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Funky Stay

In their own words Set in the scenic Waterberg Mountains lies the small Bushveld town of Modimolle (previously named Nylstroom). The Sotho name Modimolle refers to the mountain, meaning the ‘God(s) have eaten.’ This tree-rich area is well known for its hiking trails,...

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Morija guesthouse

In their own words When King Moshoeshoe invited the first missionaries to his mountain fortress at Thaba Bosiu in 1833, he gave them freedom to explore the surroundings to find a place they could call home. The three Frenchmen scoured the hills and valleys for an...

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Once in Cape Town

What we think Cape Town’s beauty is surpassed in scope only by its prices, thankfully however, hidden in plain sight is the both affordable and trendy backpacker’s hostel, Once in Cape Town. Situated above one of the city’s hottest haunts and branded as an “All Star...

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Pumba’s Backpackers – Pretoria

+27 12 362 5343 info@pumbas.co.za In their own words Started by passionate travellers with a love of South Africa and the Kruger Park in particular, Pumba's has evolved to become a basecamp for visitors moving in and around South Africa. With its tree lined streets,...

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Funky Stay

In their own words Set in the scenic Waterberg Mountains lies the small Bushveld town of Modimolle (previously named Nylstroom). The Sotho name Modimolle refers to the mountain, meaning the ‘God(s) have eaten.’ This tree-rich area is well known for its hiking trails,...

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Morija guesthouse

In their own words When King Moshoeshoe invited the first missionaries to his mountain fortress at Thaba Bosiu in 1833, he gave them freedom to explore the surroundings to find a place they could call home. The three Frenchmen scoured the hills and valleys for an...

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Karoo Soul

What we think Kicking off our secret selection of the best backpacker’s hostels is Karoo Soul; arguably the most luxurious entry to grace our list (and quite possibly the country). This quaint Tudor-style manor house finds itself neatly tucked away in the Klein...

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Mantis & Moon

What we think Looking to quieten your mind and achieve Zen but can’t afford Tibet? Then grant yourself some much needed respite from the city at Mantis and Moon backpackers in tropical Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal. Whether it’s their yoga studio, moon dancing, live music,...

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Karoo Soul

What we think Kicking off our secret selection of the best backpacker’s hostels is Karoo Soul; arguably the most luxurious entry to grace our list (and quite possibly the country). This quaint Tudor-style manor house finds itself neatly tucked away in the Klein...

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Coffee Shack

What we think Not to be confused with your local java purveyor, this aptly titled Eastern Cape lodge derives its name and reputation from the picturesque alcove of Coffee Bay. For those looking to dash their backpacking experience with a rich blend of adventure and...

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Peas on Earth

In their own words Situated in malaria-free Eastern Cape, Peas on Earth invites backpackers and volunteers to share their rural paradise. Volunteers help to regenerate the soil, learn about Natural Horsemanship and rejuvenate their souls. Backpackers can relax on the...

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Kowie Backpackers – Port Alfred

In their own words The Kowie backpackers takes its name from the seaside resort of Port Alfred, situated on the banks of the Kowie River. With its close proximity to the river and the sea, Port Alfred offers fun-filled holiday accommodation for all ages. Ranging from...

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