Western Cape

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Majestic Table Mountain with its lavish ocean views sets the theme for this hospitable province. The Western Cape has a unique cultural and natural heritage and a rural easy-going atmosphere coupled with a first world infrastructure. In the towns and villages and in Cape Town itself there is world-class entertainment such as theatre, music festivals, fabulous restaurants and shopping opportunities.

General information

CAPITAL: Cape Town
OTHER CITIES: Stellenbosch, George, Saldanha Bay
AIRPORTS: Cape Town International Airport, George
AREA: 10.6% of the country
POPULATION: 9.7% of the country at 4.2 million
LANGUAGES: Afrikaans, English & Xhosa

Not to be missed

  • Robben Island, a World Heritage Site
  • Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage Site
  • Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Wine tasting
  • Whale watching in season

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    A Sunflower Stop

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    A Sunflower Stop has the perfect location for exploring Cape town – nestled between mountain and sea and walking distance from V&A Waterfront. A Sunflower Stop is a luxury backpackers offering relaxing and comfortable accommodation. Our specialist travel desk will give you the best prices for day trips and adventure tours.

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    Adventureshop Stellenbosch

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Cape Town

    Based in Stellenbosch, the Adventureshop has been in the adventure tourism business since the year 2000 and have extensive experience in adventure tours and activities, safaris and Overland travel.  We specialise in local tours in the wine lands like Guided Bike tours, 4×4 wine tours, guided hikes and a hop on hop off service on […]

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    African Array Lodge

    Accommodation  > Plettenberg Bay

    African Array Lodge is a backpacker lodge situated in Plettenberg Bay. They offer guests the opportunity to truly escape to solitude with wonderful views of farmlands, mountains, golf courses and the ocean. They are rated one of the top backpacking lodges in South Africa for thier great accommodation and service. Their accommodation ranges from private […]

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    Africanyon

    Tours & adventures  > Adventure activities  > Natures Valley

    Get ready for the perfect combination of adventure and passion for the outdoors. Your guides will take you on a river adventure, also known as canyoning or canyoneering, and locally as “Kloofing”. Five abseiling points and hours of fun! Wade through the shallows of a meandering stream, swim through fresh water rock-pools. Abseil into the […]

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    Amakaya Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Plettenberg Bay

    Amakaya, meaning “Home” is a Backpackers located in Plettenberg Bay. It is the perfect place to relax and situated only 300 metres away from restaurants, shops and pubs. They offer double En-suite rooms, 4, 8 and 12 sleeper dorms and a 2 bedroom self catering flat. The upstairs bar and open veranda offers beautiful views […]

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    Ashanti Lodge

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Ashanti was one of the first backpacker hostels in South Africa more than 20 years ago and now is a well-known Cape Town establishment offering great budget accommodation options in 3 different properties. Backpackers Ashanti Gardens & Ashanti Greenpoint; refurbished by local interior designers have single, double rooms and dormitories. Our two guest houses around […]

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    Backpacker Bus

    Getting around  > Airport transfers  > Cape Town

    Take the worry out of searching for affordable, reliable transfers from the airport. The Backpacker Bus ensures to-the-door service at the best prices. Airport transfers to 40 lodges in Cape Town and Stellenbosch 24 hour airport transfer service Shuttles to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens every 2 hours from 8:00a.m Twice daily shuttles between Cape Town […]

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    Backpackers District Six

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Backpackers District Six is located close to the historical District Six suburb and is a two minute walk to the District Six Museum. It is situated within the historical Castle Bar Hotel and has a self-catering area, fridges in all rooms, two pubs, two braai/barbecue areas, a pool table, a private off-license, bottle store, curio […]

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    Backpackers in Green Point

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Associate Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. A SAYTC Associate Member is an establishment that has not yet gone through an accreditation process with a recognized body to ensure that a minimum standard is obtained. They often are smaller establishments, looking to grow and expand before […]

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    Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Want a bohemian stay in the most fascinating part of Cape Town?

    Observatory (or just Obs) is the most fascinating part of Cape Town. Nowhere else does the best city in the world (yes, Cape Town!) show so many sides of itself. And our Bohemian Lofts are in the centre of this little universe.

