Monday, 5 July 2010
While big hotels have struggled to fill beds for the World Cup, budget backpacking lodges are bursting at the seams.
Clean, cheerful and charging just R150 to R300 a dormitory bed, most are full and turning away fans still pouring into the country.
The reduced number of foreign visitors dashed hoteliers' hopes of 100% occupancy.
Brett Dungan, head of the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa, said Cape Town's hotel occupancy stood at about 60%, while Johannesburg was "looking very good".