The Backpacker's Ritz of Johannesburg

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Old School Backpacking in Jozi

The Backpackers Ritz is the longest running hostel in Johannesburg, over the years the Ritz has earned a reputation for consistently providing an excellent service to our clients. Set in a large, beautiful mansion with a stunning garden, the

Backpackers Ritz is a clean, comfortable haven in Johannesburg where you can relax before embarking on your next adventure!

The Backpackers Ritz has many features that make it a special place to stay in Jo'burg.

The tranquility of the pool ensures it's a popular spot all year round. Our bar in the 'Dungeon' is open every evening. Breakfast is available at the Courtyard Café.

There are many amenities close to the Backpackers Ritz, including; Bars, Restaurants, and Cafes, there are Cinemas, Supermarkets, Shops and Banks, as well as many Airline Offices and the Mozambican Embassy. The famous Rosebank Flea Market is a mere stones throw away.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Single Rooms
  • Twin Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Dorms




Canopy That Tree

Between Hartbeespoort and Rustenburg lies the 120 km Magaliesberg mountain range – a beautiful natural environment only 1,5 hours drive from Johannesburg. This 2400 million year old rock formation is the second oldest in the world and its surroundings are an ideal location for a full day of fun. The Canopy Tour allows you to view this environment from a bird’s eye perspective. Read More

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1999. Experience the Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves in a fun filled day tour. This fun-filled full day tour starts at the Maropeng Visitors Centre. Read up on the facts about the evolution of the world and especially humankind. Read More

Lesedi Cultural Village

Enjoy an authentic African experience on this half day tour. We take you to Lesedi Cultural Village, where you will enjoy the rich African culture first hand. The people of Lesedi have created an African ambiance that you won’t find elsewhere! Visit five traditional villages including Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. Read More

Orlando Towers

Trying to blow-dry your hair in an ecologically responsible way? Fan of Nitro Circus and you want some action yourself? Then go up the Orlando Towers in Soweto for the jump of a lifetime! The hugely adrenaline-intensive bungee jump from Orlando Towers in Soweto, near Johannesburg, is the first one in the world to be set up between the cooling towers of a power station. Read More

Soweto and Johannesburg Tour

Soweto consists of a community of extremes. On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. Some of the houses in that area sell for over one and two million rands. Today Soweto is the largest Black residential area in South Africa Read More

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