8 Day Travel Pass – Garden Route

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday – Cape Town to Hermanus

7:15-8:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Cape Town

9:45-10:00 – Baz Bus drop-off in Botriver where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Hermanus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

10:30 – Check-in in Hermanus for 2 nights

Example of accommodation :

Hermanus Backpackers

Zoete Inval

Zzzone Backpackers

Best Things to do in Hermanus :

  • Whale watching (+/- R 1300)
  • Shark Cage Diving (+/- R1980)
  • Wine Tour (+/- R600)
  • Sea Kayaking (+/- R450)
  • Hermanus Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Bus (R220 for adults & R110 for children).
  • Hiking Trails – Cliff Path or Fernkloof Nature Reserve (Free)

Day 3 – Monday – Hermanus to Wilderness

9:15 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Hermanus and drop you off at the pick-up point in Botriver where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

9:45 – 10:00 – Baz Bus pick up at the Botriver Hotel

15:45 -16:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Wilderness.

16:10 – 16:20 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Example of accommodation :

Beach House Backpackers :

Fairy Knowes Backpackers :

Best Things to do in Wilderness :

  • Tandem Paragliding (+/- R850)
  • Hire a Canoe & Paddle up the Touw River (+/- R250)
  • Hiking Trails to the Waterfall (Garden Route National Park) – (+/- R152 entrance fee)
  • Follow the railway line to the Kaaimans Grotto (Free)
  • Relax on the beautiful beach (Free)

Day 4 – Tuesday – Wilderness to The Crags

15:45 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Wilderness.

18:15 – 18:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in The Crags.

18:30 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights

Example of accommodation :

Wild Spirit Backpackers

Rocky Road Backpackers

Best Things to do in The Crags :

  • Horse riding (beach trails) (+/- R380)
  • Waterskiing, Scuba Diving, Kite Surfing (+/- R1795)
  • Cycle from the Crags to Natures Valley (+/- R150)
  • Walks in Natures Valley Section of the Garden Route National Park (+/- R110)
  • Canoeing and Kayaking (+/- R300)
  • Visit The Crags Elephant Sanctuary (+/- R670)
  • Visit Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (+/- R250)
  • Explore Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary (+/- R180)

Day 6 – Thursday – The Crags to Jeffreys Bay

18:15 – 18:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in The Crags.

20:30 – 21:00 – Drop off at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay.

21: 00 – Check-in in Jeffreys Bay for 2 nights.

Example of accommodation :

Island Vibe Backpackers

African Ubuntu Backpackers

Best Things to do in Jeffrey’s Bay :

  • Billabong / Quiksilver factory shops: cheap surf clothing & surfboards
  • Angling (Free)
  • Bird watching
  • Diving / Scuba diving / Stand Up Paddle / Water sports
  • Hiking (Free)
  • Horse riding (+/- R350)
  • Abseiling / Kloofing / Sunset cruises
  • Visit African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary (+/- R65)
  • Dolphin Beach Entertainment Centre
  • Visit Jeffrey’s Surf Museum (Free)
  • Explore Kabeljous Nature Reserve
  • Township Tour (+/- R200)

Day 8 – Saturday – Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth

20:30 – 21:00 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

21:45 – 22:15 – Drop off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

22:15 – Check-in at your accommodation.

Example of accommodation :

Lungile Backpackers Lodge

The Russel Guest House

The Hippo Backpackers

Best Things to do in Port Elizabeth :

Hop-on Hop-off Cape Town to Durban – 21 days

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1 – MONDAY – CAPE TOWN TO HERMANUS

07:15 – 08:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Cape Town.

09:45 – 10:00 – Baz Bus drop-off in Botriver where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Hermanus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

10:15 – 10:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Hermanus:

Hermanus Backpackers

Bot River Hotel

Best activities to do in Hermanus:

  • Whale Watching from June to November
  • Walk along the epic Hermanus Cliff Path for breathtaking views, spotting whales in the ocean
  • Swim and chill out at Grotto Beach. A clean Blue Flag beach with white sands
  • Go for a swim at Voelklip Beach or picnic on the grassy area
  • Walk up Hoy’s Koppie to see amazing 360 degree views of Hermanus
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers a variety of good hiking trails
  • Buy something local at the many Flea Markets
  • Visit the Tiger Eye Manufacturing plant and Crystal Garden or Scratch Patch
  • Go Shark Cage Diving at one of the coolest shark infested areas
  • Sea kayak in Walker Bay
  • Zip line over the ocean from one cliff to the other 

DAY 2 & 3 – TUESDAY – HERMANUS TO MOSSELBAY

09:15 – 09:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Hermanus and drop you off at the Botriver Hotel where you’ll board the Baz Bus around 09:45 – 10:00. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance) .

