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Afrique du Sud Backpackers

Corner St. Johns and Main Roads, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa


  • 60%Value For Money
  • 56%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

Property Information:

Afrique du Sud Backpackers (old St John's Lodge- est.1989) is one of the oldest in Cape Town and is the best-positioned seaside Lodge in Cape Town.

It nestles comfortably between the Atlantic Ocean and Lion's Head and has the city and Waterfront on one side and the renowned Camps Bay and Clifton beaches on the other. All these attractions are easily accessible by buses, mini-taxi's and Rikkis.

The sea, promenade and an Olympic size 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 there, you become part of the family - its a really great feeling. A small, cozy bar, barbeque, two balconies and 2 lounges so you will always find a peaceful spot to chill out in after a hectic day/night out on the town. Its different from most hostels because most of its rooms are single, double and family, with two dorms, so you are guaranteed your own space.

Dave and staff are passionate about Cape Town and all it has to offer and want you to feel the same way, which is why they go out of their way to arrange the activities that suit you best. From car hire to overland safari's, shark diving to whale watching, 1-day tours to 56-day tours, they will gladly arrange them for you.

Stay 6 nights and get the 7th free!(when paid upfront)

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.

After you have booked:
To secure your booking, you will receive an email from Afrique du Sud requesting the 3 digit security number on the reverse of your credit card. Reception is open 8am until 8pm. If you expect to arrive outside these hours contact Afrique du Sud directly to make arrangements.

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  • Latest Review

    the hostel is located on main road with very heavy traffic noise, so you could as well set up your tent down on the pavement for a similar night rest. I spotted individuals taking “guests” to rooms. During the three days I was at the hostel, the owner was not there, but friends of hin who acted as supervisory staff. Jaded 50-60 year-old, who smoked cigarettes day-in day-out and used to boss around junior (black) staff in a way one would not expect to have to witness in the new South Africa!
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      Anonymous, Switzerland, Male, 25-30


  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Afrique du Sud Backpackers Located at Corner St. Johns and Main Roads, Sea Point, Cape Town.
Afrique du Sud Backpackers
South Africa
Cape Town 8005 Corner St. Johns and Main Roads, Sea Point
62% 70
-33.9181944 18.3878839
Afrique du Sud Backpackers
    Rooms available     Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Double Bed Private Ensuite     6 Bed Mixed Dorm     6 Bed Mixed Dorm     Single Private Shared Bathroom     Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Twin Private Ensuite     5 Bed Private Shared Bathroom
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