Addo Members

CrissCross Adventures

Based in the malaria free Addo, we offer safe, fun-filled and affordable guided tours through the Addo Elephant National Park and a variety of Addo activities. EXPERIENCE IT! ..more

The Aardvark

Eco friendly self-catering accommodation offering the discerning budget traveller a comfortable and sociable stay. Stay in our en-suite dorm rooms or safari tent. Prepare your meals in the well-equipped communal kitchen or enjoy our outdoor braai facilities or enjoy a fantastic meal on the premises at Hazel's organic restaurant. ..more

Woody Cape Backpackers & Holiday Resort

Come and relax, enjoy a slice of unspoilt unadvertised nature with a friendly smile and warm welcome. We are here to make your stay special. ..more

Alkmaar, The Netherlands Members

African Backpackers The Netherlands

African Backpackers is a travel agency in The Netherlands for Dutch and Belgian backpackers planning a backpacking trip to South(ern) Africa. We focus on educating and informing travellers about the wide range of facilities and activities in South Africa, such as bus tickets, accommodation, trips and tours. ..more

All over the world Members

Hostelling International

HI is the umbrella organisation for over 70 National Associations worldwide. The HI network has 4000 hostels in over 90 countries and 4 million members. ..more is the world’s number one hostel booking website. ..more

ISE Cards / Volunteer ID Card

The International Student Exchange Identity Card and the Volunteer ID Card provide travel discounts,reimbursement of insurance excess amounts, and airline bankruptcy protection, plus 24/7 travel, medical and legal assistance. ..more

Bulungula Members

Bulungula Lodge

Bulungula is an eco-friendly backpackers lodge run in partnership with a vibrant, traditional community. We run on solar power and wind power. ..more

Cape Town Members

33 South Boutique Backpackers

"Flashpackers" and adventure travellers - welcome to Cape Town and 33 South. ..more

A Sunflower Stop

A Sunflower Stop is a luxury backpackers offering relaxing and comfortable accommodation. Our specialist travel desk will give you the best prices for day trips and adventure tours. ..more

Acacia Adventure Holidays

As from 2013, Acacia has been in business for 18 years. We are ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financial peace of mind. ..more

Adventure Brew

Join us on a beer tasting experience that will take you on brewery tours and craft beer tasting. A taste of adventure! ..more

Africa Travel Co.

Africa Travel Co is the leader in affordable overland travel in Africa - join us to experience real Africa! ..more

African Impact Safari Operators

African Impact is a responsible tourism organisation that facilitates volunteer and learning experiences in Southern and East Africa. ..more

All Out Africa

All Out Africa is your ticket to volunteer work and adventure travel in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland. ..more

Ama Africa Experiences

Ama Africa Experiences provides responsible, fun, affordable, quality inbound experiences to South Africa. Our programmes include the CARE, SHARE, RARE and DARE Experiences which are volunteering, group experiences, skills sharing and high school exchange programmes. ..more

Around About Cars

Around About Cars has been servicing the backpacking industry for over 12 years and is recommended all over South Africa. ..more

Atlantic Point Backpackers

Experience the cutting edge changes taking place in the backpacker's concept. Atlantic Point brings a new dimension to your expectations of adventure, hospitality and travel. ..more


AVIVA is committed to supporting sustainable community, wildlife and conservation volunteer projects while providing international volunteers with a life changing experience in South Africa. ..more

Backpack & Africa Travel Centre

Voted as Lonely Planet's No 1 Top 10 Best Value Stays 2014, South Africa's original and award-winning hostel has all the facilities you can expect from a great hotel: stylish, comfortable rooms (shared or private bathrooms), private safes and in-house ATM. FREE unlimited Wi-Fi or ADSL. Swim in the pool, try our delicious food and meet like-minded international travellers in our buzzing café. Pop into our travel centre for free and friendly advice. ..more

Backpacker Bus

Take the worry out of searching for affordable, reliable transfers from the airport.  The Backpacker Bus ensures 'to-the-door' service at the best prices. ..more

Backpackers District Six

BP D Six is situated within the historical Castle Bar Hotel and offers a self- catering area, fridges in all rooms, two pubs, two braai/barbecue areas, a pool table, a private off-licence, bottle store and curio shop & a general provision shop. Free off street parking. ..more

Baz Bus

Baz Bus is a safe and convenient transport network.  You decide where to stay along the route and how long you want to stay for. ..more

Baz Bus Cape Peninsula Tour

This is a really fun way to see the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy guided commentary, fabulous scenic cycling and easy hiking. ..more

Bikes 'n Wines

Bikes ‘n Wines is a unique concept in Winelands’ tourism and a South African first, combining both mountain biking and exclusive wine tastings. The tours are targeted at young-hearted and outdoor-loving people who would like to experience a wine tour from a different and authentic viewpoint. Join us for an adventure filled day of cycling and wine tasting in Stellenbosch! ..more

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

We are an exciting, quirky and interesting backpackers who aim to make every guests stay memorable and make our establishment a home away from home. ..more

Bokbus Garden Route Tours

Specializing in Garden Route tours since 1999, offering budget type tours that suits all backpackers as well as guest house accommodation en-route. ..more

Cape Sidecar Adventures

Cape Sidecar Adventures operates a fleet of 25 vintage sidecars, offering guests chauffeured tours and transfers around Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands. ..more

Cape To Addo Tours & Safaris

The Garden Route and so much more! Explore the Whale Route to the southernmost tip of Africa, the Little Karoo, the Garden Route and Addo Elephant Park. Bungy jump, ride an elephant, zip-line, view game in an authentic game park, kayak and so much more. ..more

Cape Tourist Guide Connection

We provide tourists with experienced tourist guides who have specialised knowledge, can offer unique and informative insights and speak a variety of languages. We have specialist guides in the fields of wine, township, peninsula nature and adventure. ..more

Cape Town Deco Lodge

We offer lodgings in a pleasant and typically Capetonian atmosphere. Meet interesting local and international visitors, many of whom like it enough here to stay for awhile. ..more

Cape Town Visitors Services

Cape Town Tourism is the official visitor, industry and destination marketing association for Cape Town. The Cape Town Visitor Strategy is recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation as the world’s best. Cape Town Tourism is currently focused on supporting the tourism industry, the city’s leaders and the people of Cape Town to host a successful 2010 FIFA World Cup in a manner which creates a legacy for Cape Town way beyond 2010 ..more

Cape Xtreme Adventure Tours

Cape Xtreme is Cape Town’s leading resource for adventure travel, providing access to a wide range of activities, safaris, accommodation, car hire, flights & group services. ..more

Chilli Adventures

Chilli Adventures is South Africa's leading Overseas Work & Travel organization. Each year we facilitate hundreds of young South Africans to head across the globe on work, travel, study, intern, teach and volunteer adventures.

Our programs: Work & Travel | Internships | Study | Teach | English | Au Pair | Summer Camps | Super Yachts | Cruise ships


Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel

The friendly, well-travelled team will set you on track for a hotel adventure through rooms designed by Cape Town’s artists, photographers, sculptors and writers. ..more


We offer a range of fun active tours for the young and young-at-heart.  Our aim is to keep you out of the bus as much as possible. ..more

Earthstompers Adventures

Earthstompers Adventures is an established adventure tour company offering high quality adventure tours from Cape Town along the Garden Route and Addo. It has been operating since 2006 and is owner run by Owner/Guide/Manager Hendrik Human. Most tours start and end in Cape Town or Stellenbosch. ..more

Easyridez Scooter Rentals

Easyridez is South Africa's top scooter rental company offering quality service at affordable prices. Scooters is a fun ride and a awesome way to get around town. ..more

EC Cape Town

We teach English language with dedication, going the extra mile inside and outside the classroom. Our service gives ‘extras’ that makes your time with us special. ..more

EF Language Schools PTY LTD

We offer English language courses for all levels – results guaranteed! Start any Monday, year round. We also organize accommodation, activities and excursions for our students. ..more

English Language School of Cape Town

ELS is situated in the city centre, overlooking Greenmarket Square - the oldest market in Cape Town. We are dedicated to providing students with an enjoyable and stress free environment, while improving their English. With our wide range of English courses and exciting activities you are assured of a memorable stay. ..more

