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Seals Backpackers

Da Gama Road, Cape St Francis 6313 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 2 hotels in Cape St Francis
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Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Golf course
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Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
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JenMS787 wrote a review Aug 2019
Wakkerstroom, South Africa26 contributions3 helpful votes
Arrived in hot sunny weather for the first day, walked to the beach on checking in and that was the last time we saw the beach as it rained for the next 3 days of our stay, but with that said there is more that enough to do in and around Cape St. Francis. The restaurant at this resort is a great place to eat as one does not have to drive after a couple of bottles of wine.... Will be back inMay 2020 for sure as the GM said that is the best time to visit.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from 202anita, Manager at Seals Backpackers
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, your input is most valued and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.We look forward to welcoming you back.
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PelicanPeyta wrote a review Jul 2017
42 contributions8 helpful votes
Cape St Francis Backpackers - This place feels modern and fresh following a recent refurbishment by new owners. We were fortunate to visit during off season and basically had the place to ourselves. We stayed in an empty 10 bed dorm which was comfortable and spacious with a great balcony and hotel style bathroom. There are individual cupboards provided in the room although not lockable. The common kitchen is well equiped and the lounge area nice and comfy. There is an outdoor rooftop terrace which is a nice place to chill in the sun or have a drink under the stars. The hostel is located directly in the heart of St Francis village above restaurants, bars and shops, with supermarkets next door. The beach is only 200m away. If you have a car there is much to explore in the surrounding area including the estuary, port, cape and numerous beaches with great surf breaks. The Managers of the hostel are super friendly and keen to help. The only downfall of the place is the complicated key system with a 4 separate keys provided to service the front door, dorm room, common area and food cupboard. You end up carrying around a bulky set of keys which isn't ideal, however I believe the managers and reviewing this.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RianG-Jbay wrote a review Feb 2017
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa77 contributions6 helpful votes
This small town boasts not only a great shore-break to learn surfing but also quite a few intermediate and advanced spots like 'Seals'. For the family a day-trip would not be complete without a visit to the lighthouse and the penguin sanctuary.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
SkaraBrae wrote a review Feb 2009
Auckland87 contributions18 helpful votes
The Cape St Francis backpackers is attached to the Cape St Francis Resort - in fact it is a large 3 bedroom standalone house within the resort. There is a large sitting dining area, pool room, kitchen, brai area. We had it to ourselves (not unusual from the remarks book) - so a luxury resort quality house at backpacker prices!! The staff were really nice and you can use the resort pool. The beach is near by and the local coastline is stunning - you really should go for a walk along the coast - the office has maps.
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Date of stay: October 2008
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seals Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Seals Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Port St Francis (3.3 km), Seal Point Lighthouse (0.3 km), and Seal Point (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seals Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Seals Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Seals Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seals Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rambling Rose garden cafe, Chokka Block Restaurant, and St Francis Brewing Co - Brew Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Seals Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Seals Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Seals Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Seals Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cape St Francis.
Are pets allowed at Seals Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Seals Backpackers offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.