This trade mark is awarded to businesses that adhere to fair trade criteria, fair wages and work­ing con­di­tions, fair oper­a­tions, pur­chas­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion of ben­e­fits, eth­i­cal busi­ness prac­tices and respect for human rights, cul­ture and the environment).

Through empow­er­ing staff with life chang­ing skills, they become stake­hold­ers, to share in the prof­its and to actively play a wider role in the run­ning and account­abil­ity of our busi­ness.

By being a mem­ber of Fair Trade, we actively pro­mote the ideals and prin­ci­ples of this organ­i­sa­tion. These prin­ci­pals are:


In 2007 we hired a com­pany called Clear Insight, which is run by Val Toledo, who intro­duced a value sys­tem together with our staff. The 8 val­ues which all of us adhere to are:

Trust, Honest, Integrity, Respect, Ser­vice, Health, Respon­si­bil­ity, Uplift­ment and Recog­ni­tion.

Through var­i­ous work­shops and in a fun way we have worked through these val­ues. Tak­ing us out of our com­fort zones we tried: salsa danc­ing (such fun and loved by all) med­i­tat­ing, yoga and sound jour­neys.  We learnt about belief sys­tems through art and drama. For many it has changed their lives not only in the work place but also at home.  Please feel free to talk to our staff about this pro­gram. We are happy to share our expe­ri­ences with you.

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Great Stay

Plenty of room in dorm, nice large locker, the pool is lovely with the view of Table Mountain. Staff are really helpful for booking anything you need and security is top notch.

TakeMeAway - United Kingdom

Perfect Spot in Cape Town

Nice hostel with bar area, an excellent comprehensive breakfast and really friendly and helpful staff. They helped me book and arrange all of my activities in Cape Town.

Joel - Unknown

Best Place in Town

There's always a story to tell and be heard at this place. The owner is really lovely and the business is connected with lots of social community projects.

Billy - Unknown


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Silver - Best African Responsible Tourism

Social Inclusion


Winner - Green Accommodation Initiative

Global Youth Travel Awards


2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa