Monday, 18 October 2010

Tips for responsible travel in South Africa

Have a look at our new article on 'Tips for responsible travel in South Africa'. We’ve put together some tips for responsible travel in South Africa. If you run through the list, you’ll realize that the suggestions aren’t that unreasonable and not meant to reduce your enjoyment of our country in any way. Some suggestions may be obvious, but others may come as a surprise, so please read on and take notice...

Main Points

  • Reducing your carbon footprint
  • Interacting with South Africans
  • Caring for our environment
  • Appreciating our wildlife
  • Making good choices
  • Try to understand

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Alternative Route

Alternative Route is getting ready for edition 12 to be released at the end of this year. What a great year it has been for Backpacking in South Africa with the 2010 world cup. The party is over though and 2011 is going to be a challenging year for backpacking in South Africa. It seems that the travel piggy banks are empty in Europe as the world recession carries on as does the hang-over. On the brighter side South African backpacking has seen the benefit in recent years of more Travellers from the USA. Onwards we go :-)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

New Buccaneers Backpackers Website

The Buccaneers Backpackers website has gone live. Visit to view the new site. Their site was long overdue for a rebuild as their old site was still a frames based site. The job was a little easier as Sean from Buccaneers gave quite a comprehensive brief of what he wanted. The site is still a work in progress. The base is up now the adornments need to be added and perhaps the structure tweaked according to usage data we collect.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Wild Coast Backpackers

Had a Wunder time on the Wild Coast recently. Spent a night at the awesome Amapondo Backpackers in Port St Johns and had a coupla awesome meals at Jungle Monkey. As with all my trips this one was'nt purely pleasure. I stopped off in Mthata to drop some books off for my clients in Coffee bay and Bulungula. After PSJ I stayed at Buccaneers Backpackers to help with their new website and for the Friends of Chintsa website. The site has been slow going but it feels like its gonna get better now... For more Wild Coast backpackers info visit the Alternative Route website:

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ansteys Beach Backpackers tempory site

Anstey's have been having problems with their website. A disappearing service provider and a AWOL designer...

Anyway. We have put up something for them temporarily until a gap opens to do a proper site. Visually it is not too bad but it could do with a whole lot more information and more current photographs...

in reference to: Ansteys Beach Backpackers & Self-Catering (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, 19 October 2009

New Alternative Route website

The new Alternative Route website has been released. So far the responce has been good. There are still a few speed issues that need to be sorted out...

in reference to: South Africa Backpackers | Hostels | Tours | Swaziland | Lesotho | Alternative Route - South Africa Backpackers (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, 03 July 2009

Diamond Diggers

Just arrived and wondering what to do? There's lots. Tour Soweto, go down a gold mine or play with the cubs at the Lion Park. When you get back to Diamond Diggers after your adventure, kick back and relax in our jacuzzi bar, play a game of pool and watch the sunset over the Joburg city skyline.

We are a stone’s throw away from restaurants, Eastgate Shopping Mall, Ellis Park Stadium and Bruma Flea Market where you can browse for African crafts or simply relax and enjoy the traditional entertainment provided.

When you arrive, don’t forget to take advantage of our free airport or bus station pick-up. Then once you've settled in talk, to one of our experienced staff members who can organise you a day tour, a Baz Bus ticket, a trip to Kruger Park, as well as many more tours.

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