Once Travel

Luxury Meets Hostel
Once Travel is a lifestyle travel brand that opens up the African continent for the young at heart and the adventurer to live authentic experiences.

Avid travelers themselves, Kim Whitaker and Johan Nel founded the flagship youth hotel in Kloof Street, Cape Town in 2013 and have expanded the brand to Johannesburg, with more locations to come. The hotel concept combines the luxuries of a boutique hotel and energy of a hostel. They have won national and international awards, such as top six poshtels of the world (2015, Lonely Planet); Lilizela National winner 2017 and 2018; and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.