Apple, mountain bike and adventure country.
- Greyton Overberg
Greyton is rural tranquillity and quaint country scenes. There is a backpackers lodge in town.
- Betty's Bay
Betty's Bay is one of those places that grew up as a holiday home from home. there is a fantastic backpackers in town.
Because of its isolation Kleinmond was an outlaws’ stronghold for some 200 years. Nestled between two estuaries and bordered by fynbos covered mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Kleinmond is an appetising stop for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a hikers paradise, and with consistently good swell, not bad for surfers either.
A favourite weekend getaway spots for people living in Cape Town.
Hermaus has a little bit of everything from long beaches, to whales populating the bay to a rocking nightlife......
Small fishing port on the Cape South Coast and famous for its Great White Sharks
Situated 25km north of Cape Agulhas, Bredasdorp is a centre for wool, grain and dairy farming and lying in the heart of the Overberg, you’ll certainly know that you are in the “bread basket” of Africa…
A tranquil and quirky country village.
- Cape Agulhas
Cape Agulhas backpackers is set at the true southernmost tip of the continent. Is it really where the two oceans meet? Go there to see for yourself.
This lovely little fishing village is set against an backdrop of impossibly blue seas and whitewashed cottages. Meander down to the harbour and choose a fish fresh off the boats, or take a walk to the caves and shout something you’d like to hear a few times.
- Montagu Western Cape
Montagu is situated on Route 62, the road to wine and roses, this charming little village lies snoozing in the embrace of the mountains.
Known as the whale nursery of the East Coast, with the largest concentration of whales on the South African coastline, Witsand is at the mouth of the Breede River. It’s a peaceful town with excellent fishing.
Robertson lies on the Breede River Valley which is on Route 62. It is one of the longest wine routes in the world.
Swellendam lies beneath some of the most spectacular peaks in the Langeberg range. These peaks used to be used as sundials by the farmers who called them 10, 11, 12 and 1 o'clock. Today, old oak trees, wide roads and whitewashed homesteads recall Swellendam’s past as a frontier town. From here there’s easy access to a myriad outdoor wilderness experiences.
Barrydale is situated at the top of the Tradouw pass and is on the R62
Set halfway between Cape Town and Knysna, this little town boasts some classic country attractions.
An interesting town
Originally a farm, this little town has an interesting cultural heritage and several historical landmarks.
The historic buildings in Long Street date back to the
mid 1800’s and were home to diverse and interesting characters which include the poet C.J. Langenhoven, artists, politicians and freemasons. Through winter and spring abundant fynbos blooms in the mountains and along the roads and numerous birds species call the area home. So up your Seen It list with some interesting flower and flutter-by sightings while you breathe spicy fynbos perfume deep into your lungs.
4x4 routes challenge the mountains while abseil routes hang out with waterfalls. See well preserved San paintings or go rock climbing in the rugged mountains. Amble through the countryside on horseback or haul your hang glider up to a launch point and soar like an eagle.
Places to Stay
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
A sanctuary, a volunteer opportunity and a chance to see animals in the wild.
Knysna's newest boutique backpackers lodge
The ultimate thrill for Backpackers. Mossel Bay offers the highest skydives in South Africa.
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)
A Johannesburg backpackers with a unique opportunity to experience township life.
Wanna bungeeeeee? But don't know how to get there? Get the Bungy Bus.
Buccaneers is one of the best backpackers in South Africa, this unique backpackers is a place that most travellers will visit - check it out for yourself.
MozVolunteers is a small volunteer organisation based in Xisondwe, Zavora.
Small group tours 4-days to 3-weeks
(Cape Town Suburbs,Cape Town)
The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Looking for a queen-sized bed to curl up with your squeeze and sleep off an exhausting day of wine tasting?