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The Burrow

We are a small cozy homestay, with multiple communal areas and lots of private spaces. Although the main house is separate we really enjoy having guests and often braai or have meals together. There is a large guest kitchen, games room, lounge and deck with sea views. The backpackers is run by two brothers,  Joey and Sebastian, who have been living in the area for many years and simply love sharing the space. Any tips or advice needed? Just ask. They are always happy to help.

Scarborough Village

On the tip of Cape Point, nestled between mountain and sea, lies our little village of Scarborough. We have fallen in love with this quiet conservation haven, with its unspoiled beaches and pristine indigenous fynbos. With the goal of sharing this natural beauty, we have opened the doors of our home to you. Switch off your phone, breathe, and start to slow down to the pace of the Deep South. After you’ve gone for a hike in the mountains or a surf at the local break, take a nap in the hammock next to the natural stream or join us for a fish-braai on the deck overlooking another stunning ocean sunset.

Things to do in Cape Point

Our environment

Scarborough is nestled between mountains and sea. A conservation village just an hours drive away from the hussle and bussle of Cape Town. Surrounded by three neighboring nature reserves: Cape of Good Hope National Park, Baskloof Private Nature Reserve  and Soetwater Nature reserve means that there is an abundance of natural beauty and ecological biodiversity to enjoy.

The area is home to a over 300 different wild animal species. The most prominent being the baboons, who usually live in the mountains but are frequently seen in and around the village looking for food.  The biggest is the Eland, the largest antelope in the world, which weighs up to 300kgs. Our personal favourites are porcupines and penguins. They somehow always manage to startle you. There is something commical about a 'raft' (yes that is the colletive noun) of penguins checking you out while you wait for some waves, or the sight of a porcupine russling in the bushes at night.  

See more of these and many more magnificent creatures in Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which is bordered by a fence that runs along the edge of our village (to enter the reserve, drive 10 minutes South). For more penguin comedy, Boulders beach is a 10 minute drive over the mountain towards the Indian Ocean. 

Our Accommodation

"We take pride in providing a relaxing space in the Deep South.
Come & unwind."


Jungle Gym Bunk Beds

Dorm Room
Sleeps up to 9
Shared En Suite Bathroom
Shared Kitchen


The Eagles Nest

Private Room
Sleeps 2
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen


Independent Cottages

2 Cottages
Sleeps 2
Private bathroom
Shared Kitchen


Lily Cottage

Private Cottage
Sleeps 3
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

Phone: Sebastian Simons (+27) 76 202 4260 / Email: