Garden and pool of the Backpacker Ritz in Johannesburg
If you’d prefer your visit to a National Park to be inexpensive and with minimal comfort, as well as exploring it on your own, your choice should be a rest camp or bush camp. Here you’ll find simple self-catering chalets, rondavel huts, cottages or bungalows.

Generally, they are situated within a nature reserve or game park. The word “camp” in the name has nothing to do with “camping”.

Backpacker hostel visitor can travel with the cheap Baz bus, simply buy one ticket to your final destination and hop on and off as often as you like along the route. You get picked up and dropped off at the door of your hostel. There are over 180 hostels to choose from. Infos: www.bazbus.com »

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Nightly party atmosphere at the Albergo for backpackers in Plettenberg Bay