I Left a Piece of my Heart in Soweto

A piece of my heart belongs to Soweto. A place of interesting people, authentic South African culture and a surprising sense of peace. With Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers as my base, I had an unforgettable experience which is not always easy to describe in words. But after reading about my experience, I hope many will be inspired to go and see it for themselves. The massive township of Soweto is a well-known landmark of South Africa, both for its deep roots in the struggle for democracy and also for its vibrant mix of cultures found here. So, with my slight scepticism […]

Pickin’ Up some Good Vibe’rations

It would be fair to describe my familiarity with the Backpackers culture as lacking at best. So, after spending around 8 hours on one of The Mzansi Experience’s luxury travel busses to get to Jeffreys Bay, I was a fair bit skeptical about staying at a Backpackers of all places. But boy…was I wrong. So very wrong. Island Vibe Jeffreys Bay provided the most fun I’ve had in ages. Many people consider a Backpackers as just a bed to sleep in while you wait for your transport to arrive and take you to something you would prefer doing. This couldn’t […]


StellenboschWestern Cape, South Africa Information Map Accommodation Activities Buy Bus Ticket Gallery Information Stellenbosch is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. World-renowned for it’s multitude of wine farms (in excess of 200) and excellent university, Stellenbosch also has the most fascinating history and architecture definitely worth exploring.Founded in 1679 by then-Cape Governor Simon van der Stel, the town’s rich wine produce is perhaps attributed to the influx of French Huguenots during the 1690’s. With the perfect climate and geographic elements, the Stellenbosch valleys and hills has produced some of […]

Cape Town

Cape TownWestern Cape, South Africa Information Map Accommodation Activities Buy Bus Ticket Gallery Information Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City by locals, certainly needs no introduction. As one of the most popular and beautiful holiday destinations in the world (as voted by various travel authorities internationally), Cape Town is the busiest tourism hotspot on the entire African continent. It is instantly recognisable by it’s most famous natural feature, Table Mountain, as a backdrop to the city centre. Situated close to the most south-western tip of Africa, Cape Town has a rich history spanning back to the late 15th […]

Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys BayEastern Cape, South Africa Information Map Accommodation Activities Buy Bus Ticket Gallery Information Jeffreys Bay is home to the perfect wave! Widely known as the most popular and well-known surfing destination in South Africa (and one of the top in the world!), the town of Jeffreys Bay has become a must visit destination.With its unique combination of friendly people, beautiful beaches, fantastic weather on most days, abundant shells on the beaches and relaxed lifestyle, anyone visiting here is in for a treat.The JBay Winterfest in July each year is a major attraction when surfers from all over the world […]

Orange Elephant Backpackers

Orange Elephant Backpackers Description Gallery Map Activities Description The Ultimate Addo ExperienceAddo Elephant Park has much to offer visitors. The Orange Elephant Backpackers is situated a short 45-minutes drive from Port Elizabeth on the border of the Addo Elephant National Path. The Addo Backpackers Hostel, offers a variety of accommodation options, only 5-minutes away from the main gate and borders of the Greater Addo National Elephant Park. It’s a perfect gateway to all your safari activities in the Addo area, from a leisurely drive around the Addo Park to hiking, mountain biking, fishing or getting close to nature on a […]

African Array Backpackers Lodge

African Array Backpackers Lodge Description Gallery Map Activities Description The Route of the GardenNo one can feel more gratefully the charm of noble scenery, or refreshment of escape into the unspoiled solitudes of nature and this is what our fantastic hostel has to offer.With the perfect location in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route of South Africa, we offer our travelers the most unique views of farmlands, mountains, dams, golf courses, and ocean, with great food and an abundance of adventure and activities.We are rated one of the top backpacking lodges in South Africa, and pride ourselves on the accommodation […]

Pocolane Abseil

Pocolane Abseil Description Gallery Map Description Descend into AdventureAbseiling also called “rappeling” is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope. When we take people rock climbing we use this technique to descend back down to ground level. If time/ budget is limited this is a great activity as it gives the novice a sense of what real rock climbing is all about. We offer a 30 meter releasable abseil off Pocolane peak, situated on a subsection of Royal Natal called Pocolane Nature Reserve. We hike through an area filled with wild flowers, […]

Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Fairy Knowe Backpackers Description Gallery Map Activities Description Get to Knowe UsFairy Knowe Backpackers is located in the breathtakingly beautiful town of Wilderness, part of the Garden Route. It is located a short distance outside the central village, but still in reach by walking. The allure of this backpackers is its location – and apart from the beautiful forest views this is also a central base for many activities in the surrounding area.The Main buildings on the property have been converted from old colonial houses rich in history and folklore. According to locals, one of the houses here is the […]

Backpackers Paradise

Backpackers Paradise from R175 pp Description Gallery Map Activities Description Family Run for EveryoneCome home to this family run hostel, where personal attention is the order of the day. Backpackers Paradise is a must-visit destination! The main hostel building has an amazing sunset balcony from where both the coastal Outeniqua and the skyscraping Swartberg Mountain ranges form an idyllic view.The hostel is within walking distance of local restaurants, museum, supermarkets, wildlife ranch and banks. Well organised daily activities with Joyrides Cycle Tours ensure an unforgettable experience in the Little Karoo! Backpackers Paradise offers amazing discounts to all the local attractions, […]