13:45 – 14:15 – Baz Bus drop off at your accommodation in Mossel Bay.

13:50 – 14:20 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Mossel Bay:

Mosselbay Backpackers

Mile Crunchers Backpackers

Best activities to do in Mossel Bay:

  • Scenic Train Ride from Great Brak to Maalgate
  • Whale Watching Tour from a boat
  • Visit the FREE Janine Iron and Washing Museum. No joke. Very highly recommended.
  • Hike along the St Blaize Trail and enjoy the most amazing cliff top views
  • Go swimming at Santos Beach, a Blue Flag beach
  • Trips around Seal Island or Deep Sea Fishing trips
  • Scuba Diving / Bungy Jumping (65m at Gouritz Bridge)
  • See 4 of the Big 5 during a Game Drive Safari
  • Visit the Cape St.Blaise Lighthouse
  • Horseback safaris (no experience needed)  
  • Explore the point of the Human Origin Experience
  • Take part of Mossel Bay historical ghost walk

DAY 4 – THURSDAY – MOSSELBAY TO OUDTSHOORN

13:45 – 14:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Mosselbay.

15:15 – 15:30 – Baz Bus drop-off in George where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Oudtshoorn. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

16:20 – 16:35 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Oudtshoorn:

Backpackers Paradise

Culdesac Self Catering and B&B

Best activities to do in Oudtshoorn:

DAY 5 – FRIDAY – OUDTSHOORN TO WILDERNESS

14:15 – 14:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Oudtshoorn and drop you off at the pick-up point in George where you’ll board the Baz Bus at 15:15-15:30. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

15:45 – 16:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Wilderness.

15:50 – 16:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Wilderness:

Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Surfari Backpackers

Best activities to do in Wilderness/Victoria Bay:

  • Hike the Kingfisher Trail
  • Paraglide or hand-glide from the launch spot at Map of Africa.
  • Horse riding: sunset beach rides or forest treks
  • Wilderness Lagoon Sunset Canoe Cruise
  • Explore the Wilderness National Park

DAY 6 & 7 – SATURDAY – WILDERNESS TO SEDGEFIELD

15:45 – 16:00 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Wilderness.

16:15 – 16:20 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Sedgefield.

16:20 – 16:25 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Sedgefield:

Afrovibe Beach Lodge

Pili Pili Backpackers

Best activities to do in Sedgefield:

  • Knynsa Sunset Cruise
  • Knysna Oyster Tour
  • Relax at one of the 5 beautiful beaches of Sedgefield which are never crowded
  • Explore the ‘Wild Oats’ farmers market
  • Paragliding
  • SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sandboarding
  • Kite surfing
  • Hiking (beach and forest)
  • Horseriding
  • Kloofing (Canyoning)
  • Daytrips to the Bloukraans Bungy bridge, the Cango Caves and Great White Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay.

DAY 8 – MONDAY – SEDGEFIELD TO PLETTENBERG BAY

16:15 – 16:20 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Sedgefield.

17:45 – 18:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

17:50 – 18:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Plettenberg Bay:

Amakaya Backpackers

Albergo for Backpackers

Best activities to do in Plettenberg Bay:

DAY 9 & 10 – TUESDAY – PLETTENBERG BAY TO JEFFREYS BAY

17:45 – 18:00 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

20:30 – 21:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay.

20:35 – 21:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Jeffreys Bay:

Island Vibe Backpackers

Jeffreys Bay Backpackers

Best activities to do in Jeffreys Bay:

DAY 11 – THURSDAY – JEFFREYS BAY TO PORT ELIZABETH

Note: Port Elizabeth is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

20:30 – 21:00 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay.

21:45 – 22:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

21:50 – 22:20 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Port Elizabeth:

Lungile Backpackers

Jikeleza Lodge

First Avenue Guest House

The Hippo Backpackers

Best activities to do in Port Elizabeth:

DAY 12 & 13 – FRIDAY – PORT ELIZABETH TO EAST LONDON

06:45 – 07:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

11:15 – 11:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in East London.

11:20 – 11:35 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in East London:

Sugarshack

Santorini Guest House

Best activities to do in East London:

DAY 14 , 15 & 16 – SUNDAY – EAST LONDON TO CHINTSA

11:15 – 11:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in East London.

12:00 – 12:15 – Baz Bus drop-off at your accommodation in Chintsa.

