Tourist Groups En-Suite Rooms

Tourist Groups En-Suite Rooms

This Tourist Groups Room is one of my favorites. The Kitchen is beautiful and equipped with a Bar fridge, Microwave with a grill, Kettle, and a Counter to eat at. This room can take up to 6 People easy, and has it`s own shower, basin, toilet, TV with open view HD.

The Backpackers is 50 m away from the Beach, and surrounded by Bar`s and Restaurants. We also have great Fishing spots right. Fun activities like Kite Surfing, Microlights Flights, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, and a lot more is popular in Ballito.

This Room is perfect for young tourist groups or even a Family of 6. 

For only R 1200 a night shared between a few friend is very cheap, and you will not get any better. Book this room for 5 Night and get one free Night

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En-Suite Units

En-Suite Units

The En-Suite Units is a new addition to Ballito Backpackers. These stunning rooms offer you the privacy and comfort you are looking for when you are on Holiday. The room is fully equipped with a Double Bed, Working Desk, Air Conditioning, Shower, Basin, Toilet Kitchenette equipped with a kettle, microwave, bar fridge, cutlery & crockery and TV with open view HD. Safe Lock up Parking area is also provided.

Ballito Backpackers is 50 m away from the beach, and is surrounded with Bars and Restaurants. Here you will also find great fishing spots. Fun activities like Kite Surfing, Microlights Flights, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, and a lot more is popular in Ballito.

For only R 700 a Night for two people. Get one Night for Free for every 5 Nights you book, from 15 January to 20 March 2018. 

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A Wonderful Continent Called Africa

A Wonderful Continent Called Africa

Africa is called the “Dark Continent” for its supposed mystery, but there is nothing mysterious about a destination site like this. You should definitely consider an Africa vacation.

A Wonderful Continent Called Africa

Africa is probably the most diverse continent on the planet and a vacation there can hold just as much variety. No matter what you are looking for, an  vacation on this continent can fulfill all your trip desires.

Land of Jungles and Wild Animals

We think of Africa first as a land of jungles and wild animals and that is certainly true. For an Africa vacation, you may want to consider some of the amazing safari adventures, which will take you to places that most people have only dreamed about. Imagine elephants and lions in the wild; that can be part of an Africa vacation. Although primitive in its beauty and feel, being on a safari does not mean living like an “animal”. Throughout the numerous game preserves and national parks, where you will see nature at its best, are also some of the finest accommodations in the world.

Accommodation the Africa Style

On your vacation, you can stay in guest lodges that rival anything in the cosmopolitan areas for luxury and service. Most of these venues will make you feel like you are a king or queen of all you survey, with excellent amenities you would not necessarily expect on an Africa vacation.

A Wonderful Continent Called Africa

However, the jungles and savannas of Africa is only part of the picture. In South Africa, you can find hotels and resorts that rival any in Las Vegas or other showplace resorts. How about an Africa vacation that includes top line entertainment, casino gambling, unsurpassed beaches? All these are available for both singles and families, accommodating all types of budgets.

In the north, beautiful beach resorts dot the Mediterranean coast as well as the Red Sea. Here a vacation turns into a desert odyssey not unlike Palm Springs, California, except with miles of white sand beaches.

Africa is countless island resorts on the Indian Ocean too. An Africa vacation here could be a private bungalow at a small resort where fresh fish is caught for lunch literally outside the windows of your room. The waters in these areas are pristine and unspoiled, perfect for diving and sailing.

In the north west, Morocco and the Canary Islands beckon with a completely different atmosphere and style. In addition, an Africa vacation here on the Atlantic coast has a completely different environment and culture to experience. You might feel that you are in Monte Carlo or Cannes but with much less expense and a more relaxing atmosphere.

An Africa vacation can be just about what you want it to be, with a variety that you will not find anywhere else.

 

Making Your Summer Travel Pleasurable for Everyone

Making Your Summer Travel Pleasurable for Everyone

Summer vacation is a time that you and your family will remember for the rest of your lives. When you travel as a group, you will want every person to have equally happy memories. Here are some ways you can tilt the odds in favor of that actually happening.

Summer Travel

Attend to Basic Needs for your Summer Travel

If you keep mealtimes at a predictable time each day, and try to implement a regular time for everyone to get to bed, things will generally run much more smoothly. An overtired, over-sugared, over-hungry family is a recipe for disaster. So do your best to stick to schedules and meet basic needs as fully as possible.

Resolve Conflicts Quickly

Arguments can snowball quickly when on vacation. Experiencing new situations together is both bonding and draining. If someone begins arguing, insist that the conflict be resolved in a satisfactory way to both parties involved. Bad situations can get out of hand quickly when people are confined in small spaces together, and it is better to solve problems immediately.

