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Your Backpacking guide to Southern Africa

Featured Backpackers

The Backpack

This award winning hostel is South Africa's original backpacker. Superbly situated in


South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

Upcoming top events

Cape Town Color Run

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Color Run : All you need to know to paint the town red… blue, green, and yellow!

The mother of all paint races, The Color Run™, is heading to Cape Town on Saturday, 19 October to give Capetonians the time of their lives, as they transform the Sea Point Promenade into a five kilometre canvas of colour.

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Jimmy Dludlu & Natasha Meister

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Jimmy Dludlu was 13 years old when he first picked up a cousin's home made guitar and started teaching himself to play by imitating the jazz and African music he heard on the radio. His first performances were at township weddings and functions with his cousin.

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Knysna Oyster Festival 2013

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party.

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Latest news

Watch: A drone's-eye view of Cape Town

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Drone's eye view of Cape Town.

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University of the People offers online education for all

Thursday, 21 November 2013

University of the People president (UoPeople) and founder, Shai Reshef, is in South Africa to offer at least 100 deserving high school students scholarships to the university.

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Cape Town takes third place on Lonely Planet

Monday, 18 November 2013

South Africa's Cape Town has just been named the third best city in the world.

The list, published in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 guide released this week, is headed by Paris and Trinidad. Cape Town, in third position, is ahead of global centres such as Zurich, Shanghai, Chicago and Auckland.

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