- 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.
Shark cage diving
One of the ultimate thrills for adrenaline junkies, so they say.
Face to snout with the one of ocean's greatest and scariest predators.
Places to Stay that offer this activity
- Ashanti Lodge
Ashanti backpackers is one of Cape Town's biggest hostels. They are a Cape Town backpackers which is busy, organised and knowledgeable and have a great building in a good location near the city centre of Cape Town.
- Cat and Moose Backpackers
The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
- Hermanus Backpackers
Hermanus Backpackers just gets better and better, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the live-wire owners, Braam and Hayley.
- House on the Hill
House on the Hill offers luxurious accommodation at backpacker rates.
- Mossel Bay Backpackers
Mossel Bay Backpackers is located just 300m from the Inner and Outer Point surf spots. This backpacking hostel also has a guest house adjoined to it, if you are after a few more creature comforts.
- Santos Express Train Lodge
This Mossel Bay backpackers is a genuine train that’s parked just a spit away from the main beach in Mossel Bay. All cabins face the sea. What more could you want?
- Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge
This Hermanus backpackers has been here forever. "Zoete Inval" means "drop in and make yourself at home" in Dutch - which is easy enough to do here.
What to do
- Two Oceans Aquarium
An awesome way to spend your day. Lose yourself in the oceans and meet the denizens of the deep.
- White Shark Africa
White Shark Africa provides some of the best shark cage diving in South Africa and can be found in Mossel Bay on the Garden Route.
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This is Cape Town's longest running travel centre.
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
Adventures and tours in the Cape.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)
Tucked away in the magnificent Baviaanskloof is the blissfully remote Kamerkloof
(Addo Elephant Park,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)
Enjoy a scenic flight over the bay, a 35-second freefall and enjoy the most awesome tandem skydive in South Africa.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)
A homely backpackers hostel near to the beach and other main attractions
(Port Elizabeth,Sunshine Coast)
Sea Escapes offers captivating dives in South Africa's top diving location
Khotso backpackers are in the Drakensberg and offer backpackers peace, horses, cows and adventure sports for nature lovers.
(Southern Drakensberg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
Cape Town backpackers says it all in the name......
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
The Oude Molen Eco Village provides an interesting alternative to regular city living.
Rafting, caving, mountain biking, hiking, adventure and culture - just ask them.