12:05 – 12:20 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Chintsa:

Bucanneers Backpackers

Crawford Beach Lodge & Cabins

Best activities to do in Chintsa:

  • Learn to Surf
  • Volunteer at a Rural school project
  • Beach Horse Ride
  • Free Canoeing at Buccaneers Backpackers
  • Beach volley  
  • Pack your picnic at the many unspoilt beaches
  • 4×4 Safari / Mountain Bike Trail / Adventure Safari
  • Brewery Tour
  • Safari at Ikwenkwezi game reserve
  • Join an epic Booze cruise
  • Zip lining & Quad Biking

DAY 17 & 18 – WEDNESDAY – CHINTSA TO COFFEE BAY

12:00 – 12:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Chintsa.

14:30 – 15:00 – Drop-off at the drop-off point in Mthatha. A shuttle will pick you up at this point and drop you off at your accommodation in Coffee Bay (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

16:30 – 17:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Coffee Bay.

16:35 -17:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Coffee Bay:

Ocean View Hotel

The Coffee Shack

Best activities to do in Coffee Bay

  • 5 Day – Learn to Surf Package
  • Join the CHEAPEST surfing lessons in the universe
  • Spend a night with Xhosa family & experience their traditional way of life
  • Hike through local goat paths and go cliff jumping
  • Hike the Hluleka Wildlife Reserve Trail
  • Hike to the Hole in the Wall
  • Sunset Activities / Local entertainment
  • Abseil into the sea at the baby Hole in the wall
  • Canoe through the mangroves down the Umtata River
  • Drum making / Traditional dancing / Beadwork – workshop/ Xhosa bread making

DAY 19 & 20 – FRIDAY – COFFEE BAY TO UMZUMBE

12:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Coffee Bay and drop you off at the pick-up point in Mthatha where you’ll board the Baz Bus around 14:30 – 15:00 . (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance).

20:00 – 20:10 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Umzumbe.

20:05 – 20:15 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Umzumbe:

The Mantis & Moon

Umzumbe Surf Camp

Best activities to do in Umzumbe:

  • Gateway to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve for zip lining and an epic bungee swing
  • Join a booze cruise
  • Golf Course
  • Go sea kayaking, Canoeing , Water Skiing, Scuba diving & Deep Sea fishing
  • Horse Trails
  • Hit the waves with some world class surfing
  • Arts and Craft Trails
  • Visit the famous Oribi Gorge Game Park

DAY 21 – SUNDAY – UMZUMBE TO DURBAN

20:00 – 20:10 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Umzumbe.

22:00 – 22:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Durban.

22:05 – 22:35 – Check in at your accommodation.

Examples of accommodation in Durban:

Curiocity Durban

Tekweni Backpackers Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Durban Backpackers on the Beach Durban Backpackers on the Beach (offers free shuttle from Tekweni BP)

Ansteys Beach Backpackers (shuttle service should be arranged)

Best activities to do in Durban:

  • Visit the popular Ushaka Marine World
  • Visit the Insanely cheap Victoria Street Market for really cool souvenirs
  • Visit the Kwamhule Museum [Apartheid Museum]
  • Harbour cruises
  • Quad biking
  • Visit Florida Roads nightlife
  •  Join a local walking City tours
  • Grab some hot curries or Indian spices at the Indian Markets and taste a famous Durban bunny chow.
  • Take part in a Zulu Tour, Face to Face with the Zulu culture
  • Take a gamble at Sun coast Casino
  • Skydiving
  • Learn how to surf
  • Cycle on the beachfront promenade

Hop-on Hop-off Cape Town – Johannesburg – 1 Month

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1 – MONDAY – CAPE TOWN TO STELLENBOSCH

07:15 – 08:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Cape Town.

09:00 – 09:15 – Baz Bus Drop-off at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West where your shuttle service will take you to your accommodation in Stellenbosch. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

09:15 – 09:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Stellenbosch:

Stumble Inn

The Backpack

Lord Charles Hotel

Best activities to do in Stellenbosch:

DAY 2 & 3 – TUESDAY – STELLENBOSCH TO HERMANUS

09:00 – 09:15 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Stellenbosch and drop you off at the Lord Charles Hotel where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

09:45 – 10:00 – Baz Bus drop-off at Botriver Hotel in Botriver where a shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Hermanus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

10:15 – 10:30: Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Hermanus:

Zzzone Backpackers

Bot River Hotel

Best activities to do in Hermanus:

  • Whale Watching from June to November
  • Walk along the epic Hermanus Cliff Path for breathtaking views, spotting whales in the ocean
  • Swim and chill out at Grotto Beach. A clean Blue Flag beach with white sands
  • Go for a swim at Voelklip Beach or picnic on the grassy area
  • Walk up Hoy’s Koppie to see amazing 360 degree views of Hermanus
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers a variety of good hiking trails
  • Buy something local at the many Flea Markets
  • Visit the Tiger Eye Manufacturing plant and Crystal Garden or Scratch Patch
  • Go Shark Cage Diving at one of the coolest shark infested areas
  • Sea kayak in Walker Bay
  • Zip line over the ocean from one cliff to the other 

DAY 4 & 5 – THURSDAY – HERMANUS TO MOSSELBAY

09:45 – 10:00 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Hermanus and drop you off at the Botriver Hotel where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

13:45 – 14:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Mosselbay.

