Bohemian Lofts

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A Bohemian Rhapsody

Nowhere else does the best city in the world show so many sides of itself. During the Apartheid years Obs was one of the few areas that managed to cling onto its ‘grey-ness’, everyone belonged! Bohemian Lofts is based in the centre of this little universe.

Obs is truly Bohemian, from students and trade union officials, tourists and artists to festivals and events. Where better to enjoy great craft beer, music, good food, and books? Our hostel is a beautiful old character building, previously a museum of contemporary art. From the balcony, you can survey the life on the Lower Main Rd below you or why not head down to join the buzz. Yes, we are a backpacker (a youth hostel), but we are happy to be a real home to you for a while. We’d love to meet you! Breakfast: Included in our rates is a light breakfast every morning of tea, coffee, toast and spreads. This is available between 7am and 10am. Internet: We offer free unlimited Wi-Fi internet in our communal areas. We also offer free use of our guest computer.

Observatory is the place where the different sides of Cape Town all combine into one bohemian whole, where we are all individual, creative, cool, quirky, fascinating and fun! Our hostel is located at the centre of everything that is happening in Lower Main Road. Our building, a former museum of contemporary art, is one of a kind. You will love its character, personality, and aesthetics. Come and experience our perfect-for-sunrise-watching and perfect-for-people-watching balcony: There are few streets as interesting as Lower Main Road. We can help you make the most of your stay by offering you a great range of exciting day trips such as, Wine tasting, Cape Peninsula, Shark Cage Diving and much more. Thanks to the central location of Bohemian Lofts, it is a perfect home base for travelers, students, interns, medical professionals or outreach volunteers.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Double rooms
  • Triple rooms
  • Dorms

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Cape Town Township Tours

We specialize in doing walking tours in Langa Township (oldest township in Cape Town), our tours are very educational, eye-opening, and accommodate both adults and Children, duration of the tour is about 2,5 hours of walking tour in Langa Township. Visitors get to understand about Township culture, history, social issues include education, health, welfare and township lifestyle. A visit to a township is a must for anyone with a desire to get to know the real South Africa flaws and all.

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City Cycle Tours

The Bicycle People - have steadily grown since 1992, into one of the leading alternative and adventure touring companies in the Western Cape. Our trips are a far cry from your average mainstream bus tour in that we aim to keep our travellers out of the bus as much as possible, with activities such as hiking, biking, cruising, picnicking & swimming available on many of our tours. We run scheduled daytrips to the Cape Peninsula, the Winelands, the Townships and Hermanus.

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Constantia Nek Ziplining

Ziplining Constantia is ideally situated and accessible from all major transport route including the Hop-on, Hop-off City Sightseeing Cape Town Bus. This privately owned property “Silvermist Estate” has a number of facilities including a restaurant – conference facilities and other team building options as well to cater for groups or individual bookings. Ziplining Constantia is one of Africas longest and highest Zipline tours based in Cape Town. All part of the latest experience.

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Figure of 8 Tunnel Tour

We are well known for special interest excursions which include Tunnel Tours below the City, Historical City walking tours, Ghost and evening walks, Wildlife walking tours, Snorkeling kelp forests, Foraging excursions, Table Mountain Walks, Sandboarding, Corporate events, Easy Bicycle Tours, Kite Buggying led by experienced, knowledgeable and registered tour guides. We cater for the individual and small groups for flexibility of itinerary and to minimise the impact on often fragile environments.

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Kamikaze Kanyon

Experience a full day of adventure with a 65 meter waterfall abseil, canyoning (also known as kloofing) with jumps from 3 to 22 meters high and a beautiful hike. The day is spent in the Kogelberg biosphere reserve which is characterised by exciting adventures, beautiful scenery, towering cliffs and rock pools perfect for adrenaline junkies. After a safety briefing you enter into the Steenbras River Gorge and start the 45 minute hike through beautiful fynbos to the first cliff jumping pools. 

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Kiff Kombi Tours

Wind back the clock to a time when Africa was best explored in a VW Kombi. Opening its doors in early 2017, Kiff Kombi Tours aim was to create an alternative Cape Town tour for visitors wanting something different. It has hit the ground running by already being named in the Top 10 Tours in Cape Town. Our iconic Kombi, named Veronica, is a young spirit and still up for any adventures you seek. We’re here to take you on an alternative Cape Town tour where you’ll make some friends.

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Scootours Cape Town

Jump on a Monster Mountain® Scooter and Free Wheel into the City Below! Scootours® offer a Unique way to Experience Cape Town’s Table Mountain and its breath-taking views in a fun and active way.This 5-km track will take you on an adventurous off-road track down the side of Signal Hill into Bo Kaap. The Experience continues as you are transported to Table Mountain for your run down a single track off this world-famous land mark! Scooters are non-motorised and eco-friendly.

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The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

This exciting dinner-and-show experience was launched in June 2012 and was formerly housed at Richard's Supper Stage in Sea Point, Cape Town. Now playing at the wonderfully exciting theatre venue, The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, which is situated at the prestigious Rockwell All-Suite Hotel & Apartments in Prestwich Street, Green Point. 'Kaapse Stories' at the The Rockwell Dinner Theatre is the perfect experience for guests of all ages and a myriad of celebrations.

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Township Evening

Discover safely the warm atmosphere of the townships during the evening thanks to this Township Evening Tour. What the locals call “Cape Flats”, the townships, represent a 20km ring around the city. Meet the friendly residents of Langa and Khayelitsha. Your local and experienced guide will lead you during a memorable evening for a tour between authenticity and kindness. It is a unique opportunity to exchange with them to better understand another facet of Cape Town.

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Whale Route

On the Whale Route tour we go searching along our coastline to view the Southern Right Whales that visit our shores each year with the town of Hermanus rated as offering the best land-based whale watching in the world. For such large animals, they are sometimes hard to find! With this guided tour, you'll be able to see these fantastic creatures in their natural habitat and watch as they wow you with their splendour. Highlights includes Land Based and optional boat whale watching.

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Was awesome being in the hub-bub of Observatory, so many different walks of life in one concentrated area. Was exciting! And the facilities were fantastic!

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