Eurocentres Cape Town

Eurocentres is recognised worldwide for their personalised teaching methods. We are situated in the city close to all major attractions. ..more

G-Route Adventure Tours & Safaris

G-Route Adventure Tours & Safaris is an owner-managed tour guiding business offering exclusive 7 day packaged tours from Cape Town along R62 to Addo and the Garden Route. ..more

Good Hope Studies

We are an English Language School that teaches foreigners how to speak English. ..more

Good Hope Studies - Volunteers

We offer social and conservation volunteer projects as well as farms stays in and around Cape Town and other parts of South Africa. ..more

Green Elephant Backpackers

Camping, dorms, privates and en-suites. “I’m in my elephant!” she said as she put her bags down. Green Elephant will boost your green karma. Everything is recycled, from beer bottles to grey water. So you can have the best time, and save the planet doing it. ..more

Greenpop - Trees for Travel

Greenpop is a social business dedicated to urban greening, reforestation and eco-education. ..more

GVI Southern Africa

We place volunteers and interns on various programs which we run ourselves or with partner organisations. ..more

Hotspots2c travel & tours

Connect all your travel dots with our all-round travel & tour service to get to all the must-see spots in Southern Africa, including; Garden Route, Western Cape, Winelands, West Coast, Kruger Park Bushveld and other parts of the African continent. ..more

Hout Bay Backpackers

Hout Bay Backpackers is nestled just 20m to the beach and walking distance to the shopping centre, where a variety of activities are offered. These include surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, sea kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, and if that's not enough there's loads of live entertainment! Local Volunteer projects and language courses available. ..more

inlingua Language Training Centre Cape Town

inlingua is a friendly, professional, international centre giving quality training and individual attention. Great mix of nationalities. Members of inlingua international (Switzerland) ELTASA (South Africa), LCCIIQ ( London).

Interlink School Of Languages

Interlink is committed to excellent service standards and is a member of Quality English and ELTASA, the English Language Travel Association of South Africa. ..more

International House Cape Town

We offer high quality, fun English courses, great tours and activities as well as English Safari packages. Our location offers students a lot to do within walking distance of the school.

Kurus English

Kurus English is a progressive, beautifully situated Language School. Offers General English plus teacher-guided Language Excursions, which is a unique concept for the learning and teaching of English. ..more

LAL Cape Town

Two great centres in Cape Town and Durban have fun whilst learning English with other like minded international travellers. ..more

Nomad Adventure Tours

Forever changing, shifting and reinventing itself, Africa needs to be experienced.  It's about the sights, sounds, tastes and smells.  It's a land of contrast and surprises. ..more

Once in Cape Town

Once in Cape Town is an all-star hotel for backpackers and travellers. EAT SLEEP and EXPLORE Cape Town from our central location. Every room is en suite. FREE: breakfast, Wi-Fi and off-street parking. ..more

Penthouse on Long Backpackers

Come and stay with us in our family run hostel. We have lovely individually decorated rooms and wonderful entertainment areas. We are near all the action but a good night's sleep is guaranteed.


We assist small and medium business by providing Tax, Accounting and Business Services with a personal touch. We want to assist you to run your business better. Our Values are Respect, Trust and to always deliver our best. We are 2 brothers running the business and we love to help people start and manage their own businesses. We operate our business based on a sustainable economic model. Our prices are very competitive in relation to the service you get and you can ask any of our clients how happy they are with our service. We are willing to come to your place of business for our first meeting and the first 1 hour consultation is FREE! ..more

Revel Adventures

We specialise in hiking, kloofing, sandboarding and surfing, as well as some amazing tours where we combine adventure activities to make an action packed day. ..more

Riverlodge Backpackers

Riverlodge is away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet only ten mintues away from the city, beach and international airport. ..more

Saltycrax Backpackers

Ideal for the watersports enthusiasts. Relax on beautiful white beaches, go kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing or adrenalin junkies can come skydive, paraglide, quad-bike or sand-board. ..more


SASTS offers a range of quality services and programs. ..more

See Cape Town Tours

In a few days, we help you sample the best of the Cape. Aimed at those who like to get off the bus and experience the environment. Scheduled tours cover the Cape Agulhas area (Southern Point of Africa) and the West Coast. ..more

