The Baobab on Lower Main
The Baobab, also known as the Tree of Life, is a symbol of strength, resilience and comfort. It is a source of food, water and shelter in the African Savannah regions. This is what we hope The Baobab on Lower Main will come to represent to all who visit us. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation aimed mainly at students, young professionals and backpackers. Internet, laundry, Satellite TV and all ensuite rooms on offer.
The Baobab on Lower Main is in Observatory, Cape Town. We are on a bustling corner of this historic suburb, surrounded by small businesses and private homes that are among the oldest buildings in South Africa.
We are ideally located, close to the public transport network (walking distance to the train station, taxis, buses and Jammie Shuttle), and to the humming nightlife that characterises the area. Whether you need transport, groceries, take-out food, pubs, restaurants its all a short walk away.
Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out 11:00
Guests can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival. Deposits paid are non refundable.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Driving directions to The Baobab on Lower Main from Cape Town International Airport (15.3 km - about 16 minutes)
1. Follow signs for N2 - Cape Town (also called Settlers Way) and join the N2 - Cape Town
2. Continue onto N2 - Cape Town/ Settlers Way for approximately 10 km
3. Take exit 8 toward M57/Liesbeeck Pkwy
4. Turn right at Liesbeek Pkwy/M57 and continue to follow M57 for 2,2 km
5. Turn left at Lower Main Rd.
The Baobab is 90 metres up the road at the corner of Lower Main Rd and Kingsley Rd. Entrance is in Lower Main Road.
We are ideally located for young adults and students. We are about 300 metres away from a CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) residence, 350 metres away from the train station, 450 metres away from the AFDA film school, 800 metres away from a UCT (University of Cape Town) Jammie Shuttle pickup point, less than a kilometre from the UCT Medical School Residence which is located near the Groote Schuur Hospital, Medical School and a few other UCT and CPUT residences. We are a 10 minute drive to and from the airport, and a six minute train journey away from the city centre (less than 2km away).