- Baz Bus Backpacker Bus
The Baz Bus backpacker bus is a hop-on’ hop-off backpackers bus that has a variety of routes around South Africa. It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers.
Things to do when you looking for even more fun!
South Africa has some fine dive sites. With a choice of oceans and conditions to choose from – not mention a huge variety of wreck and reef diving – water babies will have their hands full. This icon means it's time to pull out your fins.
- Game Parks
Africa is a wild continent and Southern Africa has fought hard to save her wildlife. A multitude of game parks pepper the area ranging from the impossibly exclusive to the downright affordable. A trip to the Kruger National Park is well worth while – although it is by no means the only game park worth visiting. This icon tells you that you're within game park visiting distance.
- Hiking Drakensberg
With Southern Africa’s abundant natural magnificence, hikers will be in their element. Trails range from short to long, easy to almost impossible, and beautiful to breath-takingly-mind-boggling. This icon points to great hiking areas.
A lot of cowboy-type mentalities live in this country – so there is no shortage of ponies to ride. Trails vary in length from an hour to seven days. The choice is yours. This icon lets you know that horseriding is available nearby.
Jolling is a wonderful Afrikaans word for PARTYwhy-because-you-canING. And there’s lots of it in Southern Africa because the people are friendly , the beer is cheap and the nightlife whatever you want it to be. This icon tells you when to put on your dancing shoes.
- Nature in South Africa
There is lots of it. And most of it is protected so there are huge tracts of unspoilt loveliness that will have any nature lover coming back for more. This icon indicates naturally beautiful areas away from any major civilisation.
- Surfing South Africa
South Africa is a fantastic surf destination. With two different oceans – the icy Atlantic and the warm Indian – bordering the country, there are a large numbered of surf spots with a wide variety of waves. So no matter if you’re a beginner or if you’ve been around since Captain James Cook, you’ll find something to suit you. This icon idicates good surf stops.
- Whale watching
Southern Right whales visit in winter, and many other whales are found along our shores.
Things to do when you looking to enjoy the countryside!
For all adventure junkies, who are looking for some of the best Paragliding in South Africa. Look here for your thrill.
Culture vultures can get their fill of museums, art galleries, Anglo/Boer/Zulu/bullet slinging/spear throwing battle sites. Southern Africa’s history is flavoured by a variety of exotic influences and there’ll be something to suit everyone’s taste. Just don’t expect 1 000 year old cathedrals. This icons covers all cultural interests.
Places to Stay that offer this activity
- Battlefields Backpackers - BBI
They pride themselves on being a friendly little place (with a very long name - Battlefields Backpackers International is their full title).
Situated within a vibrant Xhosa community overlooking a spectacular untouched beach, this is a true glimpse into rural Africa.
- Catembe Packer's Lodge
Catembe sits by the lapping waters of Holy Spirit Bay and is one of the best kept secrets of Maputo.
- Farr Out B&B
Farr Out B&B is situated on the outskirts of Paternoster on the West Coast.
- Karoo Backpackers
In the quiet stillness of the Karoo, lies Karoo Backpackers, a beautifully restored national monument.
- Makuleke Home Stay
A Community Centre and Homestay that offers fascinating insight into our history and the paths that can be taken to repair past injustices.
- Stumble Inn
This Stellenbosch backpackers is an easy going place in the centre of Stellenbosch with lots of upbeat energy.
- Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
Tekweni Backpacking hostel in Durban cooks. One can’t say anything else about this ever-buzzy hostel and its hordes of people.
- The Owl House
Set in a quaint old Karoo house, The Owl House Backpackers is a must for anyone who has the time, or needs a spiritual boost.
- Zululand Backpackers
Situated in a wing of the George Hotel, Zululand Backpackers offers comfortable good value for money accommodation.
What to do
- Africa Travel Co
20 years of experience in running overland trips from east to west to Southern Africa.
- Amadiba Adventures
This is an amazing trip into the heart of the Wild Coast.
Their office open daily from 7am to 10pm.
- Big 5 Country Tourism
Big 5 Tourism offers a FREE booking service for accommodation and activities in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld and Panorama near the Kruger Park.
- Bulungula Action
At Bulungula backpackers all the businesses are 100% owned and run by members of the local community so your money goes where it’s most needed.
- Masiphumele Township Tours
“Please come and experience what life is like for my brothers and sisters in the township and I will describe to you what has changed in recent years since democracy.”
- Namibia Travel Connection
Namibia Travel Connection offers a great selection of tours and safaris in Namibia and neighbouring countries.
- Nomad Adventure Tours
An owner driven business with thousands of kilometers and a few years of adventurous travel in the bag.
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Stay in a traditional style Bakalanga village shaded by baobabs and visit the salt pans or watch the incredible zebra migration.
Areena Riverside Resort lies on a small piece of paradise overlooking a stunning lagoon that meanders into the sea in Chintsa.
Formerly the Phoenix Hotel now a great Backpackers Hostel
(Jeffreys Bay,Sunshine Coast)
Hard Rock Backpackers in Jeffrey's Bay is centrally located to all the major surf spots.
(Jeffreys Bay,Sunshine Coast)
Marc's Camp is set in a private game reserve
This Drakensberg backpacking hostel is surrounded by indigenous gardens and beautiful mountains.
(Northern Drakensberg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Get in on the surf action.
(Muizenberg and Kalk Bay,Cape Town)
Plett Backpackers in the newest backpackers in Plettenberg Bay. It is in the centre of town and boasts an awesome view over the Plettenberg Bay beaches.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)
Dreaming of a whale of a shark?
Backpackers here's a chance to stay at a Big-5 Game Reserve and a 5-Star Lodge at budget prices.
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)