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Making your travel easier

Backpacking South Africa (BSA) is a trust organisation whose purpose it is to show that budget travel, or backpacking, is a fun and exciting way to tour South Africa. Backpacking and youth travel in South Africa accommodates a variety of tastes, from the tame to the adventurous - all at a price that will suit any pocket. The trademark of a BSA service is an easygoing atmosphere in which you can mingle with fellow travellers, friendliness, value-for-money and an amazing experience.


AccommodationIndependent travellers can hop between backpacker hostels that are found in every major tourist destination. Each hostel has a unique atmosphere. Travellers are well looked after with comfy shared or private rooms, kitchens, meals and travel desks.

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Tours & adventures

Tours & adventuresIf you donít want the hassle of independent travel then daytrips, tours and open-vehicles safaris are a great way to see the country. South Africa is fast becoming a must for adventure lovers, drawn here by the bungy jumping, abseiling, shark cage diving .......

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Getting around

Getting aroundThe popular way for budget travellers to get around South Africa is by either renting a car from one of our reliable car rental companies, or taking the hop-on hop-off shuttle, the Baz Bus. Your choice depends your time in South Africa and your budget.

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Volunteering & internships

VolunteeringMake your travels meaningful by volunteering in Southern Africa. Volunteer programs are widespread and include conservation, community work, education and childcare. With volunteering, you get to visit a wonderful country and make a positive contribution.

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Overland safaris

Overland SafarisOverland trucking is a great way to explore both South Africa and beyond our borders into other countries in Southern and East Africa. There are a number of reputable companies that have routes to some of Africaís most captivating attractions.

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Language studies

Language studiesEnglish is one of South Africaís official languages and is the main language for business and the media. South Africa is a great place to learn to speak English and there are a number of English language schools in beautiful and interesting places.

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Explore Southern Africa

Map of South Africa's provinces



Southern African countries

  South Africa

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South Africa's provinces

Eastern Cape Eastern Cape
Free State Free State
Gauteng Gauteng
KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal
Limpopo Limpopo
Mpumalanga Mpumalanga
Northern Cape Northern Cape
North West North West
Western Cape Western Cape

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Gauteng Northern Cape Western Cape Eastern Cape Kwazulu Natal Orange Free State North West Swaziland Mpumalanga Lesotho Zimbabwe Namibia Mozambique