|Subject: Re: Capetown and Sydney|
I went in South Africa 2 years ago and I stayed in the Elephant Backpacker (an hostel) in Cape Town. It is not located in the downtown but in the Observatory suburb. I chose this hostel because Observatory is the University area of Cape Town and, you know, where there are student there is lot of nightlife and lots of student on the road, infact this area is belived to be enough safe. I used to walk around in the evening alone and I never got any trouble.
Moreover, in the hostel there are many university students as well. It is also easy get to downtown by shared taxi (10 minute to the train station).
If you need I dig for hostel contact details, please let me know privately (please soon because I'm leaving to Iran in 1 week :-)
Ciao, Marco in Milan - Italy