The Kimberley Backpackers Hotel is ideally situated on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland streets in the heart of Cape Town, bordering Cape Town CBD, Gardens and District Six. Our backpackers offer 12 rooms above one of Cape Town’s oldest historic hotel pubs (The Kimberley Hotel) that was built in 1895. The Kimberley Hotel was the original starting point for the first settlers, miners and prospectors who travelled on horse-drawn carriages to the town of Kimberley’s diamond mines. The hotel and traditional English pub, Barnies (known to locals as The Kimbo), on the ground level still offers a vintage charm with tiled walls, dark wood, as well as diamond and gold mining bric-a-brac from yesteryear.
Nestled at the edge of the city, the District Six Museum, Cape Town’s historic Parliament, Green Market Square, The Castle of Good Hope, Gardens Shopping Mall and the famous Long Street (to mention but a few) are all within walking distance from the hotel. The Table Mountain Cable Way, the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Clifton and their pristine Blue Flag beaches are all within a 5 to 15-minute drive from the Kimberley Hotel. The surrounding neighbourhood is also famous for its boutique shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and nightclubs. If you’re an avid golfer, we are less than 15-minutes’ drive to great Golf and Mashie courses. The friendly staff at our reception/ traveller’s desk will be happy to provide you with for more information on these and other local activities available for you to explore.
Dinky’s Rock ‘n Pool Bar offers a menu of dining classics ranging from toasted sandwiches, bangers and mash to steak egg and chips and lots more. Try our famous beef burgers that are homemade (no processed pork patties here) and served with a good portion of chips. If there is a group of you, you can opt for the snack baskets or share a platter. Come and be a part of our history!