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    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    Tours & adventures  > Oudtshoorn

    The Cango Wildlife Ranch is considered among the world’s top endangered species breeding facilities, tourist attractions and conservation education destinations. One of world’s oldest and most successful cheetah breeding facilities World’s first croc cage diving Africa’s first interactive lemur encounter experience Been in business for over 35 years One of only 4 PAAZAB accredited facilities […]

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    Cape Agulhas Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Agulhas

    Cape Agulhas Backpackers is the southern-most backpackers in Africa. We are also 400m away from the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. Come and experience the place where the two oceans meet and take the most southern experience in Africa with you.

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    Cape Metrorail

    Getting around  > Cape Town

    Introduced in September 2012, the Metrorail train operates as an Edutrain from Mondays to Fridays and as a tourism train on the weekends. They offer tours such as: The Stellenbosch Tourism Route which includes food, wine and heritage The Southern Line Tourism Route which includes Cape point, Boulders Beach and Simons Town Museum The Khayelitsha […]

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    Cape Tourist Guide Connection

    Tours & adventures  > Cape Town

    We provide tourists with experienced tourist guides who have specialised knowledge, can offer unique and informative insights and speak a variety of languages. We have specialist guides in the fields of wine, township, peninsula nature and adventure. We offer direct access to qualified accredited tourist guides for safe, personalised trips & tours with unique experiences.Explore […]

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    CapeTowning Tours

    Tours & adventures  > Day tours  > Cape Town

    CapeTowning is an owner run and managed tour operating company that has been in operation for over 10 years. We are a proud member of Cape Town Tourism and SAYTC. Marius du Plooy, a seasoned South African traveller, has a clear love for people and places. After graduating in 2002, he started his career a […]

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    Claim Victory Volunteers

    Volunteering & internships  > Animals & wildlife   > Eastern Cape

    An International volunteering agency located in Cape Town, South Africa. Offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities, language courses, internships, at great affordable prices. 15 Years of volunteer placement experience 24/7 Support in South Africa & Namibia Over 120  Volunteering opportunities (Social and Animal) Orientation weeks in Cape Town Tours & Accommodation Language courses Most […]

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    Dyer Island Cruises

    Tours & adventures  > Day tours  > Gansbaai

    Dyer Island Cruises operates around the world famous Dyer Island where you might be fortunate to see the Marine Big 5 – the Southern Right Whale/Humpback/Bryde’s Whales, the iconic Great White Shark, the Cape fur seal (around 60 000 on Geyser Rock), the endangered African Penguin and various visiting dolphin species. The area is also home […]

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    Earthstompers Adventures

    Tours & adventures  > Multi-day tours  > Cape Town

    Earthstompers Adventures is an established adventure tour company offering high quality adventure tours from Cape Town along the Garden Route and Addo. It has been operating since 2006 and is owner run by Owner/Guide/Manager Hendrik Human. Most tours start and end in Cape Town or Stellenbosch. Tours Available: 6 Day Garden Route & Addo Adventure […]

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    Epic Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Good Hope Studies

    English language studies  > Cape Town

    Good Hope Studies is an internationally accredited private English language school with two centres in great locations. Choose between our English language schools in the upmarket residential area of Newlands or in the Cape Town city centre. Our schools offer a unique learning experience that is highly efficient, fun and affordable.
    Good Hope Studies is an IALC and EAQUALS member.

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    Green Elephant Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    The Green Elephant is in the heart of Observatory, where students from all around the world live together, party together and enjoy the good life. The attractions are bars, restaurants, great coffee shops, a golf driving range, the original Observatory, Groote Schuur Hospital ( where the world’s first heart transplant took place, theatres and small […]

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    Hoedjiesbaai Lodge

    Accommodation  > Saldanha

    This establishment is an Incubator Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. SAYTC would like to represent the diversity that tourism in South Africa has to offer, particularly start up or smaller accommodation establishments. Incubator Membership offers these establishments an introduction to the tourism industry and SAYTC as an organisation.

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    Hout Bay Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Cape Town

    Hout Bay Backpackers is a quiet and comfortable backpacker lodge in the beach-side suburb of Hout Bay. Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, and easily accessible by public transport our hostel suits budget travellers wanting to explore Hout Bay (restaurants, harbour, beach, seal island, world of birds), discerning backpackers looking for a place from which […]

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    iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Stellenbosch

    This establishment is an Associate Member of SAYTC, the tourism organisation bringing your Travel Now Now. A SAYTC Associate Member is an establishment that has not yet gone through an accreditation process with a recognized body to ensure that a minimum standard is obtained. They often are smaller establishments, looking to grow and expand before […]