- 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.
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.
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.
Things to do when you looking for even more fun!
Places to Stay that offer this activity
- African Array Backpackers Lodge
At African Array you’ll experience all the beauty, wildlife, culture and all the adventure that you came to find in South 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.
- Gecko Backpackers
Set on the Sabie River, Gecko backpackers is the place for you to experience the Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon.
- Karoo Backpackers
In the quiet stillness of the Karoo, lies Karoo Backpackers, a beautifully restored national monument.
- Wild Woody Cape Backpackers
A backpackers in the Addo National Park with access to game reserves, rivers and one of the most stunning bits of coastline in the world
- Wild Woody Cape Backpackers
A backpackers in Alexandria with access to game reserves, rivers and one of the most stunning bits of coastline in the world
What to do
- 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.
Daytrippers offers a wonderful way to explore the Cape peninsula and winelands by bicycle.
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This Mozambican backpackers is situated on the beach and offers a chance to enjoy the traditional Mozambican way of life and the colourful Bazaruto Archipelago.
Situated in a milkwood forest on large grounds, the Beach House has an incredible view of the coastline and Dolphin’s Point.
Learn to surf in J'bay.
(Jeffreys Bay,Sunshine Coast)
Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Langeberg Mountains, Swellendam Backpackers is set on a massive property with its own mountain stream.
This Pretoria Backpackers is run by travellers who understand just what other travellers need…
Sleepy? Naah. Hint…this Pietermaritzburg backpackers has the website address wylderide…
(Pietermaritzburg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
The only real backpackers in St Lucia and good at that!
When it comes to planning a trip through southern Africa, Cape Town Travel Centre offers a nifty service
A rare opportunity to visit a remote area of Lesotho.
This Swaziland backpackers is located in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and offers an incredible African experience.