Our partners

The Backpack

the backpack

Voted as Lonely Planet’s No 1 Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014, South Africa’s original, multi award-winning Hostel and Travel Centre is simply Cape Town’s hottest, most social spot to stay.

Stay in our stylishly decorated Afro-chic rooms, offering superior comfort and quality; with shared or private bathrooms, free wi-fi, private electronic safes and in-house ATM. 

Swim in the pool with stunning views of Table Mountain, or meet like-minded international travellers in our buzzy Café & Bar, serving delicious breakfasts and gourmet sandwiches. Feel at home in our well equipped self-catering kitchen.

Making a difference is more than just an initiative of The Backpack, is the way we are, the way we work and the way we live! By staying with us you will be making a difference to the lives of many children.

We are proud of our Fair Trade Accreditation – a trademark awarded to Tourism businesses adhering to Fair Trade principles: fair wages and working conditions; fair operations in the purchasing and distribution of benefits; ethical business practice; respect for human rights; culture and the environment.


Ashanti Lodge & Travel Centre

Ashanti Lodge & Backpackers, Cape Town

Howzit? Welcome to the Mother City. The place to stay is Ashanti Gardens or Green Point. Fantastic accommodation from camping to en suite private rooms. It's all safe and clean with free wi-fi, views, pool, self catering options, excellent showers, laundry service, places to chill, TVto catch up on the game and places to meet fellow travelers. Our travel centre can hook you up with a safari, car rental or trip to the best wines you'll ever drink;)


Once in Cape Town

Once in Cape Town

Once in Cape Town is an all-star hotel for adventurous and young at heart travellers, where you can tailor make your own experience. We believe that when travelling, the four most important elements of that “once in a lifetime” experience include: great location, comfort, safety and good value. The rest is up to you! Every room has its own bathroom, and you can choose from a dorm bed, a private room, family room or even long term. Centrally located on Kloof Street, Once in Cape Town has a vibey street-cafe and offers free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free off-street parking, fully-stocked kitchen, free tea and coffee and a fire pit. 


Adventure Shop

Adventure Shop - Stellenbosch

Based in Stellenbosch, the Adventureshop has been in the adventure tourism business since 2000 and have extensive experience in adventure tours and activities, safaris and overland travel. We also offer some local tours in the winelands like our guided bike tour through Stellenbosch and the winelands, 4×4 wine tours, guided hikes and the Vine Hopper which is a hop on hop off service on the Stellenbosch Wine route.

We practice sustainable tourism principals by minimizing our impact on the environment, developing our local area by buying local and supporting our community and employees.


Volunteer Africa 32° South

Volunteer Africa 32° South

Come and volunteer on the beautiful Wild Coast with Volunteer Africa 32° south, and enjoy a truly rewarding experience while giving back to a worthwhile community. Join our Wild Coast Schools Project (first Fair Trade certified project in the world) where your mornings will be focused on teaching computer literacy to children aged 5 – 15, or our Pre-Schools Community Service Project where you will work as a teacher’s aide and help with children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Each afternoon consists of a fun activity: Monday is a community gardening project, Tuesday and Thursdays are spent doing sports, and Wednesdays volunteers visit with a local orphanage to help out and/or just play and interact with the children. Weekends are free time, and we are very happy to help you plan a trip to any of the wonderful places in our area.


Studenten Tickets

Studenten Tickets

Get the best youth travel rates! We offer cheap flight tickets and tours for young travellers and students up to the age of 30. We have contracts with many airlines and can offer open return tickets with a validity of 18 months. Backpackers get special rates on accommodation, tours and transport. And we provide travel information about the countries we cover. Visit our website for more info.


Lesotho Sky

Lesotho Sky

The second legendary friend we are supporting is “Chris the Cycle Machine”. Already in his early days he’d roamed the highlands of Lesotho. After a few years in Germany he’s back – in full force. If you are a professional or semi-professional mountainbiker with a passion for untouched trails in stunning natural surroundings and keen to tackle the mountain kingdom of Southern Africa, Chris is your man. He is currently organising and preparing more trips and events in Lesotho.

Check out his website and tours: Lesotho Sky

International House Cape Town

International House Cape Town

International House Cape Town is part of the International House World Organisation, a group of 150 language schools in over 50 countries worldwide teaching English and modern languages to both foreign and local students. IH Cape Town is a CELTA-certified English school offering English language courses to foreign visitors. Along with the English language courses, they teach modern languages, train teachers and executives as well as write training material and provide consultancy services.

Ih offers language courses as part of Pangea Trails's LanguageTRAVEL option where guests can take a 2 week language course before practicing and applying what they have learned on the Pangea Trails 21 day "South Africa Explorer Tour".


Hostelling International

Hostelling International

Hostelling International (HI) has over 3500 Properties in 90 countries worldwide. In South Africa we have a network of over 40 of the best hostels in the country all hand picked for there quality and locations to make sure you have the best travel experience around South Africa.

Become a HI member and recieve 10% discounts on all your accommodation plus many other travel discounts.

HI members receive a 5% discount on all travel offers of Pangea Trails.


h2o Tours

H20 Tours

If you ever wanted to have a sick skiing or snowboarding holiday in the Alps, Ralf, from H2o-Tours is your man. More than 20 years of experience in the industry have made him a legend in his field. If he’s not boarding in the alps during the season you will find him and his kite on various windy locations and beaches around the globe.

Board Rider Club Members of H2o-Tours receive a 5% discount on all travel offers of Pangea Trails.

Check out his website and tours: H2o Tours - Ralf Schultz (Deutschland)



Greenpop is dedicated to urban greening, reforestation, and eco-education. Their aims are to uplift communities and inspire a fun and accessible green movement by planting trees at schools, orphanages and community centres in underprivileged areas. By planting trees together with children and schools and members of the community, Greenpop spreads environmental awareness, and encourages people to take ownership of trees. Greenpop also plant trees as part of small-scale reforestation programs in deforested areas.


EDventure International

Edventure International

EDventure International is a concept born of passion and experience that aims to inspire individuals by teaching them leadership skills, which are developed and enhanced through direct engagement with volunteer projects overseas.

The leadership and personal development focus within each of the programs allows participants the opportunity for substantial social, cultural, and personal growth. These dynamic and well-structured programs also encourage them to take what has been learned abroad, and apply it to a whole new world of opportunity in the future. An engaging and rewarding volunteer objective in both humanitarian and conservation projects affords participants the ability to work in many different venues for change. Programs range from working with under-privileged schools and orphanages, animal rehabilitation centers, or even overall social development projects, thus creating a measurable difference in each of these communities.

A highlight for EDventure participants is being able to fuse together these leadership and volunteer elements with the promise of adrenaline filled, and unbelievable eco-travel experiences through the best parts of each country we visit!