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Seaside Backpackers

A place like your mama’s home, a little bit old and creeky but the vibe is relaxed and happy. 

47 Gypsies opened in 2014 as a gift shop and gradually made the transition to a backpackers during winter 2016. We wanted to share this beautiful old holiday home with visitors not just during the day. So we started the transition to what you will see now when you book in at 47 Gypsies Backpackers.


47 Gypsies Backpackers is a unique, gorgeous, original OLD Gordons Bay holiday home situated in just the best location, right across the road from the beach! There are fabulous views of False Bay with Table Mountain clearly visible across the Bay. Flanked on either side by interesting little restaurants, pubs, coffee and curio shops. The team is warm and welcoming. We are constantly upgrading and decorating, adding new features. We are not pretentious and want everybody to have a good time, rest and feel revived for your next adventure. 

We accommodate backpackers, couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, dream seekers and anyone else who enjoys this soulful kind of experience.

The house “talks to you the moment you set foot through the ancient front door”! You can spend your days on the lawn overlooking the ocean, walk to the old harbour for lunch. Rent a Kayak or SUP (Stand Up paddle board) if you feel a little more active.

Helderberg Adventure Zone hosts the group of companies in one location.
47 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay. 

Kayak & SUP rentals from Gordon's Bay main beach during school holidays
We also offer SUP lessons by International PSUPA Accredit Flatwater Level 1 SUP Instructors

Phone to book your lesson!

We specialize in adventure activities and tours in and around the Western Cape's majestic mountains, under and on our shipwrecked seas, paddling down rivers serene, horseback rides through vineyards or on the beach and much more. We can transport you on a guided tour through the Garden Route with pristine beaches on one side and lush green forests on the other, where silence is spoken through bird song and whispering leaves.


Horse Riding Cape Town is an equestrian travel and adventure company specializing in horse trails in and around the Western Cape Province of South Africa. We offer horse riding trails to suit the novice to the advanced horse rider. You can choose to explore a number of our white sandy beaches on horseback while they frolic in the waves.

Enjoy a fun day with your friends or challenge the elements of nature with extreme adventure tours Cape Town one of with our variety of activities to choose from. Navigate through the river shallows, jump, swim through fresh-water mountain pools, summit a peak, sleep in a mountain hut or explore the ocean on a SUP.