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1. Posted by mags21 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hey Guy's

Im going to be starting my RTW trip in June, im doing it alone and starting in Cape Town. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of any hotels they thought we good in Cape Town.

2. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

If u wanna have a nice, cosy, family-type hostel and not on Long Street (the party street) go and stay at 'The Sunflower Stop'!!!!

We loved it there!!!

3. Posted by Strider (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

Hey Mags

Try out the following, we use these guys on a regualr basis:

The Backpack -
Big Blue Backpackers -
Daddy Long Legs -

There are others but these will keep within close distance of the main attractions.


4. Posted by mags21 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Thanks guy's, I am travelling on my own so will be looking for somewhere lively where I can meet lots of people.

5. Posted by AfriFriend (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Hi Mags

I would recommend you contact bazbus this is the coach that you hop on and hop off all around South Africa that takes you around. They pick up from most backpacking lodges their website is
or alternativly check out the backpacking guide for SA on

Enjoy, remember though you are arriving in Rainy season for Cape Town so pack the winter welly's.


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7. Posted by chelseakyp (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

Hi Mags,

I stayed in Big Blue Backpackers & Cat & Mouse in Cape Town - Cat & Mouse is on Long Street, both are quite close to Table Mountain, the V&A waterfront etc so quite central. I'd say Big Blue was the more lively of the two if your looking at meeting people, also it has a small pool in the garden which is nice in the sun

8. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Everytime am around cape town i stay at Ashanti Lodge, 11 Hof Street. Nice place with everything you may need. Check on accomodation on the left there are listed over there.

Have great time there