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.
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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 offers surf and SUP lessons, seal snorkelling, paragliding, skydiving and mountain biking day trips.
(Cape Town Suburbs,Cape Town)
Big 5 Tourism offers a FREE booking service for accommodation and activities in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld and Panorama near the Kruger Park.
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)
Give your inner gypsy a caravan to play in.And meet Billy the bull and his menagerie.
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)
Experience life with a Xhosa tribe in this rural village in the Amatola Mountains.
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)
Tours in Durban and out in the bush and mountains.
Ikhayalam Lodge is on the beachfront and has lots to offer backpackers plus guided tours
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)