Backpackers Hostels in South Africa
- Jikeleza Lodge
- Next Door Guest Lodge
Backpackers Hostels in Africa
Guest House and B&B's
Camping and Holiday
Private Game Ranches & Lodges
All these elephants are on their way to one of the above establishments. Could they be wrong?
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These are accommodation establishments which cater mainly for travelers. They are geared to offer travel information, usually have shared facilities and encourage communication and interaction between the guests. Accommodation may be in dorms from 3 to 20 beds. These will be shared with other travelers and most of the time, are mixed. They may also have double, twin, single and family accommodation. Students are welcome. Most accept overseas travelers, local people traveling with international guests and bona fide travelers. If you are a South African it is advisable to show that you are a traveler or that you are aware of the nature of backpacker Hostels as some places do not accept non-travelers. For this you may want to purchase a VIP Travel Card, a ISIC Student Card, an SAY Student Card or any other similar travel/backpackers card which will give you unhindered access to a hostel.
These are accommodation establishments where you share the home with the owner. You will have a private room and then share the living area and bathrooms.
Guest Houses and B&B’s
Guest Houses and B&B’s vary from a touch more luxury to a whole lot more luxury than the Backpackers Hostels. They tend to have en-suite bathrooms and the rooms include TV’s. Some have communal lounges and bar areas, while others encourage interaction between the owners and the guests.
The traditional hotel caters for those who want good accommodation, private rooms and possibly meals and room service. Luxury varies from the very basic to the five star accommodations.
This about says it all. Do not expect anything from these accommodation establishments. They provide a bed. Usually with communal bathrooms, may have self catering kitchens and little else.
Camping and Holiday Resorts
These can vary from the National park camping sites to little local camp grounds. The category includes, camping, holiday resorts and caravan parks. The quality varies greatly.
Private Game Ranches
These are the crème-de-la-crème. They normally offer high quality accommodation, five star service plus all the game drives/walks you can handle. They are priced accordingly.