14:20 – 14:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Mosselbay:

Mosselbay Backpackers

Hotel Portao Diaz

Best activities to do in Mosselbay:

  • Sky diving
  • Trips around Seal Island or Deep Sea Fishing trips
  • Quad biking /Sea Kayaking / Tube riding
  • Scuba Diving / Bungy Jumping (65m at Gouritz Bridge)
  • See 4 of the Big 5 during a Game Drive Safari
  • Visit the Cape St.Blaise Lighthouse
  • Take a gamble at the Garden Route Casino
  • Hike one of the many hiking trails
  • Horseback safaris (no experience needed)  
  • Explore the point of the Human Origin Experience
  • Take part of Mossel Bay historical ghost walk
  • Whale Watching Tour from a boat
  • Visit the FREE Janine Iron and Washing Museum. No joke. Very highly recommended.
  • Hike along the St Blaize Trail and enjoy the most amazing cliff top views
  • Go swimming at Santos Beach, a Blue Flag beach with a naturally calm bay.

DAY 6 & 7 – SATURDAY – MOSSELBAY TO OUDTSHOORN

13:45 – 14:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Mosselbay.

15:15 – 15:30 – Baz Bus drop-off in George where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Oudtshoorn. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

15:35 – 15:45 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Oudtshoorn:

Backpackers Paradise

Queens Hotel

Best activities to do in Oudshoorn:

DAY 8, 9 & 10 – MONDAY – OUDTSHOORN TO KNYSNA

12:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Oudtshoorn and drop you off at the pick-up point in George where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

16:35 – 16:45 – Drop off at your accommodation in Knysna.

16:50 – 17:00 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Knysna:

Island Vibe Knysna

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge

Best activities to do in Knysna:

DAY 11 & 12 – THURSDAY – KNYSNA TO THE CRAGS

16:35 – 16:45 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Knysna.

18:15 – 18:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in The Crags.

18:35 – 18:45 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in The Crags:

Wild Spirit Backpackers Wild Spirit Lodge

Rocky Road Backpackers

Best activities to do in The Crags:

  • Multi-Day Hikes in the Garden Route National Park
  • Visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden
  • Horse riding (beach trails)
  • Waterskiing, Scuba Diving, Kite Surfing
  • Cycle from the Crags to Natures Valley
  • Walks in Natures Valley Section of the Garden Route National Park
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Visit The Crags Elephant Sanctuary
  • Visit Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
  • Explore Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

DAY 13 – SATURDAY – THE CRAGS TO PORT ELIZABETH

Note: Port Elizabeth is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

18:15 – 18:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in The Crags.

21:45 – 22:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

22:20 -22:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Port Elizabeth:

Lungile Backpackers

Island Vibe Harbour Masters House Island Vibe Harbour Masters House

Beachwalk B&B

Best activities to do in Port Elizabeth:

DAY 14, 15 & 16 – SUNDAY – PORT ELIZABETH TO KENTON ON SEA\ALEXANDRIA

06:45 – 07:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

08:15 – 08:25 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Kenton-on-sea/Alexandria.

08:30 – 08:45 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Kenton-on-Sea/Alexandria:

Woody Cape Backpackers

Woodlands Cottages

Best activities to do in Kenton on Sea/Alexandria/Port Alfred:

  • Visit the Little Brewery on Wharf Street in Port Alfred 
  • Boat cruise on the Kowie River
  • Pig & Whistle (the country’s oldest pub) in Bathurst.
  • Game drives
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Sand boarding
  • Scuba diving, Surfing, Canoeing
  • Sea cruises
  • Bathurst Tours
  • Whale and Dolphin watching 

DAY 17 & 18 – WEDNESDAY – KENTON ON SEA TO CHINTSA

09:00 – 09:20 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Kenton-on-Sea/Alexandria.

12:00 – 12:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Chintsa.

12:20 – 12:30 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Chintsa:

Bucanneers Backpackers

Crawford Beach Lodge & Cabins

Best activities to do in Chintsa:

  • Learn to Surf
  • Volunteer at a  Rural school project
  • Visit Bonanza Beach
  • FREE Canoeing
  • Join an epic Booze cruise
  • Pack your picnic at the many unspoilt beaches
  • Abseiling
  • 4×4 Safari / Mountain Bike Trail / Adventure Safari
  • Ikwenkwezi game reserve
  • Beach volley

DAY 19 & 20 – FRIDAY – CHINTSA TO MDUMBI

12:00 – 12:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Chintsa.

