Our light, spacious dorms comfortably sleep 4-6 happy travellers. Each person has their own lockable cupboard. All linen and blankets are supplied. Towels can be rented from reception.

Twin room

Standard double & twin rooms are smaller than the en-suites. Uniquely decorated in our Afro-Chic style, and equipped with bedside tables with reading lights & luggage storage. Shared bathroom facilities are available.

Double en suite

Our double-rooms have en-suite bathrooms, comprising a shower, toilet and hand-basin for your convenience. The spacious rooms are all uniquely decorated in our Afro-Chic design

Family room

For those travelling in small groups who do not want to share Dorms with other people, we have several options to accommodate 3 or 4 persons in a private room.




Family Room is half en-suite,

shower and wash basin

 Toilet is communal

Check the Book Now calendar for up to date rates,

or drop us a line


All cancellations carry a
10% handling fee.
Non arrivals:

Less than 1 week notice:

1 to 2 weeks notice:

25% of deposit refund
2 to 4 weeks notice:

50% of deposit refund
4 weeks or more notice:

Full refund of deposit
NO REFUNDS 24 Dec - 6 Jan


Subject to availability. Conditions applicable to cancellations and deposits will apply.


Begin your

journey here

African Heart is backpackers lodge with a difference.

Set in a historical Victorian building, previously used as a Holistic Health Care Centre (building up lots of good energy;), we have revived the original wooden floors, archways and high ceilings with our own blend of contemporary Afro-Chic design. Vibrant colours, retro furniture, original artworks, spotless modern bathrooms and ultra-comfy beds.


We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers accommodation and facilities. We also offer superior guest service from our Reception, taking care of anything you need, from booking adventures and onward travels, to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food.

Want to learn more?

About African Heart Backpackers

African Heart is an award-winning backpackers lodge close to the city centre and ideal for exploring the Cape Town area. Also ideal for volunteers.

 FREE internet access and a FREE breakfast! Located in the funky Observatory with a great selection of bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

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Where to Go


• Waterfront

• Table Mountain

• Winelands

• Garden Route

• Wildlive

• Volunteer projects

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African Heart Backpackers

27 Station Road, Observatory,

Cape Town, 7925, South Africa


T. +27 (0)21 447 3125


Check the Book Now calendar

for up to date rates,

or drop us a line