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Green Elephant Backpackers

5 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 10 rooms

We are a friendly backpackers with excellent travel information and booking office. A solar heated...
We are a friendly backpackers with excellent travel information and booking office. A solar heated swimming pool complements the hot jacuzzi for great relaxing parties.

We are also leaders in Environmental awareness and have a Grey Water system, solar panels, Extensive recycling and we use the local community for as many supplies as possible.

The computer has ADSL fast internet access for guests. All double rooms have 4 poster beds and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.

The managers are great and the owner himself has travelled over 50 countries around the world, so knows the backpackers needs. The old ex-tree climbing dog Defa is legendary!
from R260

African Heart Backpackers

Sleeps 18 in 13 rooms

Situated under majestic gaze of Table Mountain, Observatory is seen as the cultural hub of Cape Town. African Heart Backpackers, with its...
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.
from R280

Wild Sage Mountain Garden Unit

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

We offer one self-catering unit with two bedrooms. For exclusive use using both bedrooms or only...
We offer one self-catering unit with two bedrooms. For exclusive use using both bedrooms or only one at R360 per room. Please note no smoking is permitted and the usual rules apply.

Birds MTN Blue is a separate semi in Bishop Road which unfortunately does not have a TV. This unit has a double bed, fireplace, outside shower and is very cute.

This unit is almost opposite a delightful cafe for breakfast and lunch. Wild Sage MTN is a garden unit attached to the owner's double storey by double doors set in a huge garden with a beautiful view of Devil's Peak and DStv available.
from R400

Riverview Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 640 in 80 rooms

Riverview is our main guest lodge and is a lovely old Victorian building in trendy historical Observatory, the student Mecca of Cape Town. During the Victorian era when it was built and named, it did indeed have a view of the Liesbeeck River, but as the suburb developed over the years, we lost the river view. However, we do still have a lovely view of our famous Table Mountain and Devils Peak. We pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, in a charmingly decorated spacious building, which has a cosy home from home atmosphere. As we specialise in large group bookings and can accommodate up to 120 people, we are ideal for school groups, sports teams, Universities, Technicons, N.G.O.’s, large budget tour groups and school groups. We are on the doorstep of numerous restaurants, shops and pubs, the famous Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums and a great night life in the student heart of Cape Town, while the waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, our numerous glorious beaches, the City Centre, C.T. International Airport, and Cape Town’s 2010 Soccer World Cup stadium at Green point are literally just minutes away.

Riverview has 35 rooms, comprising a mix of singles, twins and bunkrooms. We have T.V. Lounges (which groups can use for their exclusive use), and dining rooms. We also have several patios and a barbecue/braai terrace under the palms. The communal Bathrooms are separated into male and female only bathrooms, and our bunkrooms are always ‘same sex’ rooms.

from R350

33 South Boutique Backpackers

6 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 6 rooms

Young vibrant staff, adventure-packed days, exciting nights, chilled-to-the-max braais and the...
Young vibrant staff, adventure-packed days, exciting nights, chilled-to-the-max braais and the comfiest beds also included. Centrally located in the legendary OBZ, the funky and vibey neighbourhood with some of Cape Town’s most adored live band venues, comedy clubs, restaurants, pubs and bars. 'Forget everything you once thought or believed about backpacking and join us on a new and unique journey in Cape Town' 33 South Boutique Backpackers was developed especially for those individuals who have a taste for a real adventure but are not willing to give up their piping hot showers and fresh percale linen. Because Cape Town is such a great place, we decided to develop a Boutique Backpackers Lodge that is really special. Boutique? Boutique for us is everything stylish, unique and luxurious – and all this you’ll find in the homely atmosphere at 33 South Boutique Backpackers. Since we dedicated our name (33 South) to the geographic location of Cape Town (33 South, 18 East), it’s fitting that each of our rooms is themed after a different culturally rich “Capetonian” neighbourhood. Whether you choose to spend the night in an extra-sized bed in District 6, the colourful Bo-kaap, Khayalitsha Shack chic or the cool and breezy Kalk bay room (amongst others) Cindy, Kim and the rest of the friendly staff will make sure you feel at home in this spacious Victorian house. At the reception you’ll not only find a selection of tours, activities and great music, but also insider-info on the best restaurants, surf spots, music festivals and loads of “off-the-beaten-track” adventures. Comfort, safety and security are top priority. To ensure this, each guest has their very own large locking cupboard with digital code safe, extra-sized bed with the softest fresh linen and the night-watchman Elvis will keep you safe and entertained. See you soon! The 33 South Team
from R320

Aloe House B&B

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

A Victorian Cottage in Cape Town’s historic suburb Observatory, Aloe House House offers comfortable accommodation at affordable rates. ...
A Victorian Cottage in Cape Town’s historic suburb Observatory, Aloe House House offers comfortable accommodation at affordable rates. Both central and quiet, Aloe House is situated in a residential area within walking distance to all amenities such as two supermarkets, several smaller shops and a variety of café’s, restaurants and bars. Observatory’s train station is about 400 meters away and thus enables independent traveling to the CBD and beaches without an own vehicle.

Aloe House offers three cozy and tastefully furnished rooms. Two rooms are equipped with a king-sized bed or two single beds and an en-suite bathroom, the third room has a queen-sized bed and own bathroom. Dressing tables with power points and a hair dryer are to be found in all the bedrooms.
from R550

Bay Leaf Cottage

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Bay Leaf Cottage is a lovely two-bedroom house located in the trendy suburb of Observatory. Ideal for a family or small group, this private...
Bay Leaf Cottage is a lovely two-bedroom house located in the trendy suburb of Observatory. Ideal for a family or small group, this private house has two bedrooms, one furnished with a queen-size bed and the other two single beds.

The bathroom is shared and consists of a bathroom with a cast iron Victorian bath and an overhead shower; another hot and cold shower can be enjoyed outdoors in the courtyard.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, tea and coffee facilities, a fridge-freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine. Guests can enjoy their meals at the dining table or relax in the cosy lounge which is equipped with a TV with DStv and a DVD player. Wi-Fi internet, heaters and electric blankets in winter and fans in summer are also available.

The private courtyard has a barbecue area and is comfortably furnished with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. Secure parking behind a remote-controlled gate is provided for a small or medium sized car.

Bay Leaf Cottage is situated close to the University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, the Cape Town Science Centre, St Peter’s Square & the Station Road shopping centres and only a few kilometres from Rhode’s Memorial, Newlands rugby and cricket stadiums, the South African Astronomical Observatory and the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Various restaurants, pubs, shops, theatres and clubs can be found on the popular Lower Main Road strip and guests have quick and easy access to the many tourist attractions of Cape Town.
from R950

Obz Cottages - Crown Street

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Obz Cottages - Crown Street provides a three-bedroom Victorian cottage in the historical and...
Obz Cottages - Crown Street provides a three-bedroom Victorian cottage in the historical and colourful area of Observatory in Cape Town. We have lovingly put together fully furnished living spaces ideal for the self-catering traveller.

This three-bedroom Victorian cottage has been decorated with Victorian antiques and art, as well as a few other interesting, quirky pieces. This unit has Wi-Fi access, a washing machine and an alarm linked to armed response. The kitchen and dining area looks out through large glass sliding doors onto the plant-filled courtyard garden.

We have gone out of our way to ensure that all of the living spaces and even the beautiful plant-filled garden at the back of the unit exude the loving attention to detail and aesthetic appeal that a discerning guest would expect from a home.
from R925

Makulu Lodge

Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

Makulu Lodge offers comfortable accommodation to a variety of guests. It is ideal for students or for business travellers looking for a...
Makulu Lodge offers comfortable accommodation to a variety of guests. It is ideal for students or for business travellers looking for a great place to stay. It is located in the vibrant suburb of Observatory in Cape Town.

This lovely lodge has nine well-appointed rooms, of which all have twin beds and en-suite bathrooms. Guests can start the day off with a delicious breakfast at the local café before exploring the city. The lodge is located close to many great restaurants, but there is a fully equipped kitchen available for any self-catering needs.