South African Volunteer Experiences

SAVE is a non-profit organization (NPO) that assists communities in Cape Town. Our work involves helping other non-profit organizations that are actively involved in communities by providing them with volunteers, assistance with building projects and funding raised by volunteers. ..more


Springnest is a simple and complete online marketing package for tourism and hospitality businesses, including a website, mobile website, social media tools and content management. ..more

Stoked School of Surf

We’ve been sharing the surfing lifestyle and spreading the ‘stoke’ since 2009. We are a ‘mobile’ surf school, providing a unique surfing experience at beaches with the most ideal wind and swell conditions on the day of your lesson. We pick you up and get you to the surf so that you can maximize your ‘water time’. ..more

Trees for Travel

Trees for Travel aims to green the travel industry by helping companies green their business. Join Trees for travel and we will help your either you or your client contribute towards tree planting. ..more

Ubizo Events and Tours

Ubizo Events & Tours is a specialist in offering cultural historical township experiences in the vibrant Cape Town townships of Langa and Gugulethu. The township tours includes: local African food, Ubuntu culture, traditional music, a rich diverse history as well as a ‘homestay’ experience, all designed to provide a genuine engagement with the local community. ..more

UR Card

UR Card is a local prepaid debit card designed to be used where your conventional ATM or credit card just won’t cut it. ..more

Via Volunteers

We support non-profit community, conservation and wildlife projects in South Africa through the provision of affordable, rewarding volunteer placements for international volunteers. ..more

Walk in Africa

We offer walking tours in and around Cape Town, including our 2-hour "Sex and Slaves in the City" daily walking tour/street theatre experience. ..more

White Shark Ecoventures

Educational shark cage diving and viewing tour operator. ..more

Wine Flies Wine Tours

Unique wine tours where guests get to experience famous and hidden estates, that only locals know of. Fun, but truly unique. A real experience. ..more


You2Africa is an African web based company that promotes sensitive and meaningful volunteer projects across Africa. ..more

Chintsa Members

African Heartland Journeys

We offer Wild Coast Adventure tours. Through our Volunteer Africa programme we manage foreign volunteers in an outreach project in our local school. ..more

Areena Riverside Resort

Wildly peaceful and where good friends meet! ..more

Buccaneers Lodge

Buccaneers is considered by many to be the best backpackers in South Africa. If Buccaneer's doesn't get to your soul, there's something wrong with your karma. ..more

Volunteer Africa 32 Degrees South

Volunteer Africa 32 Degrees South is a volunteer organization based on the Wild Coast, South Africa. The organization focuses on education, conservation and humanitarian issues. ..more

Coffee Bay Members

Coffee Shack Backpackers

Coffee Shack has a fun relaxed vibe and are partners with the Tshezi Community who are 30% shareholders. If you need to do something, join one of our 2 hour surf lessons, for only R40 (With professional instructors & equipment included), else join one of our amazing day trips. Alternatively relax in the hammocks, or head down to the beach. ..more

Colesberg Members

Toverberg Guest Houses

Excellent restaurants, a museum, shops and a supermarket are all within walking distance. We have both private units and backpacking accommodation. ..more

Drakensberg Members

Amphitheatre Backpackers

Panoramic views. For young and old. Thatched lodge, funky bar, restaurant, sauna, jacuzzi. Tours to  Tugela Falls (world's 2nd highest). Explore remote Lesotho. Rock climb. ..more

Drakensberg Adventures

Hiking, cultural tourism and support of local communities, pony trekking, breathtaking views, 4x4 tours, Rock Art walks, special 3 & 4 night all inclusive packages offer an unforgettable experience. Unbeatable value!! ..more

Inkosana Lodge & Trekking

We provide honest, expert advice about Drakensberg activities - hiking, riding, rafting, arts, the Boys Choir and the canopy tour. We have a garden, pool and herb garden. Rooms are fully serviced, and we offer wonderful bread and meals. ..more

Sani Lodge

A rural, laid-back retreat, owned and managed by Simone and Russell since 1992. Four-star graded. A base for Drakensberg Adventures offering 14 community-based cultural, pony-trekking and hiking tours to Lesotho plus guided hikes to caves and rock art. ..more

Durban Members

Ansteys Beach Backpackers Int.

