African Soul Surfer

13 YORK ROADCape Town7945South Africa
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About African Soul Surfer

The African Soul Surfer is a backpackers and surfer’s paradise set near to the beach in Muizenberg just 21 kilometres from the city of Cape Town.

The backpackers offers a wide range of accommodation to suit different guests, group sizes and budgets. Some rooms offer a private balcony with mountain or ocean views. There is a shared bathroom and complimentary Wi-Fi access is available.

Yoga and Pilates classes are held each day and guests can enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room. Surfing lessons with an instructor are available. Art and music nights are held monthly in the on-site Peanut Gallery.

Guests can enjoy a meal prepared at the on-site restaurant or make use of the fully-equipped shared kitchen on the property.  The Sand Bar serves coffee and other beverages.

Guests can walk along the Muizenberg Catwalk or spend their day at the Muizenberg Pool and Water Slides.


13 YORK ROAD, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Telephone: +27(21)7881771 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon

Positive Reviews

Fantastic location.

The backpackers is literally right at the beach. There are many great spots for surfing and relaxing at the beach. The rooms have great views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are good restaurants and bars close by and there is a shop nearby. You can walk everywhere.

Friendly staff.

The general atmosphere is quite relaxed and well organised. The staff are young and friendly, and you are made to feel very welcome from the moment you arrive. The instructors are great and they make you feel comfortable whilst having your class.

Great activities.

There are many fun activities offered at this backpackers. You can enjoy a fantastic yoga or Pilates class with the friendly instructors or you can go out and learn to surf. They also offer a cool class where yoga and surfing is combined. The art and music nights are great fun and you can meet loads of people.

Negative Reviews

Better cleaning needed.

Guests have reported that they found the backpackers to be dirty. Guests have commented on the floors and table tops being dusty and sandy and the general untidy look of the interior. The shared kitchen and bathroom needs better attention by the cleaning staff.

No private bathrooms.

This property does not offer any rooms with private bathrooms. The men's and women's bathrooms are shared by all guests and so you have very little privacy as you lug your toiletries to and from the bathroom.

Noisy railway.

The Website does not alert you to the fact that there is an operational railway line right outside the property. Trains regularly go past, making lots and noise and causing everything to shake. This can make it difficult to sleep.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 15 reviews across the web
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8 out of 10 based on 15 reviews