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.
Soothe your spirit and allow your soul to soar. This is gob-smacking, lip-licking, eye-boggling, bewitching territory. Book for three days and you may well stay six.
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.
This far flung region encompasses the moody plains and mountains of the Karoo, the esoteric wonders of Nieu Bethesda, the lush Amatola Mountains, the spectacular mountains and passes of the Cape Drakensberg and a slew of game parks and hiking trails.
Mandela's thoughts: Referring to the Free State, Mandela once said “no matter what my mood, when I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in, that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons...”
The Garden Route is a favourite for backpackers and has some of South Africa's best backpacking lodges.
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.
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.
Situated along the south-western coast of the African continent, Namibia is a land of remarkable contrasts. From the spectacular Namib dunes at Sossusvlei to the teak woodlands and waterways in the north.
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 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 Great Karoo makes up an area of more than 400,000 square kilometers. From a geological standpoint it is an amazing area to look at rock formations and is a great finding place of prehistoric beasts. The Karoo national park is a great highlight of the area and can be found on the outskirts of Beaufort West. Lion has recently be introduced into the park which makes it that much more exciting. Beaufort West is also famous as the birth place of Christiaan Barnard, the pioneering heart surgeon.
The Western Cape is a province in the south west of South Africa. The capital is Cape Town. Prior to 1994, the region that now forms the Western Cape was part of the much larger (and now defunct) Cape Province. Prior to the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, it was called the Cape Colony (see the History of Cape Colony).
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.
Zululand is a place of seemingly endless hills, valleys, undulating sugarcane farms and battlefields. Largely undeveloped with vast expanses of wilderness and game parks, the wildlife is prolific, the nature unspoiled and the people warm and friendly.