Port Elizabeth is the 5th largest, and reportedly the safest, city in South Africa. It's surrounded by good beaches and has consistently good surf conditions.There are some fantastic backpackers in this city and if you are on the Baz Bus a stop over in PE is manditory.
PE the friendly city
Too many travellers treat PE as an overnight stop.
If you don't have much time and want to experience real African wildlife this is a good stop as the Big Five are easily accessible in a malaria free environment.
NOTE: The Baz Bus only gets into PE at 9.30pm (at the earliest) and leaves again at 7am. So don't make the mistake of missing this town just because you didn't get off the bus, Gus.
It's just a short trip to the Addo Elephant Park (guaranteed ellies) or to Shamwari Game Reserve where the Big Five lurk.
Lying on the shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth is South Africa's 3rd biggest port.
Port Elizabeth is a major transport hub, so it's easy to get to most places from here. There's an airport, good road links, a train station and a major bus station. You can pick up or leave rental cars here too.
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Kruger Inn Backpackers is a community inside a nature reserve, on the border of the Kruger National Park.
This is the Rolls Royce of all bungy jumps. And at 216m it’s the highest too. Ask any backpackers hostel in the area for more info and bookings.
An awesome way to spend your day. Lose yourself in the oceans and meet the denizens of the deep.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Situated 15km from White River, Acts Backpackers is the ideal base to venture out for scenic drives to Blyde River Canyon, Sabie, Hazyview, Pilgrims Rest, and Graskop.
Bruce's elusive beauties are found around here…
(Cape St Francis,Sunshine Coast)
Get in on the surf action.
(Muizenberg and Kalk Bay,Cape Town)
Cape Town backpackers says it all in the name......
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
Get your board and get out there…
(Northern Beaches,Cape Town)
Yeoville is cosmopolitan, vibrant melting pot of people and cultures.
A backpackers overlooking Wilderness.