Guests can visit this city’s many well-known attractions. These include Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and the V&A Waterfront. Observatory itself also has many curio shops and entertainment spots, ensuring that guests don’t have to go too far to experience the culture of the city.

After a day of discovery, guests can return to the lodge to relax in the comfortable lounge before enjoying an evening swim. End the day off in the garden with a cup of coffee while appreciating the bird life.
from R800
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    Accommodation near Observatory

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    Belmont B&B

    from R1190
    Very private luxury garden suites in the heart of the Cape Peninsula. Bed and breakfast...
    Very private luxury garden suites in the heart of the Cape Peninsula. Bed and breakfast accommodation with lovely garden settings and pool. Rooms are large and well equipped with DSTV channels, bar fridge, breakfast nook and microwave oven.
    from R1190
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    1.68km from Observatory

    5 Reviews

    This Victorian GuestHouse is situated on the slopes of Devils Peak, within walking distance of the...
    This Victorian GuestHouse is situated on the slopes of Devils Peak, within walking distance of the University and close to Rhodes Memorial, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Groot Schuur Hospital, Newlands Sports Grounds, various golf clubs, airport, city centre and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
    from R1360
    Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

    1.54km from Observatory

    At Villa Garda B&B

    from R970
    A home, not just a house. Charming and cosy Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 5 spacious en-suite...
    A home, not just a house. Charming and cosy Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 5 spacious en-suite rooms in double storey cottage and 2 spacious en-suite rooms in main house with old-world hospitality. French/English-speaking hosts.
    from R970
    Sleeps 23 in 9 rooms

    1.12km from Observatory

    4 Reviews

    Beautiful self-contained garden cottage in Mowbray, Cape Town. Nestled at the foot of Table...
    Beautiful self-contained garden cottage in Mowbray, Cape Town. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, between two oceans, and close to scenic winelands, shopping malls and nature reserves. Within walking distance of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. Table Mountain walks (or the cable car) or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Rhodes Memorial are minutes away.
    from R550
    Sleeps 2 in 1 room

    1.22km from Observatory

    Pepper Tree House

    from R670
    Pepper Tree house is very centally situated. It is 12 minutes from the airport and 2 minutes from...
    Pepper Tree house is very centally situated. It is 12 minutes from the airport and 2 minutes from UCT. The house can sleep a maximum of 11 but various options are availible. The house has a large living area and charming garden.
    from R670
    Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

    1.64km from Observatory

    4 Reviews

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside has the backdrop of the green slopes of Devil's Peak...
    DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside has the backdrop of the green slopes of Devil's Peak and overlooks the Mother City’s perennially busy harbour. Upper Eastside Hotel offers convenient, hassle-free access to Cape Town’s downtown and central business district.
    from R970
    Sleeps 365 in 183 rooms

    1.42km from Observatory

    1 Review

    20 On Dixton

    from R490
    20 on Dixton is a charming self catering guest house in Mowbray close to the University of Cape...
    20 on Dixton is a charming self catering guest house in Mowbray close to the University of Cape Town and on the Jamie shuttle route. It is 13 km from the airport and 6 km from the City Business District.
    from R490
    Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

    1.04km from Observatory

    2 Reviews

    Wish U Were Here is a creative new lodge situated in Woodstock, one of Cape Town oldest suburbs. At...
    Wish U Were Here is a creative new lodge situated in Woodstock, one of Cape Town oldest suburbs. At Wish U Were Here you will experience an authentic cool urban stay over in a renovated old building with high ceilings and wonderful old wooden floors.
    from R400
    Sleeps 40 in 28 rooms

    1.59km from Observatory

    Canon Backpackers

    from R460
    Canon Backpackers offers dorm-style accommodation in six apartments, ideally located just off the...
    Canon Backpackers offers dorm-style accommodation in six apartments, ideally located just off the M5 highway. The apartments are basic but fully equipped for self-catering and share a communal entertainment area.
    from R460
    Sleeps 36 in 6 rooms

    1.86km from Observatory

    Sleeps 152 in 70 rooms

    1.05km from Observatory

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