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SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This place is amazing! if you enter its as if you are in a jungle! the people are really friendly, and the area is beautiful! The place is just pretty far away from the cape town city center (about half an hour drive by car). But it is definitely worth going to this backpackers! they arrange all kinds of trips and its just a 5 min walk away from the beach and nice bars! At the beach you have the best view on the table mountain. i definitely recommend this backpackers because it feels like home!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

At the time of my visit (August 2011), Saltycrax had the BEST people working there, I can't stress this enough!!!! They go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The owners sometimes will even take you out to show you local places (like Critters, a restaurant/bar down by the beach) and throw parties on occasion you can attend for free.
There is alcohol you can purchase on site which is very well priced, and sometimes there are bonfires out back that you can sit at just for a welcoming atmosphere.
There is a trail of lavender and a small man-made river with (i think) koi on the way in, and the location is extremely safe (there is at least two separate locks to get into the area).
I would recommend this location to ANYONE who is looking for a very at-home feeling, looking to make long-lasting friendships and who want a very excellent location close to the beach (which has a breathtaking view of table mountain).
Don't even think twice - just go!!!! :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We recently rocked 4 days of awesomeness at Salty Crax! Cant recommend the place enough, great staff, chilled vibes when needed, craziness when party time came. Miss you Constable, Wifey & Fat Trevor.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Gareth K
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Such a chilled out vibe with friendly staff and a very comfortable and clean living area. My boyfriend and I camped here for over a week for the best value in Cape Town.. and would do it again. A little far out of the city center but a nice drive if you have a car.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lucy B
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Was down in Cape Town for a wedding that took place at Blue Peter. SaltyCrax proved to be an acceptable distance from the wedding venue. Was expecting it to be loud with it being a backpackers but was very chilled and peaceful. Everybody was doing their own thing e.g. utilizing the wifi on the premises. This relaxed atmosphere made coming back late in the evening after the wedding much easier, something that would not have been as comfortable in say a boutique hotel. Good value for money accommodation. Would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

A friend and I stayed here on and of for 3 months in a private double room and we loved it! The staff immediately made us feel very welcome and they were very helpfull with everything. From planning trips to and around Cape town, to showing us a good time in Table view.

The rooms are nice and clean and everything looks fairly new. The dogs are very friendly and give a very "homey" feeling to the place. There is a kitchen were you can cook for yourself, but if you dont feel like that, Table view has lots of great restaurants by the beachfront!

The location is perfect as it is in a quiet street, but still close to the nightlife and the neighborhood is very safe. The beach is a 5 minute walk and public transport is a 10 minute walk.

We will most defiantly return and would recommend this place anytime! Thanks to Julian and Chanel for everything!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Mia B
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

An eclectic mix of volunteers (mostly Scandinavian), helping out local kids in townships and so on and conventional backpackers and kite surfers.

The rooms are nice, the property is secure and the bar rocks - at R14 for a beer and with a plentiful supply of jeager it's difficult for it not to.

The staff are friendly and will help out with organising trips, airport pickups and keep an eye on everyone.

Second visit and will be coming back. Thanks Julian, Carla et all for a great trip

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
Thank rbarbs
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Additional Information about SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge

Address: 20 Briza Road, Table View 7441, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Table View
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Table View
Price Range: £19 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SaltyCrax Backpackers / Surflodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 5 star accommodation situated close to the beautiful white beaches of Blouberg and the famous Kite beach. We provide affordable accommodation for tourists wanting to visit the Blaauwberg area and have an experience of a lifetime! Our facilities include a Jacuzzi, self catering kitchen, entertainment area etc. We are rolling distance from the beach, restaurants, bars, transport terminals etc. ... more   less 
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