Best Places for Backpackers in South Africa.

Enjoy backpacking around South Africa without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in South Africa.

Things to see and do while backpacking in South Africa.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in South Africa.

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Teleport to Porterville

Small towns might seem boring in comparison to the fast pace living of city folk, but once you see it through the eyes of the locals, you will find that there is so much more to discover than meets the eye.  This is definitely the case for this beautiful South African town Porterville.

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Plettenberg Bay: Sun, sand and surf

Plettenberg Bay, or more commonly known as just Plett to locals and South Africans alike, is a beautiful small seaside town set along the Western Cape coastline. It forms part of South Africa’s renowned Garden Route and serves as a popular holiday destination for South Africans, as well as international guests. Every year, thousands of visitors flock here to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Apart from the amazing surf, magnificent scenery and stunning beaches, the town also offers visitors an array of attractions catering to the needs of both young and old.

Mariza Lange

"Sunny South Africa : a Diamond of a Country"

SOUTH AFRICA: THE LAND OF HIDDEN GEMS

Nicky Hinchliff

Rent a Kayak at Gordon’s Bay beach

You do not need to be a cross runner, with a superb level of fitness to kayak in Gordon’s Bay. The beauty of kayaking at this local beach is that the water is completely flat and shallow. No need to battle waves, surfers, and people; or worry about sharks whilst in the bay. Of course, you can never rule out the chances of spotting a shark in Cape Town waters (or within South Africa in general), but it is unlikely if you stay shallow.

Claire Nieuwoudt

A volunteer experience near Addo Elephant National Park

One of the things I have learned throughout my travels is that not only travelling opens your mind but it also opens door to new leisure, activities and that is what I found at Addo National Park, the third biggest park of South Africa. I got the chance to be a volunteer in a backpackers which organised tours in the Park. This is where I first experienced a safari, of course when I was a child I went to Zoos and back in the time it was great, but after going on a safari, you realise that Zoo is nothing compare to all the wildlife parks. Mainly because in Zoos animals are taken out of their original habitat and are caged in an inappropriate space so you can’t experience their real behaviours.

Pow Durand

Castle of Good Hope

As one of the oldest standing colonial building in South Africa, it would be impossible not to visit Cape Town and not set foot on this star fort. It was constructed in late 1600 and holds Cape Town’s history behinds its doors. The castle is situated in the centre of the CBD and close to all the modes of transports as the train and bus stations are found a walk away. Not only does it have museums, galleries, tours, and restaurant but it also transforms at night to host different events such as Galileo Open Air theatre. Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 Adults: R50 Students: R25

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Durban: The South Africa the media does not show you

Most people are under the impression that Cape Town is the only South African city that offers lush hills and valleys that flow into the ocean. Those people have probably never been to Durban.

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A bit of Southern Hemisphere Star Trivia

In times gone by, many may have heard the continent of Africa being referred to as The Dark Continent. The use of this phrase has, over the years, begun to decline – which is hardly surprising when one considers the fact that the Southern Hemisphere claims as its own the three brightest stars in the night sky. Notwithstanding the presence of these three bright stars, the skies of the Southern Hemisphere also boast the two best globular star clusters and in addition, has the largest and brightest external Galaxy that can be seen with the naked-eye. Needless to say, the night skies of Africa are nothing short of simply spectacular and when combined with a surrounding environment that is inhabited by incredible wildlife, Africa then becomes SENSATIONAL. So, as a traveler with stars in my eyes and romantic notions of a wildly inspiring Africa, I already knew that this new journey sounded very much as though it was tailor-made for me and the deep love that I have for my country, South Africa and my passion for the African bush. The inclusion of only three nights seemed at first to be too brief but my dampened feelings very quickly became a very distant memory and thought because, after my Star Bed Safari experience, it seemed appropriate to think the thoughts that were more along the lines of ”we’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.” Be it a short but sweet break or a cheeky and naughty add-on to an already enjoyed South African vacation, this all-encompassing experience is an essential one for your memory journal and a MUST to add to even the shortest bucket list.

