Tours and Activities


at affordable hostel prices for you!

We’ve made it easier and cheaper for you to discover the top tourist attractions for your backpacker stay in or near Johannesburg, Melville. Go on multiple tours with our tour guides and don’t hesitate to ask. More packages to be added soon. See package details below and BOOK NOW!

Standard 4 day + 3 safaris (3 nights)

Liven up your Johannesburg backpacker stay with this affordable package! Standard 4 day + 3 safaris (3 nights): Day 1: Pickup 5am, transport to Marloth, dinner […]

Standard 3 day + 3 safaris (2 Nights)

Liven up your Johannesburg backpacker stay with this affordable package! Standard 3 day + 3 safaris (2 Nights): Day 1: Pickup at 5am, transport to Marloth, […]

Budget 3 day + 3 safaris (2 Nights)

Liven up your Johannesburg backpacker stay with this affordable package! Budget 3 day + 3 safaris (2 Nights) Day 1: Pickup at 5am, transport to Marloth, […]

Johannesburg & Kruger Combo Tour

Experience Johannesburg and Kruger with this unique tour. Spend 2 nights in Joburg and experience its art, history and culture in our two part walking tour and sleep in a ensuite room or dorm. Then move to Kruger where you will spend a full day in the park, experience separately a sunrise and sunset tour and sleep in a luxury ensuite room, tent or dorm bed.

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 to township, this is a beautiful tour that allows you to interact with the different culture and submerge you in the festivities.

About Homebase Melville Hostel:

Homebase Melville is your ideal affordable hostel 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, cheap bookshops, affordable 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 backpackers 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 for a relaxed stay.

We are very centrally located, near 7th Avenue, minutes’ walk from an affordable 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. These are only a few reasons why we are the best affordable backpacker hostel in Johannesburg.

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, en suite 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). We will ensure you will have a pleasant backpacker stay in Johannesburg.

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 backpacker 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. This guarantees you will have your best backpacker time spent while you stay in Johannesburg

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!