ZAR 60 per night
ZAR 60 per night
Riverlodge Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa

Riverlodge Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa - Oude Molen Eco Village, Alexandra Road

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Description - Hostel

We are situated just 12-15km outside Cape Town central offering budget accommodation to groups of all sizes including individuals, couples, families and groups. We are the only backpackers in Cape Town which offers 2 campsites and we can accommodate 4x4's and tents. We also have a variety of rooms such as doubles, singles, dorms and a family unit.

We offer braai areas, hot showers, communal bathrooms, wi-fi, 24 hour CCTV, licenced bar, fully equipped communal kitchen, laundry service and tour bookings.

We are directly opposite Pinelands train station, 12km from the airport and 10 minutes walk from the local shops.

We are also a recognized baz bus stop.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 65
  • Year built: 1997
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Public classification: 3
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 60 (South African Rand)

Double Mixed Dorm Quad Single Twin
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Car rental Children permitted Currency exchange Gardens Gay friendly Group services Laundry/valet service Linen included No curfew Parking (free) Safe deposit box Smoking not permitted Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (extra charge)

Room amenities

Our dorms consist of double bunks with either lockers or a wardrobe and all bed linen included. Our double rooms and family unit consist of a double bed with wardrobes or chest of drawers and all bed linen included. All rooms require you provide your own towels and toiletries.

Our campsite accommodates both 4x4's and tents. Please note that you must provide your own camping equipment and have full ust to the lodge facilities.

Backpacker facilities Lockers Non-smoking rooms Shared bathroom Television not available WIFI


We are situated in an cosy eco village which has a swimming pool, horses stables and a farmstall cafe. Oude Molen Eco village is home to the old Valkenberg estate and has now come a very long wat to becoming a village which has facilities for everyone.

Points of interest
  • Kirstenbosch gardens 10km
  • V&A Waterfront 12km
  • Table Mountain 13km
  • Cape Point 55km

Food and drink
Eating out
Fast food
A Mexican grill restaurant

Price details

ZAR 60 - 500 per night (South African Rand)

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican Express

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.


The Lodge grants to the Guest the right to revoke the Contract at any time. In this respect, the following provisions shall apply:
Bookings for groups or individuals: cancellations made by the guest respectively on the part of the intermediary person or organization are free of charge up to 90 days before expected arrival. For cancellations made within 90 days prior to arrival the following cancellation fees apply; these fees also apply for bookings made within 90 days of expected arrival:
For Cancellations made 89 to 40 days before expected arrival, 30 per cent of the agreed-upon total price will be due.
For cancellations made 39 to 10 days before expected arrival, 50 per cent of the agreed-upon total price will be due
For cancellations made 9 to 1 day(s) before expected arrival, 100 per cent of the agreed-upon total price will be due.
Guests who either cancel on the day of their expected arrival or simply do not show up will be charged the agreed-upon total price in full.
Above cancellation conditions also apply if the number of persons is reduced at least 10 per cent within this period of time. A reduction of less than 10 per cent is free of charge 1 day prior to arrival.
Booked meals can be canceled free of charge until 30 days prior to arrival. Thereafter, a cancellation fee of 100 per cent of the agreed-upon total price applies.
The Guest is free to prove that the Lodge did not suffer any damage, or that the damage incurred to the Lodge amounts to less than the lump-sum revocation compensation claimed.
The above provisions on the compensation shall apply if no other regulations have been declared in the Contract.
If a customer wishes to cancel a contract he or she entered into with Riverlodge Backpackers, he or she must submit such cancellation in writing. The cancellation is not, however, valid without the written affirmation of Riverlodge Backpackers. Failing that, the original price stipulated in the contract must be paid in full even if the guest(s) fail(s) to take advantage of the services stipulated in the contract.


In case an advance payment or security agreed in clause III para. 6 is not performed within a period prescribed for this purpose, the Lodge is also entitled to revoke the Contract.
Moreover, the Lodge shall be entitled to extraordinary revocation of the Contract for good cause, in particular, if
Force majeure or other circumstances which do not fall under the scope of the responsibility of the Lodge make it impossible to perform the Contract;
Misleading or incorrect statements of material facts have been used in booking rooms, for example, with respect to the person of the Guest, or the purpose
The Lodge has justified reason to assume that in case the Guest makes use of the Lodge’s services the smooth business operations, safety, or reputation of the lodge in the public may be impeded, without such matters being attributable to the Lodge’s power of control or organization;
An unauthorized sub-lease or further lease according to clause II para. 3 exists;
A case of clause VI para 3 exists;
The Lodge has gained knowledge that the financial situation of the Guest has considerably worsened after conclusion of contract, in particular if the Guest does not pay for due claims of the Lodge or does not provide sufficient security and as a result payment claims of the Lodge appear to be endangered;
Insolvency proceedings are opened on the assets of the Guest or the opening of the same is rejected for lack of assets or any other reasons.
The Lodge is obliged to inform the Guest of the exercising of the revocation right in writing without delay.
In the above cases of revocation the Guest is not entitled to compensation for damage.

Location - Hostel

Oude Molen Eco Village, Alexandra Road
Cape Town
Western Cape (Province of the Western Cape)
South Africa  7405

How to get there

10 minutes from the Airport:

Take the N2 towards Cape Town;
Turn off at Exit 10B Raapenberg Road (Pinelands).
From Raapenberg Road turn left into Alexandra Road.(Left towards Vincent Palloti hospital)
(Opposite Pinelands Railway Station) Left into Oude Molen Eco Village;
Once in village, look for the Riverlodge sign 10m after entry on the right.

10 minutes from the Cape Town Central:

Take the N2 towards Airport;
Follow the signs to the Airport on Settlers Way.
Take Exit 10 Raapenberg Road (Pinelands).
From Raapenberg Road turn left into Alexandra Road.
Left into Oude Molen Eco Village;
Once in village, look for the Riverlodge sign 10m after entry on the right.

30 minutes from the Stellenbosch Wine Route:

Take the N1 towards Cape Town;
Take Exit 7 Koeberg Interchange to get onto the M5 to Muizenberg.
From the M5 take the Airport off-ramp, keep left;
Take the Pinelands off-ramp to Raapenberg Road;
Turn left into Alexandra Road.
Left into Oude Molen Eco Village;
Once in village, look for the Riverlodge sign 10m after entry on the right.

By train from Cape Town railway station:

Take the Cape Flats train to Pinelands Station.
At Pinelands station cross Alexandra Road, towards the mountain, enter Oude Molen village.
Turn left and look for the Riverlodge signage. It's a 3min walk to the lodge.


Nearest airport: Cape Town International 12km