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.
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Do the Garden Route and get high on adrenaline.
An owner driven business with thousands of kilometers and a few years of adventurous travel in the bag.
(Cape Town City Bowl,Botswana)
A true African paradise with Ivory coloured beaches framed by green hills
(Mthatha Eastern Cape,Wild Coast)
This beachfront backpackers lodge in Inhambane is ideally located to enjoy Barra's pristine beach and clear waters, local cuisine, reef diving, snorkelling and trips to Pansy Island.
(Inhambane and Tofo,Mozambique)
Chameleon backpackers is a stylish, funky backpackers lodge in the centre of Windhoek.
Discounts on backpackers travel in South Africa.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
The lodge is within walking distance of pubs, shops, banks and taxis.
This Stellenbosch backpackers is an easy going place in the centre of Stellenbosch with lots of upbeat energy.
Giving you mo'Afrika for your moolah from shark-cage diving to spa packages.
This backpackers in Addo is on a working citrus farm which is on the banks of the Sundays River.
(Addo Elephant Park,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)