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Lighthouse Farm Backpackers

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From R60 PPS


We have 12 rooms and 48 beds in total. All the beds are kitted out with bedding and linen. There is a central kitchen where you can prepare meals, TV lounge for reading, games or TV/DVD’s, sunny veranda with dining table and easy chairs, large garden area for soaking up the sun and mens and ladies bathrooms. All the common areas are cleaned daily. We offer a laundry service or you can wash your own clothes by hand and hang them up on the lines outside. There is also an internet terminal for you to check your e-mail or browse the net which is free of charge. You can associate your laptop at R20 for 200Meg The atmosphere is friendly and helpful – with loads of useful info up on the walls.
Lighthouse Farm Lodge is situated within Oude Molen Eco Village, an emerging Sustainable Eco village on the grounds of an old government hospital. The site is in the Two Rivers Urban Park. River 1 the famous Liesbeek River as the shortest river in the World from Table mountain source to Table Bay and the notorious Black River where people were kept out of Central Cape Town. Come for a Village tour, stay the night and get the incredible History.
We have wonderful Wetlands where you can go horse riding or take a stroll beside the duck ponds while admiring the superb view of The Table Mountain Range with Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. We are the last remaining farmland in Central Cape Town and yet only 10 minutes from Down Town.

The village is a work in progress so please excuse the way it looks when you arrive, it really is pleasant once you’ve settled in and most guests stay longer than they intended. We have been here for the past 13 years, having inherited buildings that were in need of TLC and have done much to establish the basis of an Eco village. Currently there are 45 tenants using the buildings for a variety of businesses and projects – workshops, art studios, Waldorf school, frail care centre, horse riding stables, backpacker lodges amongst other things. Despite our best efforts there is still much that could be improved upon. To this end we have approached the government to partner with us in upgrading the site into a sustainable neighborhood. They have entered into negotiations with us and we are in the planning phase to transform this site into a showcase pilot project that the whole city of Cape Town can be proud of. Green energy, mixed use, urban agriculture, recreation – the ultimate work/live/play combination.


    Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking

    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Wine Route


Additional Rates Info:
Additional R30 for breakfast. NB 24 hrs notice must be given for all Meals. children under 6 go free

Camping / Overland Vehicle

Sleeps 1
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Bring your own tent or camp in your Overlander or camper vehicle

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015       R 60   R 60
February 2015       R 60   R 60
March 2015       R 60   R 60
April 2015       R 60   R 60
May 2015       R 60   R 60
June 2015       R 60   R 60
July 2015       R 60   R 60
August 2015       R 60   R 60
September 2015       R 60   R 60
October 2015       R 60   R 60
November 2015       R 60   R 60
December 2015       R 60   R 60

Dorm Bed

Sleeps 1
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Can be 4 bed dorm, 6 Bed Dorm, 8 Bed Dorm, 12 Bed Dorm. Male Dorms, Female Dorms and mixed Dorms.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015   R 100        
February 2015   R 100        
March 2015   R 100        
April 2015   R 100        
May 2015   R 100        
June 2015   R 100        
July 2015   R 100        
August 2015   R 100        
September 2015   R 100        
October 2015   R 100        
November 2015   R 100        
December 2015   R 100        

Double Room

Sleeps 2

With all linen

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015   R 220        
February 2015   R 220        
March 2015   R 220        
April 2015   R 220        
May 2015   R 220        
June 2015   R 220        
July 2015   R 220        
August 2015   R 220        
September 2015   R 220        
October 2015   R 220        
November 2015   R 220        
December 2015   R 220        

Family Double with bunks for the Kids

Sleeps 4
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A big double room with 2 bunk beds for the Kids

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015   R 280        
February 2015   R 280        
March 2015   R 280        
April 2015   R 280        
May 2015   R 280        
June 2015   R 280        
July 2015   R 280        
August 2015   R 280        
September 2015   R 280        
October 2015   R 280        
November 2015   R 280        
December 2015   R 280        
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Rates last updated: 17 November 2014
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  • Average Response Time: 20 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
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A1 (Lilac Building) Oude Molen Eco Village, Alexandra Road, Observatory / Pinelands

Map Lighthouse Farm Backpackers in Observatory (CPT)  Southern Suburbs (CPT)  Cape Town  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

Cheapest stay we could find in Cape Town but you get what you pay for.
- Sonnette Smith

This was away home from home,this good place. The way we were treated by Helen and her husband was unforgettable. I am running out of words to express my feelings about this place. I can assure you that I won't hesitate to encourage anyone to book at this place and should I have an oppoturnity to visit Cape Town again I shall book at this place. Once again, thanks for the hospitality shown to us during our stay in Cape Town.
- Ts'Eliso Ts'Asanyane

I enjoyed my stay and it was one of the best. It was like being at home away from home.
- Moeketsi Sefamela

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