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1. Posted by rafaelabre (Inactive, 19 posts) 2 Dec '06 08:26

rafaelabre has indicated that this thread is about South Africa

So....

I contacted a travel agency and they got a very good deal on a plane ticket Rio de Janeiro-Jo'Burg.

Problem is.. in order to get this discount I must have 4 nights already booked in South Africa...

BUT I really didn't want to plan my trip from here as I got no information and I would really want to plan based on talks with people already travelling in South Africa.. at the hostels, BazBus, etc..

I'm looking for busy backpackers, with loads of people around my age (24), near the beach... Probably around Durban/Cape Town/Jeffrey's Bay.. CHEAP dorm-style, to really blend in with the travellers as I am going by myself!

Problem is: I'm off to South Africa on Wednesday and all 4 nights, can be in different places, need to be booked by Monday night!

Can you guys send me a few pointers on good backpackers to stay at?

2. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member, 270 posts) 3 Dec '06 00:58

Island Vibe in Jeffrey's Bay

Sunflower Stop in Capetown (there are busier ones, but it is a nice hostel not along Long Street!!!)

Oudsthoorn: Oasis Shanti

Stellenbosch" Stumble Inn

Hope that helps

Kathrin

3. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member, 270 posts) 3 Dec '06 00:58

You will find contact details of these backpackers on the BAZBUS webpage!

4. Posted by rafaelabre (Inactive, 19 posts) 3 Dec '06 08:55

Island Vibe was one of the hostels I was trying to book my nights at, but it seems they're already full! :(

I'm calling them right now to check that out!

Thanks a lot! I'll look into the others!

Cheers!

5. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member, 270 posts) 3 Dec '06 09:11

We stayed at Chr Cove. It is a bit out of town, but nice as there are units/apartments u share with others!

6. Posted by rafaelabre (Inactive, 19 posts) 3 Dec '06 15:22

I'm like looking for the busiest hostels with loads of people ;)

Thanks a lot for the help!

7. Posted by ATG.org (Budding Member, 4 posts) 4 Dec '06 05:32

Island Vibe in JBay is great, I can vouch for that. They also have one in Knysna, it should be cool as well.

Cape Town, Ashanti is very nice, always busy and got a bar.

Or go along Long Street, they are heaps busy.

8. Posted by rafaelabre (Inactive, 19 posts) 4 Dec '06 05:40

Thanks ATG

Do you have any backpackers recommendation for JoBurg for just one night?

In fact, I want to get out of JoBurg pretty fast... I'm basically interested in Drakensberg and Sun City, perhaps Lion City too, on the way down to Jeffrey's, probably with Baz Bus.