- 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.
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.
Overland tours and safaris throughout Africa - great way to see out of the way places.
Places to Stay that offer this activity
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- Africa Travel Co
20 years of experience in running overland trips from east to west to Southern Africa.
- Intrepid Bundu
Established in 1994, Bundu has now joined Intrepid Travel and offers safaris and tours worldwide.
- Livingstone Trails
Safaris leaving from Gauteng and travelling to Victoria Falls via Botswana.
- 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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This Addo backpackers is situated outside Port Elizabeth and close to the Addo National Park.
(Addo Elephant Park,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)
Shonalanga lodge in St Lucia is in the centre of town and more of a lodge than a backpackers.
Little Brak Beach House offers fab out-of-town tranquillity and loads of comfort .
(Little Brak,Garden Route)
This Durban backpackers is set in a beautiful garden with an inviting rock pool. It is a good choice for weary travellers wanting a bit of peace.
Oasis backpackers is situated in a large, comfortable house with a variety of accommodation options in Oudtshoorn.
Help research the movements of lions in the Addo.
(Addo Elephant Park,Sunshine Coast)
This beachfront backpackers lodge in Inhambane is ideally located to enjoy Barra's pristine beach and clear waters, local cuisine, reef diving, snorkelling and trips to Pansy Island.
(Inhambane and Tofo,Mozambique)
This Cederberg backpackers is close to the mountains and hiking trails it is a good base for exploring the area.
In the centre of the vibey student town of Ob's
Dive at the aquarium and for close up encounters with big (and small) fish.