19 June 2012 by Roy Barford

Backpackers’ accommodation for adventurers

Many South African backpacker establishments offer excellent value for money, providing affordable accommodation and a vibrant atmosphere. They also arrange adventure activities for their guests.

Photo courtesy Hermanus Backpackers

If you're thinking about coming to South Africa to try out adventure activities, you'll need somewhere to stay. Listed below are a few backpacker establishments that regularly host adventure travellers.

Sani Lodge Backpackers. Photo courtesy Michael Denne

Sani Lodge Backpackers. Photo courtesy Michael Denne

Bomvu Paradise Backpackers, Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

Coffee Bay is the ultimate adventurer backpacker destination – it's miles away from civilisation and offers many outdoor activities, such as hiking, surfing, cliff jumping, fishing, horse riding, kayaking and cave exploration.

The very affordable accommodation options at Bomvu include mud huts and tents, giving you an undeniably African experience.

To find out more, phone +27 (0)47 575 2073 or visit its website.

Sani Lodge Backpackers, Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal

The hills of the Drakensberg have a magical allure about them, attracting hikers from far and wide. Sani Lodge Backpackers is situated at the foot of Sani Pass, and from here you can arrange adventures such as quad biking, mountain biking, horse riding and fly-fishing.

You can also take a trip up Sani Pass and have a drink at the highest pub in Africa.

For more details, contact Russell or Simone Suchet by phoning +27 (0)33 702 0330, or send an email to info@sanilodge.co.za. You can also visit the Sani Lodge Backpackers website.

Hermanus Backpackers, Hermanus, Western Cape

Among the reasons to visit Hermanus are the world-class whale-watching expeditions that take place within close proximity of Hermanus Backpackers, an establishment with an excellent backpacker atmosphere.

You can also take a trip up Sani Pass and have a drink at the highest pub in Africa.

Hermanus is approximately 90 minutes from Cape Town and remains festive all year round because of its range of visitor attractions.

It is possible to arrange all your adventure activities through Hermanus Backpackers, so visit its website for more information.

Red Ivory Backpackers, Hartbeespoort, North West

Hartbeespoort is barely an hour's drive from Johannesburg, but has a completely different feel to it, with an abundance of aquatic and mountain activities on offer for adventurous travellers.

There is a massive range of accommodation in this area, but if you are looking for a well-priced venue with a relaxed atmosphere, Red Ivory Backpackers is likely to meet your requirements.

For more information, visit its website.

Category: Adventure

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