• Baz Bus Backpacker Bus

    The Baz Bus backpacker bus is a hop-on’ hop-off backpackers bus that has a variety of routes around South Africa. It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers.
  • Culture

    Culture vultures can get their fill of museums, art galleries, Anglo/Boer/Zulu/bullet slinging/spear throwing battle sites. Southern Africa’s history is flavoured by a variety of exotic influences and there’ll be something to suit everyone’s taste. Just don’t expect 1 000 year old cathedrals. This icons covers all cultural interests.
  • Daytrips

    Things to do when you looking for even more fun!
  • Diving

    South Africa has some fine dive sites. With a choice of oceans and conditions to choose from – not mention a huge variety of wreck and reef diving – water babies will have their hands full. This icon means it's time to pull out your fins.
  • Game Parks

    Africa is a wild continent and Southern Africa has fought hard to save her wildlife. A multitude of game parks pepper the area ranging from the impossibly exclusive to the downright affordable. A trip to the Kruger National Park is well worth while – although it is by no means the only game park worth visiting. This icon tells you that you're within game park visiting distance.
  • Horseriding

    A lot of cowboy-type mentalities live in this country – so there is no shortage of ponies to ride. Trails vary in length from an hour to seven days. The choice is yours. This icon lets you know that horseriding is available nearby.
  • Jolling

    Jolling is a wonderful Afrikaans word for PARTYwhy-because-you-canING. And there’s lots of it in Southern Africa because the people are friendly , the beer is cheap and the nightlife whatever you want it to be. This icon tells you when to put on your dancing shoes.
  • Nature in South Africa

    There is lots of it. And most of it is protected so there are huge tracts of unspoilt loveliness that will have any nature lover coming back for more. This icon indicates naturally beautiful areas away from any major civilisation.
  • Surfing South Africa

    South Africa is a fantastic surf destination. With two different oceans – the icy Atlantic and the warm Indian – bordering the country, there are a large numbered of surf spots with a wide variety of waves. So no matter if you’re a beginner or if you’ve been around since Captain James Cook, you’ll find something to suit you. This icon idicates good surf stops.
  • Whale watching

    Southern Right whales visit in winter, and many other whales are found along our shores.
  • Hiking

    Things to do when you looking to enjoy the countryside!
  • Paragliding

    For all adventure junkies, who are looking for some of the best Paragliding in South Africa. Look here for your thrill.

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Hiking Drakensberg

With Southern Africa’s abundant natural magnificence, hikers will be in their element. Trails range from short to long, easy to almost impossible, and beautiful to breath-takingly-mind-boggling. This icon points to great hiking areas.

Places to Stay that offer this activity

  • Amphitheatre Lodge and Backpackers

    Amphitheatre Lodge and Backpackers is a backpackers lodge which overlooks miles of mountains and offers a great base to explore the Drakensberg.
  • Bloukrans Backpackers

    This log cabin is set close to the world�s highest bungy jump with a huge view over the Bloukrans Gorge and indigenous forest below.
  • Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers

    Buccaneers is one of the best backpackers in South Africa, this unique backpackers is a place that most travellers will visit - check it out for yourself.
  • Bulungula

    Situated within a vibrant Xhosa community overlooking a spectacular untouched beach, this is a true glimpse into rural Africa.
  • Cederberg Oasis

    This area is a hiker’s wet dream and rock climber’s secret fantasy.
  • De Bos Guest Farm

    Find this wonderful Montagu backpackers a short stroll from the centre of town.
  • Gekko Backpackers

    This Cederberg backpackers is close to the mountains and hiking trails it is a good base for exploring the area.
  • Hole in the Wall Backpackers

    This Wild coast hotel and holiday village creates space and time to do absolutely nothing in, if that's what you desire.
  • Jungle Monkey

    Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, Jungle Monkey Backpackers Lodge promises warm welcomes and cold beers…
  • Legends Backpacker Hostel

    A backpackers lodge in Swaziland that is home to an adventurous ancestral spirit and other adventurous types of earthly people.
  • Mdumbi Backpackers

    In the Mdumbi River valley in the heart of rural Transkei, this small settlement on the coast has brilliant surf and great fishing. As there’s only one small shop, we suggest that self-caterers stock up before arriving.
  • Mount Everest Game Farm

    Like it's name says: Mount Everest is an epic mountain getaway in the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Sani Lodge Backpackers

    Deep in the mountains, Sani Lodge Backpackers offers a laid-back and relaxed base from which to enjoy the wonders of the Berg.
  • Satvik Backpackers

    Satvik in Tzaneen is a wonderful laid-back and rustic backpackers farm where time holds its breath and fish eagles are framed by seablue skies.
  • Simons Town Boutique Backpackers

    Simon’s Town Boutique Backpackers is close to Simon's Town station and the beach, the backpackers is well situated for access to the best of the peninsula.
  • Sondzela Backpackers

    This Swaziland backpackers is located in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and offers an incredible African experience.
  • Swellendam Backpackers Lodge

    Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Langeberg Mountains, Swellendam Backpackers is set on a massive property with its own mountain stream.
  • The Trading Post Guest House

    This Lesotho backpackers is set in the grounds of the original trading post and is a good base for exploring the beautiful Lesotho surroundings.

What to do

  • Amadiba Adventures

    This is an amazing trip into the heart of the Wild Coast. Their office open daily from 7am to 10pm.
  • Stormsriver Adventures

    These adventure specialists offer a variety of exciting activities in the Stormsriver Gorge and its surroundings.
  • Swazi Trails

    Rafting, caving, mountain biking, hiking, adventure and culture - just ask them.
  • Viva Safaris

    Sleep in a tree house surrounded by the sounds of the wild.
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(randomly selected service providers from all regions)

Dianne Lang Children's Home
A genuine opportunity to volunteer and help children in need. You don't pay anything except your own costs, there is no placement fee or any other kind of fee to be paid.
(Graaff-Reinet,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)

High Five Kite Surfing School and Adventures
High-Five offers surf and SUP lessons, seal snorkelling, paragliding, skydiving and mountain biking day trips.
(Cape Town Suburbs,Cape Town)

Big 5 Country Tourism
Big 5 Tourism offers a FREE booking service for accommodation and activities in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld and Panorama near the Kruger Park.

Battlefields Backpackers - BBI
They pride themselves on being a friendly little place (with a very long name - Battlefields Backpackers International is their full title).
(The Battlefields,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)

Asante Caravans and Camping
Give your inner gypsy a caravan to play in.And meet Billy the bull and his menagerie.
(Wilderness,Garden Route)

Four Seasons Guesthouse
Just north of Fourways, this backpackers offers comfortable self catering accommodation amidst the peaceful tranquility of country life with first-class shopping and dining amenities a mere 10 minutes away. Enjoy an ice-cold drink from the bar fridge, play a game of tennis at the nearby tennis court or take a dip in the swimming pool. This Johannesburg backpackers is close to Montecasino, Fourways Mall, the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, Cradle of Humankind and the busy hub of Johannesburg.
(Addo Elephant Park,Johannesburg)

Elundini Backpackers
Experience life with a Xhosa tribe in this rural village in the Amatola Mountains.
(Hogsback,South Coast)

The Baz Bus
The Baz Bus is a South African backpacker hop-on hop-off any time bus service. They have no time limit on their ticket, so you can travel whenever you like, and, what’s more, start from anywhere on the route.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)

Tekweni Ecotours
Tours in Durban and out in the bush and mountains.
(Durban ,Durban)

Ikhayalam Lodge and Tours
Ikhayalam Lodge is on the beachfront and has lots to offer backpackers plus guided tours
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)