Take a look at these great budget friendly backpacking options in the Western Cape
Oudtshoorn – Karoo Soul Backpackers, Cottages and Adventures, From R240 per person
This Tudor style mansion offers views that the birds envy. Mountains hover in the distance while spectacular sunsets pour over them. Chic rooms ooze style and unique art pieces imbue a timeless quality. Bask in the sun on the rolling lawn, then hit the on-site adventure centre. Too hot to think? Don't. Flop into the pool, then roll into a hammock to drip dry. Couples or friends, come enjoy the peace and sunsets.
Gansbaai– White Shark Backpackers, From R250 per person
White Shark Backpackers is a 6 bedroom house situated right on the seafront, with all shark cage diving activites next door, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Oudtshoorn – Backpackers Paradise, From R250 per person
After 19 years in the business this friendly hostel still offers excellent service from staff who will happily share the secrets of the little Karoo and arrange a wide variety of activities from their adventure and travel centre. Stretching over four properties, nothing will cramp your style during your stay here. In fact, the relaxed atmosphere is a little addictive, so don’t be surprised if you end up staying longer than planned.
Observatory – 33 South Backpackers, From R620 per unit
Located in "Obz" the geographical heart and edgy hub of Cape Town (South Africa), 33 South Backpackers is a celebration of travelling, meeting people, discovering Cape Town and most of all: having fun. This boutique backpackers is for young-at-heart, international adventurers who want to experience Cape Town's spirit and "rough it" ...in style!
Observatory – Green Elephant Backpackers, From R240 per person
This establishment have been running since 1994 and are in the heart of the vibey student area of Observatory where young people from all countries get together in the coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. Green Elepphant offers 3 houses - the main house with all the facilities, the private room house with 4 private rooms and the long stay house where guest stay for as long as several months. We have made so many friends over the years, and keep in touch with many.
Greyton – Greyton EcoLodge, From R225 per person
Greyton EcoLodge is a renovated School Hostel. Colourful and spacious, we guarantee no chocolates on the pillows. However we do guarantee hot water, clean rooms, friendly service and the best views in Greyton from your bed room.
Gordons Bay – 47 Gypsies, From R240 per person
During the day our shop welcomes day visitors. They browse for the perfect gift, enjoy a fine brewed coffee and our famous carrot cake on the lawn with beach and mountain views. Late afternoons we enjoy the magical sunsets. So, after we closed our doors for the day, the shop is yours! 47 Gypsies is open 6 days a week in winter and 7 days a week in summer. Come join us and experience village life!
Gordons Bay – Tiripanu Backpackers, From R250 per person
Tiripanu Backpackers is the perfect centrally situated stay over spot for starting/ending your garden route or west coast tour. Rustic farm style living with a creative twist. Surrounded by Helderberg Mountains and small holdings. Your hosts Rob and Janene have done their fair share of backpacking and created a place for travellers to feel at home without spending a fortune.
Oudtshoorn – Swartberg Backpackers, From R200 per person
Enjoy an Eco-friendly farm experience at the foot of the world-famous Swartberg Mountain Pass. Splash around in our swimming pool with nothing around you except for the sounds of nature, beauty, tranquil, captivating and breath-taking views of the Swartberg Mountains. Be refreshed, re-energized and regenerated!