Saltycrax Backpackers offers convenient 4-star backpackers accommodation in Cape Town. It is positioned in Northern Suburbs, a wonderful region of Cape Town., SaltyCrax is ideal for the water-sports enthusiast. With a good supply of wind and waves and a variety of sailing locations, either for the eager beginner or the dedicated sailor, there is something for everyone.

We are 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! The Blaauwberg area has much to offer from extreme sports like Skydiving, Water-skiing, Wind surfing, Kite surfing, 4 X 4 Tracks to peaceful Horse rides on the beach, Whale watching and Hikes through the West coast nature reserve. There is a buzz of nightlife and we are only 15min from the city centre and close to the wine tasting routes. There is something for everyone in Blaauwberg.

We offer 4 star accommodation with all you could possibly need from heaters, fans and fridges in your rooms to a Jacuzzi , self catering kitchen, secure parking, bonfire area, entertainment area ect.

We are committed to providing our guests with a safe, friendly and entertaining environment. We will satisfy our guests’ needs and ensure they have an enjoyable stay in the Mother City. “From the moment we meet you until we say goodbye, our place is your place and our time is yours.

What travellers think

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  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Lovely gardens with sitting and resting places, a variety of accommodation styles, some minor items not working but usually because no one reports it, typical for youth hostels. Highly recommend some hooks and or shelves so clothing does not have to go onto the floor at night, including towels after a shower. Still, highly recommended!


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Ellen Hermine Ingrid,

Tue 12 Jan 2016

Very nice outdoor sitting areas with shady trees, plenty of little sitting groups, bar service, all good. I would have liked some hooks on the wall to hang my towel or clothes.


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Ellen Hermine Ingrid,

Mon 04 Jan 2016