Travelling around Southern Africa is fairly easy as there are plenty of formal and informal transport systems. This is an overview of what's available...
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- Air Flights
Major airlines fly into Cape Town and Johannesburg on a daily basis. You won’t get cheaper fares by booking them in Southern Africa so you may as well book them from wherever you are/live.
- Baz Bus Hop on Hop off
The Baz Bus is a hop-on, hop-off backpackers bus in South Africa.
It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers. They drop you at your backpacking hostel door.
- Buy back Car Companies
Buy a car here for your journey through Southern Africa and save up to 60% in rental fees!
- Car Hire South Africa
There are a number of cheap car hire operators in South Africa.
All of the cities in South Africa have car hire branches.
- Long Distance Buses
There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).
- Long distance trains
Southern Africa does not have a great railroad infrastructure so travelling by train is fairly restrictive (but fun nonetheless).
- Minibus taxis
Without doubt, the cheapest way to travel is to use local black transport systems or “minibus taxis”. They require nerves of steel but are definitely the most efficient way to get around pretty much anywhere in South Africa.
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They offer scuba diving, ocean kayaking and Lilo trips at the Storms River Mouth
This Port Edward backpackers is elegantly at one with nature. A lovely stop.
(Port Edward,South Coast)
Enjoy simple living...
(Hogsback,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)
A Backpaker must with Safaris and close encounters of the wild kind
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)
Horse trails in the eastern Free State.
(Clarens Eastern Free State,Free State)
This Backpackers is in Melville the vibrant and cultural hub of Jozi!
This area is a hiker’s wet dream and rock climber’s secret fantasy.
Parys Adventure Lodge offers affordable backpackers accommodation in the heart of all the adrenalin-fueled action.
A retreat, organic farm and more.
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Plett Backpackers in the newest backpackers in Plettenberg Bay. It is in the centre of town and boasts an awesome view over the Plettenberg Bay beaches.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)