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Who, why and where did the The Guide to Southern Africa come from?

Technically the idea came from Douglas Adams and since he had the amazingly fantastic idea we decided to expand on it.

The Hitchhikers Guide (The Guide to Southern Africa) was born out of idea to share ideas and information about Southern Africa with you and the rest of the World.
A team of over 200 backpackers, reporters and friends have traveled around South Africa gathering information to compile this website and the location markers on Google Maps.
Two years have been spend on the project and eventually it was introduced to the BSA and backpackers at the Eastern Cape BSA meeting by Aidan from Wild Tongue Backpackers.
The Guide is written by travelers to maintain an accurate unbiased view of the Backpackers and Activities visited.

Our concept is simple, share information..
We do this through this very strange thing called the web.
Anyone and everyone has access to The Guide to Southern Africa, (Volunteering in Southern Africa and our Backpackers Search Engine
We are happy to share information with you because we love to travel and explore new place.
The information comes from you, the traveler, us (the staff) and from the owners of these wonderful places and activities.
The more you have to say the more we will have to share with the world.

So the Guide is written by you, edited by a group of traveling backpackers and uploaded by a group of very dedicated Hitchhikers who live somewhere around the world.

We have three guidelines:

1 -::- All reviews are written by you
2 -::- Everything is rated by you
3 -::- It is all about you

So now..

Started by Backpackers for Backpackers.
The concept developed in South Africa with help from the board, to create a free source of information for you to travel Southern Africa and hopefully the rest of the World and if you are happy with how this is all going we might even take it to the rest of the Galaxy.

ATASA Association Members

Name of Backpackers

33 South Boutique Backpackers
99 Mile Beach Lodge
99 Mile Travel Lodge
Afrique du Sud Backpackers
Afrovibe Lodge
Ashanti Lodge and Travel Centre
Black Mamba Lodge
Dijembe Backpackers Lodge
Elephant Walk Accommodation And Tours
Fat Pony Backpackers
Hluhluwe Backpackers And Dinizulu Safaris
Island Vibe Backpackers
Island Vibe Knysna
Khotso Mountain Lodge
Little Brak Beach House
Lungile Backpackers
Mthatha Backpackers
Saldanha Backpackers
Starling Backpackers
The Cardboard Box
Themika Wine & Fruit Farm
Urban Chic Boutique Hotel and Cafe
Wild Spirit Lodge @ Khoinania
Zululand Backpackers

Name of Activity or Tour Operator

Africa's Ocean Safaris
Aquanaut Tours
Birds of Eden
Blue Sky Namibia Tours
Elephant Sanctuary
Face Adrenalin
Ocean Blue
Skydive Plett
Umkulu Safari
Zululand Eco-Adventures


Jess Potter (Canada) - Arne Schaudinn (Germany) - Nicole Alberino (US)
Aidan Lawrence (SA) - Nicolaas Flaming (US) - Sara Kissner (US) - Benn Schionning (Australia)
Rahel Heiri (Switzerland) - Sophia Audetton (World)

Cheers from The Guide Team

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