- 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.
- 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.
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.
Places to Stay that offer this activity
- Abalone Beach House
Abalone Beach House is a beautiful Plett Backpackers set between coastal forest and the white sands of Keurboom's beach, this is Plettenberg Bays only beachfront backpackers.
- Abreak Away
Want to surf, drum, kayak, have fun? It's all here.
- Afrique du Sud Backpackers
Located in the bustling heart of Sea Point with easy access to city amenities, public transport and (yippee) the Sea Point swimming pools by the sea.
- Agulhas House
Agulhas House, based in Umkomaas, with an on-site dive centre slash one-stop shop for all your travelling and diving needs.
- Albergo For Backpackers
This Plett backpackers is close to the centre of Plett. Albergo has great views of the ocean and offers plenty of outdoor adventures.
- Amapondo Backpackers
Amapondo is a friendly laid-back place which overlooks Second Beach with its good swimming.
- Amberley Travellers Lodge
Explore the mountains, the museums, second-hand shops, art galleries and rocky shores, then bliss out in the waves or on the beach.
- Ansteys Beach Backpackers
Ansteys Beach Backpackers is just a short walk from the world famous “Cave Rock” surf break. The perfect place to stay at in Durban if you are after waves and beaches.
- 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.
- Bailey's Surf Shack
Muizenberg's and Cape Town's original youth hostel. It is a mere stroll from Muizenberg beach.
- Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers
Buccaneers is one of the best backpackers in South Africa, this unique backpackers is a place that most travellers will visit - check it out for yourself.
- Buffalo Backpackers
This East London backpackers is conveniently close East Londons's beaches, shops and bus station.
Situated within a vibrant Xhosa community overlooking a spectacular untouched beach, this is a true glimpse into rural Africa.
- Cape St Francis Backpackers
Cape St Francis backpackers is located just off the beach. The town of Cape St Francis will give you some of the best surf breaks in South Africa.
- Cristal Cove
These self-catering apartments are situated just 100m from the world famous Supertubes and the beach.
Footsteps from the beach… and awesome waves.
- East London Backpackers
East London backpackers is just 50m from Orient beach with restaurants, clubs and pubs nearby.
- Hermanus Backpackers
Hermanus Backpackers just gets better and better, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the live-wire owners, Braam and Hayley.
- Island Vibe Backpackers
This wonderful Jeffreys Bay backpackers is perched on top of a dune with a magnificent 270° view of the Indian Ocean, Island Vibe’s setting is divine.
- Jungle Monkey
Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, Jungle Monkey Backpackers Lodge promises warm welcomes and cold beers…
- Mantis and Moon Backpackers
A quiet beach with warm water year round, thumping surf and safe swimming is just a 2 minute walk away. Most mornings see dolphins cruising around the point.
- Mdumbi Backpackers
In the Mdumbi River valley in the heart of rural Transkei, this small settlement on the coast has brilliant surf and great fishing. As there’s only one small shop, we suggest that self-caterers stock up before arriving.
- 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.
- Niki Nana Backpackers
This East london backpackers has a zany zebra striped roof you can spot from the air and bright green walls, you can't miss it.
- Park House Lodge and Travel Centre
This Mossel Bay backpackers is located in a spacious 130 year old stone homestead with some wonderful woodwork and some stunning artwork.
- Salty Crax Backpackers
This Table View backpackers definately needs you to check out the beach, the bars, the jacuzzi and the menagerie. Hmm. And surf, windsurfing and going mad…
- 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?
- Simons Town Boutique Backpackers
Simon’s Town Boutique Backpackers is close to Simon's Town station and the beach, the backpackers is well situated for access to the best of the peninsula.
This East London backpackers lodge is located right on the beach in East London and overlooking a great swell.
Under new management, they are close to Supertubes.
- The Crowned Crane
This East London establishment is excellent value, offering self catering accommodation near the beach or in Gonubie
- The Spot Backpackers
The Spot backpackers is a charming little backpackers set just a few meters from the beach on the south Coast of Natal.
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So you’re taking your AroundAbout car on safari?
Fisherhaven is before Hermanus, on the Bot River Lagoon.
The most perfect of settings for any of the Dakensberg Backpackers and community run.
(Matatiele,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
The perfect accommodation outside and inside of Kenton...
This Mozambique backpackers is located in Ponta D'ouro only 40m from the beach and a great place for diving, surfing and swimming with the dolphins.
(Ponta D ouro ,Mozambique)
Chill on the West Coast.
(Eland's Bay,West Coast)
See Soweto the eco-friendly, local way.
Bright, friendly and with an essential swimming pool. This backpackers is within easy reach of Victoria falls, curio markets and adventure operators.
(Victoria Falls,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
Stay in a traditional style Bakalanga village shaded by baobabs and visit the salt pans or watch the incredible zebra migration.