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Getting around

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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(randomly selected service providers from all regions)

Untouched Adventures
They offer scuba diving, ocean kayaking and Lilo trips at the Storms River Mouth
(Stormsriver,Garden Route)

Vuna Valley Ventures
This Port Edward backpackers is elegantly at one with nature. A lovely stop.
(Port Edward,South Coast)

Terra-Khaya
Enjoy simple living...
(Hogsback,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)

Nyaru Game Lodge Garden Route Safaris
A Backpaker must with Safaris and close encounters of the wild kind
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)

Bokpoort Holiday Farm
Horse trails in the eastern Free State.
(Clarens Eastern Free State,Free State)

Melville International Backpackers
This Backpackers is in Melville the vibrant and cultural hub of Jozi!
(Johannesburg,Johannesburg)

Cederberg Oasis
This area is a hiker’s wet dream and rock climber’s secret fantasy.
(Cederberg,Cederberg)

Parys Adventure Lodge
Parys Adventure Lodge offers affordable backpackers accommodation in the heart of all the adrenalin-fueled action.
(Parys,Free State)

The Barn House
A retreat, organic farm and more.
(Not Set / NA,Not set / NA)

Plett Backpackers
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)