TRACI TALBOT

Exploring the Soutpansberg mountain range: Hanglip Nature Reserve

What a lot of people are not aware of or tend to forget is that Limpopo is home to one of South Africa’s many mountain ranges known as the Soutpansberg mountain range.  This mountain range forms part of the UNESCO designated Vhembe Biosphere Reserve which ensures wildlife and indigenous forests as far as the eye can see.  It is also home to forestry owned eucalyptus and pine plantations.  It also houses the Hanglip Nature Reserve is a well-known part of the mountain range and it is this reserve my family and I go to quite often.  The reserve is the ideal excursion for any nature lover.

Daniélle Mac Rae

How to prepare

Surrounded by a range of mountains and accessible through a road that suddenly diminishes from highway into dirt, Nieu Bethesda takes shelter in a small part of a semi-desert region in South Africa known as the Karoo. The town doesn’t have paved roads, an ATM, or a petrol station, so come prepared with enough cash and petrol to get you to the nearest town. There is one grocery store, creatively entitled “Die Winkel”- meaning “The Shop” in Afrikaans, the local language- which supplied us with our basic needs. However, bring your own essential food stuffs just in case.

C. L. Sanderson

Pretoria: Navigating a "Racism Battle" in a Historic Capital

Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Table Mountain, The Kruger National Park and The Voortrekker Monument, are all very familiar names to the everyday explorer looking at the map of South Africa.

Jackie-Lee Bam

South Africa: Kruger National Park

If this doesn’t convince you to visit South Africa, I don’t know what will. Choosing South Africa

Jess McWilliams

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK: A GUIDE TO VIEWING THE SPRING FLOWERS FROM CAPE TOWN

Every year during the spring months of August and September, certain parts of South Africa burst into a kaleidoscope of colours as Mother Nature boasts an impressive display of various wild flowers throughout the country. Even if you don’t consider yourself a die-hard flora lover, it’s hard not to be captivated by the vibrant hues of orange, yellow, white, red, pink and purple that carpet the fields in these areas. Here is a guide to viewing the budding beauties from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Cape Town: Your Future Home

When I first told me family and friends I was packing up and heading to South Africa, I got a mixture of responses to say the least. ‘South Africa!?’, ‘Isn’t that dangerous?’, ‘Do you want to die!?’ were among the more memorable reactions. However, here I am, after living and working there for two months, and after experiencing all of its glorious culture, dangers, thrills and wonders, ready to convince you to pack up and make Cape Town, South Africa your future home.

Nathan Smith

Experience the Coastal Towns of Cape Town, the Way Locals Do

If you are planning on making your way down to the beautiful country of South Africa, you definitely will want to make a stop in the city of Cape Town. South Africa is a land of remarkable beauty and has some of the most diverse landscapes and natural settings of any other country in the world. The city of Cape Town is no exception when it comes to beauty, adventure, excitement and a wonderfully unique and rich culture unlike any other you will find elsewhere. The city of Cape Town is located in the region of the Western Cape and has plenty to offer.

Sam Mitchell

West Coast Whales - The Heart of Hermanus

I live in South Africa. A beautiful country. A country of diversity and wonder. It has been said that South Africa has parts of all the world within its borders. There is something for everyone. I have had the privilege of travelling all over my country and have found a gem of a location that quickly became one of my favourite destinations.

Joshua Marran

A few must-see places in South Africa

At the Southernmost point of Africa lies South Africa (big surprise), a country that contains many adventures and boasts some spectacular views. When traveling to this marvelous country, it might be a bit overwhelming to decide where to go, since we do not only host some of the greatest natural splendors, but also many cultural, historical and entertaining places that are well worth the visit. This list mostly contains the natural beauties that South Africa has, since it is our greatest attraction, but there are so many places surrounding the areas that are also a must-see that I cannot include in this article alone. So, if you want to experience some of the most beautiful sights in South Africa, these are some of the best that I have seen.

Jeanneli Jordaan

Hiking In the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

Located in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa the garden was founded in 1982 and though it may be young it has so much to offer. The natural vegetation gives you something of everything from grassland and savanna to dense bush and tall trees. The best part of the gardens is walking down to the waterfall and trying to spot the pair of Verreaux’s Eagles that nest along the cliffs alongside the falls.