Ansteys is owned and run by a surfing family and offers a real taste of the laid-back surfing and beach lifestyle. Come on over and become a part of the extended Ansteys family! ..more

Happy Hippo Accommodation Durban

We have been in the industry for 15 years and have achieved great accolades in all foreign guide books. We run sustainable tourism entities. ..more

Nomads Backpackers

Nomads is a friendly, homely spot that promises to provide efficient service in a welcoming atmosphere. Our travel desk has all the travel info you need. ..more

Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

We have a reputation for being festive. Music playing and chilling by the pool type stuff. You have a choice of staying right in the middle of the action or in one of our quieter more remote rooms away from the hustle and bustle. ..more

Ubuntu Adventure Tours

Ubuntu Adventure Tours is aimed at providing an alternative experience for those people with that adventure seeking spirit. ..more

East London Members

Imonti Tours

We are based in East London in the Eastern Cape and we offer Day Trips, airport transfers and shuttle services in East London and the surrounding area. ..more

Santa Paloma Guest Farm and Eco-Centre

Kick back, relax and replenish your soul with awesome views, farm-style living and warm hospitality. This is where friends leave as family. ..more

Sugarshack Backpackers

It is a really easy place to hang out with its exciting daytrips and great night life. We specialise in personalized attention from our friendly African staff. ..more

Elgin Valley Members

Tri Active Events Management

Tri Active Events Management is an adventure tour operator, also specialising in team building and incentive programs with own 3 star lodge in Elgin Valley. ..more

Ezulwini Members

Lidwala Backpacker Lodge

Our vision to be one of Africa’s leading hostels offering an amazing accommodation experience in a beautiful, convenient location with eco-friendly & socially responsible operations. ..more

Gansbaai Members

Dyer Island Conservation Trust: Great White Shark & Multi Marine Volunteer and Internship Programme

We offer unique year-round opportunities to work with Great White Sharks and other marine species such as the Africa penguin, dolphins, seals and Southern Right whales (from July-December). Our interns help support the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. ..more

Grootbos Foundation

We offer a volunteer programme for individuals that are passionate about youth and sports development in South Africa. We also focus on social integration, health promotion and environmental awareness. ..more

Marine Dynamics Tours

Great White Shark Cage Diving tours around the world famous Dyer Island. The first shark cage diving operator to be accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa. Our motto is "discover and protect". A 5-star trip with a marine biologist onboard. ..more

White Shark Adventures

Come and join us on one of South Africa’s most popular adventures. We take you to meet one of nature’s most feared predators in the Great White Shark Capital of the world! ..more

White Shark Projects

We conduct shark cage diving excursions as well as a volunteer programme. ..more

George Members

Hello Garden Route

We are an online travel agency offering tailor-made vacation packages along the Garden Route: Mossel Bay, Outshoorn, George, Victoria Bay, Kaaimans, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plett, Storms River/Tsitsikamma. Our friendly, specialist travel consultants assist clients with either all-inclusive packages, or single services: accommodation, activities, tours, transfers and car rental. ..more

Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Outeniqua Backpackers is a clean laid-back meeting place with a friendly atmosphere. ..more

Step - Aside George Conference Centre

At Step-Aside, you get that tranquil and relaxing farm feeling. Ducks greet you and a flock of geese carefully watch over us, together with Tiger, our watch dog. ..more

Hartebeespoort Members

Outside Adventures

Outside Adventures specializes in Outdoor Adventure Activities - abseiling, rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, canyoning, clay target shooting, archery, climbing wall in Gauteng and North West Province. ..more

Hermanus Members

Zoete Inval Traveller's Lodge

Zoete Inval combines the convenience of a B & B and  the freedom of a relaxed backpackers. Try some shark viewing, whale watching, kayaking and wine tours. A "health breakfast" is free to all guests. ..more

Hoedspruit Members

Bushwise Field Guides

We are specialists in running the FGASA Professional Field Guide Training Course in South Africa. ..more

Eco Ranger Conservation Services

Not everyone is content to lounge about while they're on holiday, there are some of us that want to get up and go, acquire new knowledge and skills while enjoying time ‘in the bush’. There is no better adventure to do this than ‘Eco Adventure – Eco Ranger Wildlife Training’ ..more

