Once in Cape Town
Once in a lifetime!
When walking through the doors of Once in Cape Town, which is situated on the Mother City’s trendy Kloof Street, you quickly realise that this place is something special!
As a contemporary hostel, Once in Cape Town offers discerning budget travellers the best aspects of a lively backpackers lodge and a reliable 3-star hotel. Not to mention the good vibes and a supreme location that’s conveniently close to everything, but still a short walk away from the city's main buzz (such as Long Street, the city’s main party street, with numerous bars, clubs and eateries).
Unique amenities at Once include a private booth for Skype sessions and a chill room with movies available for viewing on lazy days. Visitors will find the one main ingredient that separates the good hostels from the great ones: a steady flow of people.
You can hang out with new acquaintances over coffee or local craft beers at the in-house café, Yours Truly, which is a partner of Once in Cape Town. The eatery offers great gourmet sandwiches, top-notch drinks and live music on the sundowner terrace – giving guests the chance to meet the colourful characters of the Mother City ( it is a popular spot for the locals as well). And then, of course, there is Up Yours – Kloof Street's one and only rooftop bar situated above Yours Truly. The sundowner venue is the ideal hotspot to have a drink (or two) while watching breathtaking sunsets over Lion’s Head.
You’ll also likely make a buddy or two while joining in on one of the hostel’s free activities on offer, which are all organised by the Once in Cape Town staff (all really great and friendly people).There are also bicycles for hire to explore the city and surrounds in an eco-friendly and fun manner.
Stay at Once in Cape Town is one of those experiences which you know will create happy and fond memories for years to come, and you will most probably return more than just once to this awesome place.
Tip: If you’re wondering what to do on any given day, there is a board in the reception area with a daily ‘Things to Do’ list and a helpful weather forecast. Also, ask one of the friendly staff members for insider tips and local secrets.
Rooms Types Available:
- Shared Dorm Rooms
- Ladies Shared Dorm Rooms
- Deluxe Shared Room
- Twin Room
- Double Room
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.