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About Kimbo Lodge Backpackers

About Kimbo Lodge Backpackers

The Kimbo Backpackers is situated on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland Streets, on the border between the beautiful Gardens suburb and the CBD. This Cape Town landmark was built in 1895 and was the starting point for horse-drawn carriages leaving Cape Town for Kimberley.The Kimberley Hotel boasts a restaurant, The Kitchen, serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and suppers. The famous old Pub, where you can enjoy a drink at the same counter that the diamond prospectors sat at 120 years ago, operates 24/7. From the Backpackers, guests can quench their thirst admiring Table M

Family friendly: We are family friendly and offer a family room.

Romantic: If you like old and interesting this is the place for a romantic getaway!

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

 Sleeps 40
Type: Backpacker
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Reviews: 8 reviews

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agnetha rockman
September 2018
It was Central loved the atmosphere
antonio passmore
October 2017
Facility is outdated but everything works, showers etc. Love the vibe and the staff are very friendly and helpful.Best affordable Babalas breakfast.
jeffrey creek
April 2017
A very comfortable place to stay a nice bar downstairs and friendly,helpful staff.
tebogo motebu, south africa
September 2013
claudette brown, south africa
January 2012
We had a lovely time. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely spend my next holiday here again.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24H. Check In
  • Activities desk
  • ATM
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bars
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Central location
  • City hotel
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Special offers
  • Suites
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Shona
* Please enquire for further details.

Kimbo Lodge Backpackers location

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Kimbo Lodge Backpackers is 0.6km from the centre of Cape Town City Centre , the nearest airport 20.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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