Dune Lodge

Our guests include students, volunteers, families, couples, groups and individual travellers looking for authentic experiences off the beaten track.Be our guest whether you’d like to surf Hout Bay or Llandudno, cycle or run Chapman’s peak,engage in our township projects, or soak up the sun on the beach and meet interesting like-minded people from all over the world. Stay with us for a while on the beach and join our community for good.

Our Mission

Our mission is for Dune Lodge to be the best beach backpacker lodge in Africa.

Our Vision

Our vision is to free the spirit of beach adventure and engage people in positive social change

Our Story

Originally a house for All Out Africa volunteers working on community projects in the townships, Dune Lodge was founded in 2010 by Kim Roques and opened its doors to other travellers only a few months before South Africa hosted the world cup soccer tournament. Despite hundreds of guest house beds and its appeal as a beach destination, Hout Bay had no backpacker lodge till then. Emerging from a volunteer house, social change has always been a key part of the fabric of Hout Bay Dune Lodge. Initially it was based in the Penzance area of Hout Bay and later it moved to the beach estate area. In 2013 Kim with some partners bought Dune lodge and this became the new premises for Hout Bay Dune Lodge, right on the beach, a stone’s throw from Mariner’s Wharf.

Dune Lodge is a boutique, upmarket hostel with all rooms en-suite and most with amazing views over the sea to Chapman’s peak. It offers 4 private/ family rooms as well as 4 dormitories. It is the only backpacker lodge in Hout Bay and the only backpackers in Cape Town that is on the beach! The living room offers a vista up the back of Table Mountain. The dining room, deck and upper two stories of rooms offer spectacular views of the ocean and Chapman’s Peak. The reception and booking office look out over the harbour and the Sentinel Mountain.

Dune Lodge is part of the All Out Africa group and as such, benefiting our community and environment is central to our DNA. We are committed to eradicating poverty and hunger and improving education and if you’d like to get involved, ask at reception about how you can help us change lives. We love working with volunteers and we are happy to share the amazing experiences of Cape Town with them.

The Team

Kim and Robs Roques

Lodge Owners

Kim and Robs were married in 2005 and have embarked on various property development projects since then. As tourism entrepreneurs and green investors, they are committed to creating inspiring properties that bring together people, travel, and nature. With a deep connection and passion for the natural world, they are conservationists at heart who love adventure and spending time in the great outdoors. Dune Lodge is one of their ventures, offering an amazing beach accommodation experience for all that stay there.

Greg Story

Lodge Manager

Greg grew up in Hout Bay & has a deep knowledge of the area and a long history connected to the communities. His passion for creating exceptional guest experiences is evident in every aspect of his work. His attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills allow him to anticipate and exceed guest expectations. With his extensive knowledge in hospitality, he understands the importance of seamless operations and ensuring every guest feels valued and cared for. His background in managing a small business further enhances his ability to handle diverse queries with efficiency and professionalism. Greg's dedication to delivering unforgettable experiences will be evident during your stay with us

Takhona Ndwandwe

Reservations Manager

Takhona has worked in Tourism for many years, mainly at front desk and Lodge reservations. She is passionate about hospitality and providing outstanding customer service. She has a kind and friendly nature, as do the rest of our warm and welcoming team. Her passion is to make the booking process customer friendly and as smooth as possible. It gives her great delight when guests enjoy their experience with us.

Ruth Tafeni


Ruth joined the Dune Lodge team as a custodian in 2011 and she is the main housekeeper between Monday and Friday.Ruth has been in Hout Bay for close to 10 years and she boasts a wealth of knowledge about the area. She performs a variety of housekeeping duties to keep the lodge sparkling.

Apiwe Madayi

Receptionist / Housekeeper

Apiwe joined the Dune Lodge team in 2021, starting off as a housekeeping & receptionist intern. With her contagious positivity and ever-present smile, she radiates a welcoming energy throughout the lodge. Over time, Aphiwe's role has expanded, and she still seamlessly juggles both housekeeping and receptionist duties, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for our valued guests.

Zikhona Tafeni


Zikhona joined the Dune Lodge over 5 years. She is level 1 first aid trained. Zikhona has a wealth of knowledge about Hout Bay and has a very bubbly personality.


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