14:30 – 15:00 – Baz Bus drop-off in Mthatha where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Mdumbi. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

15:05 – 15:10 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Mdumbi:

Mdumbi Backpackers

Swell Eco Lodge Swell Eco Lodge

Best activities to do in Mdumbi:

  • Dolphin sightings
  • Enjoy the most unforgettable sight with long beaches, rolling hills and natural valleys
  • Forest walks
  • Surfing lessons
  • Coastal hikes e.g. to the shipwrecks
  • Forest walks
  • Brave the waterfall of 18m or 21m jump
  • Surfing lessons
  • Stay in traditional mud huts with a traditional village

DAY 21, 22 & 23 – SUNDAY – MDUMBI TO UMTENTWENI

14:30 – 15:00 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Mdumbi and drop you off at the pick-up point in Mthatha where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

19:40 – 19:50 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Umtentweni.

19:50 – 20:00 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Umtentweni:

Lombok Lodge

The Spot Backpackers

Best activities to do in Umtentweni:

  • Umtentweni Area:  visit the main Beach at the mouth of the Mtentweni River.
  • Explore the undiscovered beach at Umzumbe Beach
  • Baggies Beach (Warner Beach) is a favourite among surfers
  • Visit traditional Villages
  • Gateway to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve for zip lining and an epic bungee swing
  • Join a booze cruise
  • Golf Course
  • Go sea kayaking, Canoeing , Water Skiing, Scuba diving
  • Hiking
  • Horse Trails
  • Spot Cape Clawless Otters
  • Swim in a tidal pool
  • Hit the waves with some world class surfing
  • Arts and Craft Trails
  • Visit the famous Oribi Gorge Game Park

DAY 24, 25, 26 – WEDNESDAY – UMTENTWENI TO DURBAN

Note: Durban is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

19:40 – 19:50 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Umtentweni.

22:00 – 22:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Durban.

22:35 – 22:45 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Durban:

Curiocity Durban

Smiths CottageSmiths Cottage

Happy Hippo Backpackers

Best activities to do in Durban:

  • Swing off the Moses Mabida Stadium
  • Stadium and Beach Segway Glide
  • Ushaka Segway Glide 
  • Visit the popular Ushaka Marine World
  • Visit the Insanely cheap Victoria Street Market for really cool souvenirs
  • Visit the Kwamhule Museum [Apartheid Museum]
  • Harbour cruises
  • Visit Florida Roads nightlife
  •  Join a local walking City tours
  • Grab some hot curries or Indian spices at the Indian Markets and taste a famous Durban bunny chow ( you haven’t been to Durban if you don’t have not tried one!)
  • Take part in a Zulu Tour, Face to Face with the Zulu culture
  • Take a gamble at Sun coast Casino
  • Skydiving
  • Learn how to surf
  • Cycle on the beachfront promenade

DAY 27 & 28 – SATURDAY – DURBAN TO HOWICK (SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG)

07:30 – 08:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Durban.

09:30 – 10:00 – Baz Bus drop-off in Howick where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Southern Drakensberg. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

10:05 – 10:10 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Example of accommodation in Southern Drakensberg:

Sani Lodge

Best activities to do in Southern Drakensberg:

  • Hike the Giants Cup Trail
  • Experience rural Zulu life for real with the Bhengus
  • Horse riding and Pony trekking
  • Discover the ancient Bushman Rock Art
  • Join a soap making course
  • Hike to Carlisleshoek Waterfall
  • Paragliding, hang gliding & fixed-wing gliding
  • Trout fishing
  • 4 x 4 trails

DAY 29 & 30 – MONDAY – SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG TO NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

09:30 – 10:00 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Southern Drakensberg and drop you off at the pick-up point in Howick where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

12:45 – 13:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Northern Drakensberg.

13:20 – 13:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Northern Drakensberg:

Amphitheatre Lodge & Backpackers

Little Switzerland Resort

Best activities to do in Northern Drakensberg:

  • Hike to the world’s 2nd Highest Water Fall : Tugela Falls in Royal Natal National Park
  • Horse Back through the slopes of the Amphitheatre Mountains
  • Many other hike to Cathedral Peak, Cleft Peak, Giants Castle, Champagne Castle  
  • Rock climbing
  • Take a Day Tour to Lesotho
  • Fishing

DAY 31 – WEDNESDAY – NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG TO JOHANNESBURG

12:45 – 13:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Northern Drakensberg.

17:00 – 18:00 – Baz Bus drop-off at your accommodation in Johannesburg.

18:05 – 18:10 – Check-in at your accommodation for as long as you wish.