Hogsback Members

Away With The Fairies

Hikes to waterfalls, mountains and indigenous forest. Incredible nature combines with a vibey bar and superb food.  Shuttle from Cintsa and East London. ..more


Sometime true gems are a little further off the trodden track. Terra-Khaya (Earth Home) is an eco-backpackers that runs off renewable energy, recycles everything and the innovative comfortable rooms are all built with salvaged and natural materials. ..more

Jeffreys Bay Members

Cristal Cove

Cristal Cove is excellent value for money. Clean, luxury style accommodation at budget friendly prices. We are passionate about turning your dreams into great memories. ..more

Island Vibe Jeffreys Bay

Island Vibe is a must-see destination. This is the perfect place for all. Friendly staff, loads of adventure and fun all the way. ..more

Jeffreys Bay Language School

Jeffreys Bay Language School is the ultimate place to learn English. Set in the world renown surfing town of Jeffreys Bay on the east coast of South Africa. ..more

Johannesburg Members

Hero Holidays

Hero Holidays is a social enterprise offering volunteer programs in the Big 5 game reserve of Dinokeng situated in the North West quadrant of Gauteng, 45 minutes from Oliver Tambo airport. ..more

International House Johannesburg - Language Lab

IH Johannesburg – Language Lab offers a variety of English language courses, tests and qualifications to suit everyone. International House Johannesburg – Language Lab embodies the values of the IHWO by being dedicated to quality teaching, facilities and student care. ..more

Intrepid Bundu

Operating trips in Southern Africa for over 18 years, we offer small group trips to people with a sense of adventure. From our Kruger safaris to Okavango overland trips we have developed many different trip styles to suit just about every budget, comfort level and activity. ..more

MoAfrika Lodge

MoAfrika Lodge offers comfortable and stylish accommodation. Our rooms are spacious and decorated in a true African style. Rates include transfers to and from the airport. ..more

Rush Adventures

We offer safe and reliable adventure tours within South Africa and its neighbouring countries to youth travellers and scholars (Grade 8 to 12). ..more

Wits Language School

We offer a range of language courses to public and corporate clients. ..more

Knysna Members

Homebase Knysna

Come and visit us in our brand new hostel. We have wonderful beds and crispy white linen. The kitchen is well equipt with sparkling pots and pan and everything that you might need to whip us a gourmet meal. Our entertainment room has a bar, flat screen TV and pool table with comfy couches. This room leads out onto the huge pool which will cool you down on hot summer days. We serve a basic complimentary breakfast of cereal and toast. Free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee. My friendly staff will make you feel at home. ..more

Island Vibe Knysna

Island Vibe Knysna has all the smooth comforts travellers need. And awesome adventures and stunning places to visit too. ..more

Knysna Charters

Fantastic cruises on the Knysna Lagoon, including oysters, drinks and snacks! An awesome way to relax & enjoy the beauty of the famous Knysna Lagoon! ..more

Livingstone Members

Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp

The best place to base yourself for some crazy adrenalin or lazing in the hammocks under the mango trees. ..more

Lubanzi Members

Wild Lubanzi Backpackers

We are an owner-run backpackers lodge focused on community development and sustainability on the Wild Coast. ..more

Malealea Members

The Trading Post Guest House

Accommodation and facilities of a high standard. We have lived in Lesotho for many years and can advise knowledegably on travel here.


Mdumbi Members

Mdumbi Backpackers

Just have some faith!

Mossel Bay Members

Bella Sombra Guest House

We are a 4-star guesthouse with a tranquil garden. All rooms are en suite with satellite TV. WE have closed parking, a swimming pool, bar, pool table, free coffee/tea and equipped kitchens. ..more

Mossel Bay Backpackers

We are a friendly hostel with a lovely swimming pool, and all necessary facilities available.

White Shark Africa

We operate Great White shark cage diving and viewing in Mossel Bay. No doubt one of the best Great White shark sites in the world, and home to thousands of Cape Fur seals, huge schools of dolphins and large numbers of whales. ..more

Mthatha Members

Mthatha Backpackers & Tours

Mthatha Backpackers caters for every aspect of the backpacking traveller with dorms, private rooms with en suite, self catering or meals on request.

