Botswana is home to the world’s biggest inland delta. It is here that the Okavango River floods the Kalahari Desert, forming a maze of winding channels that create palm-fringed islands and fertile floodplains.
If you are looking for a backpackers in Cape Town then put your backpack down and spend a few days in this haven which is beautiful, sexy and endlessly fascinating.
A heaven for hikers and rock climbers.
If you are looking for information about the Drakensberg read on from here. All the information about backpackers in the Drakensberg is contained in the Region heading Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels.
Once you have found your backpackers in the Drakensberg then get ready to plug into a throbbing Soul Rejuvenator. The Drakensberg is uplifting, energising, relaxing and exactly what everyone needs more of. Unless of course you’re spiritually dead. And even then, it’ll do you good.
Durban, is a backpackers haven with its reliably warm sea and all its dedicated surf rats, Indian market, happening waterside bars and great music scene, is a city that’s always on holiday. What makes it so appealing to backpackers is that has a perfect climate and the Drakensberg mountains are a 3 hour drive away and Zululand with her games parks and real Africa only a 1 hour away.
The Hottentot word for this place "Karoo" (a thirstland) perfectly describes this arid area of low rainfall, meagre vegetation and haunting rock outcrops. It's a remote, moody and lonely - but absolutely extraordinary – landscape and any time spent here will have you touching parts of your soul you don't often access.
The open plains of the Free State stretch between the Vaal River in the north and the Orange River in the south. To the east the land rises to the highlands and the mountains of Lesotho. This wealthy province boasts gold and diamond mines as well as fertile farmlands.
The Garden Route is a favourite for backpackers and has some of South Africa's best backpacking lodges.
Johannesburg is the starting point for many backpackers coming to South Africa. If you are looking to do a safari it is the best city in South Africa to go from. there is an excellent choice of backpackers in Johannesburg.
This narrow plain lies between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains.
Lesotho is a great place to go backpacking if you’re feeling frustrated by South Africa’s “unAfrican-ness” and you’re wanting to encounter traditional African lifestyles,there are some wonderful backpackers in this mountain kingdom.
Limpopo offers a gateway into the Kruger National Park - not to mention loads of private game farms and beautiful natural locations. Its tropical vegetation and abundance of locally grown fruit and vegetables also make it a cheap area to travel in. The name of the province has been changed to Limpopo, and some town names have changed. You should still see the old and new names together for a while longer though.
This backpackers paradise is bordered by Zambia on the north-west, Tanzania on the north and Mozambique on the east, south and west, Malawi lies in the Great Rift Valley, which runs through the country from north to south.
The coastline of Mozambique is one of the most beautiful in all of Africa and boasts some of the finest deep-sea game fishing that can be found. It is now the haunt of big game fishermen from all over the world and sport fishing is big business.
This is one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa and well worth the trip - not only because of its rich wildlife and the Kruger National Park, but for the abundant and breath-taking natural wonders.
Namibia means different things to different people. But there's no doubt that the common thread through everyone's feelings is based on the awesome natural phenomenon of the country. The vast tracts of unpopulated land that stretch forever. The incredible Soussusvlei dunes. The ghostly coastline. The harshness. And of course, man's insignificance.
This small province is home to Sun City, Pilanesberg Game Reserve and the Magaliesberg mountains.
Stretching from the West Coast across to Kimberley on the Free State border, this is the largest of the nine provinces in South Africa by far.
Lying at the Southern most tip of Africa where the cold Atlantic and warm Indian oceans meet is a fertile stretch of land, surrounded on one side by sea and the other by majestic mountains, called the Overberg.
The administrative capital of South Africa and home to most embassies, Pretoria is considered by many to be Jo’burg’s safer sister. Truth is, they’re like chalk and cheese. Pretoria is home to the Voortrekker Monument and, by implication, Afrikaans culture. There are some major universities and a thriving alternative art and culture scene.
Route 62 is filled with amazing backpacker lodges. It starts at Robertson and winds its way through quaint towns to just past Oudtshoorn. It is worth getting off the N2 and spending a few days exploring this amazing part of South Africa.
The South Coast coastline is less dramatic than in other parts of South Africa, but there are plenty of great beaches and lots of good surf spots. It has some awesome backpacking lodges.
The sunshine coast encompasses a beautiful stretch of the coastline that's lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, and so called because it offers more sunshine hours per year than anywhere else in South Africa. The main cities that are included are Port Elizabeth and East London and all of the towns found along this route.
The backpacking hostels in Swaziland are amazing and well worth visting a few. Swaziland is also filled with backpacker adventures from Game drives to shooting white water rapids.
A secret gem on the Garden Route with bird and animal sanctuaries, creative people and local art centres.
Stretching from the West Coast across to Kimberley on the Free State border, this is the largest province in South Africa. And it’s not only diamonds that are found in profusion here. There are numerous places of stark natural beauty such as the Kgalagadi National Park, the Augrabies Falls, Namaqualand and the Richtersveld. It’s here that the enterprising San people lived. When the stars sang, they hunted eland across the sky. In those days, God was a person. Life here is dominated by the mighty Orange River. Moody, sullen and mysterious, it brings life to this desert area. Sometimes the river scarcely flows, at other times it floods. But it’s a river of water, as opposed to the rivers of sand that surround it.
Although the actual river mouth is geared up for visitors, magnificent Mother Nature can be found living wild everywhere else.
The West Coast is wild, rugged, tempestuous and untamed. If you are looking for a wild backpacking experience in South Africa, you have found it....
The Wild Coast has some of the countries best backpackers.It is a wilderness where man is a part of the landscape, nor it's unordained boss. Rolling green hills are met by sky-sized bursts of cloudbreak and patches of brilliant blue, the hillsides littered with sheep, goats, cows and pin pricks of mud huts.
The Cape Town winelands are situated on either side of the Hottentot Holland Mountains which lie to the north and east of Cape Town. They have a Mediterranean climate, plentiful water and fertile valleys which provide ideal conditions for vineyards and orchards to flourish. There are a number of fantastic backpacking hostels in the Stellenbosch area. Most of the Stellenbosch backpackers offer great day trips and activities within the Winelands area.
A tropical paradise island
Due to the present political climate, most backpackers tend to stick to the Vic Falls area, so we have included Zambia with Zimbabwe as they both border on the Falls.
Zululand is wrapped up in one province with all the sights and sounds of Africa. Amidst endless fields of sugarcane, you’ll find game parks that teem with wildlife, exquisite beaches lapped by a warm ocean and a thriving African culture. There are some fantastic backpackers in the area. A few places to check out backpacking lodges are : Hluhluwe, Eshowe and St Lucia.
All cities listed with Coast to Coast(sorted alphabetically)top of page
Addo has three backpackers. It is the best place in South Africa to see elephants close up.
This is a great place to head for if you're finishing or starting a trip, or wanting a base to explore the Fish River Canyon. There are no backpackers here although there is camping.
This lovely little fishing village is set against an backdrop of impossibly blue seas and whitewashed cottages. Meander down to the harbour and choose a fish fresh off the boats, or take a walk to the caves and shout something you’d like to hear a few times.
Hot desert conditions and spectacular scenery.
The bay is just half an hour from Durbs, has all the restaurants, cinemas and social paraphernalia you could need and is a lovely place to spend a few days.
Banana Beach is aptly named for the profusion of wild strelitzia (banana) which are found growing locally.
Once a gold mining town, Barberton has a colourful past.
Barrydale is situated at the top of the Tradouw pass and is on the R62
Welcome to the heart of the Cape Karoo and the largest town in the arid Great Karoo region. Professor Christiaan Barnard, a former resident, performed the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant, and is honoured in the local museum which houses a display of awards presented to him and a replica of the original heart transplant theatre.
Situated on the N10 between Port Elizabeth and Cradock, this is a real country town stopover.
The town lies in a valley in the Maluti Mountains.
Betty's Bay is one of those places that grew up as a holiday home from home. there is a fantastic backpackers in town.
Known as “The City of Roses” and a rose herself, Bloemfontein is a surprisingly beautiful city with an interesting history.
The main attractions here are the Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest bungy jump and the beautiful surroundings
Boston is located at the foot of the mighty Drakensberg mountains. it is also part of the midlands meander.
Situated 25km north of Cape Agulhas, Bredasdorp is a centre for wool, grain and dairy farming and lying in the heart of the Overberg, you’ll certainly know that you are in the “bread basket” of Africa…
This little coastal village lies just outside of Knysna and is a great place to relax and get closer to nature.
This, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, has a strong sense of the colonial yesteryear.
Bulngula is situated south of Coffee Bay and is the Wild Coast at its best. If you are offer the perfect holiday destination, you can't get much better than this.
Bulwer has two backapcking hostels in it and lies at the foot of the Drakensberg monutains.
Nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo lying between majestic sandstone mountains cleft by spectacular ravines of vineyards and orchards, is the quaint town of Calitzdorp. The port wine capital of South Africa, it makes an enticing stop for quaffers. Other tops quality wines produced in Calitzdorp include Boplaas, De Krans, Axehill and the Calitzdorp Wine Cellar. Further afield lies the Gamkasberg Nature Reserve where the new protea Golden Mimetese was discovered. 27 kilometres from Calitzdorp is a gravel road that leads northwards to the famous Seweweekspoort with its unique oozing rock formations. Visit the lovely stone church. In the church hall are 27 hand-stitched wall hangings illustrating the gospel according to St Matthew.
This is the perfect place from which to watch the sun go down - whether it's from the white sandy beach or one of the many bars or restuarants that line the beach front. There are no backpackers here.
Cape Agulhas backpackers is set at the true southernmost tip of the continent. Is it really where the two oceans meet? Go there to see for yourself.
Named after the patron saint of sailors, St Francis Bay was first discovered in 1575 by the Portuguese. It's become somewhat exclusive but still has one of the finest surf spots in the world according to King/surf bum Geoffrey and other surf rats.
This area lies just above the city centre and is also known as the Malay quarter. Today it is a colourful kaleidoscope with hints of Cape Town's yesteryear peeping through the architecture. There are no backpackers here.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain which dominates the skyline at all times, the Mother City is Southern Africa's most beautiful, and most visited city.
Some of Cape Town's best backpackers are nestled here which is just above the Cape Town city centre on the slopes of Table Mountain and overlooking Cape Town and the harbour, these residential suburbs are fairly laid-back, quiet and surrounded by plenty of greenery, lush gardens and parks.
Cape Town city centre is filled with backpacking lodges and if you are after the heart beat of Cape Town city centre then look no further and find a Backpackers in Cape Town city centre. Most places are a quick stagger to pubs, clubs and happenings.....
Outlying areas of Cape Town
Located on the N6, this is a good overnight stop between Jo'burg and the Wild coast or the Garden Route.
The Cederberg is a wilderness area with some fantastic indigenous cedar forests, San rock paintings, magical waterfalls and bizarre rock formations. In winter, you'll find snow capped peaks and in summer you'll trade your soul for an ice cube.
The Central Drakensberg is made up of Giant’s Castle, Injasuti, Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak. It's a place that calls to your soul.
Surrounded by mountains, Ceres is the centre of a vibrant fruit growing industry. The surrounding areas are also well known for their fine wines, so why not go on an overnight tasting trip in the far flung parts of the winelands?
This is an beautiful mountainous area.
Chintsa is supposedly named after the "crumbling" banks of its river during floods, the small town of Cintsa is split into two by the river and as it's one of the last towns before the Wild Coast starts, it already has some of the Wild Coast feel and beaches that run for miles and miles. We think that it's a lovely stop.
Citrusdal is home, as it's name suggests, to a citrus growing industry. Nestling in the beautiful Olifants River valley between fynbos clad mountains, it makes a great base for exploring the area and everything it has to offer - such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, spring flower hunting and the art of pure relaxation.
Lying at the foot of the Cederberg, Clanwilliam's biggest drawcard is the Cederberg Mountains.
This is one of Cape Town's older suburbs which has a well developed entertainment and shopping infrastructure. There are no backpackers here.
Well loved by weekend escapees, it's a lovely town on any other day of the week too.
Unspoilt and undeveloped, Coffee Bay is a backpackers paradise with most people stopping off here on their trip up the coast. All you need is time…
This is a perfect half way stop if you're travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Although it's a dorp, it's well supplied with restaurants, pubs and friendly locals.
Small, sweet and home to some serious satire.
An interesting little one horse town.
Durban is warm all year round which means that the backpackers are hot and there is always a vibe going at the backpacker hostels.
East London is the largest river port in South Africa and is the gateweay to the Wild Coast
The area from Manzini towards the border with Zululand.
This is a surfer's (and beach lover's) paradise with the best left hand break in S.A. according to Surf bum Geoff.
A good stopover between Zululand and the interior.
Eshowe has a quiet, colonial feel to it that reflects graceful feelings of yesteryear. It’s almost as though time slowed down here and the town has not quite reached this century.
This is a fantasic wildlife park that shows a different face with every season. There are no backpackers here although there is camping.
This is a lovely little town in the heart of the Free State's cherry growing industry.
10 kilometres outside Hermanus.
Nestled in the Drakenstein Valley, this is where the French first settled (and made wine) some 300 years ago. Franschhoek is noted for its many magnificent wine estates, the Franschhoek Vineyards Co-operative and the Huguenot Memorial and Museum.
Botswana's capital city.
Small fishing port on the Cape South Coast and famous for its Great White Sharks
George is very close to Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay and Victoria Bay, it’s a convenient backpacker stop over point. George airport is a convenient way of arriving to explore the Garden Route.The Outeniqua Tjoe - Choo train comes puffing into the station once a week.
British soldiers called it ‘Gin gin I love you’. The name is Zulu and means ’the swallower of the elephant’. Go here just to stay at Inyezane.
Rocking surf, dune boarding, diving and plenty of hiking.
Only 30 minutes from Cape Town's airport, these two towns offer mountains, wine and glorious sea.
Cape Town Airport is about half an hour away and the joys of the wine route begin once you cross the highway and head for the mountains.
Graaff-Reinet lies between Cape Town and Jo’burg and is 300km from Port Elizabeth. The jewel of the Karoo, it’s an oasis of gracious old charm in the heat of its dusty surroundings.
Apple, mountain bike and adventure country.
Seeped in Settler history, Grahamstown is a real student town and when Rhodes University shuts for the holiday the town closes and goes home. Joke. But close enough. Truth is, when you put enough students together, something fun always happens - so keep an ear open for what's on when you're there.
This scenic little town lies in the heart of Mpumalanga's natural wonders and makes a good base from which to explore the area.
Neighbouring the busy suburb of Sea Point, Green Point has much the same setting and vibe as Sea Point, overlooking the icy Atlantic seaboard and backing up against the mountain. Many backpackers make Green Point their home whilst visiting the Mother City.
Greyton is rural tranquillity and quaint country scenes. There is a backpackers lodge in town.
Principal city of the midlands area, Gweru lies on the main road between Harare and Bulawayo. Antelope Park, where you can walk with lions, is near here.
Somewhere in Botswana
Tucked away at the end of a dirt road, Hamburg is an enchantingly dilapidated little village that nestles on an exquisite estuary.
The capital city of Zim.
On the edge of the Northern Berg, this is a convenient stop over between Jo'burg/ Durban and Lesotho.
45 mins from the business centre of Johannesburg lies this oasis which has interesting markets and animal sanctuaries, as well as a good bit of adventure on offer.
Lying on the banks of the Sabie River, Hazyview is only 16km from the Numbi Gate to the Kruger National Park, so it makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
Situated on Southern Side of Kruger Park
A favourite weekend getaway spots for people living in Cape Town. Hermaus has a little bit of everything from long beaches, to whales populating the bay to a rocking nightlife......
Hluhluwe has three backpackers surrounding the park. The main attraction here is the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi game reserve which is an incredible piece of nature that teems with game. The big five are prolific.
This is the wildlife hub of South Africa and close to the Kruger National Park.
Hogsback is one of those soft places that somehow speeds up the passing of time. Dominated by the impressive Amatola mountain range, she has a charm and mystique all of her own. She's whimsical, teasing, enchanting and downright wicked.
The Hole in the Wall has formed through millennia of crashing waves and constant erosion.
It's about 15km from town and the entry point to the famous Chapman's Peak Drive. It's a little self-contained village with everything you need - restaurants, shops, auto banks and is close to plenty of good hikes and sunset drink slurping spots. There are no backpackers here.
Originally a ferry crossing, now the crossroads between the Berg, the Battlefields and adventures
Beaches, diving and surf.
Beach resort on Zanzibar Islkand
Until fairly recently, Jeffreys Bay was not much more than a couple of rocks that made good sunset perches. Then, in the 1960's, waves were discovered by local surfers and since then, the town has become increasingly popular. Especially amongst backpackers.
What to know more about Egoli? Want to know more about backpackers in Johannesburg? Let your eyes wander.....
A country suburb of Cape Town, out in the winelands, where horses are as much at home as people.
Wild horses roam here.
An immense man made lake that divides Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Tthis quiet little paradise is off the beaten track. Ain't much to write home about the town itself. But who cares when the surroundings are so divine… Nature freaks should get off the bus and do their thang.
Sleep in a lovely old house, sample some delicious home made jam…and take some travelling with you.
Some cities grow up on the banks of mighty rivers. Others in fertile valleys. Some sprawl around natural harbours. Kimberley is a city that has flourished thanks to an immense wealth of diamonds hidden in the ground. There is a great backapckers in town.
Because of its isolation Kleinmond was an outlaws’ stronghold for some 200 years. Nestled between two estuaries and bordered by fynbos covered mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Kleinmond is an appetising stop for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a hikers paradise, and with consistently good swell, not bad for surfers either.
This backpackers haven is the centre of the Garden Route. The town of Knysna sprawls around the Knysna lagoon whose entrance is guarded by two rocky cliffs called The Heads. Knysna is the hub of the Garden Route and this once sleepy village is now a bustling town.
This town marks the border between Mozambique and South Africa.
Kosi Bay is a unique and magnificently varied eco-system ranging between lake wetlands and marine coastal reserve. There is a great backpackers in the village.
Meaning “the place where chiefs gather”, Kwabonambi is a little town in the middle of nowhere which makes a good base for exploration into the surrounding areas and its game parks, wetlands, rivers and coastline.
This large fishing village is something of a birdwatchers' paradise.
Set on the coast overlooking a beautiful azure lagoon, Langebaan is a watersports paradise.
Leisure Bay is just a short drive from Port Edward, the gateway to the Wild Coast.
A real beach holiday spot.
Livingstone is situated on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. It offers an international airport and is the base for many of the adventure companies offering tours in the area.
This is the heart of Swaziland’s Royal Valley and home to the Embo State Palace. Mlilwane and Mkhaya Wildlife Sanctuaries are near here. There are also two backpackers and an adventure centre here.
A large area villages along the Transkei coast with breathtaking views
Slap bang in the middle of the Diamond Coast, Luderitz is a sweet little town.
Manzini is the country’s industrial centre and the business hub of Swaziland. There are two backpackers near Manzini.
A peri-peri mix of Africa by the sea seasoned with take-away Portuguese traditions.
Margate is the quintessential South Coast holiday town.
Home to the Zimbabwe Ruins.
The gateway to the Okavango Delta
Maxixe in Mozambique is a busy harbour across the bay from Inhambane.
This is the capital of Swaziland. There are no backpackers in the city.
A wild gem on the wild coast.
This small coastal settlement boasts great surf and fishing
Messina is the most northern bushveld town in South Africa and just 12 kms from the Beit Bridge border post.
This is probably the best base you could choose for exploring Maputaland, and area rich in unexploited wilderness where local people still live according to generations of traditon.
Located 17km from the border to Botswana and close to a cultural village and game lodge, Mmabatho and Mafikeng are twin towns, now with one name.
Montagu is situated on Route 62, the road to wine and roses, this charming little village lies snoozing in the embrace of the mountains.
Morgan's Bay has some of the most dramatic high cliff scenery anywhere south of the Transkei Wild Coast.
Mossel Bay is halfway between Cape Town and PE, this coastal town marks the official beginning (or end) of the Garden Route. There’s a wide choice of backpacker hostels, beaches and adventure activities.
If you are looking for paradise with super cheap prices, yummy food and torquoise water. Stick on your backpack and go and explore the wonders that Mozambique have to offer.
Mpande is surrounded by exquisite scenery, wild walks and a warm little rural village.
Mthatha had a former name of Umtata, Mthatha is the Wild Coast's biggest city.Mthatha is a great place to get your shopping and banking needs if you are going to spend a bit of time on the Wild Coast.
Matubatuba is just off the N2, this little town is a convenient stop over between reserves. it is located only 25km from St Lucia.
Mtunzini is a quiet coastal town blessed by nature and with a colourful history. It is 132km from Durban and a great place to get into the heart of Zululand culture.
Muizenberg beach is a surfer's paradise, with the best learner surf waves in the Cape. You'll find the Google map to the Southern Peninsula on this page.
Namaqualand, on first impressions, is a harsh, relentless, arid wilderness. Its few inhabitants are burned and dehydrated by the sun and scorching winds, but far from loathing the territory, they have an intense affection for it.
A tranquil and quirky country village.
Situated at the end of the Groot River pass, Nature’s Valley is surrounded by mountain, lagoon, sea and forest.
This is the capital of Mpumalanga and the centre of an extremely fertile and beautiful agricultural region.
This tiny archetypal Karoo village is tucked into a valley in the shadow of the Kompasberg Mountain, part of the Sneeuberg range. It’s best known as the home of the Owl House.
Along the Atlantic coastline, heading northwards towards the West Coast and Namibia you'll find miles of beach…There's Google map here.
The northern section includes the Royal Natal National Park and the spectacular Golden Gate National Park in the Free State.
The area from the Bulembu border along Pigg's Peak road.
The heartbeat of student life in Cape Town, spunky Observatory has an excellent local atmosphere and a lively vibe. It's jam-packed with snappy music and pool venues and has a gob-smacking choice of restaurants.
This spectacular gorge is one of the South Coast highlights.
Oudtshoorn was home to rich feather barons until the turn of the century. The collapse of the feather industry meant the area had to find other attractions in order to survive. And boy, has it done a good job of that! You need daaaaays to “do” Oudtshoorn.
Nestled on the banks of the Berg River, Paarl is named after the enormous dome-shaped granite rock that overshadows the town. The town has played a significant role in the development of the Afrikaans language and culture and is home to the KWV wine co-operative – one of South Africa’s major wine exporters.
Paddock is close to Oribi Gorge
Free State town
Paternoster and the adjacent Cape Columbine Nature Reserve are an easy drive from Cape Town - but far enough away to give a taste of true West Coast splendour.
The commercial centre of Northern Mozambique and a beautiful sea side town.
Phalaborwa is one of the hottest cities in South Africa. It is also a popular gateway into the Kruger National Park.
The area makes a great base for exploring the Drakensberg and heading off into Leostho. There is heaps to do in the nearby vicinity with mountains, rivers and more offering themselves up for fun activities.
Pietersburg is the capital of the northern province.
The high places in the mountains around Piketberg once offered sanctuary to groups of San (Bushmen) and some fine examples of their rock art can still be seen in the area.
Don’t leave the area without dropping into Pilgrim's Rest. There are no backpackers here though.
Plettenberg Bay is a backpackers paradise. It was named “Baia Formosa” (Beautiful Bay) by early Portuguese explorers. Plettenberg Bay is now one of the Garden Route’s major destinations, primarily because the Portuguese weren’t far wrong.
On the border of South Africa and Mozambique Ponta is a great place to start your backpacking adventure of Mozambique.
Port Alfred is a charming little town with a graceful architectural integrity not often found in South African seaside towns. Port Alfred is a very quaint and unassuming place with heaps to do. Actually, we're very fond of it – and not just 'cos the beer's cheap. There is one backpackers in town.
Port Edward is the last/first South African town before entering the Wild Coast, so it's a little more rugged than towns a few kilometres up the road, and yet a lot more developed than anything in the Wild Coast.
Port Elizabeth is the 5th largest, and reportedly the safest, city in South Africa. It's surrounded by good beaches and has consistently good surf conditions.There are some fantastic backpackers in this city and if you are on the Baz Bus a stop over in PE is manditory.
Port Shepstone has an excellent golf course, varied coastal and river mouth fishing, a tidal pool and sandy beach and is the gateway to Oribi Gorge.
Once a busy trading port, Port St Johns nestles on the banks of the Umzimvubu River. Many people arrive planning on spending just a few days, and end up leaving months later. It's called Pondo Fever and it's a pleasure.
A student town and home to the Aardklop festival.
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A community project that preserves our natural heritage for all to enjoy.
This flourishing holiday resort has boating on the lagoon and river, protected sea bathing, fishing and a fine beach.
This wilderness vastness (bounded in the north by the curve of the Orange River) offers hilly, rugged terrain distinguished by weird wind-sculptured rock pillars and spires. It's brown and bone dry except for the odd astonishingly lush greenness of irrigated lands.
Set halfway between Cape Town and Knysna, this little town boasts some classic country attractions.
Robertson lies on the Breede River Valley which is on Route 62. It is one of the longest wine routes in the world.
Close to Lesotho and between Jo'burg and the Wild Coast on the N6
Sabie is close to the Sudwala and Echo Caves, God's Window, Graskop, Borkes Luck Potholes, Kruger National Park, a reptile park, forest museum and Pilgrim's Rest.
This safe natural harbour is home to a navy training base and a hub for the fishing industry. Thanks to its encircling arms, the bay is not only super safe for swimming and a top spot for sailing, but the water is also warmed by the sun, making it lekker* to swim in, unlike the rest of the West Coast, which is generally a breath-freezing temperature.
Scarborough is one of the last suburbs you’ll find before Cape Point. It's a very quiet with wonderful stretches of wild beaches, incredible mountain walks and an oddly shaped landmark known as Camel Rock. It takes about 45 minutes to drive into Cape Town from here.
Close to great scuba diving at Landers Reef and Aliwal Shoal, this is a good stop for underwater enthusiasts.
Situated on the icy Atlantic seaboard close to the Cape Town beaches Sea Point stretches along the beachfront and up against the mountain. It is densely populated with apartments, peppered with restaurants and bars and has a thriving nightlife.
Straddling the N2 and in its turn surrounded by wetlands and sandwiched between the sea and the mountain, this is paraglider's paradise.
The wonderful sand dunes you see in all National Geographic pictures are located here. There is no backpacker but you can camp.
A malaria free wilderness area where the Big Five roam.
This is where we've chosen to live, so it's gotta be groovy. It's the last village before Cape Point on the eastern side of the peninsula and very quaint. Not to mention romantic with its panoramic views over the Simon's Town navy and picturesque yacht basin.
This is one of South Africa's premier dive sites.
Walter Battis, the eccentric artist lived here, old fashioned roses flourish and the odd historic monument decorates the tree-lined back streets.
A stunning golf course, great beach, snake park, croc park and one of the finest shoe-makers in the country..
The Southern Drakensberg is a beautiful area leading up into the Drakensberg and Lesotho. It includes Sani Pass, The Kamberg Nature Reserve and the Loteni Nature reserve.
A name synonomous with mines and Apartheid
Springbok is the largest town in Namaqualand proper and at the centre of the spectacular springtime flower show.
This little village on the outskirts of Jeffreys Bay is architectually very pleasing with all the white washed homes having thatched roofs. There is a new backpackers in town which is a great palce to stay as they offer great accommodation and have a lot of entertainment on tap.
St Lucia is a cool town. It’s got everything you need to have heaps of fun but is surrounded by so much wilderness that you can walk out of a bar door and into a hippo... The best time to visit St Lucia is in winter when it is cooler.
The backpackers wine haven of South Africa can be found in Stellenbosch which is the centre of the wine producing region. The setting is exquisite with old oak trees that date back to their original plantings in the 1600’s, wide streets, graceful Cape Dutch architecture, cobbled rain drains and spectacular 360 degree views.
The major drawcard here is Mother Nature. And she’s a real Mother, but not the one you know. Wild, tempestuous, untamed, violent, calm, soothing, shouting, majestic and awe-inspiring if you can look past the hand of man.
Close to the Amatola Mountains and off the beaten track, this town offers yet another opportunity to discover South African via the back roads.
The Sundays River is a river in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa that is said to be the fastest flowing river in South Africa. The Khoisan people originally named this river Nukakamma (Grassy Water) because the river’s banks are always green and grassy despite the arid terrain that it runs through. The source of the 250 kilometres long river is in the Compassberg Mountains (the highest mountains in the former Cape Province) near Nieu-Bethesda.
Germany in the middle of the desert.
Swellendam lies beneath some of the most spectacular peaks in the Langeberg range. These peaks used to be used as sundials by the farmers who called them 10, 11, 12 and 1 o'clock. Today, old oak trees, wide roads and whitewashed homesteads recall Swellendam’s past as a frontier town. From here there’s easy access to a myriad outdoor wilderness experiences.
You can get your fill of historic events here as many Anglo, Boer and Zulu wars were fought here.
Rich in game, the Caprivi Strip is the shortest route between Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The wild desert area is home to scorpions, hot sun and rugged beauty.
It’s world famous. Maybe even more famous than Mr Mandela. Spend some time in the bush with animals. Get up at sunrise, drive slowly and discover nature the way God meant it to be. Whether it’s a gecko sunbathing on a rock or a lion sleeping belly-up in the sun, there is an infinite world of moments to savour…
A little dorp not far from J'Bay, with plenty of unspoilt nature all around.
Trafalgar’s marine reserve protects the only marine fossil beds in South Africa.
Tsumeb is the gateway to Etosha National Park and Northern Namibia.
Tugela lies on the banks of the mighty Tugela River on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. Rich in history, the river is a natural border between Zululand and Natal and it is here that the Zulu chief Dingane beat the British in the Battle of Tugela. The water conditions off the mouth create excellent fishing and make sightings of humpback dolphins possible.
Wine farms and mountains. You can get here on the train.
This is an exceptionally beautiful part of the world where fantastic fruits grow in abundance and nature reigns supreme.
A small, relaxed seaside town, Umkomaas is home to the Aliwal Shoal – one of the world’s top 10 dive spots.
A sweet little seaside town with warm surf and a quiet soul.
A quiet little South Coast town.
Peaceful winding roads and lovely country side. The alternative inland route along the coast…
Set on the banks of the Orange River, Upington is one of the larger towns in the Northern Cape and the centre of the local lucerne, sultanas, raisins, dried fruits, cotton, peas, sheep, goat and cattle industries.
This small town lies at the heart of the northern Waterberg. Major conservation areas and game farms are located within easy reach, and there are a number of bush hiking trails and some excellent wilderness horse riding available.
Used for touring organizations
Victoria Bay is renowned as one of the world’s best surfing beaches and the waves here are often spectacular.
This is one of the wonders of the world and well worth the visit.
An airstrip for frequent flyers and a laid back spot for the rest of the world.
Founded around a bubbling spring of clear water, and an important centre for sheep and wheat farmers, "the town of peace" is situated 13km inland from Saldanha and is one of the bigger towns in the area. This is the only town with real backpacker accommodation on the West Coast.
Warner Beach is just south of the airport and the buzz of the city of Durban.
This town marks one of the points where the mountains of the escarpment descend into the Lowveld. The Eland River Falls drop 228m into the valley below – hence the name Waterval Onder, which means ”under the waterfall.”
This is one of the entry towns for the Kruger National Park.
Wilderness nestles in the green coastal hills, framed by the Touws River lagoon on one side and miles of superb beach on the other. The beautiful Wilderness National Park protects the unique eco-system that makes up the surroundings.
Windhoek is probably the best place from which to organise your backpacking trip around Namibia as pretty much everything either starts or ends up here. There are some fantastic backpacking lodges in this city.
Known as the whale nursery of the East Coast, with the largest concentration of whales on the South African coastline, Witsand is at the mouth of the Breede River. It’s a peaceful town with excellent fishing.
Worcester lies at the start of the R62 and is an excellent place to base yourself if you want to explore some of South African wineries as the Worcester Wine Route alone offers ten superb cellars. Surrounded by majestic mountains and verdant valleys, the town offers plenty to see and do and is ideally situated to explore the surrounding towns, vines and valleys. From here visit Tulbagh, Ceres or Robertson, or take a tour around the KWV Brandy Cellar Complex. Worcester is a major training and teaching centre for deaf and blind communities. • The botanical gardens are worth a visit.
Great beaches and great diving.
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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.
A business marked with this symbol is Fair Trade accredited .
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.
Things to do when you looking to enjoy the countryside!
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.
Why not learn English whilst you are 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.
Overland tours and safaris throughout Africa - great way to see out of the way places.
For all adventure junkies, who are looking for some of the best Paragliding in South Africa. Look here for your thrill.
One of the ultimate thrills for adrenaline junkies, so they say.
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.
These places offer volunteer work.
Southern Right whales visit in winter, and many other whales are found along our shores.
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An easy going and friendly backpackers in the heart of Pretoria.
Yeoville is cosmopolitan, vibrant melting pot of people and cultures.
A backpackers in the heart of Observatory - the centre of Cape Town backpackerland...
Surrounded by nature.
A four star Backpackers with easy access to Cape Town city centre, Waterfront and top beaches
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.
Want to surf, drum, kayak, have fun? It's all here.
Abseil in Cape Town - Drop off the edge of the mountain.
An action packed trip from Cape Town to Vic Falls, ending in Jo'burg.
Small group tours 4-days to 3-weeks
4 departures a week to the Kruger mean you can fit this one in for sure.
Ex Sleek Hostel, they've re-created the whole place from the ground up and are huge fans of live music (it's all soundproofed, don’t fret).
Situated 15km from White River, Acts Backpackers is the ideal base to venture out for scenic drives to Blyde River Canyon, Sabie, Hazyview, Pilgrims Rest, and Graskop.
Do the Garden Route and get high on adrenaline.
Close to town and 10 minutes from Victoria Falls, this Zimbabwean backpackers is a great place to enjoy the local activities and adventures.
A mouthwatering selection of adventures from the Coffee Shack…
20 years of experience in running overland trips from east to west to Southern Africa.
At African Array you’ll experience all the beauty, wildlife, culture and all the adventure that you came to find in South Africa.
Four and six day adventures through the Transkei.
Daytrips to the Winelands
Crisscross Africa with a tour operator that can navigate borders and bushveld with ease. African Trails runs budget overland tours from Cape Town, Jozi and Vic Falls. All you need to do is decide what size adventure you wear...
A laid-back backpackers located 100-metres from the beach a haven for the perfect Jbay experience.
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.
A backpackers for adventure activities
They offer easy access to the tourist attractions of George and the Garden Route.
Agulhas House, based in Umkomaas, with an on-site dive centre slash one-stop shop for all your travelling and diving needs.
This Plett backpackers is close to the centre of Plett. Albergo has great views of the ocean and offers plenty of outdoor adventures.
Backpackers - tune in to all the action activities in and around Plettenberg Bay
Aliwal Shoal is one of the world's top dive sites, so grab this opportunity to get out there and discover an awesome array of marine life.
A sanctuary, a volunteer opportunity and a chance to see animals in the wild.
They organise volunteer projects and can book day trips and safaris.
Adventure and cultural tours in Mozambique, Kruger and Botswana.
This Swaziland based Volunteer group offers real budget safaris, trips to Mozambique and volunteeer opportunities. The best in Swaziland.
This backpackers has recently been renovated. It's a snazzy spot with great communal spaces, welcoming surfers and holidaymakers alike.
This is an amazing trip into the heart of the Wild Coast. Their office open daily from 7am to 10pm.
This Plett backpackers is right up at the top of the Plettenberg Bay hill, with a great view.
A Big Five Reserve that offers lessons…
Near the main road to Orpen gate, they offer accommodation and tours around Limpopo.
Amapondo is a friendly laid-back place which overlooks Second Beach with its good swimming.
A children's volunteer project in the heart of the Wild Coast.
Self catering backpackers lodge built next to a dam overlooking the Swartberg Mountains
Set between the Gamka Nature Reserve and Swartberg Mountains a self catering lodge with outstanding views
This Backpackers is where you can kick back and relax under the big amber tree...
Explore the mountains, the museums, second-hand shops, art galleries and rocky shores, then bliss out in the waves or on the beach.
A rare opportunity to visit a remote area of Lesotho.
Amphitheatre Lodge and Backpackers is a backpackers lodge which overlooks miles of mountains and offers a great base to explore the Drakensberg.
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.
This centrally located Cape Town hostel is close to all the nightime action, Table Mountain and the Waterfront.
See the 'flying' Great White Sharks above and below water.
Areena Riverside Resort lies on a small piece of paradise overlooking a stunning lagoon that meanders into the sea in Chintsa.
The travel specialists for Botswana
The backpackers choice of car rental agency in Cape Town.
People from PE are smooth operators when it comes to finding a soul mate to share their ride.
So you’re taking your AroundAbout car on safari?
0860 HIRE CAR - kinda says it all…
In Durbs, you can tell a lot about someone from the car they drive… what they do, how old they are, where they live…
This Cape Town based car hire company has reliable and affordable car hire for both local and national use. They pick up and drop off anywhere in the country. Their share call number is 0860 447 3222.
You should put AroundAboutCars on speeddial.
Share the family home at Artist's Place and enjoy what Robertson has to offer.
Give your inner gypsy a caravan to play in.And meet Billy the bull and his menagerie.
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.
Ashanti's sister lodge near the sea...
Cape Town's newest backpacking hostel, which is close to the Waterfront.
This Oudtshoorn lodge has onwers who have an in-depth knowledge of the Little Karoo and offer excellent accommodation.
Centrally situated in Johannesburg and close to WITS - a perfect venue for Profs and Researchers - kids are welcome too
This backpackers in Addo is on a working citrus farm which is on the banks of the Sundays River.
Set on a huge property with lovely gardens and overlooking the mystical Hogsback Peaks, this is a wonderful backpacker.
A homely backpackers hostel near to the beach and other main attractions
The experts on travel and adventure in Southern Africa, based in Vic Falls.
Oasis backpackers is situated in a large, comfortable house with a variety of accommodation options in Oudtshoorn.
They are close to Tourist Information and in the centre of town.
Centrally located, this efficiently run backpacker has a fantastic view over the Swartberg Mountains and the sunset which casts a magical shadow over it every evening.
Muizenberg's and Cape Town's original youth hostel. It is a mere stroll from Muizenberg beach.
Bamboozi Backpackers are hidden in the heart of coconut groves next to the beach. Pitch a tent or enjoy their eco-friendly dorms or chalets.
Close to the beach, malls, the city centre and Durbans nightlife.
Looking for a queen-sized bed to curl up with your squeeze and sleep off an exhausting day of wine tasting?
This backpackers in Braamfontein is on all the routes: to gourmet food markets, art districts and Johannesburg's vibrant night life.
A soul calming view of azure seas.
Barry’s offers upmarket accommodation (linen and towels provided) at backpacker rates.
They pride themselves on being a friendly little place (with a very long name - Battlefields Backpackers International is their full title).
A great variety of local tours are on offer here.
Backed by a nature reserve and not far from the lagoon and sea, this is a great spot for some time out.
The Baz Bus Cape Peninsula tours offer a run really fun day trip to Cape Point which includes cycling, a bit of hiking and a picnic.
Situated in a milkwood forest on large grounds, the Beach House has an incredible view of the coastline and Dolphin’s Point.
This Jeffrey's Bay backpackers is located next to the lagoon and has miles of nature reserve - a truly lovely spot.
Backpackers - Ready to soak up the beautiful Cape Peninsula on a chauffeur ride with a difference? Yeah! Hit the road on the back of a Harley-DavidsonTM motorcycle.
Big 5 Tourism offers a FREE booking service for accommodation and activities in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld and Panorama near the Kruger Park.
This Cape Town backpackers hostel is over the road from the V&A Waterfront.
A private beach and a cliff-top restaurant.
They promise an adventure around every corner.
This log cabin is set close to the world’s highest bungy jump with a huge view over the Bloukrans Gorge and indigenous forest below.
This is the Rolls Royce of all bungy jumps. And at 216m it’s the highest too. Ask any backpackers hostel in the area for more info and bookings.
Where Backpackers hit Cape Town City Centre and enjoy life on Long Street
Set just outside Durban, Blue Sky Mining is interesting and an unusual place with awesome views.
They are near the Blyde River Canyon and not far from the Kruger Park.
When you're staying in a former museum of contemporary art, it's hard not to go with the Boho flow. This awesome building is brushed with the Afro-chic palette of Obz and every inch will rock your mojo.
Horse trails in the eastern Free State.
Bombasos Backpacking lodge is a stone’s throw away from Sibebe Rock, and right on the transport route in Mbabane.
Pull into the Port Capital of SA and drop anchor on your Route 62 cruise at Bouganvillea Backpackers.
This homely backpackers lies in the centre of Worcester.
A perfect backpackers to stay at when in Johannesburg.
Buccanner backpackers offer surf lessons, day trips and much more.
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.
The only real backpackers in St Lucia and good at that!
This East London backpackers is conveniently close East Londons's beaches, shops and bus station.
A backpackers in mountains of Swaziland.
Situated within a vibrant Xhosa community overlooking a spectacular untouched beach, this is a true glimpse into rural Africa.
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.
A true African paradise with Ivory coloured beaches framed by green hills
Wanna bungeeeeee? But don't know how to get there? Get the Bungy Bus.
This Hluhluwe backpackers is conveniently situated for easy access to Hluhluwe/iMfolozi park.
This Hazyview backpackers offers bushwalking, safari-ing, braaing or just hanging out at the pool.
Kick back and relax after a day out exploring Lesotho.
Dive at the aquarium and for close up encounters with big (and small) fish.
Swing into this jungle-side playground in the great outdoors of Limpopo.
An awesome croc encounter and plenty of other animals to see…
The Southernmost Backpackers in Africa....
In a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views of the mountain.
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.
Get your board and get out there…
Cape Town Tandem Paragliding offers Backpackers the unique experience of flying off Table Mountain
Cape Town backpackers says it all in the name......
When it comes to planning a trip through southern Africa, Cape Town Travel Centre offers a nifty service
Cheap car hire in South Africa and rentals to under 21's.
A grand backpacking hostel in midst of Cape Town city centre, within waltzing distance of almost everything a Cape Town Backpacker could need.
The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
Catembe sits by the lapping waters of Holy Spirit Bay and is one of the best kept secrets of Maputo.
This area is a hiker’s wet dream and rock climber’s secret fantasy.
Chameleon backpackers is a stylish, funky backpackers lodge in the centre of Windhoek.
Chameleon Safaris Namibia run budget safaris to all the major destinations in Namibia.
Volunteer and help rural children.
Check out of the rat Race and cill-out in Parys
Horse trails and overnight trails in the Mlilwane Sanctuary
A blast into the past and a very popular little town that postively hums with busy-ness every now and then.
An eclectic mix of tropical village lifestyle and flavour-full cuisine
The Coffee Shack is superfantasticallydelicious so go and stay a while…
Colesberg is one of those famous half way stops between here and there.
Sodwana backpackers accommodation close to the beach and dive courses for everyone.
Offer some of the best tours into the Addo Elephant Park
These self-catering apartments are situated just 100m from the world famous Supertubes and the beach.
Cullinan Backpackers is a great place to chill after a busy day, meet other travellers or enjoy an array of adventures in Pretoria.
A hotel with a difference in Long Street.
Dave's Place backpackers is on the doorstep of the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Park.
Daytrippers offers a wonderful way to explore the Cape peninsula and winelands by bicycle.
Find this wonderful Montagu backpackers a short stroll from the centre of town.
Use them as a base for your Klein Karoo quests.
This Cape Town based booking centre is the perfect place to start or end your trip around southern Africa.
Discounts on backpackers travel in South Africa.
An exciting beach resort on a tropical island paradise with lots to do and fun to be had in the beach bar and restaurant.
Do Jo'burg and surrounds in depth.
This Johannesburg backpackers is close to Malls and the CBD. They offer a free airport pick-up.
A genuine opportunity to volunteer and help children in need. You don't pay anything except your own costs, there is no placement fee or any other kind of fee to be paid.
A comfy, fun spot.
Get over your tent blues here.
Based at Sani Lodge, they offer tours into the spectacular mountain kingdom of Lesotho.
this magical playground lies beneath the towering peaks of Cleopatra and Giants Castle.
Footsteps from the beach… and awesome waves.
Affordable car hire in South Africa
Durban Backpackers - On the Beach is on the beach and within walking distance of La Lucia Mall and a bunch of city amenities.
East London backpackers is just 50m from Orient beach with restaurants, clubs and pubs nearby.
Easy Rider tours offer great tours of the wine farms in and around Stellenbosch.
Go adventuring in the Wilderness - abseil, kloof or canoe.
Immerse yourself in township life...
Chill on the West Coast.
Backpackers dive specials.
They are less than 1km from a gate into the Kruger National Park.
Experience life with a Xhosa tribe in this rural village in the Amatola Mountains.
Soul country, food for the soul.
Want to learn to speak English in Cape Town? Look no further.
Travel South Africa and the world as a backpacker with awareness!
Fairy Knowe is a Wilderness backpackers which is set on an old rambling farm with masses of space, horses, dogs and birds, overlooking the wetlands.
Farmer Redbeard is a self sustaining farm in Ashton where you can get down and dirt with good ol' fashioned farm work.
Farr Out B&B is situated on the outskirts of Paternoster on the West Coast.
A riding centre on the edge of the winelands.
Centrally located in Maputo, Fatima's Place Backpackers is Mozambique's longest running backpackers offering easy access to markets, shops, bars and restaurants.
This Tofo backpackers is on a tropical beach framed by sea and endless coconut palms swaying in the breeze. A great place from which to enjoy Tofo Beach and Inhambane in Mozambique.
For couples and singles that enjoy their privacy
One of the original backpackers in Livingstone.
Fisherhaven is before Hermanus, on the Bot River Lagoon.
Tours, safaris and transfers.
Just north of Fourways, this backpackers offers comfortable self catering accommodation amidst the peaceful tranquility of country life with first-class shopping and dining amenities a mere 10 minutes away. Enjoy an ice-cold drink from the bar fridge, play a game of tennis at the nearby tennis court or take a dip in the swimming pool. This Johannesburg backpackers is close to Montecasino, Fourways Mall, the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, Cradle of Humankind and the busy hub of Johannesburg.
A retro country house in the heart of a big city.
Funky Monkeys is a happy backpackers that’s easy to spend time in.
Spend time with nature.
Within a yell (scream) of the Great White shark's playground…
Get in on the surf action.
A good overnight stop in Mpumalanga, centrally situated on all the main routes.
Set on the Sabie River, Gecko backpackers is the place for you to experience the Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon.
Gecko Lounge backpackers is the perfect place to take some Malawian time out at the lake.
On the shores of the lake.
This Cederberg backpackers is close to the mountains and hiking trails it is a good base for exploring the area.
Set in a big garden, Gemini backpackers offers a restaurant, shop shuttles and pick-up or drop-off in Johannesburg.
These guys offer great adventure on the Garden Route.
A Johannesburg backpackers which is where it’s rumoured that Ghandi stayed here 100 years ago.
This Cape Town based car rental agency offers great deals on car hire in Cape Town.
Great bridgeand bungy jumping at the Gouritz River.
This is the oldest lodge in Observatory and is the play ground of students....put your party shoes on!
This Kimbeley backpackers lodge offers budget accommodation in extensive well wooded grounds.
A classic wilderness experience in true Rider Haggard style.
Happy Hippo is Durban's latest backpacker is a glam big sister to the Hippo Hide.
Hard Rock Backpackers in Jeffrey's Bay is centrally located to all the major surf spots.
This man is a con man
Set in a valley surrounded by rolling mountains and only five clicks from the border of Kruger Park
Give your soul time and space to breathe.
Mad about helicopters? This place is for you.
Hermanus Backpackers just gets better and better, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the live-wire owners, Braam and Hayley.
This Knysna backpacking lodge is centrally located in town just 2 blocks from the action.
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.
This Wild coast hostel creates space and time to do absolutely nothing in, if that's what you desire.
The perfect backpcker adventure in Cape Town....
House on the Hill offers luxurious accommodation at backpacker rates.
Hout Bay Backpackers is a quiet and comfortable backpacker lodge in the beach-side suburb of Hout Bay. We have six bed dorms with great views over Hout bay and the harbour and we have four private en suite rooms. With easy access to Cape Town by public transport, the backpackers is ideal for exploring Hout Bay's restaurants, harbour, beach, seal island and world of birds as well as Table Mountain National Park, Chapman’s peak and Llandudno. This Hout Bay backpackers offers local volunteer projects and language courses.
They are on the edge of the reserve and the river is in their front garden.
This Stellenbosch backpackers is In the hub of town and close to all the action.
Ikhayalam Lodge is on the beachfront and has lots to offer backpackers plus guided tours
Nestled in a rural conservation village, these two self-catering timber cottages are perfect for snuggle sessions between surfing, fishing and hiking.
Your one-stop adventure centre...
This Drakensberg backpacking hostel is surrounded by indigenous gardens and beautiful mountains.
Established in 1994, Bundu has now joined Intrepid Travel and offers safaris and tours worldwide.
This backpackers is only 700m from the beach, with a sweet sea view.
Isinkwe backpackers is a well managed bush camp set in the middle of indigenous bush, just outside of Hluhluwe.
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.
Island Vibe Flashpackers is a very comfortable Backpackers Lodge situated in the up market suburb of Summerstrand
This Knysna backpackers is in the thick of the action in Knysna and all set to rock.
Situated in town, Jeffreys Bay Backpackers has the best of both worlds.
School at the sea side. Learn English AND learn to surf or just hang out on the beach.
Learn to surf or hone your skills on J'Bay's legendary waves.
Knysna's newest boutique backpackers lodge
Jikeleza backpackers in PE offers advice on everything and do bookings for anything, to anywhere.
Get off the plane and into safari mode.
This dedicated backpackers in Joburg organises everything from car hire to safaris.
You are not seeing double, Jollyboys Camp is the new kid on the block in Livingstone. A bit more chilled than the backpackers - a great place to chill on a hammock between mango trees.
Livingstone's original backpacker and gateway to the north. A great backpackers in Zambia from which to explore Victoria Falls.
Cultural, historical and nature tours of Johannesburg and Soweto
Jungle Junction sits on an island in the middle of the Zambezi river and is a great backpackers for those looking to meet the locals, sample traditional food and enjoy Zambia.
Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, Jungle Monkey Backpackers Lodge promises warm welcomes and cold beers…
Tucked away in the magnificent Baviaanskloof is the blissfully remote Kamerkloof
Kammanassie backpackers in Uniondale can be found on a road less travelled, and therefore a good alternative to the N2 zoom.
Dreaming of a whale of a shark?
On the banks of Lake Kariba, this is relatively unexploited area is home to the Tonga, who still live according to age old traditions.
Fly through the forest on a foofie slide…
A perfectly peaceful position - with mountains all around.
In the quiet stillness of the Karoo, lies Karoo Backpackers, a beautifully restored national monument.
Situated on Oudsthoorn's biggest hill, this spacious and upmarket Tudor-style mansion is owner run and has a full adventure centre.
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.
Community spirit and creativity collide here at Keiskamma House.
Your one stop shop for tours and activities in Port Elizabeth.
Volunteer projects in South Africa
A great place to meet the many wild critters that hang out in Marloth Park.
Khotso backpackers are in the Drakensberg and offer backpackers peace, horses, cows and adventure sports for nature lovers.
Ride from Khotso backpackers in the Southern Drakensberg over the mountains and into Lesotho.
Kimberley Backpackers Hotel is an historic building set in the heart of Cape Town.
This is a friendly, warm and welcoming PE beachfront backpackers.
Knoll Guest House offers travellers comfortable accommodation on their beautiful farm.
Set in a century old Victorian house with loads of character, Knysna Backpackers is an easy going place.
An awesome Backpacker experience never to be forgotten
A great opportunity for backpackers to visit an unspoilt part of South Africa
A - framed huts await your coming.
This Port Alfred backapckers is small and very comfortable.
Let these accredited tour and safari guides take the wheel
Here’s a great way to experience the wonders of Mpumalanga…
Kruger Inn Backpackers is a community inside a nature reserve, on the border of the Kruger National Park.
Stop over here if you're on the road between SA and Mozambique, or want to go from Mozambique to the Kruger and Swaziland and need to restock.
A warm backpackers on the south coast which welcomes with a beautiful view, and great home cooking.
Safaris to the Southern Kruger.
A huge game conservancy
Live with the locals and get to understand their culture
Take a game ranger's course or volunteer at this private reserve.
This Mozambiquan backpackers is set upon a magnificent lagoon.
Le Paradis lodge lies just 200m from the beach with a 180° sea view on the South Coast of KZN.
See Soweto the eco-friendly, local way.
A Johannesburg backpackers with a unique opportunity to experience township life.
A backpackers lodge in Swaziland that is home to an adventurous ancestral spirit and other adventurous types of earthly people.
A great backpacking hostel near all the attractions in Swaziland.
Little Brak Beach House offers fab out-of-town tranquillity and loads of comfort .
Spice up your Big Five holiday with a generous measure of local culture and vibrant music
Explore the South Peninsula.
This backpackers in Livingstone is close to the bus stop in Livingstone, this is town's newest backpackers.
Years of experience and 24 trips that last from 3 to 16 days.
Safaris leaving from Gauteng and travelling to Victoria Falls via Botswana.
A smaller lodge with a friendly owner - all rooms ensuite
Loerie Guest Farm is a peaceful country haven
This is Cape Town backpackers is in the centre of Long Street.
Lungile backpackers in PE is perched on top of a hill in an attractive house overlooking the city and the ocean, Lungile is just three minutes walk from Port Elizabeth's main beach.
Go crazy at this new backpackers near Port St johns.
Backpackers here's a chance to stay at a Big-5 Game Reserve and a 5-Star Lodge at budget prices.
Fly between cliffs on cables - it’s a jol.
S 23° 00” 000’ E 016° 52” 500’ is where it all starts.
A canopy tours that also crosses the Letaba River.
These are usually air-conditioned “luxury buses” which have on-board toilets and a hostess who occasionally offers you a sugary drink or blanket. “Chicken (pack ‘em and stack ‘em) busses” are cheaper, less spacious, more crowded, more likely to be fun (if you have a sense of humour) and more likely to break down. In some areas they may be the only bus service and are unlikely to have a strict timetable.
A Community Centre and Homestay that offers fascinating insight into our history and the paths that can be taken to repair past injustices.
Malealea backpackers in Lesotho offers a real African experience, and the opportunity to go pony trekking in Lesotho.
Mandela Bay is a pozzie to make Madiba proud
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.
Maputo Backpackers are only 50m from the Beach. They offer home-cooked seafood or traditional meals and day/night trips into Maputo.
Marc's Camp is set in a private game reserve
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.
You can see the shark boats launch from here. From your armchair, actually.
The most perfect of settings for any of the Dakensberg Backpackers and community run.
“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.”
Deal directly with a township guide.
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.
This Backpackers is in Melville the vibrant and cultural hub of Jozi!
Situated in the rural village of Bhomela in the South Coast of KwaZulu – Natal, Mfihlo backpackers is ideally situated close to the Oribi Gorge and Lake Eland nature reserves, blue flag beaches and the towns of Margate and Port Shepstone.
A fantastic place to stay in the centre of Sea Point.
Extreme adventure farm famous for their “wolfdogs” - you could soon be "dancing with wolves…" under the moonlight!
A vibey country lodge only 10 minutes from the airport in Benoni.
Giving you mo'Afrika for your moolah from shark-cage diving to spa packages.
This Botswana backpackers is only 10km outside the city of Gaborone and in the bush.
Molumong backpackers in Lesotho,a self-catering spot is an ideal base from which to discover the mountainous eastern region of Lesotho.
Close to Durban International airport, the beach, shops and Ballito's funky nightlife.
A discount card to backpackers in South Africa that offers great value.
Easy access to the North West and to the Plilanesberg National Park.
A mountain paradise.
Stay in a traditional cottage, hike, explore, and chill.
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.
Appreciate the beauty of the countryside and get face to face with the locals
This Cape Town backpacking hostel is between the mountain and the city and within walking distance of everywhere.
Mozambeat Motel is a great place to enjoy the aquamarine bliss of Inhambane, dive with manta rays or whale sharks, surf great breaks or just relax among the palm trees.
Dedicated to getting the best out of the sea.
MozVolunteers is a small volunteer organisation based in Xisondwe, Zavora.
MozVolunteers is a small volunteer organisation based in Xisondwe, Zavora.
Mtentu River Lodge lies in an isolated part of the Wild Coast between Port St Johns and Port Shepstone.
Mthatha backpackers in Mthatha offer many exciting things to do in the capital of the Wild Coast. Do not leave town without a visit to Mandela's birthplace.
Myxo’s Cultural Tours
Namibia Travel Connection offers a great selection of tours and safaris in Namibia and neighbouring countries.
Go adventuring, hiking or ask about volunteer work.
Nature's Way backpackers in Mtunzini borders on the Siyayi Coastal Park. It is 132km north of Durban.
Friendly and very relaxed backpackers in Nelspruit.
The lodge is within walking distance of pubs, shops, banks and taxis.
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.
Glass blowing, arts, crafts and refreshment all under one roof.
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.
An owner driven business with thousands of kilometers and a few years of adventurous travel in the bag.
A comfortable Durban backpackers hostel run by seasoned travellers.
Nothando is situated in the centre of Plettenberg Bay and is a five star backpackers.
Getting around the berg is as easy as A. B. C…
A Backpaker must with Safaris and close encounters of the wild kind
Observatory Backpackers is close to all the bohemian action of Observatory.
In the centre of the vibey student town of Ob's
For the best Scuba diving on the South Coast and some of the best scuba in the world.
Off the Wall Backpackers is the newest kid on the Cape Town Backpackers Block.
Stop here for sundowners and safaris or relax overlooking the Thamalakane River.
The epitome of "Trailer Park Luxury" set amongst the whispering pines
A real home away from home, the Old Vic Backpacking hostel offers snug doubles at refreshingly affordable prices.
Park off on the edge of the lagoon and contemplate.
They offer a small lodge and a travel centre.
One World Lodge and Travel Centre is a small backpackers ideal for people looking to escape the madness of Long Street.
This Addo backpackers is situated outside Port Elizabeth and close to the Addo National Park.
Stop for a break half way between Knysna and Port Elizabeth.
Outeniqua backpackers was the first backpackers in George. It is a great place to stop over if you want a base whilst backpacking the Garden Route.
365 departures a year, on-line booking and a comprehensive web site.
On-line bookings that make the most of what's on offer.
Student town = plenty of fun = why not stay?
You might meet Adam... Or not. But have a dip in the pool and eat an apple anyway…
This Mossel Bay backpackers is located in a spacious 130 year old stone homestead with some wonderful woodwork and some stunning artwork.
In Central PE and close to restaurants, shops and public transport, PE Backpackers is situated in a gracious old Victorian house.
Chill out in your beachfront chalet or sea-view room in this eco-friendly estate in Pemba. A great place to explore the best of Mozambique's coral-rich waters.
A backpackers in the (very large) penthouse - why not?
Formerly the Phoenix Hotel now a great Backpackers Hostel
Hire yourself a private bush camp.
An escape from city lights with the Winelands, beach and the airport within easy reach.
Stay in a traditional style Bakalanga village shaded by baobabs and visit the salt pans or watch the incredible zebra migration.
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.
An upmarket and affordable backpackers on Central Beach, in Plettenberg Bay.
Possibly one of the best hiking trails in the world.....
Serene and unsoiled, this area is an African Eden.
A Pretoria backpackers which has a koi pond and an adventure company
A safe way to get around Jo'burgs night time hotspots.
Located in the centre of the village, this thatched backpackers lodge has a pub and restaurant and is just a stones throw from the beach.
Does a Chico blow your hair back? Or do you prefer a Polo? This is your spot.
Adventures and tours in the Cape.
This Windhoek accommodation is a civilised stop on the edge of the wilderness.
The Oude Molen Eco Village provides an interesting alternative to regular city living.
This backpackers in Robertson is a friendly spot and a great base for exploring Route 62.
The Roc ‘n Rope Lodge hosts climbers from around the world
This lodge is on the outskirts of George offering log cabins with en-suite bathrooms - an ideal spot from which to explore the Garden Route.
Located at the edge of a beautiful indigenous forest, close to animal sanctuaries, activities and adventures.
All roads lead to Rosebank or at least the important ones do...
En route to Lesotho, between the Wild Coast and Jo'burg.
Explore off the beaten track., adventuring as you go. They take you there, drop you off and pick you up again.
They run their own adventures and have loads of info on the area.
Awesome adventures in Sabie...
A holiday by the sea.
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…
Sizzling sandboarding on the longest run in South Africa at Mossel Bay.
Deep in the mountains, Sani Lodge Backpackers offers a laid-back and relaxed base from which to enjoy the wonders of the Berg.
Wake up on your wild side at this stunning private game reserve
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?
High up in the Natal Midlands, Satori Farm is an eco-friendly retreat where you can breathe in the fresh air, soak up the sun, feel the breeze on your skin and join in various healing and creative workshops.
Satvik in Tzaneen is a wonderful laid-back and rustic backpackers farm where time holds its breath and fish eagles are framed by seablue skies.
Discover the glorious underwater world of the two oceans.
Sea Escapes offers captivating dives in South Africa's top diving location
Bruce's elusive beauties are found around here…
Spend an afternoon snorkeling amongst playful Cape Fur seals off the coast of Hout Bay.
This Cape Town tour company is your one stop shop for Cape Town tours.
A quick lesson will soon have you zooting around Spier's vineyards and their famous protea garden, stopping to enjoy the spectacular scenery en zoot route.
Situated in the rugged Maluti mountains, this is a trekking paradise.
Offering 180 degree view of the mighty Tugela River and Indian Ocean, ideal fishing conditions and an untouched shoreline, Sensayuma Backpackers is a great place to recharge.