Examples of accommodation in Johannesburg:

Curiocity Johannesburg

Once in Joburg

Brown Sugar Backpackers

Lebo’s Backpackers

Best activities to do in Johannesburg:

  • Experience Value-for-Money Kruger Park Safaris
  • Johannesburg, Soweto Apartheid Museum Day Tour
  • Explore the Cradle of Humankind
  • Bungee Jump from Soweto Towers
  • Picnic at Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
  • Rawr at the Lion Park or Admire Rhinos at the Rhino Park
  • Day trip to Sun City, Lost City or Pilandsberg
  • Get on top of Africa Tower  and explore the tallest building in Africa
  • Explore Cullian Diamond mine tours and take a ride at Gold Reef City
  • Visit Randburg Waterfront
  • Splash out at Montecasino or Caesars palace
  • Explore the street art of Maboneng
  • Eat at the Neighboorgood Market in Braamfontein
  • Shop Up a storm in Sandton

Hop-on Hop-off Cape Town to Port Elizabeth – 10 days

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2 – TUESDAY – CAPE TOWN TO SWELLENDAM

07:15 – 08:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Cape Town.

11:45 – 12:00 – Drop off at your accommodation in Swellendam.

12:00 – 12:15 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Swellendam:

Marloth Lodge:

Aan de Eike Guest House:

Best activities to do in Swellendam:

  • Hike in the enchanting Marloth Nature Reserve
  • Canoe down the Breede River
  • Explore the breathtaking Dutch architecture
  • Water raft down the Breede River (Buffeljachts Dam for Water sports)
  • Visit the Bontebok Nature Reserve
  • Pop into the Sulina Faerie Sanctuary: Magical Faerie displays and garden
  • Visit the Hermitage Liqueur Farm Largest Youngberry growing area in the country; visit for liqueur tasting
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with the various water sports offered at Buffeljachts Dam

DAY 3 – THURSDAY – SWELLENDAM TO GEORGE

11:45 – 12:00 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Swellendam.

15:15 – 15:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in George.

15:30 – 15:45 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in George:

Outeniqua Travel Lodge:

Whispering Oaks Guest House:

Best activities to do in George:

  • Explore the Outeniqua Mountain Pass by the train
  • Visit The Point
  •  Hike the Outeniqua Mountains
  • Surfing at Victoria Bay
  • Explore the Garden Route Botanical Gardens
  • Visit the Outeniqua Transport Museum
  • Paragliding
  • Wine tours
  • Kayaking
  • Explore the numerous rivers, streams & falls have their origins in the surrounding Swartberg, Outeniqua, Kamanassie mountain ranges
  • Pop into the Rabbit farm

DAY 4 – FRIDAY – GEORGE TO SEDGEFIELD

15:15 – 15:30 – Pick-up at your accommodation in George.

16:15 – 16:20 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Sedgefield.

16:20 – 16:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Sedgefield:

Afrovibe Beach Lodge:

Dover on Sea B&B:

Best activities to do in Sedgefield:

DAY 5 & 6 – SATURDAY – SEDGEFIELD TO PLETTENBERG BAY

16:15 – 16:20 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Sedgefield.

17:45 – 18:00 – Drop off at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

18:00 – 18:15 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Plettenberg Bay:

Nothando Backpackers:

Dolphin Circle B&B:

Bayview Hotel

Best activities to do in Plettenberg Bay:

DAY 7 – MONDAY – PLETTENBERG BAY TO STORMS RIVER

17:45 – 18:00 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

19:00 – 19:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Storms River.

19:15 – 19:30 – Check in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Storms River:

Dijembe Backpackers

Tube ‘n Axe Backpackers

Best activities to do in Storms River:

  • Mountain Biking in Tsitsikamma
  • Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures
  • The Wolf Sanctuary
  • Tsitsikamma Segway Tours
  • Bungy Jump (Highest in the world – 216m at Bloukrans Bridge) or Bungy Bridge Walk
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy trips or Abseil 110m into a gorge
  • Black water tubing
  • Guided forest rides
  • Snorkelling trails
  • Boat cruises

DAY 8 & 9 – TUESDAY – STORMS RIVER TO JEFFREY’S BAY

19:00 – 19:15 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Storms River.

20:30 – 21:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay.

21:00 – 21:15 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay:

Beach Bums Dijembe

JayBay House

Best activities to do in Jeffrey’s Bay:

DAY 10 – THURSDAY – JEFFREY’S BAY TO PORT ELIZABETH

20:30 – 21:00 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay.

21:45 – 22:15 – Drop off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

22:15 – 22:30 – Check-in at your accommodation.

Examples of accommodation in Port Elizabeth:

Ikhayalam Lodge

Aqua Marine Guest House

Best activities to do in Port Elizabeth:

21 Day Travel Pass – Joburg to Cape Town

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1 – THURSDAY : JOHANNESBURG – NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

07:30 – 09:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your current accommodation

13:15 – 13:45 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Northern Drakensberg.