Natal Midlands Members

African Insight

We specialise in youth development adventures for school groups that include authentic culture, wildlife and wilderness and outdoor adventure experiences. For colleges and universities African Insight has well established academic field trips aimed at different levels from introductory level to comprehensive scientific research trip, ..more

National Members

Alternative Route

Your FREE guide to backpacking in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Pick up a guide, download one, view it online or we'll send one to you. ..more

BnB Sure

We specialise in guesthouse, backpacker and B&B insurance. We work closely with associations where we give discount on the client's insurance premium if they belong to an association. ..more

Coast To Coast

The definitive backpackers guide to Southern Africa. You can leave home without your toothbrush, sleeping bag or camera, but don't forget Coast To Coast. ..more

Dirty Boots Adventure Guide

We publish an adventure guide for South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.Owner managed ..more

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA)

FTTSA is the world’s first and still only Fair Trade certification programme specifically for tourism.
FTTSA certification is a process that examines social, economic and environmental best practice in tourism – seeking a balance of all three principles of sustainable development.
FTTSA has a diverse portfolio of tourism products – encompassing accommodation, activities, attractions and now volunteer tourism programmes.  
FTTSA certification guarantees that FTTSA-certified products are committed to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.


Nelspruit Members

Old Vic Traveller's Inn

This well established 4 star backpackers is run by owners, Crazy Dave and Bella. They offer excellent personal service, tours and info on Mozambique and the Kruger Park. ..more

North Coast Members

Monkey Bay Backpackers

The lodge is tastefully decorated in a rustic, artistic way giving our guests the true African experience. Thanks to loads of indoor and outdoor space, nothing will cramp your style. Ballito is known for its awesome surfing conditions and we have 25 surfboards for rent from our surf shack. ..more

Oudtshoorn Members

Cango Wildlife Ranch

The Cango Wildlife Ranch is considered among the world's top endangered species breeding facilities, tourist attractions and conservation education destinations. ..more

Parys Members

The Savannah Africa

Since 1994 we conserve and educate on our private nature reserve, and in our community. Our volunteer program focuses on anti-poaching rhino horn poisoning. ..more

Plettenberg Bay Members

African Array Lodge

We strive to be the best at catering to all our guest needs. ..more


Get ready for the perfect combination of adventure and passion for the outdoors. Your guides will take you on a river adventure, also known as canyoning or canyoneering, and locally as “Kloofing”. Five abseiling points and hours of fun! Wade through the shallows of a meandering stream, swim through fresh water rock-pools. Abseil into the gorge, feel the rush as the river flows through to deeper pools. ..more

Amakaya Backpackers

A clean, up-market "home from home" with all the comforts and facilities to make your stay special. ..more

Ocean Blue Adventures

Ocean Blue Adventures is fair Trade and TUV Accredited, runs a Carbon Neutral Program and is a licenced permit holder for boat based whale and dolphin watching. ..more

Skydive Plettenberg Bay

Live life to the full! Experience the thrill of free fall over one of the most scenic drop zones in the world. We offer tandem skydiving - an experience you will never forget. ..more

Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge

Wild Spirit is an eco-backpackers on the edge of a nature reserve. We offer guests a homely, welcoming atmosphere and encourage environmental awareness through sustainable practices on the farm. ..more

Port Elizabeth Members

Bay Language Institute

BLI is a friendly, family-owned and managed school ideally situated for English students looking for a somewhat different language experience. Learn English in South Africa - just two minutes walk from the beach, with coffee shops, post office, supermarket and banks around the corner. BLI is a friendly, caring school ideally situated for English students looking for a different language experience. It is the place to be! Learn languages in Port Elizabeth! ..more

Island Vibe Port Elizabeth

Island Vibe PE is a spacious house with a lush garden, huge swimming pool and a jacuzzi for relaxing. Flashpackers will love the luxurious accommodation, in-house tours and free wifi! ..more

Khaya Volunteer Projects

Offering volunteer projects in a responsible, transparant and ethical way working hand in hands with local projects in South Africa and Tanzania focused on wildlife, conservation, sports, education, childcare and community. ..more

