Kwam eMakana Homestays
Live with the locals and get to understand their culture
Kwam eMakana (My Place in Makana) is a self-help venture that offers township homestays with local families in basic single or double accommodation with traditional meals on request.
This poverty alleviation project aims to ensure that township residents derive economic spin-offs from the annual Grahamstown Festival, and today there are 55 homestays, mostly owned by women over 50 years old.
This urban cultural experience doesn’t end there. There are also 4 Kwam taverns and 12 Kwam taxis you can use.
Booking is essential, especially during the Grahamstown Festival.
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Backpackers dive specials.
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)
A unique eco-village backpackers on the Wild Coast.
Stop over here if you're on the road between SA and Mozambique, or want to go from Mozambique to the Kruger and Swaziland and need to restock.
Khotso backpackers are in the Drakensberg and offer backpackers peace, horses, cows and adventure sports for nature lovers.
(Southern Drakensberg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
They are close to Tourist Information and in the centre of town.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, Jungle Monkey Backpackers Lodge promises warm welcomes and cold beers…
(Port St Johns,Wild Coast)
In a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views of the mountain.
(Northern Beaches,Cape Town)
“Please come and experience what life is like for my brothers and sisters in the township and I will describe to you what has changed in recent years since democracy.”
(Scarborough and Kommetjie,Cape Town)
Situated in a wing of the George Hotel, Zululand Backpackers offers comfortable good value for money accommodation.
Neil's backpackers offers intimate non-dorm accommodation in Durban.