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Observatory is the backpacking Mecca of Cape Town

Observatory is a suburb of Cape Town and has a fine mixture of students from all over the world and local talent which includes people who were born and will probably die here.

It’s friendly, laid back and well supplied with the ingredients for having a good time. In the space of a couple of blocks there are restaurants, pool bars, live music and late night pubs. Something is always happening in Observatory and the streets have watched a couple of generations of late night revellers find their way home after far too much fun. (Is such a thing is possible?)

The Obs Festival happens at the beginning of December and the Holistic Life Style Fair is on the first Sunday of every month.

Nocturnal Activities in Observatory

Get into a serious pool challenge at the Stones, tap your toes to the tunes of live jazz bands at venues in Lower main Road, hit one of the bars (just follow your nose), or try Cool Runnings for a dose of reggae. Observatory or more fondly Ob's is the place for fun, good food and sexy backpacking lodges.