- 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 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.
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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.
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 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.
Things to do when you looking to enjoy the countryside!
For all adventure junkies, who are looking for some of the best Paragliding in South Africa. Look here for your thrill.
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 Lodge
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.
Situated within a vibrant Xhosa community overlooking a spectacular untouched beach, this is a true glimpse into rural Africa.
- Bushpackers and Campsite
This Hazyview backpackers offers bushwalking, safari-ing, braaing or just hanging out at the pool.
- 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.
- 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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They run their own adventures and have loads of info on the area.
Cape Town's first backpacking hostel is still going strong and offers excellent facilities.
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
This Kosi Bay backpackers is close to the magnificent Kosi Bay lake system and beaches where endangered turtles nest.
Jikeleza backpackers in PE offers advice on everything and do bookings for anything, to anywhere.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
Learn to surf or hone your skills on J'Bay's legendary waves.
(Jeffreys Bay,Sunshine Coast)
Mtentu River Lodge lies in an isolated part of the Wild Coast between Port St Johns and Port Shepstone.
(Addo Elephant Park,Wild Coast)
In a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views of the mountain.
(Northern Beaches,Cape Town)
Backpackers dive specials.
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)
This Backpackers' hostel is set in 3 hectares of forest near to the Vic Bay's famous surfing beach
(Victoria Bay,Garden Route)