Travel in Cape Town doesn’t have to break the bank, there are options to meet any budget without having to compromise on safety or comfort. Here are Cape Town’s best stays for under R1000 per night.
Whether you want to get in touch with nature, go rural or experience the bright city lights, the Mother City has you covered.
Ashanti Lodge Gardens
Ashanti Lodge Gardens is a centrally located hostel at the foot of Table Mountain, within walking distance of the city centre and with easy access to many of the city’s attractions. It offers sustainable accommodation for travellers who are conscious of their ecological footprint, and provides an array of options including dormitories, single rooms, twin rooms, and even a campsite within the safety of the Ashanti Lodge grounds.
Saltycrax Backpackers and Surf Hostel by CURIOCITY
5 minutes from Blouberg Beach, this hostel is perfect for your adventure holiday in Cape Town. It’s a surfer’s paradise, with Kite Beach – famous for its kite surfing and spectacular views of Table Mountain – practically on your doorstep. Saltycrax Backpackers is also well within reach of the area’s restaurants, bars, and shops where it’s easy to meet other travellers who’ve come in search of Cape Town’s renowned surfing scene.
Ashby Manor Guest House
Ashby Manor is a guest house located in the suburb of Fresnaye known for its panoramic mountain and ocean views. It is a short distance to the bustle of Sea Point, and a mere 15-minute walk to the beach. This guest house is a heritage building chock full of Cape Town character and charm, with a homey feel and all the amenities a traveller could need. They offer double and twin rooms, with some rooms boasting a highly sought after ocean view.
InnsCape on Castle Hotel
Innscape on Castle is an eclectic boutique hotel located in the city centre just metres from the vibrant energy of Long Street. The rooms have a modern industrial feel, and at the entrance of the hotel is a stunning cafe to get your morning coffee fix or a light meal before heading out into the city. With just a ten-minute walk, you’ll find yourself strolling through The Company’s Garden, an picturesque green space in the city centre which combines lush fauna with the Cape’s fraught colonial history.
Price: R790 per room per night (for two people).
Address: 53 Castle St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001
If you’re looking for a tranquil farm holiday near Durbanville’s esteemed Wine Valley, Rondekuil Estates is just the place. The Country Lodge bedroom comes equipped with an en-suite bathroom and a barbecue (braai) on the veranda, overlooking the serene farmscape. Guests can indulge in fishing or birdwatching, with the metropolitan area of Durbanville a ten-minute drive away.
Boulders Beach Hotel, Café and Curio Shop
No trip to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the penguin colony that inhabits the idyllic Boulders Beach. Boulders Beach Hotel, Cafe and Curio shop is a lovely hotel equipped with all the necessities as well as the option of breakfast overlooking the sparkling waters of False Bay. It is located just 2km from the historical area of Simon’s Town, home to South Africa’s largest naval base with a history dating back two centuries.