21 Day Travel Pass – Joburg to Cape Town

Suggested Itinerary

For Departures on any other day of the week, please adapt your itinerary to our timetable.

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
  • Segway Gliding tour
  • 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 (R3300)
  • 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 – CHINTSA

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)

17:00 – 17:15 – Drop off at your accommodation in Chintsa.

17:15 – 17:30 – 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:

  • Free Canoeing at Buccaneers Backpackers
  • Zip lining and Quad Biking
  • Learn to Surf
  • 4×4 Safari/ Mountain Bike trail/ Adventure Safari
  • Brewery Tour
  • Safari at Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve
  • Beach Volley
  • Learn to Surf
  • Beach Horse Rides
  • Join epic Booze Cruise.

DAY 13 – TUESDAY : CHINTSA TO PORT ELIZABETH

Note: Port Elizabeth is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

17:00 – 17:15 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Chintsa.

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:

  • Full Day Addo Elephant Park Tour (R1895)
  • Morning Safari in Addo Elephant Park Tour (R1313)
  • 2 Day Addo Elephant Park Safari & Wild Cheetah Tracking Tour (R5500)
  • Island Cruise and Big Safari Tour
  • Kragga Kamma Safari
  • Port Elizabeth City Guided Tour
  • Craft Beer Tour
  • Cultural township tour
  • Wonder around at Cape Recife National Park
  • Shamwari game reserve: spot the Big 5
  • Take part in a city Tour and dicover the Lighthouse, Feather marketall, Settler cottage; no 7 castle hill museum, Apple Express
  • The beaches offers great swimming, surfing, sailing, diving, sand-boarding, angling, scuba diving activities
  • Visit the wreck of Sacremento
  • Explore Van Staden’s flower reserve for FREE

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:

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