Tours and Activities


We’ve made it easier and cheaper for you to discover Johannesburg’s top tourist attractions. Go on multiple tours with our tour guides and don’t hesitate to ask.. More packages to be added soon. See package details below.

Tour Package 3

5 nights 6 Day Johannesburg and Kruger tour Experience Johannesburg and Kruger with this unique tour. Spend 2 nights in Joburg and experience its art, history […]

Tour Package 2

Kruger Tour 4 Night 5 Day If you are looking for a budget option to get the full Kruger experience , then this tour is  perfect […]

Tour Package 1

Kruger Tour 3 Night 4 Day If you are looking for a budget option to experience the Kruger in a short amount of time, then this […]

Johannesburg Orientation Tour

Become acquainted with this beautiful city, as you go from attraction to attraction.. Learning more about the culture the history and the people, moving from city […]

About our Hostel:

Homebase Melville is your ideal suburban backpackers located in the vibrant heart of gold in Africa – Johannesburg. It is in easy walking distance to the famous 7th Avenue with all its fantastic eateries, clubs, galleries, bookshops, offbeat clothes shops and music bars. Melville is unique in its “vibe” as it reflects the surrounding Media/Arts/Student communities in this part of Johannesburg.

Previously Melville International Backpackers, and recently taken over by the HomeBase group, it has seen major upgrades and improvements. Reconfigured and redecorated to maximize the experience and stay of our guests, you can expect an international level stay with a South African flair. Join us for a lite breakfast every morning from 7:30 to 9:30 including toast, cereal, tea and coffee. Just what you need to get the day going.

We are very centrally located, minutes’ walk from a Shopping Centre and with quick access to quaint coffee shops. Post office, trendy clothes shops and lively bars. There is a large variety of transport solutions, Tuk Tuks, metered cabs and 6km away the Johannesburg, Park station and Gautrain station.

Upon arrival you will be greeted to a warm welcome, and be pleasantly surprised by our funky, yet cozy, hostel where we can accommodate all types of travelers including dorms, private rooms, ensuite rooms, family rooms and camping (limited and only on request). Join us for a drink around the pool, or maybe a bite to eat at one of our Braais (Barbeque for all you non South Africans).

You will find conveniently located flyers, tours, information, maps and ever friendly staff with a wealth of information, giving you everything you need to complete your holiday experience. Such things include Soweto Tours, Apartheid Museum, National Military Museum, Game Parks, Botanical Gardens, and much more. We can also book transfers, taxis, tuk tuks, and rental cars.

Also, we are an approved agent and drop-off zone for “BAZBUS” and Mzansi Experience, South Africa’s convenient hop-on hop-off, door-to-door, backpacker’s bus service where you can be conveniently dropped right at our door. Don’t forget the free WIFI!