe environment in Strand, ...

Excellent [1 verified review]

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  • 1100
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Trust Lodging does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Tulbagh Self Catering

Guinevere Guest Farm

Sleeps 28 people in 1 unit

The farm house is only a 1.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town and is the ultimate self-catering farm accommodation and venue ...

Excellent [5 verified reviews]

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  • 7000
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  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • Free parking is available
  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Strand Self Catering

Bedrock Guest Studios

Sleeps 37 people in 6 units

Bedrock Guest Studios is a great base from which to explore False Bay and everything on offer in the area. We are a ...

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  • 590
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  • Bedrock Guest Studios does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Cape Town Central Self Catering

Carnival Court Backpackers

Sleeps 57 people in 48 units

Carnival Court Backpackers is set over three floors in a grand building in the Cape Town City Bowl. From here you are ...

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  • 520
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Carnival Court Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Napier Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

The Suntouched Inn

Sleeps 16 people in 6 rooms

The Suntouched Inn offers unique Bed & Breakfast style accommodation in the tranquil country village of Napier ...

Excellent [19 verified reviews]

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  • 550
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Observatory Bed & Breakfast

African Heart Backpackers

Sleeps 8 people in 3 units

Located in Cape Town, African Heart Backpackers is a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers ...

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  • 580
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
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  • African Heart Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Hermanus Self Catering

Zzzone Boutique Hostel

Sleeps 19 people in 9 rooms

Located in the bustling centre of Hermanus, Zzzone offers accommodation close to a number of vibey restaurants and ...

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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Zzzone Boutique Hostel does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Cape Town Central Self Catering

Daddy Long Legs Apartments

Sleeps 20 people in 5 units

Situated in the heart of the City centre, Daddy Long Legs is about fashionable, vibrant and affordable accommodation ...

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  • 950
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  • Airconditioned rooms are offered
  • Free WiFi is available
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Daddy Long Legs Apartments does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Milnerton Self Catering

Colors of Cape Town Lodge

Sleeps 19 people in 6 units

Colors of Cape Town is close to all amenities nestled in a quiet suburb offering a homely atmosphere. Colors of Cape ...

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  • 499
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  • Pets are not allowed
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Barrydale Backpackers Lodge

Barrydale Backpackers

Sleeps 12 people in 3 units

Barrydale Backpackers offers quality and affordable accommodation and is an ideal stop for guests looking to explore ...

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  • 600
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
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  • Pets are not allowed
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