Cat Lee

South African Survival Guide for travelers

South Africa is known for beautiful sunsets, captivating wildlife and our diverse populations. If you have made it past booking your flights and accommodation, here is how to survive Visiting South Africa. If you have not booked your holiday yet, read this anyway, there are animal droppings, squeegees and a Lion King reference ahead.

Kirsten-Lee

Top 50 hostels in South Africa.

There are 50 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in South Africa.

Ashanti Guest Houses

Ashanti Guest Houses

Ashanti Guest Houses are two newly-renovated Victorian buildings, each offering its own self-catering kitchen, chilled balcony and private en-suite rooms a short walk from Ashanti Lodge Backpackers (where reception is). Each en-suite room has unlimited free wi-fi, a flat screen television with sate

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Alcazaba Lodges

Alcazaba Lodges

As the only Halaal Four Star self-catering lodge in Fordsburg, Alcazaba Lodges offers a variety of accommodation with no compromise in taste and services. It is the latest B&B with cutting edge architecture in Fordsburg. Scrumptious breakfast is served as early as 7:30, have breakfast and watch TV

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Swell Eco Lodge

Swell Eco Lodge

Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families. Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic. The rooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower, and fea

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The Surf Shack

The Surf Shack

STAY AT ONE OF THE COOLEST PLACES IN BLOUBERG, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA For kite boarding & kite surfing enthusiasts, extreme sports lovers, surfing fanatics, SUP (Stand up paddling), windsurfers, backpackers and travelers from all around the world!​ If you enjoy the relaxed way of the beach c

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Witsand Backpackers

Witsand Backpackers

Witsand Backpackers is a new backpackers hostel in the quiet coastal village of Witsand. Where the whales come to calf every year between May and October. Free Wi-Fi and safe parking available. There are coastal paths to walk and watch them just two mins walk from hostel. We are located close to

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The Urban

The Urban

We are a trendy Villa situated in the heart of Hartenbos close to Mossel Bay. We offer free WiFi, great rooms, big kitchen with lounge, DSTV flat screen TV's. We are passionate about our place and I enjoy working with people. There is also some art and great coffee to buy at the guesthouse. We are

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Little Brak Beach House

Little Brak Beach House

Little Brak River is a quaint sea side village set on the outskirts of Mossel Bay. Little Brak River offers guests an immaculate unspoilt Blue Flag beach with an abundance of bird and marine life, just 200 meters walking distance from the guest house. The area is a well known whale watching hot-sp

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Camps Bay Resort

Camps Bay Resort

Set against the backdrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and a stones throw from the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town, Camps Bay Resort is perfectly located for your dream holiday in this idyllic location. Within walking distance from an abundance of day and night activities, cafe's, su

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The B.I.G Backpackers

The B.I.G Backpackers

This beautiful boutique backpackers has been transformed into the most special and inviting space - showing off Cape Town's unique characteristics. The B.I.G has a sparkling pool, garden and braai for comfort and relaxation. It has single, double, twin, triple, dorm and family rooms available for

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Sensayuma Backpackers

Sensayuma Backpackers

Welcome to Sensayuma luxury backpackers. With a 180 eagles eye view of the mighty Tugela river and the Indian ocean. Sensayuma is truly a Zululand’s best-kept secret gem. Most likely though your going to want to do the big chill. Head for the beach bar to order a cocktail or two. You can wiggle your

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Simon's Town Backpackers

This hostel (Only 40 km from Cape Town city) is close to everything Simon's Town has to offer. It's the last town before you reach Cape Point, and offers centralised access to all the best attractions of the Cape Peninsula. Activities include: Surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, sea kayaking, hik

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Amber Lagoon

Amber Lagoon

Amber Lagoon lying in the heart of the Little Karoo near Route 62 between Oudtshoorn and Calitzdorp.Surrounded by the Swartbergmountains and the Gamka Nature Reserve and Farms.This 10 hectare plot has an enormous garden with lots of succulents and other indigenous plants and trees. Sleep in selfcat

