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About Explorer Backpackers

Unleash your inner explorer and embark on a thrilling journey with us. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, untamed landscapes, and unforgettable adventures. Experience exceptional hospitality, forge lifelong connections, and ignite your wanderlust as we unveil the hidden treasures of South Africa, together.

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Who We Are.

Explorer Backpackers, established in 2017 by the dynamic duo Tokelo Khambule and Darron Scorgie, is not your ordinary backpacker's lodge. It's a vibrant hub pulsating with energy and an insatiable thirst for adventure. Imagine a global tribe of passionate travelers converging to celebrate the sheer magnificence of South Africa.

Our carefully curated tours are akin to ancient treasure maps, guiding you to the very heart and soul of this incredible nation. Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythm of Johannesburg, unearth hidden gems, and revel in the untouched beauty of untamed landscapes.

Our mission is crystal clear: to provide exceptional hospitality, ignite your sense of adventure, and champion sustainable tourism practices. We aim to leave you buzzing with excitement and a profound appreciation for South Africa's abundant wonders. So, pack your bags, join our tribe, and let Explorer Backpackers be your gateway to a world of unforgettable memories.

When we started.

In 2017, two born and raised South Africans - Tokelo Khambule and Darron Scorgie , fueled by their passion for travel, founded Explorer Backpackers. Their shared vision birthed a haven where wanderers unite, forging connections and embarking on unforgettable journeys, showcasing the beauty of South Africa's hidden treasures.

Why choose us.

With a commitment to exceptional hospitality, we provide travelers with a home away from home. Our curated tours unveil the essence of South Africa, while our outstanding amenities ensure comfort and convenience. Choose us for unforgettable experiences that celebrate the beauty of our diverse nation.

Our Mission.

Our mission is to provide exceptional hospitality, create immersive travel experiences, and promote sustainable tourism practices, while embracing the spirit of adventure and celebrating the beauty of South Africa.

Our Vision.

Our vision is to curate extraordinary adventures that ignite wanderlust, forge lasting connections, and awaken a deep appreciation for the diverse wonders our beautiful country - South Africa - abundantly provides.

Our Services & Offers

Experience comfort, cleanliness, and vibrant vibes in our cozy accommodation. Your perfect home away from home awaits.


Embark on unforgettable adventures, exploring the hidden gems of Johannesburg and Soweto with our personalized and immersive tours.

Tours & Activities

Defy loadshedding woes with uninterrupted power and enjoy blazing fast Wi-Fi, ensuring seamless connectivity throughout your stay.

Loadshedding & WiFi

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