13:45 – 14:00 – Check-in at your chosen accommodation establishment for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Northern Drakensberg:

Amphitheatre Lodge & Backpackers:

Little Switzerland Resort:

Best activities to do in Northern Drakensberg:

  • Hike to the world’s 2nd Highest Waterfall : Tugela Falls in Royal Natal National Park
  • Horse Back through the slopes of the Amphitheatre Mountains
  • Many other hike to Cathedral Peak, Cleft Peak, Giants Castle, Champagne Castle  
  • Rock climbing
  • Take a Day Tour to Lesotho
  • Fishing

DAY 4 – SUNDAY : NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG – DURBAN

Note: Durban is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

13:15 – 13:45 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Northern Drakensberg.

17:15 – 17:45 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Durban.

17:45 – 18:00 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Durban:

Happy Hippo Backpackers:

Blue Waters Hotel:

Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Monzi Safari’s Backpackers (St Lucia)

Best activities to do in Durban:

  • Swing off the Moses Mabida Stadium
  • Stadium and Beach Segway Glide
  • Ushaka Segway Glide 
  • Full stadium Segway Glide
  • Durban 45 minute Segway Glide
  • Visit the popular Ushaka Marine World
  • Visit the Insanely cheap Victoria Street Market for really cool souvenirs
  • Visit the Kwamhule Museum [Apartheid Museum]
  • Harbour cruises
  • Quad biking
  • Visit Florida Roads nightlife 
  • Join a local walking City tours
  • Grab some hot curries or Indian spices at the Indian Markets and taste a famous Durban bunny chow ( you haven’t been to Durban if you have not tried one!)
  • Take part in a Zulu Tour, Face to Face with the Zulu culture
  • Take a gamble at Sun coast Casino
  • Skydiving
  • Learn how to surf
  • Cycle on the beachfront promenade

DAY 6 – TUESDAY : DURBAN – PORT ST JOHNS

06:45 – 07:30 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Durban.

14:00 – 14:30 – Baz Bus drop-off in Mthatha where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Port St. Johns. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

14:30 – 14:45 – Check-in at your accommodation in Port St Johns for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Port St Johns:

Amapondo Backpackers:

Jungle Monkey Backpackers:

Best activities to do in Port St Johns:

  • Visit the popular Gap and Blowhole
  • Experience the Isinuka Mud Caves and Sulphur Healing Pools pools of the Pondo people
  • Join the many magical Forest Hikes
  • Overlook the Majestic Umzimbvubu river Traditional villages
  • Authentic sangoma trance dancing & drumming
  • Easy falls hike & swim up the river to the hidden pool
  • Cruise up the Umtata River, hang out in the jungle & explore the mangroves & subtropical coastal forest
  • Dolphin and Whale Watching

DAY 8 – THURSDAY : PORT ST JOHNS – COFFEE BAY

Arrange a shuttle service between Port St johns & Coffee Bay with your accommodation.

Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Coffee Bay:

The Coffee Shack:

Ocean View Hotel:

Best activities to do in Coffee Bay:

  • 5 Day – Learn to Surf Package
  • Hike to the Hole in the Wall
  • Spend a night with Xhosa family & experience their traditional way of life
  • Hike through local goat paths and go cliff jumping
  • Abseil into the sea at the baby Hole in the wall
  • Canoe through the mangroves down the Umtata River
  • Sunset Activities / Local entertainment
  • Drum making / Traditional dancing / Beadwork – workshop/ Xhosa bread making
  • Join the CHEAPEST surfing lessons in the universe
  • Hike the Hluleka Wildlife Reserve Trail

DAY 10 – SATURDAY : COFFEE BAY – EAST LONDON

14:00 – 14:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Coffee Bay and drop you off at the pick-up point in Mthatha where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

17:45 – 18:00 – Drop off at your accommodation in East London.

18:00 – 18:15 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in East London:

Sugarshack Backpackers:

Santorini Guest House:

Best activities to do in East London:

DAY 13 – TUESDAY : EAST LONDON TO PORT ELIZABETH

Note: Port Elizabeth is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

17:45 – 18:00 – Pick-up at your accommodation in East London.

22:00 – 22:30 – Drop off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

22:30 – 22:45 – Check in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Port Elizabeth:

Island Vibe Harbour Masters House:

The Hippo Backpackers:

City Lodge Port Elizabeth:

Best activities to do in Port Elizabeth:

DAY 14 – WEDNESDAY : PORT ELIZABETH – STORMS RIVER

06:45 – 07:30 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

10:15 – 10:45 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Storms River.