Dive with great whites.
Join hot Rod - for the ride of your life!
Lying on the border of Mozambique high in the mountains, this is a community owned camp with good facilities.
Bright, friendly and with an essential swimming pool. This backpackers is within easy reach of Victoria falls, curio markets and adventure operators.
This Johannesburg backpackers is situated on a large property 3km from Johannesburg international airport.
Shonalanga lodge in St Lucia is in the centre of town and more of a lodge than a 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.
Adrenalin and scenery combined in one rush.
Fly with the birds.
Take a 25-minute flight to 10,000 feet to see the Klein Karoo then jump harnessed to a pro and freefall for 35-seconds.
Enjoy a scenic flight over the bay, a 35-second freefall and enjoy the most awesome tandem skydive in South Africa.
Hey Backpackers, get a thrill of a lifetime with the real Pros in Tandem Skydiving.
This Riverdal backpackers / guest house overlooks the mountains and is on the edge of town.
Sleepy? Naah. Hint…this Pietermaritzburg backpackers has the website address wylderide…
This Swaziland backpackers is located in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and offers an incredible African experience.
Book a holiday on-line, find loads of info or just pick their brains…
Southern Comfort - a 26 hectare horse farm - is situated in the heart of the Knysna forest overlooking indigenous forest.
Southern Cross lodge is a very central Swaziland backpackers with a huge garden, a swimming pool and great mountain views.
This well established Cape Town backpackers is near the Waterfront and across the road from the World Cup Stadium.
The adventure specialists in the St Lucia area.
This Stellenbosch backpackers is a favourite with big groups, churches and schools.
If the awesome mural wrapping the side of Stoked Backpackers in Muizenberg doesn’t hook you, then maybe the killer views will.
Stokkiesdraai backpackers in St Lucia is centrally situated in the main street and opposite a convenience stores, a bank and an Internet café.
Stone Cottage in Plettenberg Bay is a Boutique Backpackers & Suites where spectacular views of the bay and a communal deck with jacuzzi, are the order of the day.
An up-market Backpackers lodge at affordable prices
These adventure specialists offer a variety of exciting activities in the Stormsriver Gorge and its surroundings.
Studying Linguists and Backpackers tune into this Cape Town jazz vibe
This Stellenbosch backpackers is an easy going place in the centre of Stellenbosch with lots of upbeat energy.
This Coffee Bay backpackers is perfectly set for any mood!
This East London backpackers lodge is located right on the beach in East London and overlooking a great swell.
for the more conservative traveller...
Sundowners is a place with plenty of chill, sleep, party and shake-off-your-road-dust space.
A backpackers across the road from the 2010 world cup stadium
Under new management, they are close to Supertubes.
Rafting, caving, mountain biking, hiking, adventure and culture - just ask them.
Surf, Game and Adventure tours throughout South Africa
Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Langeberg Mountains, Swellendam Backpackers is set on a massive property with its own mountain stream.
The ultimate thrill for Backpackers. Mossel Bay offers the highest skydives in South Africa.
Tekweni Backpacking hostel in Durban cooks. One can’t say anything else about this ever-buzzy hostel and its hordes of people.
Tours in Durban and out in the bush and mountains.
Enjoy simple living...
This stylish Addo backpackers is close to the Addo.
This is Cape Town's longest running travel centre.
Cape Town's first backpacking hostel is still going strong and offers excellent facilities.
An established lodge with backpacker facilties.
Built in the days when castles were homes
A retreat, organic farm and more.
The Baz Bus is a South African backpacker hop-on hop-off any time bus service. They have no time limit on their ticket, so you can travel whenever you like, and, what’s more, start from anywhere on the route.
This Paternoster backpackers could not get you any closer to the sea...
The B.I.G is perfectly perched at the foot of Signal Hill, a short walk to shops and the buzzing promenade, Stadium or Waterfront.
Try a unique, tailor-made mission with a "Live The Dream" local bucket list tour or pick your action activity. From bikes to sea kayaks to big waves, The Boardroom is designed to make you CEO of your own thrill-seeking life.
Adventurous lodge and camping safaris at great prices.
A great backpackers in the centre of Windhoek with a travel shop that will answer all your Namibian questions.
This East London establishment is excellent value, offering self catering accommodation near the beach or in Gonubie
Welcome to God's country at the Tsitsa Falls
A great backpacking hostel in the centre of Port Elizabeth.
A backpackers in the centre of Barrydale.
High up on the plateau with spectacular views, they are within easy reach of Livingstonia and Manchewe Falls.
Stay here and they'll get you to the Delta on an affordable trip. This backpackers overlooks the hippo pool and the old bridge in Maun.
A great place for visiting Backpackers to meet Grahamstown University Students
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.
The Spot backpackers is a charming little backpackers set just a few meters from the beach on the south Coast of Natal.
Stop a while and soak up the sun.
This Lesotho backpackers is set in the grounds of the original trading post and is a good base for exploring the beautiful Lesotho surroundings.
A backpackers overlooking Wilderness.
This Kosi Bay backpackers is close to the magnificent Kosi Bay lake system and beaches where endangered turtles nest.
A great place to stay for independent self-drive back backpackers
Minutes away from the Orpen Gate.
Car hire around Inhambane! Cool beans.
Conveniently located at the start of a Private Reserve.
Topsail House is a perfect place to stay in the centre of Simon's Town.
Here's a bug you'll want to catch.
Travellers Inn is in Rustenburg, conveniently situated for access to the Magaliesberg, Sterkfontein, Plilanesberg and Sun City.
This is a great choice of backpackers when staying in Stormriver.
Spend 2 - 3 exhilarating hours suspended over the rainforest
Waterfall Zipline tours of note. They're on the N2 just outside Stormsriver.
An awesome hiking trail.
The Tube ’n Axe is just 300m away from the Stormsriver Adventure Centre - this is Wild Adventure Frontier Territory.
This Pretoria Backpackers is run by travellers who understand just what other travellers need…
An awesome way to spend your day. Lose yourself in the oceans and meet the denizens of the deep.
A newly renovated Backpackers in the heart of Cape Town!
They offer scuba diving, ocean kayaking and Lilo trips at the Storms River Mouth
Utshwayelo is a community owned lodge a 2.5km splash from the beach and 5km splish from the Moz border.
Valley View is a bright, fun and funky backpackers in Graskop.
Vic Bay is a Garden Route Surfing top spot also try Snorkeling, Fishing and beach strolling.
This Backpackers' hostel is set in 3 hectares of forest near to the Vic Bay's famous surfing beach
This owner run hostel has all the essentials for play mode - on the spot or out in the bush.
Experience the majestic Vic Falls while travelling first class on a genuine steam train.
Hey Backpackers, here's a safe place to stay in the presigious suburb of Randburg for under R100 a head!
A backpackers, club and restaurant all rolled into one.
Villa Wiese backpackers is a short walk from the centre of town, cinemas and the beach, this historic building has been converted into a practical and friendly backpackers.
A great backpackers to stay at if you are an independent self-drive. Awsome surf breaks nearby....
A South African wine tour with a difference.
Sleep in a tree house surrounded by the sounds of the wild.
Help research the movements of lions in the Addo.
Observe Great White Sharks and collect data that will help to understand them better.
Volunteer to help with research on dolphins and whales.
Volunteer with a company who has received awards in the field of Responsible Travel internationally and regionally
This Port Edward backpackers is elegantly at one with nature. A lovely stop.
Small group safaris throughout Southern Africa.
Learn to surf in J'bay.
An African themed Backpackers close to all the action in Grahamstown and its environs
Join an expedition to encounter Great White Sharks off the Gansbaai coastline and come face-to-face with Jaws yourself.
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.
An international company specializing in Campervan Hire
Rent a camper in South Africa
Tours require no minimum numbers and leave once or twice a week, depending on the season.
Walk, hike or drive to the wild side of being in the Middle of Nowhere
Wet, wild and wickedly gorgeous – that’s a 5-day Wild Coast hike with Wild Side Hiking.
Train to become a paraglider or just hang around groundside.
Wild Spirit backpackers lodge just outside of Plettenberg Bay, is a wonderful place to stay at.
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
A backpackers in Alexandria with access to game reserves, rivers and one of the most stunning bits of coastline in the world
This Backpackers is perched on a hill where hutted green hills roll down to the river mouth and to the sea - an oasis of tranquillity
They also do horse trails.
Hang out in the mountains for a while.
New brooms have swept Wonky Donkey clean over to a new address with new owners, new management and new improved wonkiness.
The perfect accommodation outside and inside of Kenton...
An independent interactive site that rocks. Ask, book, hire, find out everything here.
A Backpackers that puts the "Hip" back into "Hippy" - a Bohemian wonderland
Quality safaris and adventures in and around Vic Falls.
A backpackers in Somerset East and for those who yearn for lonely country roads…
This is a great backpackers where you can discover some country charm whilst in Greyton.
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.
Situated in a wing of the George Hotel, Zululand Backpackers offers comfortable good value for money accommodation.
Think of a cultural tour in Zululand and they probably offer it - or something like it.