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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 Mountain, or take a two-minute walk to the District Six Museum. Being on the edge of the city, it is only a five-minute walk to Parliament and the Cape Castle, and a further 15-minute drive to the famous Table Mountain Cableway. The hotel offers 12 bedrooms and a sunset balcony.

On occasions, the Backpackers may be noisy to some due to the late night vibrant pub on the ground floor but you can also join in the fun!!

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!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 51
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • 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
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

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

Kimbo Lodge Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Kimbo Lodge Backpackers

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Agnetha Rockman
25 September 2018

It was Central loved the atmosphere

Antonio Passmore
10 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Facility is outdated but everything works, showers etc.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
13 April 2017

A very comfortable place to stay a nice bar downstairs and friendly,helpful staff.

Tebogo Motebu, South Africa
30 September 2013


Claudette Brown, South Africa
09 January 2012

We had a lovely time. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely spend my next holiday here again.

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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