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Sir Lowry's Pass Inn Backpackers

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A Traveller's complete SAFE South African Township Experience in the midst of a Squatters camp! 20 minutes from the Airport, 30 minutes from Cape Town, 15 Minutes from Stellenbosch, 5 minutes from Somerset West and 10 minutes from Strand in the beautiful Helderberg Basin.

We also run volunteer projects that aims mainly to uplift the local community, which is really a very very poor community with the most wonderful warm people. We aim to bring awareness as well as running social projects while the traveller could experience a local in-depth vibe that no money can ever buy. We are offering our guests this profound unforgettable experience of the real warmth and TOWNSHIP hospitality! Experience a wonderful and well balanced fusion of these 2 worlds.

We are creating the vibey retreat that you will consider your SAFE home inside the very special vibey township. You will feel at home here even if you are thousands of miles from your own home. You will experience what very few people even ever knows exists.

When you plan your breakaway, consider us for your once in a lifetime stay-over. Our Dorms and rooms reflect the true atmosphere of safe and vibey township living. We have made it easy and safe to reserve and pay online. Our friendly and helpful staff will make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This is our home, and it's our mission to help you have the full experience and feel at home too!

We accept our local Social Responsibility in this beautiful little Jewel of Cape Town in the mist of a very poor but vibey Township community. We are helping by identifying, adopting or just working on finding solutions. You may give a bit of your time and knowledge and gain a world of wisdom!!

1. Children :
- Orphanage
- Soup Kitchen
- Educational - School

2. Adults
- Poverty and Job Training
- Job creation

3. The Elderly
- Treated to haircuts, nail care and some forms of entertainment

4. Animals:
- Work side to side with the famous local animal Saint Colleen Pienaar. Help her with everything from: identifying animals for spading and neutering to finding and treating sick or abused animals

We are conveniently located from where all our experiences are a stone's throw away. The Helderberg comprises Gordon's Bay, Strand and Somerset West as well as other diverse areas between the Helderberg Mountains and the sea on the south-eastern stretch of False Bay. There are many things to do and see in the Helderberg and many outdoors activities, from hiking and MTB trails to scuba diving and surfing in the coastal areas.

Gordon's Bay has a great harbour, False Bay boasts many great surf spots and the Helderberg has some of the Cape's best beaches. Somerset West is also known for its Wine Estates. The Following Tours are offered by any of the following means: Shuttle, Motorbike, Hiking, Bicycle or Horse

1. Culture Shock tour (Shock, Feed & Treat).
2. Wine tour by horse or auto.
3. Historical Tour by Horse.
4. Mountain Tour MTB or Hiking.
5. Overberg tours - MTB, Quad bike, 4x4 on the most beautiful part of our country and experience fruit farms.
6. Cuisine tours, 7-course Wine farm, Pre-book EARLY!
7. Blue Rock water sport day tour. Ski on water with wakeboards, ski's or knee boards. Diving and Water Zip-Line.
8. Airport Transfers.

We offer a variety of Tours like wine- and shebeen- (Local informal watering holes) tours. We also offer the traveller the opportunity to get involved hands on, at grassroots level, in person, if the traveller so wish, and to the degree he or she should wish in our volunteer programs. This is all while having great fun and the very unique and cool experience of a lifetime!

Volunteer programs available to help you get involved and maybe assist you to discover or understand your life purpose. You will experience by seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, watching and participating. These experiences will vary from the *Culture Shock tour (Shock, Feed & Treat) to Horse back tours (or on Mountain bike) directly from the Inn to Upmarket and otherwise private wine farms and cellars.


    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers

    Local Facilities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Tours
  • Other
  • Wine Route


  • This is a Free Accommodation Participant.
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 20 hours
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.


20 Roos street , Gordon's bay, Helderberg

Map  Sir Lowry\'s Pass Inn Backpackers in Somerset West  Helderberg  Western Cape  South Africa

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