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Welcome to the Backpackers in South Africa website. We are a directory and information site dedicated to South Africa backpackers accommodation, activities and tours. We are still a young site so still need your help to grow. It is free to list your establishments information, so please feel free to do so. All we ask in return is that you will link to us! We hope you enjoy using the site, and if you’re traveling through South Africa we trust you will enjoy your stay!

Find Accommodation, Tours and Tourist Information

  • Backpackers

    Looking for backpacker hostel accommodation in South Africa? Check out our extensive hostel listings.
  • Events

    Want to know whats happening and what to do in South Africa? Check out these awesome events.
  • Tours

    Looking to go on Safari or simply want to jump in a cage with a shark? Check out these great tours.
  • Transport

    Not Sure how to get around South Africa? Check out all the listings by various transport companies.
  • Volunteer

    Do you want to volunteer your time in South Africa? Have a look through our listings to see how you can make a real difference.

Where are you looking to backpack? Browse accommodation and tourism by category.

  • Eastern Cape

    Eastern Cape is home to the Addo Elephant Park, Hug a Cub, Bungi Jumping & Treetop canopying. Not known as the adventure province for nothing!
  • Free State

    From Museums to botanical gardens, the Free State is enriched in culture. You can find skydiving to horse-riding in this placid province.
  • Gauteng

    Gauteng is go, go, go! Famous destinations include Soweto, Pretoria, Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City.
  • KwaZulu Natal

    KwaZulu Natal is famous for Durban, Sani Pass, Nature Reserves and Valley of 1000 Hills
  • Lesotho

    Lesotho is known for its untouched beauty. It homes national parks, mountains, highlands and nature reserves.
  • Limpopo

    Limpopo is home to Polokwane, Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve, Cave of Hearths and borders the Kruger National Park.
  • Mpumalanga

    Mpumalanga is home to Gods Window, Pilgrims Rest, Kruger National Park, Chimpanzee Eden and the Big Swing.
  • North West

    South Africa's North West province is a heritage destination and is home to Hartbeespoort Dam and Sun City. Enjoy animal safaris and hot air ballooning.
  • Northern Cape

    Visit the Northern Cape for extreme adventure and nature. The province is known for Kimberley (diamonds)
  • Swaziland

    Swaziland, a sovereign state in South Africa is famous for Sibebe Rock & Game Reserves. If you plan your trip, you can witness amazing cultural tradition.
  • Western Cape

    Western Cape is home to Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, Penguins, Whale Watching & Safari.