Cape Agulhas Backpackers
The Southernmost Backpackers in Africa....
1st stop in Struisbaai on your right.
Africa's southernmost Backpackers
Explore the well-kept secret of Africa’s southernmost backpackers, where two oceans meet and the longest unbroken white sandy beach in the southern hemisphere lies awaiting discovery. Where you can watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean, and set over the Atlantic Ocean overlooking the latest shipwreck.
Just 400m from 14kms of white sand, warm Indian Ocean, whale watching, kite boarding beach heaven (it’s so good they’ve even started a kite school for beginners), you can hang out in hammocks, sunbathe at the pool and chill out in the tranquil garden.
Let your energetic hosts add bounce to your stay with feeding stingrays in the harbour, wave jumping on their boat, horse riding or visiting a whale nursery.
Too tame? Head down to the Way Down Africa
Adventure Centre and get 5% off some activity booked with them. Visit sea caves or ask about their trips to secret destinations and swimming where the two oceans meet. Actually, that’s just 7kms away so grab a bike and cycle there! End your day with a stroll (try all 14kms!) along the beach, then head back to the bar for a yummy nosh.
Enjoy braais on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Later slip beneath your goose down duvet and dream your southernmost dream...
Rates and extras
Dorms from R110; Doubles from R330; En suite doubles from R380; Camping R70.
Moola Magic. Free wi-fi. Swimming pool. DSTV. Off-street parking. 4 stars.
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Nature's Way backpackers in Mtunzini borders on the Siyayi Coastal Park. It is 132km north of Durban.
The epitome of "Trailer Park Luxury" set amongst the whispering pines
Hire yourself a private bush camp.
This dedicated backpackers in Joburg organises everything from car hire to safaris.
A huge game conservancy
Khotso backpackers are in the Drakensberg and offer backpackers peace, horses, cows and adventure sports for nature lovers.
(Southern Drakensberg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Serene and unsoiled, this area is an African Eden.
Small group safaris throughout Southern Africa.
A good overnight stop in Mpumalanga, centrally situated on all the main routes.
Get over your tent blues here.