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About African Heart Backpackers

Situated under majestic gaze of Table Mountain, Observatory is seen as the cultural hub of Cape Town. African Heart Backpackers, with its relaxed vibe and friendly staff, is the ideal bed and breakfast option for guests visiting this Bohemian-style suburb.

This owner-run lodge has an eclectic design sprinkled with personal touches and artworks. There is a variety of creatively styled rooms ranging from backpacker dorms to private rooms. Most rooms make use of shared bathroom facilities.

Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast as a great start to their day. From the reception desk, guests will be able to book a selection of activities, tours and overland trips. The lodge is run by a team of experienced travellers who will be able to give advice on popular area attractions.

This trendy suburb offers many restaurants, pubs and bars. These are all within walking distance of the lodge, affording guests a great opportunity to experience the culture of this area. The lodge provides the perfect start, or end, to your travels.

Covid Safety Approved: Hand sanitizer at entry, daily cleaning of the hostel, live in staff


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • En-suite Room En-suite Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • Twin Room Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Adults
          • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Adults

              Reviews for African Heart Backpackers

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              Maike Scholz, Germany
              04 September 2015

              The African Heart Backpackers is definitely a great place to stay! We spend 4 nights there and had a really really good time. The room was nice and clean. You'll be able to get breakfast (cereals, milk, toast, butter) in the morning. And whenever you need an advice, staff will be more than willing to help you. The tours they recommended were both great!So well, I guess, I would come back :-) 

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              African Heart Backpackers is 0.3km from the centre of Observatory , the nearest airport 14.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling