On Arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in the city. Spend four nights at The Backpack, an award winning hostel and South Africa’s original backpacker. Located in Cape Town city centre with easy access to the city, Table Mountain and the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. At The Backpack you won't find the standard, high-rise building with floors of rooms that are all the same. All the rooms are unique, spread over four 100-year old Victorian houses, with courtyards and gardens.
Your accommodation for the next 4 nights will be in a Double or Twin Room with en-suite bathroom. The Afro-chic rooms include linen and private safes for your peace of mind.
*Alternatively upgrades can be arranged (at extra cost) for larger luxury room( that can accommodate children)
Your package also includes 2 guided tours:
Cape Town City Cycle Tour
Leaving daily at 10am from the V&A Waterfront Information Centre, the city cycle tours, lead by experienced local guides, make cycling the only way to really experience this incredible city.
Learn about Cape Town’s heritage while you ride from the vibrant Waterfront to the bustling inner city, getting up close and personal with the city and its inhabitants. Our guided tour combines the old and the new of Cape Town’s urban landscape, with visits to:
The Castle of Good Hope, Adderley Street, The Bo-Kaap, The Company Gardens, St. George’s Mall and Green Point Stadium and Eco-Park.
Visit the Green Point Stadium, the impressive newly built sports venue that co-hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The newly landscaped Green Point Biodiversity Eco-Park is a must see for green enthusiasts and the Green Point Lighthouse happens to be the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa!
The Backpack Community Tour (price subject to change depending on group size)
A full day trip which includes a Bo Kaap walking tour, a visit to District 6 Museum, Lunch at the Eastern Bazaar and then an afternoon reading/playing soccer with the Kids at GCU (Great Commission United).
GCU was set up in 2001 by Mario van Niekerk. Born and bred in Heideveld, Mario had witnessed many of the community’s problems first hand and felt passionate about helping many of the area’s youth and keeping them off the streets. Hence the Soccer Academy was born. GCU is not just a football club, it has expanded into a wider range of community activities including rope skipping, tutoring, life skills, school for dropout, mentorships and way out of being trapped in the cycle of gangs and drugs.
80% of the tour price is going directly to Nizaam’s startup business and Mario’s Community Project.
Mario and Michelle have been supporting the Heideveld community with little assistance for the past 10 years. The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre has donated approximately R350 000 to Mario’s Community Project and the Rope Skipping Project since 2009 and has found many donors for team tracksuits, competitions and end of year medal ceremonies and Christmas parties. By joining this tour you will be making a difference.
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Fair Trade Cape Town and Winelands
Combine the vibrant energy and beauty of Cape Town with South Africa's finest and most ethical wineries on this jaunt around the Western Cape.
Ubuntu Cape Town
"We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity"