When you’re travelling through the iconic Overberg, you’ll be hard pressed to pass by the quaint hamlet of Betty’s Bay without stopping for a day or two. Nestled between the Kogelberg Mountains and the southern Atlantic Ocean, this holiday town is home to some truly unforgettable scenery and an array of well-equipped backpackers. What makes it particularly special is that the area is largely included in a nature reserve. With a penguin sanctuary and the marine-protected environment, visitors can enjoy the peaceful, iconic coastline without the interruption of speedboats and the like. However, while high-octane thrills are prohibited, the area does lend itself to more nature-friendly activities. 

Whether you’re visiting Betty’s Bay in search of adventure or are simply keen to take a break from the hectic pace of city life, you’re sure to find budget accommodation that meets your needs. In addition to being situated all over the town, from the beachfront to the mountainside, each of these lodgings has its unique appeal. 

Some backpackers are geared for adrenaline junkies with staff that are equipped to organise and facilitate sand-boarding excursions and surfing trips. Other spots are better suited to offer visitors tranquillity and a welcome rest. Hosts here are likely to advise on breath-taking walking trails, secret mountain waterfall swims and the world-famous fynbos. Regardless of the kind of place you find, you’ll be able to experience this gem of a town without breaking the bank.

Most cheap accommodation in Betty’s Bay provides the visitor with their choice of room. This is highly convenient as it means that those travelling in groups can share a dormitory and benefit from a bargain deal. Likewise, individuals looking to meet other travellers from different parts of the world can enjoy the camaraderie of sharing with fellow backpackers. On the other hand, the option of a private room appeals to many, particularly couples, as it offers the convenience of shared facilities but with the security of a lock-up room. 

As one of the Overberg’s most picturesque little towns, Betty’s Bay draws curious visitors all year round to experience its beauty and serenity. From sweeping sand dunes and world-class surf to immaculate botanical gardens and unforgettable hiking trails, there’s no end to the attractions that can be found here. It’s no surprise then that the area has a wide selection of accommodation that caters for backpackers. If you’re keen to explore the incredible beaches and remarkable scenery, you can easily find a comfortable, convenient place to stay that caters for your needs and budget.

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Bayside Backpackers is located just an hour away from Cape Town in the village of Betty’s Bay.

Bayside Backpackers is located just an hour away from Cape Town in the village of Betty’s Bay.

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