Kwantu Private Game Reserve

Kwantu is a Big 5 game reserve where you can experience five star hospitality. We offer 3-hour morning or afternoon game-drives. Transfers from Port Elizabeth to Kwantu available on request. ..more

Lungile Backpackers

Lungile is an upmarket beachfront backpacker lodge with a great vibe and plenty to do. It's offers good value for money and is a popular spot in PE. ..more

Shamwari Conservation Experience

Based at Shamwari Game Reserve, we specialise in conservation, sport and community experiences as well as field guide training courses for individuals and groups. ..more

Port St Johns Members

Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

Amapondo offers tours to rural villages, sangoma trance dancing & drumming. The sardine run, whales, dolphins & warm Indian Ocean makes it a perfect paradise. Breathtaking waterfalls, coastal hikes & horserides (the Coffee Bay hike starts here). ..more

Jungle Monkey & The Island Backpackers

The undeveloped and traditional Xhosa villages will give you a true African experience. Come and enjoy the friendly, vibey village, while Jungle Monkey will supply your basic needs. ..more

Pretoria Members

Blue Chilli Adventures

Bluechilli Adventures is an adventure tour company that covers the following countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi. We also run dive tours. ..more

Pangea Trails

We take you on an epic 21-day journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town via the Kruger National Park, the Drakensberg and the Indian Ocean coastline. We fill the three weeks with cultural highlights, extreme outdoor activities and legendary parties at the country’s best backpacker hostels in the country. ..more

Sedgefield Members

Afrovibe Myoli Beach

Our cabanas are equipped with private bathrooms and spacious balconies overlooking the ocean. A sun deck fitted with jacuzzi's, a cocktail bar and restaurant is available to further enhance your beach experience. ..more

Pipi PiliXtreme Sport Centre

We operate an adventure/ extreme sport centre from our Beach Bar on Sedgefield's main beach. Activities include kite surfing, paragliding, SUPing and surfing. ..more

Somerset West Members

We promote partnerships between international volunteers and local conservation and humanitarian organisations. Projects benefit environmental protection agencies and contribute to the development of poorer communities. ..more

South Coast Members

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

Blue Sky Mining is an all year round oasis with awesome 180° sea views of the Indian Ocean and unspoilt sandy beaches. Pleasant weather is guaranteed. ..more

Soweto Members

Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

Unique stay in the township of Soweto! Apart from accommodation we offer interactive bicycle tours and tuk tuk tours of Soweto. We work closely with the community in various projects. Fair Trade accredited. ..more

St. Lucia Members

Budget Backpackers St. Lucia

Come visit St Lucia. See the Big 5, hippos, crocs and whales. Snorkel and surf! ..more

Stellenbosch Members

Stellenbosch Adventure Centre

We are a one stop booking office for adventure activities tours, safaris, car rental, bike rental, etc. We run Vine Hopper, a hop-on hop-off tour service along the Stellenbosch Wine Route. ..more

Storms River Members

Canopy Tours South Africa

Canopy Tours takes nature to new heights! A series of elevated platforms are constructed within spectacular natural settings such as the top of giant trees or on cliff faces above rivers and waterfalls. These unique platforms are joined by cable slides through and above the forest, mountain or river gorge. ..more

Face Adrenalin

The Bloukrans Bungy Jump is officially recognized by Guinness World Records as being the World Highest Commercial Bungy Jump from a bridge at a whooping 216 m high! ..more

Stormsriver Adventures

Stormsriver Adventures is a professional adventure company based in the Tsitsikamma Forest. Furthermore, we strive to enrich the surrounding environment and community. ..more

Struisbaai Members

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Come and experience the place where the two oceans meet and take the most southern experience in Africa with you. ..more

Cape Agulhas Tourism

We are the destination marketing organisation for Cape Agulhas. We handle all accommodation bookings and information about Cape Agulhas. ..more

Wilderness Members

The Wild Farm

The Wild Farm is situated on a hill top with awesome 360 degrees views - the perfect place to explore the Wilderness natural beauty. ..more

Zululand Members

Wildlife Africa Conservation Team

We run endangered species conservation projects in Africa. Volunteers can contribute by joining our professional team, while simultaneously having the wildlife experience of a lifetime. ..more