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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Based at Sani Lodge, they offer tours into the spectacular mountain kingdom of Lesotho.
S 23° 00” 000’ E 016° 52” 500’ is where it all starts.
Travellers Inn is in Rustenburg, conveniently situated for access to the Magaliesberg, Sterkfontein, Plilanesberg and Sun City.
(Rustenburg and surrounds,North West Province)
Possibly one of the best hiking trails in the world.....
(Port St Johns,Wild Coast)
The Tube ’n Axe is just 300m away from the Stormsriver Adventure Centre - this is Wild Adventure Frontier Territory.
This Addo backpackers is situated outside Port Elizabeth and close to the Addo National Park.
(Addo Elephant Park,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)
Horse trails in the eastern Free State.
(Clarens Eastern Free State,Free State)
Lungile backpackers in PE is perched on top of a hill in an attractive house overlooking the city and the ocean, Lungile is just three minutes walk from Port Elizabeth's main beach.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
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On-line bookings that make the most of what's on offer.