- Air Flights
Major airlines fly into Cape Town and Johannesburg on a daily basis. You won’t get cheaper fares by booking them in Southern Africa so you may as well book them from wherever you are/live.
- Baz Bus Hop on Hop off
The Baz Bus is a hop-on, hop-off backpackers bus in South Africa.
It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers. They drop you at your backpacking hostel door.
- Buy back Car Companies
Buy a car here for your journey through Southern Africa and save up to 60% in rental fees!
- Car Hire South Africa
There are a number of cheap car hire operators in South Africa.
All of the cities in South Africa have car hire branches.
- Long distance trains
Southern Africa does not have a great railroad infrastructure so travelling by train is fairly restrictive (but fun nonetheless).
- Minibus taxis
Without doubt, the cheapest way to travel is to use local black transport systems or “minibus taxis”. They require nerves of steel but are definitely the most efficient way to get around pretty much anywhere in South Africa.
Long Distance Buses
There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).
- Mainliner bus services
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.
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A laid-back backpackers located 100-metres from the beach a haven for the perfect Jbay experience.
(Jeffreys Bay,Sunshine Coast)
Soul country, food for the soul.
Check out of the rat Race and cill-out in Parys
A rare opportunity to visit a remote area of Lesotho.
Do the Garden Route and get high on adrenaline.
365 departures a year, on-line booking and a comprehensive web site.
This Cape Town backpackers hostel is over the road from the V&A Waterfront.
(Green Point,Cape Town)
See the 'flying' Great White Sharks above and below water.
(Simon's Town,Cape Town)
Stokkiesdraai backpackers in St Lucia is centrally situated in the main street and opposite a convenience stores, a bank and an Internet café.
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.