Don’t Let a Disagreement Turn into a Group Fight

When everyone is together almost every waking moment, it can be easy to intrude on the personal business of other individuals. It is much better to let two people work out their disagreement, instead of it turning into a big family brawl.

Take Turns Making Decisions

 When you are making decisions such as where to eat and what activities to spend your limited time on, try your best to ensure that everyone takes turns choosing. Perhaps you have one child that would gladly eat at a local chicken fast-food joint for every meal, and another who prefers fine dining. Within reason, and the confines of your financial budget, let everyone take turns choosing restaurants, meals and activities.

Make a List of Each Individual’s Non-Negotiable

When you are on your summer travels, it is likely that each individual will have their own personal agenda. It is easy to give way to the loudest voice, but a wise leader will keep things fair. Make a list of each person’s non-negotiables, or the activities and such that they most want to do. After coming up with the list, make a way for everyone to reach at least a few of their goals for the trip.

Summer travel is a great way to reconnect with family, and learn how to work together even better than you already do.  A little extra organization and compassion can go a long way in ensuring that everyone has a great time.

 

BUNGY JUMP BRIDGE SWING & CABLE SLIDE | KRUGERSDORP

Bungee Jump, Bridge Swing and Cable Slide, the way of life.

Have you got the guts!! Experience a triple whammy of serious adventure and adrenaline. Start with the relaxing cable slide of 320 m, followed by the mild and swanky bridge swing and finish off with the exhilarating, adrenaline pumping bungee jump!

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Bungee Jump

Treat either yourself or shock some poor soul with this triple power pack of stomach aching knots.

Location for Bungee Jump

Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Availability

Available throughout the year.

Experience restrictions 

Minimum weight of 45 kg | Maximum weight of 100 kg | Minimum age of 14 It is crucial to be aware of the following, you may not participate if you – – are pregnant – have high blood pressure – have a heart condition – have a neurological disorder – have epilepsy – have acute or chronic knee or back disorder – have osteoporosis – any other conditions that may become aggravated or put your well being at risk This experience is for 1 person. There will be others enjoying the experience with you. Bungee Jump, Bridge Swing and Cable Slide, the way of life.

Bungee Jump, Bridge Swing and Cable Slide Weather Restrictions

This experience is not weather dependent. Wear sensible clothing and closed flat shoes. Duration: Allow 3 – 4 hours for the entire experience, this includes time waiting in queues.

Additional Information 

This is an extreme experience. Children under the age of 18 will need written consent from their parents. Although you will be in the hands of highly experienced instructors you need to be extremely clear that you experience this activity entirely at your own risk. You are encouraged to take out your own personal liability insurance.

This experience includes a service fee and e-voucher.

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Time for a Family Road Trip!

Time for a Family Road Trip! 

Deciding on a family road trip can be a daunting challenge, not to mention an exercise in patience. However if you prepare ahead of time, the trip can be one of the most memorable experiences of your family’s life.

Here are some quick and easy tips for making your family road trip a fun and safe one.

Road Trip

Checklist

First, prepare a checklist of items you will need. This will include first aid kit, food, snacks, drinks, and lots of toys, coloring books, paper and crayons, a portable DVD player so your kids can watch their favorite movies; and a cooler. A good idea is to ask the kids what games they would like to take, within limits of course.

Ensure that the snacks are healthy in nature. Too many sugar snacks can have the kids bouncing off the car seats. Remember, this is a relaxing family vacation and you want to avoid the kids getting bored or repeatedly asking you when you are going to arrive.

Do Some Research!

Check online to print out games for the road that you and the kids can play along the way. There are an assortment of puzzles and riddles as well.

In addition, if you have very young children you will need to take the diaper bag and wipes for the occasional spills, blankets and pillows if applicable and a favorite item or stuffed animal for the young ones is a good idea as well.

Second

Decide on the destination and then contact AAA for a trip ticket. Ask for the scenic route, one that is much more calming and pleasing to the eye, especially the driver!

Third

As you check out the planned route you may want to check online to find gas stations along the way that offer the cheapest gas. Also if there are any points of interest along the route mark them on the map and plan to stop at these sites.

Fourth

While on the road ensure that you make pit stops regularly. This will allow the kids to run around and let off some steam, while allowing the adults to stretch and re-energize. Bring along a football or soccer ball so that the entire family can have some fun while exercising at the same time.

Finally

It is very important that safety concerns are met. This includes having the car checked at your local mechanic or gas station. Ensure that the oil and filter are changed; the tires are well inflated (don’t forget the spare tire, too); the windshield wipers are replaced (if needed); and the car is in great condition before you head of

You never know, what you may need.

