- Ballito and Shaka's Rock
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matubatuba is just off the N2, this little town is a convenient stop over between reserves. it is located only 25km from St Lucia.
- St Lucia
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.
- Sodwana Bay
This is one of South Africa's premier dive sites.
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.
- Kosi Bay
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.
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.
- Tugela Mouth
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.
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.
The small village of Gingindlovu is surrounded by extensive sugarcane fields and was once the site of one of Cetshwayo's military kraals. Here during the battle of Gingindlovu, Lord Chelmsford and 6 000 men on their way to relieve Eshowe, vanquished an Impi of 11 000 Zulu.
Check out the cemetery at the Gingindlovu battlefield that commemorates those who lost their lives in the battle.
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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.
(Umzumbe KZN,South Coast)
Get your board and get out there…
(Northern Beaches,Cape Town)
Tours, safaris and transfers.
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.
Stop here for sundowners and safaris or relax overlooking the Thamalakane River.
Cape Town's newest backpacking hostel, which is close to the Waterfront.
(Green Point,Cape Town)
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.
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
Book a holiday on-line, find loads of info or just pick their brains…
(Cape Town City Bowl,)
Pull into the Port Capital of SA and drop anchor on your Route 62 cruise at Bouganvillea Backpackers.
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.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)