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Brown Sugar Backpackers

75 Observatory Avenue

Observatory Ext 1
South Africa

+27 (0) 83 377 9529

Mobile & Whatsapp

+27 (0) 83 943 6696

Group Bookings

Our Facilities

Our facilities ensure that your stay is an absolute blast. We kept your needs and wants in mind when getting them all in place. The on-site facilities are included in your stay. The close-by facilities are supplied by our beautiful city and diverse country, that is South Africa. 


  • Credit Car Facilities (excluding Dinners Club & American Express)
  • Wi-Fi & Internet guest stations
  • Bar & TV Room with large stations
  • International adaptors for sale at reception
  • International charging stations
  • Coin operated laundry with washer and dryer
  • Lockers in shared rooms
  • Secure day storage area
  • Wall safes in private rooms
  • Wall Fans
  • Wall panel heaters
  • Satellite TV
  • Enjoy your own music at the bar or bar patio by connecting to our Bluetooth speaker
  • Printing and scanning
  • Braai facilities (open fire or gas grille options) 
  • Kitchen with Microwave & Fridge (Natural gas hob)
  • Daily meals available: Breakfast (07h00 – 10h00) and booked Dinner(s) (19h00 – 19h30) at set rates (min 2 guests). Book before 18:00 on the day.
  • Key breakage deposit could be required on check-in
  • Linen, bedding and blankets provided
  • Secure off-street parking for vehicles up to 22-seater busses
  • Gas geysers (natural gas)
  • Emergency lights
  • Generator to ensure back up in case of load shedding or power failures to run our reception (Wi-Fi, Credit card), light in the common areas and TV. 
  • Bath towels in private rooms
  • Showers only (no bath tubs)
  • Car hire assistance
  • Kruger National Park Safari reservations
  • Iron rental
  • Hairdryer rental
  • Baz Bus agent and ticket sales
  • Espresso and coffee for sale (100% Arabica Lavazza)
  • No lockout, come and go as you like (Access control)
  • Motor gate clicker, beep or remote for easy access if you have your own vehicle
  • Padlocks for sale at reception
  • Refreshments for sale
  • Toiletries for sale at reception
  • Refreshments for sale
  • Swimming pool (not heated)
  • Pet friendly (trained small to medium dogs welcome) 

Travel & Safety Tips For South Africa

Tours and Activities


  • Golf (18 holes) and driving range (2km)
  • Shops (Eastgate International Shopping Mall, Park Meadows Shopping Centre and Bedford Shopping Centre 3 – 3.5km)
  • China Town (1.4km)
  • Oriental City (2.1km)
  • Oriental Plaza (10km) Indian Spices, material and clothing, bags, suitcases, bedding etc.
  • Bezuidenhout Park (Join the locals for a game of football or parkrun on the weekends)
  • Maboneng precinct tourist area (5km)
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs & Bars
  • Johannesburg CBD (6-8km)
  • Apratheids Museum (18km)
  • City Sightseeing Bus (Jo’burg Hop on Hop off)
  • OR Tambo International Airport (18km)
  • Park Station (8km) local train and bus station
  • Sandton (17km)
  • Rosebank (15km)
  • Supermarkets (1.4km – 3km)
  • Gold Reef City (18km)
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