In addition, you may want to place the following items in your trunk: a lawn chair, extra blanket, emergency road kit, umbrellas, water, flashlight and batteries, a battery-powered radio, and windshield wiper cleaner. In the glove compartment include a first aid kit and cell phone charger. Keep all medications in a Ziploc bag in the glove compartment as well.

Another good idea is to take a list of telephone numbers including the hotel or motel where you are staying as well as those of family and friends you may need to contact.

If you enjoy scrapbooking, this road trip may be a perfect opportunity to add new treasures to the book. As you make stops at some scenic sites, ask the kids to find an item they would like to include in the scrapbook. Or if the kids point out something along the way that they find fascinating, take a picture of it to include in the scrapbook as well.

Engage the kids in the decision making, age appropriate, and allow them to decide what they would like to bring. Have them pack their clothes (check the suitcases afterwards) so they feel part of the overall experience. Planning ahead of time for a family road trip will save you time, stress, and money. And the kids will enjoy this adventure, too!

 

 

Four Season Tents

Four Season Tents

Basically, the difference between Four Season Tents and regular tents is that a 4 season tent is tighter, with heavier outer walls. When it is all zipped up, there is no space anywhere for the elements to get in. In addition, 4 season tents are often stabler so that they can resist extremely heavy storms if need be. This does not mean, however, that you cannot use 4 season tents in nicer weather. Many styles of 4 season tents come with the ability to unzip the outer fly so that you can keep cool on summer days, while still braving near-arctic temperatures in the winter.

Four Season Tent
Four Season Tent

Four Season Tent is good for Winters

You will find, however, that the more extreme the conditions for which it was designed, the more specialized a 4 season tent will be. For example, some true mountaineering 4 season tents are not things I would advise you to bring for camping on a warm summer night. The ventilation panels are narrow and the end result is that it will be stuffy and hot at night if you are camping during the summer with them. Additionally, they are made of heavier, stronger stuff, and as a result are an added weight for your normal camping trip in which lightness is a virtue.

And of course, good 4 season tents can come at exorbitant prices, running up to $500 dollars and more sometimes. Compare this to an ordinary 1-2 person summer tent that you might grab at your neighborhood camping store. I got mine for a tiny sum of $30 dollars and, although it provides little warmth, it gives me all the comfort I need during the summer when combined with a decent sleeping bag.

The truth of the matter is, it is important to think about what you will be doing before you go out and buy expensive mountaineering equipment and 4 season tents that you will not need. You must make sure that your equipment fits its purpose.

 

 

Ballito Backpackers

Ballito Backpackers

Situated in the heart of Ballito with quick and easy access to the King Shaka International Airport. Being just 15 minutes away.We have provided affordable self-catering accommodation in Ballito, since  2009!

Located right across the road from the beautiful beaches, local shops, popular night clubs & restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisines. Ballito Backpackers offers affordable accommodation with a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, communal lounge, kitchen and braai area.

We Cater for everyone!

As we strive to please guests, of all ages and walks of life. We are most popular with the youngsters who enjoy the wide range of night life, that surrounds us.

Nearby attractions include the beach, fishing, golf, bars, night clubs, shopping centers, hiking, and a lot more! An action-packed tour can be arranged on your behalf. King-Shaka International Airport is a quick 22 km drive from the property and transfers can be arranged through our service providers.

Ballito Backpackers

 

Kitchen:

A fully equipped Kitchen ensuring you have everything you need to prepare your meals. The kitchen offers a sea view and dining tables for you and your family/friends to enjoy a meal together.

Lounge:

Our comfortable lounge area offers a space for you to relax, and guests may enjoy use of the TV with DSTV. Or you can simply just relax on the couches with a book.

Braai Area: 

Nothing beats an authentic South African Braai and our fully equipped braai area offers you everything you need to enjoy an afternoon of chilling and grilling!

 

Bear Grylls Parang Machete

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Grylls Parang Machete

Grylls Parang Machete

A veteran adventurer like Bear Grylls might be able to clear trail with a full-size machete as easily as most people trim their fingernails. For the rest of us, a weekend spent swinging a big blade like that is a quick way to make enemies with whole set of shoulder muscles you never knew you had. Which is why Gerber paired down the Bear Grylls Compact Parang to more pack-able, convenient size.Modeled after the tool Indonesian tribesman have carried into the jungles for generations, the Compact Parang is Gerber’s shoulder-friendly answer to the standard, full-size machete. By combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools and Bear Grylls’ adventure knowledge, this stout, sturdy blade acts as a lumberjack on the trail and a surgeon around camp. It can whack through thick grass and woody brush all day, then chop vegetables and whittle fire starter by night.The Blade: Small and SturdyThe size and shape of its 1-pound blade focuses weight toward the tip for more power behind