African Soul Surfer

There Are So Many Reasons Why African Soul Surfer Is The ...

The closest backpackers to
the beach in Cape Town
 
+27 (0)21 788 1771
Surfers Corner | 13 York Road | Muizenberg
www.africansoulsurfer.co.za
info@africansoulsurfer.co.za
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There Are So Many Reasons Why African Soul Surfer Is The Perfect Beachside Surf and Yoga Escape

Closer to the beach than any other backpackers in Cape Town, you’re in for a unique and memorable stay at African Soul Surfer

 

African Soul Surfer, on the edge of one of South Africa’s most popular surfing beaches, is closer to the shoreline than any other backpackers in Cape Town. That’s just one of the reasons why this colourful Muizenberg-based accommodation is an ocean lover’s and wave rider’s wonderland. Here are more reasons why a stay at African Soul Surfer makes perfect sense:

IT'S A GATEWAY TO MUIZENBERG’S SMALL TREASURES
“The aim is to showcase this side of Cape Town, so visitors can see that there’s more to this city than the CBD,” says owner Jamie Nye, a passionate traveller and surfer who also founded African Heart Backpackers in the suburb of Observatory. Jamie sees African Soul Surfer as a base from which tourists (and locals on a weekend break) can explore the lesser-known treasures of Muizenberg and the Peninsula: Antique stores, night markets, underground coffee shops, historical landmarks, quaint galleries and quirky eateries are all within walking distance. Muizenberg is the gateway the Deep South, including Kalk Bay (picturesque fishing village and curiosity shops), Boulders Penguin Colony, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Scarborough (tranquillity), Kommetjie (big surf) and Noordhoek (beach horse rides).

VIBEY WEEKLY EVENTS
There’s a vibrant energy at African Soul Surfer; they run a number of different events, where travellers build friendships. There are open mic nights on Mondays and beer pong competitions on Tuesdays. There are also big screen movie nights on Thursdays and live music Fridays featuring rock and reggae bands that regularly draw 150 plus local and international punters into the eclectic bar. Pop-up events take place throughout the year such as the annual Logjam Festival and Surf Art exhibitions. This video of the LogJam, celebrating Muizenberg’s local surf culture with a longboarding surf contest, live music, yoga and other beach activities, shows how chilled out and carefree the events are.

REFUEL AT THEIR CAFE WITH A GREAT VIEW
African Soul Surfer has a cafe that’s open to the public and has free Wi-Fi as well, in fact, it’s the only spot in Muizenberg that boasts fibre internet. Grab a coffee made by two local surfers from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been upskilled and are making spectacular coffees.

FREE-TO-USE BOOGIE BOARDS AND PING-PONG
Guests are encouraged to make free use of beach toys such as boogie boards, volleyballs and this applies to the pool table and ping-pong too – just ask about this at the reception.

SURF RETREATS AND YOGA CAMPS
Muizenberg, known for its consistent, gentle waves, is a great spot for learning to surf. It also has some of the world’s best waves nearby, making it a pro surfer paradise. You can sign up for African Soul Surfers’ daily surf or sunrise yoga classes in their sea view studios, they cater for all skills levels, or opt for their surf and yoga camps. These packages offer combined surfing and yoga lessons, with breakfast and private accommodation included for a two- to five-day camp. It’s the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.

SUITABLE FOR A FAMILY GETAWAY
It’s not just dorms for singles. Room options include en suite doubles for couples, larger family rooms for clans with kids, twins, and singles with private balconies and a selection of four- and six-bed dorms equipped with roomy custom-made bunks. All with stunning sea views. The staff also speak English, German and Dutch, so foreign visitors feel right at home.
Traveller’s tip: Make this a family week-long getaway, especially with the current book-six-nights-get-one-free special.

SPECTACULAR SUNDOWNER SPOT
African Soul Surfer is chilled-out and carefree, with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and a sundowner deck. It’s also perfectly located: Not too far from the CDB, yet far enough to offer guests an ease of pace and the peacefulness that comes with being in the outdoors and close to the ocean. The backpackers overlooks False Bay and Muizenberg’s iconic boldly-coloured bathing huts. “The fact that you can lie in bed and watch the sunrise over the sea, or even spot the occasional whale breaching during birthing season is very special,” Jamie says.

The Bill: Affordable at R200pp per night for a bed in a dorm. There’s a women-only dorm, which has four bunk beds, at R220pp. A single balcony room with sea views costs R580 per night, while an en suite double room with sea views is priced at R750 per night. A four-bed private dorm is R880 per night. The family room with a double and bunk bed goes for R1150 per night.

Extra costs: Breakfast can be ordered for an extra R45. Surfing lessons cost R350pp and a yoga/qigong class R100pp. Check out their cool surf and yoga camps package deals.

Book your stay: Visit the African Soul Surfer website, phone +27 (0)21 788 1771 or email info@africansoulsurfer.co.za

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