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Travelling solo for waves and safari in SA« on: January 31 2006 02:01:00 »
Hey, Looking to travel to travel to Cape Town, J Bay area in search of waves mainly and Im also keen to check the wild life and culture. Travelling solo and I have heard it can be a little scetchy.What would the best option for getting around to surf brakes eg hire car or are there any surf travel companies over there who could help me out. Any info would be handy Cheers ,Gus
RE: Travelling solo for waves and safari in SA« Reply #1 on: February 01 2006 14:02:00 »
Just got back from SA. Look for a company called the Baz Bus, it goes up the garden route (cape town to port elizabeth via jbay). It stops at all the hostels, hostels r cheap plus its easy to meet people with cars, etc. fully recommend it. Do not use the publis trains or buses! once in cape town stay in a local hostel and try and find some people to surf with. Car hire is also pretty cheap.
RE: Travelling solo for waves and safari in SA« Reply #3 on: March 14 2007 08:03:00 »
Yes, Bas Bus is definitely you best bet - check out www.bazbus.com. Don't miss Durban for surfing - great weather, warm water and fantastic surf. You can stay at a surfers' backpackers there www.ansteysbeach.co.za. KZN Province (where Durban is) is also great for cultural and wildlife experiences. Hluhluwe and Umfolosi are great game parks - check out www.kznwildlife.com for info. The top game reserve is Kruger Park - you can either go with a small group and guide (eg. www.safarirangers.com) or rent a car over there and do a self-drive. To fly cheaply between big cities, book early on www.kulula.com, 1time.co.za or flymango.com
RE: Travelling for waves and safari in SA« Reply #4 on: January 29 2008 10:01:00 »
I was looking to travel with two friends to SA for sufing. I was planning on 6 weeks in may and was looking for options. I found that I can get a job at Gary's Surf School or volunteering in J-bay. Can anyone tell me if either is better, if there is an option that I overlooked, or any other advice for a beginner surfer on a budget. Thanks.
RE: Travelling solo for waves and safari in SA« Reply #5 on: January 29 2008 15:01:00 »
Im comming for a surfing trip in SA next month for 10 days.
I like warm water - so thought Durban is the place.
Is it a nice place?