It is silly not to rent a car in South Africa (ZA) because it is so cheap and you can see/do so much more that if you rely on public transit. There is a backpacker bus that operates in South Africa called BAZ BUS, but if you are looking for surf then the BAZ BUS is a bit limited.

EAT: You have to try a ostrich steak in Oudtshoorn.

WARNED: If you decide to hike around in tall grass be aware of ticks because there is a good chance you will get tick-bit fever or lyme disease. I was lucky enough to get tick-bite fever.

STAY: Stay at the Coffee Shack in Coffee Bay to experience the traditions of the Xhosa people.

PARTY: Island Vibe Hostel in Jeffreys Bay was always a LOT of FUN!