Curiocity is a network of African design hostels & hotels, sharing an authentic experience of this continent, one city at a time. We want to connect the curious traveler to what’s exciting, inspiring and real in whichever location we’re in. As an accessible, design hospitality offering we give travelers the chance to stay in spaces that are not only affordable but also amazingly designed too.

We tend to choose locations outside of the expected tourist areas, giving our guests a local’s experience of a destination. And we take this commitment to our cities to heart, partnering with local businesses, designers and individuals to make every Curiocity experience a unique one.

Curiocity is for the young and not so young, the global traveller and the local visitor, for a quick stop-over and a deep dive into the city. So when you’re planning your next trip to our part of the world, book your spot at one of our locations. We’ll save a space for you at the bar.


CURIOCITY was founded in the year 2013 by Bheki Dube at the age of 21 .
With an energy that developed from his entrepreneurial spirit as he organised walking tours for those searching for the same diverse and unique energy he had discovered.
The next step was to develop a place where his patrons could stay, safely and comfortably in the city and this is how Curiocity was born.
Bheki, now aged 28, has developed and grown Curiocity into three successful properties operating in three major South African cities, Durban, Johannesburg & Cape Town.
His vision is to grow Curiocity into the rest of the African continent, and share authentic experiences of this continent one city at a time , while also unlocking entrepreneurial collaborations with emerging black youth wanting to make their mark in the hospitality & tourism industry in Africa.