10:45 – 11:00 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Storms River:

Tube `n Axe Backpackers:

Storms River Guest House:

Best activities to do in Storms River:

DAY 16 – FRIDAY : STORMS RIVER – WILDERNESS

10:15 – 10:45 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Storms River.

13:30 – 13:45 – Drop off at your accommodation in Wilderness.

13:45 – 14:00 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Wilderness:

Beach House Backpackers:

Moontide Guest Lodge:

Best activities to do in Wilderness:

  • Hike the Kingfisher Trail
  • Paraglide or hand-glide from the launch spot at Map of Africa.
  • Horse riding: sunset beach rides or forest treks
  • Wilderness Lagoon Sunset Canoe Cruise
  • Explore the Wilderness National Park

DAY 18 – SUNDAY : WILDERNESS – STELLENBOSCH

13:30 – 13:45 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Wilderness.

20:15 – 20:30 – Drop off at your accommodation in Stellenbosch.

20:30 – 20:45 – Check in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Stellenbosch:

Stellenbosch Travelers Lodge:

Boord Guest House:

Best activities to do in Stellenbosch:

DAY 21 – WEDNESDAY- STELLENBOSCH – CAPE TOWN

20:15 – 20:30 – Pickup at your accommodation in Stellenbosch.

21:30 – 22:15 – Drop off at your accommodation in Cape Town.

22:15 -22:30 – Check in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Cape Town:

Once in Cape Town

A Sunflower Stop:

Never @ Home

Long Street Backpackers

Backpack

Best activities to do in Cape Town:

14 Day Travel Pass – Cape Town to Joburg

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1 – MONDAY – CAPE TOWN TO MOSSELBAY

07:15 – 08:30: Baz Bus will pick you up at your accommodation in Cape Town.

13:45 – 14: 15: Drop-off at your accommodation in Mosselbay.

14:15 – 14:30: Check in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Example of accommodation in Mosselbay:

Santos Express Train Lodge

Mossel Bay Backpackers

Best activities to do in Mossel Bay:

  • Sky diving
  • Trips around Seal Island or Deep Sea Fishing trips
  • Quad biking /Sea Kayaking / Tube riding
  • Scuba Diving / Bungy Jumping (65m at Gouritz Bridge)
  • Visit the Cape St.Blaise Lighthouse
  • Hike one of the many hiking trails
  • Picnic amongst Elephants
  • Walk with Lions
  • Explore the point of the Human Origin Experience
  • Take part of Mossel Bay historical ghost walk

DAY 2 – TUESDAY – MOSSEL BAY TO PLETTENBERG BAY

13:45 – 14:15: Baz Bus pickup at your accommodation in Mossel Bay.

17:45 – 18:00: Arrival at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

18:00 – 18:30: Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Example of accommodation in Plettenberg Bay:

Albergo for Backpackers

Bayview Hotel

Plett Beachfront Accommodation

Best activities to do in Plettenberg Bay:

DAY 4 – THURSDAY – PLETTENBERG BAY TO STORMS RIVER:

17:45 – 18:00: Pick up at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

19:00 – 19:15: Drop-off at your accommodation in Storms River.

19:15 – 19:30: Check in your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Storms River:

Dijembe Backpackers

Tsitsikamma Backpackers

Storms River Guest House

Best activities to do in Storms River:

DAY 5 – FRIDAY – STORMS RIVER TO PORT ELIZABETH:

19:00 – 19:15: Pickup at your accommodation in Storms River.

21:45 – 22:15: Arrival and drop-off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

22:15 – 22:30: Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights

Examples of accommodation in Port Elizabeth:

Island Vibe Harbour Masters House

City Lodge Port Elizabeth

Best activities to do in Port Elizabeth:

DAY 7 – SUNDAY – PORT ELIZABETH TO CHINTSA:

06:45 – 07:15: Pick-up at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

12:00 – 12:15: Drop-off at your accommodation in Chintsa.

12:15 – 12:30: Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Chintsa:

Buccaneers Backpackers

Crawford Beach Lodge & Cabins

Best activities to do in Chintsa:

  • Learn to Surf
  • Volunteer at a  Rural school project
  • Visit Bonanza Beach
  • FREE Canoeing
  • Join an epic Booze cruise
  • Pack your picnic at the many unspoiled beaches
  • Abseiling
  • 4×4 Safari / Mountain Bike Trail / Adventure Safari
  • Ikwenkwezi game reserve
  • Beach volley

DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY – CHINTSA TO DURBAN:

12:00 – 12:15: Pick-up at your accommodation in Chintsa.

22:00 – 22:30: Drop-off at your accommodation in Durban.

22:30 – 23:00: Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Durban:

Curiocity Durban

Durban Backpackers on the beach

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani