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South African Backpackers offer visitors a very cost-effective stay in the country. Budget accommodation no longer means staying in dirty little hovels, backpackers now seem to offer almost everything that self-catering accommodation offer but at a fraction of the price.

Situated all across the country from the coastline to the heart of the Karoo, backpackers offers a relaxed option to enjoy your stay. Backpackers caters for a variety of tastes and the more adventurous or outdoor traveller.

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Wild Spirit Backpackers   Wild Spirit Backpackers
Wild Spirit is hosted by Khoinania in The Crags, close to Nature's Valley, on the border of the Tsitsikamma National Park. This Backpacker Lodge makes a great place to explore the heart of the Garden Route.

Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge   Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge
The Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge, located within walking distance of Durban's best beaches and uShaka Marine World, will give the international budget traveller visiting Durban plenty to smile about.

Saltycrax Backpackers

  Saltycrax Backpackers
We are situated close to the beautiful white beaches of Blouberg and the famous Kite Beach. With a good supply of wind and waves and a variety of sailing locations, either for the eager beginner or the dedicated sailor, there is something for everyone.

Tumbleweed Backpackers   Tumbleweed Backpackers
Tumbleweed Backpackers is situated in the Mpumalanga highlands at the edge of Dullstroom, the trout and fly fishing mecca.

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Coffee Bay - Eastern Cape Coffee Bay - Eastern Cape
Coffee Bay is a misty, untouched bay haunted by the ghosts of shipwrecked sailors in the heart of the Wild Coast, with unsurpassed beauty.
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The Wild Coast   The Wild Coast  
Renowned for its rugged scenery and delicious seafood, the Wild Coast is a very popular destination for extended spearfishing trips.

South African Backpackers Map

Accoustix Lodge & Backpacker Hostel

Gauteng, Johannesburg

At Accoustix we see a backpackers Lodge with guests free of worry or concern. A place to stay with people buzzing around the pool or in the bar and kitchen area. Guests discussing the great adventures enjoyed around Southern Africa.

Amapondo Backpackers

Eastern Cape, Port St Johns

Nestled amongst tropical rainforest with views of Second Beach, Amapondo Backpackers is here for one reason, to allow our friends and visitors to join us in our enjoyment and love for Second Beach and the 'kei.

Amphitheatre Backpackers

Kwazulu Natal, Bergville

At Amphitheatre Backpackers the emphasis of your stay is on having fun and filling each day with as many experiences as possible.

Billy Bongo Backpackers

Mpumalanga, Sabie

Nestled right in the gateway to the Lowveld and surrounding, Billy Bongo Backpackers invites you to stay a couple of days, kick back, soak up some sun and listen to the river or explore the Blyderiver and Sabie valley.

Blue Mountain Backpackers

Western Cape, Cape Town

Located in trendy Long Street, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, filled with people from all over South Africa and the world, you will be right where you want to be if you enjoy city life.

Bomvu Paradise Backpackers

Eastern Cape, Coffee Bay

Bomvu Paradise in Coffee Bay works closely with the local Bomvana tribe. Bomvu means red: the tribe is characterized by their red dress and clay used to dye their clothes.

Brown Sugar Backpackers

Gauteng, Johannesburg

This magnificent “castle like” mansion, built by the infamous Mafiosi Manne Da Rocha during the 70’s, will leave you absolutely breathless. You will experience a second to home feeling the moment you enter the house.

Buccaneers Backpackers

Eastern Cape, Cintsa

Buccaneers has been described as being like a backpackers village because of the way it's spread out over the 8 hct of wild coastal forest right next to the stunning Chintsa beach.

Buffalo Bay Backpackers

Western Cape, Buffels Bay

Buffalo Bay Backpackers is a remote beach location inside a nature and marine reserve. Set amongst the dunes you have a panoramic view of the ocean with sandy beaches stretching both sides as far as the eye can see.

Bulungula Lodge

Eastern Cape, Mthatha

Bulungula Lodge is one of the first lodges in the world to be Fair Trade accredited. The lodge is situated in the most beautiful location of any lodge in South Africa.

Bushpackers & Campsite

Mpumalanga, Hazyview

Bushpackers is an owner managed international quality backpackers. Situated in Sabie Valley, this backpackers proofs that affordable prices can go together with good personal service in a relaxed atmosphere.

Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge

Western Cape, Cape Town

Established in 1995, Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge are housed in a historical building circa 1792, one of the original Central Cape Town dwellings.

Coffee Shack

Eastern Cape, Coffee Bay

Explore, discover and enjoy a unique taste of rural Africa! Coffee Shack is a backpackers tropical paradise located right on the beach at the Bomvu River mouth in the Transkei.

Dijembe Backpackers Lodge

Eastern Cape, Storms River

Dijembe Backpackers Lodge is situated in heart of The Storms River Village and allows for easy access to the many activities on the Garden Route. This beautiful region has much to offer visitors and has variety of things to do and visit.

Funky Monkeys Backpackers & Safaris

Mpumalanga, Nelspruit

Owner run and managed, we are spacious and friendly with an arty vibe. Our informative travel desk will arm you with all your travel information. Relax in our home away from home.

Gum Tree Lodge

Northern Cape, Kimberley

Gum Tree Lodge, with 200 beds, accommodates thousands of visitors to the Diamond Fields each year.

Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge

Kwazulu Natal, Durban

The Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge, located within walking distance of Durban's best beaches and uShaka Marine World, will give the international budget traveller visiting Durban plenty to smile about.

Hermanus Backpackers

Western Cape, Hermanus

Hermanus Backpackers is loved by Great White Shark Divers everywhere! Recognised as one of the best top five hostels in South Africa!

Hippo Hide Lodge and Backpackers

Kwazulu Natal, Durban

Set in a tropical garden, with our African ethnic theme and décor, you will hardly believe that you have arrived in South Africa’s third largest city Durban. A blend of cleanliness and affordability, the Hippo Hide caters for the discerning traveller.

Hluhluwe Backpackers

Kwazulu Natal, Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe Backpackers offer a very warm and homely atmosphere in a unique and peaceful environment. Our main lodge has comfortable and cozy double rooms and is nicely decorated.

Hole In The Wall Backpackers

Eastern Cape, Coffee Bay

Hole in the Wall Backpackers is set back on the hillside with forest and sea views. There are options of dorm, double and camping accommodation.

Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp

Kwazulu Natal, Hluhluwe

Isinkwe Backpackers Bushcamp is an ideal travellers stop and has a strong natural wildlife theme throughout the camp.

Island Vibe J-Bay

Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay

There’s never a dull moment at Island Vibe. Merely walking in on your first day is an experience you will remember. Our staff will welcome you with smiles and enthusiasm and our view will grab you and pull you in.

Kalahari Junction Backpackers

Northern Cape, Upington

Kalahari Junction Backpackers is located in the Northern Cape, Upington, close to Namibia and the Kalahari Gemsbok Park.

Lebo's Backpackers

Gauteng, Soweto

We are proud to be one of the first and only black owned backpackers in South Africa. Lebo opened up the doors of his family home to local and international travellers already in 1999.

Mdumbi Backpackers

Eastern Cape, Mdumbi

Mdumbi beach and Mdumbi River are an awesome playground and the Backpackers offers a lot to do. The beach is one of the best and most secluded beaches in South Africa. It is safe and protected against most windy conditions.

Moonlight Backpackers Lodge

North West, Brits

Moonlight Backpackers Lodge is the only backpackers lodge in South Africa that is a game farm, as far as we know. We are situated only 8 minutes from Hartbeespoort, 15 minutes from Brits, 30 minutes from Pretoria and one hour from the Pilanesberg Park.

Mossel Bay Backpackers

Western Cape, Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay Backpackers is a cosy and friendly hostel offering all necessary facilities to ensure you enjoy your stay.

Mthatha Backpackers & Tours

Eastern Cape, Mthatha

Mthatha Backpackers is situated in the centre of the Wild Coast. It is also the only backpackers in South Africa's only African city, Mthatha.

Nothando Backpackers Lodge

Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay

Nothando is ideally situated in the town of Plettenberg Bay, only 5 minutes walk from the beach. It has been the home away from home for travelers from all over the world.

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