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Morija guesthouse

In their own words When King Moshoeshoe invited the first missionaries to his mountain fortress at Thaba Bosiu in 1833, he gave them freedom to explore the surroundings to find a place they could call home. The three Frenchmen scoured the hills and valleys for an... read more

Natural Moments – Sodwana Bay

What we think For those adventurers with more of a coastal penchant, we’d recommend the Natural Momentsbackpackers lodge operating out of KwaZulu-Natal’s unadulterated Sodwana bay. Founded by Archie Rielly in 2000, Natural Moments’ rustic yet comfortable... read more

Once in Cape Town

What we think Cape Town’s beauty is surpassed in scope only by its prices, thankfully however, hidden in plain sight is the both affordable and trendy backpacker’s hostel, Once in Cape Town. Situated above one of the city’s hottest haunts and branded as an “All Star... read more

Pumba’s Backpackers – Pretoria

Contact Pumba's +27 12 362 5343 info@pumbas.co.za Facebook In their own words Started by passionate travellers with a love of South Africa and the Kruger Park in particular, Pumba’s has evolved to become a basecamp for visitors moving in and around South... read more


Morija guesthouse

In their own words When King Moshoeshoe invited the first missionaries to his mountain fortress at Thaba Bosiu in 1833, he gave them freedom to explore the surroundings to find a place they could call home. The three Frenchmen scoured the hills and valleys for an... read more

Karoo Soul

What we think Kicking off our secret selection of the best backpacker’s hostels is Karoo Soul; arguably the most luxurious entry to grace our list (and quite possibly the country). This quaint Tudor-style manor house finds itself neatly tucked away in the Klein... read more

Mantis & Moon

What we think Looking to quieten your mind and achieve Zen but can’t afford Tibet? Then grant yourself some much needed respite from the city at Mantis and Moon backpackers in tropical Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal. Whether it’s their yoga studio, moon dancing, live music,... read more

Albergo – Plettenberg Bay

What we think Albergo has almost too much to do. For the adventurous, the most notable activity they offer is skydiving, supplemented by a Bungy Jump and AfriCanyon ziplining, all handily on the Bazbus route. For the quieter sort, there’s an astonishing variety... read more

Karoo Soul

What we think Kicking off our secret selection of the best backpacker’s hostels is Karoo Soul; arguably the most luxurious entry to grace our list (and quite possibly the country). This quaint Tudor-style manor house finds itself neatly tucked away in the Klein... read more

Peas on Earth

In their own words Situated in malaria-free Eastern Cape, Peas on Earth invites backpackers and volunteers to share their rural paradise. Volunteers help to regenerate the soil, learn about Natural Horsemanship and rejuvenate their souls. Backpackers can relax on the... read more

Kowie Backpackers – Port Alfred

In their own words The Kowie backpackers takes its name from the seaside resort of Port Alfred, situated on the banks of the Kowie River. With its close proximity to the river and the sea, Port Alfred offers fun-filled holiday accommodation for all ages. Ranging from... read more

Amapondo Backpackers

In their own words With Amapondo adventure tours you are guaranteed a unique experience filled with adventure and fun. We offer all levels of ADVENTURE including challenging JUNGLE TREKS, spectacular COASTAL HIKES,  leisurely BEACH WALKS, CANOE TRIPS, HORSE RIDING,... read more