The Crowned Crane
This East London establishment is excellent value, offering self catering accommodation near the beach or in Gonubie
A B&B at backpacker rates in Gonubie.
Gonubie is renowned for its surf and good fishing, so if you aren’t catching a wave, you could be catching supper. If you’d rather catch some fresh air, there’s a Blue Flag beach, hiking trails and a nature reserve to explore.
Dorms R200; Doubles from R360.
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Agulhas House, based in Umkomaas, with an on-site dive centre slash one-stop shop for all your travelling and diving needs.
Mozambeat Motel is a great place to enjoy the aquamarine bliss of Inhambane, dive with manta rays or whale sharks, surf great breaks or just relax among the palm trees.
(Inhambane and Tofo,Mozambique)
On the banks of Lake Kariba, this is relatively unexploited area is home to the Tonga, who still live according to age old traditions.
(Kariba Zim,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
Gecko Lounge backpackers is the perfect place to take some Malawian time out at the lake.
Chameleon backpackers is a stylish, funky backpackers lodge in the centre of Windhoek.
Wet, wild and wickedly gorgeous – that’s a 5-day Wild Coast hike with Wild Side Hiking.
(Port St Johns,Wild Coast)
Kammanassie backpackers in Uniondale can be found on a road less travelled, and therefore a good alternative to the N2 zoom.
The most perfect of settings for any of the Dakensberg Backpackers and community run.
(Matatiele,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Give your soul time and space to breathe.
(Montagu Western Cape,Overberg )
Ex Sleek Hostel, they've re-created the whole place from the ground up and are huge fans of live music (it's all soundproofed, don’t fret).