Backpackers and Backpacking in South Africa

The backpacking experience, as the lifestyle of the independent budget traveller is known, has grown enormously in South Africa since 1994. Since the political course in this country changed, more and more people worldwide are visiting South Africa. Amongst these are the independent budget travellers, people who do not want to see the country through the windows of a bus, but who would rather experience Africa hands-on. South Africa is an ideal backpacker's destination… Recognizing the needs of the independent traveller, some people in the tourism industry have begun to work together to cater for the backpacker. They have established backpacker lodges as well as tour companies which specialize in eco-tourism for the 18 - 35 age group.      

Backing in South AfricaIt is important for backpackers the visitor gets first hand information. With this advice he is able to plan a holiday that suits his preferences, be they adventure or relaxation. He has the opportunity to explore the different cultures and is able to interact closely with local communities, which allows him to understand the country better.

This page has been designed with the needs of the independent budget traveller in mind. It provides first hand information on travelling in Southern Africa and, through the advice and information, give backpacker travelers the opportunity to experience southern Africa in a unique and individual way. 

The backpacking industry in South Africa is currently experiencing a growth rate of 21 % per annum.

The average independent budget traveller spends 6 - 12 weeks in southern Africa. All his activities and accommodation are paid for directly, which means that the money stays in the country and benefits the communities. At present, approximately 50 000 independent travellers are visiting South Africa each month and making use of the services offered. This is increasing steadily, which means that the backpacking experience has become a major player on the South African tourism scene.

South Africa's convenient hop on hop off door to door backpacker bus service

The best way of backpacking  in South AfricaThe Bazbus - A whole backpacing experienceDesigned for the independent backpacking traveller, THE BAZ BUS is a fantastic way to explore South Africa. The Baz Bus offers independent travellers and backpackers the opportunity to explore the most beautiful towns and cities in South Africa.

All you need is one ticket to your final destination and you can hop on and off as often as you like along the route. They drop you off and pick you up from your backpacking hostel or lodge!

There is an amazing variety of backpacker hostels and budget accommodation offered in South Africa and The Baz Bus will drop you off at over 200 of them.

The Baz Bus is for all backpackers and the young at heart. With over 40 towns/cities/villages for backpackers to choose from, there will never be a dull moment!! The Baz Bus experience can help you become a better beach bum, adrenaline junkie, culture vulture, wildlife fundi, party animal or a bit of all.

The Baz Bus is completely flexible so the backpacker can choose where he wants to visit and how long he wants to stay. It makes for very convenient backpacking. There are over 180 backpacking hostels & lodges to select from and more than 40 cities, towns or villages to visit en route. Its makes travel very safe too. Backpackers get picked up and dropped you off at the hostel door so you don't have to lug heavy bags between bus and train stations or get lost in strange towns at night


Backpacker accommodation in South Africa

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Backpackers Links

  1. Africa Centre  international backpacker lodge and guest house 

  2. Backpacker Essentials - South Africa  

  3. Backpacking, Backpacker, hostelling, Africa. Backpack Africa 

  4. Backpacker links for backpackers looking for hostels in South 

  5. Backpacker Tourism South Africa - Western Cape  

  6. Hostel Listings for Backpackers traveling Southern Africa - South 

  7. Didi's Backpacker Homepage - South Africa  

  8. Backpacker and backpacking in South Africa, safaris cheap student 

  9. Backpacker Information Center

  10. The Baz Bus - Backpacker transport

  11. Backpacker Tourism South Africa - BTSA - The home of backpackers

  12. Backpacker South Africa - The Antbear Guesthouse 

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