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Tiripanu Backpackers

Tiripanu Backpackers

Tiripanu Backpackers is the perfect centrally situated stay over spot for starting/ending your garden route or west coast tour. Rustic, farm style living with a creative tranquil twist. Surrounded by Helderberg mountains, farms and only 5km away from the closest beach. Your hosts Rob & Janene

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Cape Surf Hostel

Cape Surf Hostel

The Cape Surf Hostel are situated approximately 100m away from the Bloubergstrand beach and lie centrally between the some of the most popular Kitesurf,surf and windsurf spots of Table Bay (Cape Town). Bloubergstrand guarantees you a spectacular panoramic view of Table Mountain and the 'Citybowl' ne

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Umzumbe Surf House And Surf Camp

Umzumbe Surf House And Surf Camp

Located footsteps away from the golden sand of Umzumbe Beach our surf lodge couldn't be closer to nature and the sea. Set in a very relaxed and peaceful environment only 1hr South of Durban. One of the original sea side cottages in Umzumbe has been renovated carefully and thoughtfully to meet the co

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Smiths Cottage

Smiths Cottage

Smiths Cottage is a tranquil, upmarket home-from-home, set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, with affordable traveller's rates. We have a modern fully-equipped, 2 bed roomed, seft-catering cottage which sleeps 4-6 pax., with TV lounge, open plan kitchen and bathroom. Step into our pool from yo

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Wild Lubanzi Backpackers

Wild Lubanzi Backpackers

The backpackers Wild Lubanzi Backpackers is situated in a little Xhosa Village in the middle of nowhere of the former Transkei. This is where the road ends, this is where the sea and the sky meet, where the sun kisses the waves and the rhythm of life is still pure and undisturbed. Kick off your sho

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Lebo

Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

Welcome to Lebo's! Head out to the world's most famous township - Soweto. We are located in Orlando West, a vibrant community with rich history that is safe for everyone. Walk the streets and meet the people. Join one of our exciting and popular tours, on bicycle, by walking or car. Play soccer wit

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Ghandi Backpackers Lodge

Ghandi Backpackers Lodge

Ghandi backpackers lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a beautiful historical house which was build in 1889-situated on the infamous langemann koppie it is central to all major routes around Johannesburg. It has a charming thached bar with pool table and dstv with food and drinks- the bar on

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Inyathi Guest Lodge

Inyathi Guest Lodge

Inyathi Guest Lodge offers fully equipped Self-Catering Chalets in our highly convenient new location of 38 Trotter Street. Our Self-Catering Chalets follow the uniquely Inyathi, African theme with bright materials, wooden masks & statues, pictures, reed baskets and bowls, beads and wall hangings

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Lakeview Backpackers

Lakeview Backpackers

Lakeview Backpackers is under new management. We have a nice outside pool and BBQ area where you can relax, overlooking the lake. The large kitchen is fully equipped and the lounge and dining room is spacious with comfy couches and satellite TV. All tours from Soweto township tours to Kruger Park ca

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Atlantic Point Backpackers

Atlantic Point Backpackers

Voted HostelWorld's best backpackers in both Africa and South Africa in 2012 & 2015, we are working hard to exceed your expectations. We're perfectly positioned, 1km from the waterfront and 750m from the new Green Point Stadium. We have a variety of rooms including mixed and female-only dorms,

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Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Cape Agulhas Backpackers is situated 300m from 14km unbroken white sandy Indian Ocean beach and close to all the surfing and Kite surfing hot spots. We are in walking distance from the town centre with restaurants, shops and bars. We have dorms, doubles and Double en suites with private little garde

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Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse

Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse

Sugar Hill Manor Guesthouse in Eshowe is set in a large, comfortable, 100-year-old Victorian home with magnificent country views – an ideal spot for families or small groups. We have a beautiful and spacious garden with all sorts of indigenous plants and trees. Sit back on the large veranda with a

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91 Loop

91 Loop

91 Loop represents all the modern traveller is looking for in a hostel. It’s clean, it’s safe, it's modern and it’s a hub of backpacker activity, right in the heart of Cape Town. With super friendly staff putting on a load of fun activities, you’d be forgiven for not making it out the door, but when

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Kings Beach Backpackers

Kings Beach Backpackers

We are situated in the suburb of Humewood opposite Kings Beach which is the first beach from the City. We are 150 m away from the beach and Windermere Road is the second road off the main Beach Road. Our suburb is quiet and secure and in safe walking distance to many of the restaurants, pubs, cl

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Bantry Bay Guesthouse

Bantry Bay Guesthouse

Very central and conveniently located near the most beautiful beaches of South Africa, we welcome you to this quiet and very comfortable Guesthouse in beautiful, wind-free Bantry Bay, probably the best and safest part of Cape Town. We enjoy having travellers and will do every effort to make your

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Dijembe Backpackers Hostel

Dijembe Backpackers Hostel

As you walk into Dijembe you become a part of what this homely and sustainable lodge’s name promises: a circle of friends. Handmade hammocks, recycled building materials, fresh mountain water and small details like the ‘frog city’ which protects little amphibians in the wild green camping garden, p

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Mile Crunchers Backpackers

Mile Crunchers Backpackers

Mile Crunchers Backpackers are situated in the center of town With large rooms and high ceilings. With a 10 bed dorm and a few double, twin, to quad rooms you will receive a real personal touch with us. The dorms are spacious, with new comfortable mattresses, crisp colourful bedding. All Private roo

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The Backpack Cape Town

We are South Africa's original backpacker, established in 1990. We are an award winning, Fair Trade hostel that invests in people, communities and the environment giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences. The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walkin

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Karma Backpackers

Karma Backpackers

We are the backpacker hostel closest to the Sentinel car park and thus the ideal base from which to tackle the Amphitheatre day hike, one of the Drakensberg's most thrilling. From the Sentinel parking area the path takes you to the top of the mountain via the Chain Ladders, where you can enjoy the

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Wanderlust Adventures

Wanderlust Adventures

Wanderlust Adventures is a modern day backpackers situated in the small town of Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape. If you looking for a place to feel at home then this is the place to stop. With friendly staff and a great vibe its the perfect destination to relax after a long day of fun activities whi

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Albergo for Backpackers

Albergo for Backpackers

Albergo for Backpackers Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay is the best loved hostel in Plett. We offer comfortable and affordable accommodation in walking distance of nightclubs, CBD and beaches. Enjoy the beautifully decorated communal area and an amazingly beautiful huge garden. There are plenty

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Lodge 96

Lodge 96

Welcome to the land of 333 days sunshine a year! Are you looking for helpful friendly staff that actually care about you getting the best of your South African trip, tailor made for you as you enjoy FREE WIFI with free tea/coffee whilst we advise you? Look no further! At Lodge 96 we can not only you

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never@home Cape Town

[email protected] Cape Town

We know that travelling friends or “Abangani” in Zulu) need clean, safe accommodation, modern technology, awesome food and entertainment, and a place you can call “home”. That’s why [email protected] offers you all of this and more. Situated on the vibrant Green Point “strip” we are surrounded by modern

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Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Gibela is conveniently located in the safe, residential area of Morningside and within walking distance to the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where there are restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and coffee shops galore. MAXIMUM 1 week stay allowed NO SMOKING Reception Closes

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Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

We at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers offer affordable, funky and clean rooms. We offer a free basic breakfast and more importantly we offer free WiFi internet in our communal areas as well as in some of the en-suite rooms. From Obs you can get to the False Bay beaches, the West Coast beaches, the centre

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St Francis Bay Backpackers

St Francis Bay Backpackers

St Francis Bay Backpackers is situated in the heart of St Francis Bay, within walking distance to the main beach, restaurants, shops and pubs. It is an upmarket backpackers, with the best value for money accommodation. The accommodation comprises Double Room and Dorms all with their own private

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Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge

Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge

Established in 1995, we are housed in a historical building built in 1792, one of the original Central Cape Town dwellings. Our charming building is set against the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain and encloses a leafy, sunny and private courtyard with splash-pool. The Cat & Moose is with

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Monzi Safaris Backpackers

Monzi Safaris Backpackers

Monzi Safaris Backpackers is situated in the main road of St Lucia. We offer glamping style accommodation in dome tents fitted with proper beds, lockers, charging points for electronics, a ceiling fan and fixed light. Our communal area will remind you of resort and not a backpackers. The communal

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Aweh Africa Backpackers

Aweh Africa Backpackers

We are a small cozy backpackers just starting up in beautiful Durban North. Our goal is to run this place like our home. With lots of love and always with an open mind. Air-condition, BBQ facilities, common rooms and a kitchen are all available. Come, laugh and relax with us! We are situated in a

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Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel

Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel

Each of the thirteen uniquely designed rooms is a playful experience that is miles away from your average hotel stay. Poets, photographers, artists, musicians and designers interpret sterile hotel room decor with humour, imagination, energy and endless creativity. The communal bar / lounge area i

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Zebra Crossing

Zebra Crossing

Clean, quiet and friendly, Zebra Crossing is situated at the foot of Table Mountain close to cafe's, cinemas, supermarkets and museums. Centrally located just up from trendy Kloof street, 5 minutes walk from vibrant Long street , 5 minutes by taxi from the Waterfront and Table Mountain Cableway and

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Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Outeniqua Travel Lodge became over the years well known as the best value for money accommodation in George. It has always been popular with overseas tourists because of the congenial atmosphere, beautiful garden and reasonable rates. Owner run and managed Outeniqua Travel Lodge is situated on t

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Coffee Shack

Coffee Shack

Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Idyllically located on the beach, Coffee Shack boasts one of the best locations in South Africa where you will experience a way of life far removed from Western culture. We have a reputation of being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route - Here at Jembjo's we take pride in making you feel at home. As owner/operators we have a wealth of knowledge in travel & tourism in Africa, so we know how important a friendly face & a comfortable atmosphere are... In our opinion, there is no better

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Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa

Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa

Buccaneers is definitely one of the best backpackers in South Africa thanks to the hard work and incredible generosity and spirit of the Price family. Set on a hillside in the wild coastal forest, Buccaneers has exceptional sea and lagoon views and a stunning unspoilt beach right on its doorstep.

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Cape Town Backpackers

Cape Town Backpackers

Check out our deals! The perfect location in Cape Town! The area is safe, and only a short walk away from bars, restaurants and some of the city's most popular attractions. We’re a 10 minute hop by cab or bus to the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain Cable Station and only 15 minutes by cab or bus from

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What to do in Gordon’s Bay When you arrive in Gordon’s Bay, you may very well be welcomed by a strong hurricane-like wind. You may also have been forwarned by friends or family that have visited the bay previously of this. I am going to give you some advice: do not…

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Exploring the Soutpansberg mountain range: Hanglip Nature Reserve

When you think of a getaway or holiday, Limpopo might not be the first thought that pops into your head.  It sure is not the first thought that popped into my head, until recently that is. What a lot of people are not aware of or tend to forget is…

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Seeing Cape Town on a student budget

Cape Town is one of the most stunning cities not only in Africa, but it is also world renowned. For students with a taste for adventure and would like to explore this amazing coastal city but are slightly uncertain because you might think your student budget might not cover this…

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How to travel Nieu Bethesda

The sound of smooth jazz wakes me up from a lazy afternoon nap. There is a hush over the town, the type of quiet that can only be achieved through having a population in the low thousands. The jazz lures me to the common room of my backpackers, where a…

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Jeffery's Bay, South Africa

A Glimpse of South Africa From my experience, most people don’t seem to really know a whole lot about from South Africa. When they hear the words “South Africa” the only thing them seem to have taken in is the word “Africa”. Then images of poverty and under fed children…

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South African Survival Guide for travelers

South Africa is known for beautiful sunsets, captivating wildlife and our diverse populations. If you have made it past booking your flights and accommodation, here is how to survive Visiting South Africa. If you have not booked your holiday yet, read this anyway, there are animal droppings, squeegees and a…

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Durban: The South Africa the media does not show you

Most people are under the impression that Cape Town is the only South African city that offers lush hills and valleys that flow into the ocean. Those people have probably never been to Durban. The KwaZulu-Natal metropolis’ vibe offers tourists and locals the best of both worlds. The city is…

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