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Durban Hostel - Gibela Backpackers Lodge
"The owner of the Gibela Backpackers Lodge hostel gives the guest an orientation of the area on arrival. There are no tours run out of this hostel, but the owner has good advice on where to go and what to see, making this more a hostel for travellers who like to get around and sightsee independently. This hostel is in a safe area, close to Florida Road with all the bars and cafes there. There is a Spar supermarket less than five minutes'...
"The Location Banana Backpackers is situated in the centre of Durban. It is close to beaches, shops, supermarkets, and banks. The area is fine during the day but taxis should be used at night, but this is the case all over Durban. The hostel is a Bazbus backpacker bus stop. Rooms and Bathrooms There are twin, single, double, and dorm rooms available. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. Men's and women's bathrooms are...
Hostel Durban - Hippo Hide Lodge & Backpackers
"I love hippos and I loved this lodge. There are tiny, medium and large hippos, pictures, engravings, and photos of hippos everywhere... It's fun." … "Lovely spot. Cozy and quiet. Also, the manager Themba handles everything with grace and style even under pressure." … "This is my favourite hostel on the face of the planet! I spent 3 months in S.A. and went back to the Hippo Hide twice after my original visit when I found myself...
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
"We went as a group of lads to tekweni, had a great time." … "The hostel clean inside/outside, staff excellent! the area where the hostel is is safe and tidy! My original plan it was only 3 days but I spend 2 extra one because l was very happy with service and accommodation." … "When I got here the staff were good and friendly, and they made me feel at home. They made me feel welcome in Africa." … "Keep Valuables safe -...
"This hostel is a popular one, previously with a loud party reputation but now a lot quieter as it is in a quiet residential area and neighbours have complained. Nomads is in the Musgrave area of Durban, a safe residential area, and less than five minutes' walk to the Musgrave shopping centre which has a supermarket, cinema, shops, cafes, ATMs and foreign exchange. It is also near the bus stop for goingin into town and the minibus taxi...
"well well. this place is cool and nice. we were treated like family. had a very nice time. good info, clean place, cold beer. here in sweden it's f-ing cold." … "Best Place I Stayed In - Keith and Pat could not have done more to make our stay better. We actually had a free apartment to stay in on the Bluff but after one night we moved back in to Smiths Cottage. Pat was always ready to offer advice if we wanted to do something and often...
Durban Backpackers - On the Beach
"Stayed there for quite a few days in Feb. 2007 and i found it great. The place was very well run and clean at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone." … "… the M4. At the T-junction (with the Indian Ocean dead ahead), turn right and we are # 17. From the North (Airport, Swaziland, St. Lucia, etc): From the N2 take exit #182 (Umhlanga / Gateway) and at the robots turn left onto the M 41. Continue...
Surf n Dreams
"… and still expanding. Situated in the heart of the vibrant area of Morningside and just a short drive to our golden mile beach front, Suncoast casino and the beach, and is around the corner from the most exciting road in Durban "Florida Road!" Our friendly staff offers friendly service, clients are feeling welcome from the day of arrival till the day of departure, and our rooms have unique themes, comfortable bedding and air...
Hostel Happy Hippo International Backpackers
"Pretty cool place - Happy Hippo was pretty cool. We were approached by a local upon our arrival to Durban saying the area our hostel was at was not safe and the dodgy part of town ... It wasn't at all! The staff was friendly and the actual hostel was pretty spacious and cool! It was clean and close to a shopping center/water park/restaurants! I would definitely recommend this place!" … "A Dive - The owner is the most rude woman on the...
Irie Lodge Warner Beach
"… lifestyle we all dream of. Subtropical weather, warm Indian ocean, masses of banana palms and miles of idyllic sandy beaches make it difficult to take life too seriously. Easy access to scuba diving on Aliwal Shoal-world's top ten dive sites! We can also arrange deep-sea fishing trips, car hire,Surfing, Horse riding, Tala Game reserve and more. South of airport and buzz of Durban. Irie Lodge is 700m from the beach with...
The Crescent Guest House
"… road offramp. For the sport enthusiast, our location is also close to the local soccer, tennis, cricket sports grounds as well as swimming pool. We are also well suited for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup as we are only 5 minutes from the newly built Moses Mabhida Stadium due for seven matches as well as a semi final. Our place is within viewing distance of the Comrades Marathon route. Or why not try swimming with Sharks at the...
Umzumbe Surf House
"… the surf is mellow, there are plenty of quiet, shady hammocks scattered around the yard, for you to kick up your feet and relax. We share the property with many friendly animals; including the elusive small blue duiker, flamboyant purple lourie and plenty mischievous vervet monkeys. Yoga, Surf Stretching, Zumba and Guided Hiking are available. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late...
"… and affordability. The reasonably priced accommodation and our exceptionally friendly and helpful staff supervises well-furnished rooms, to ensure your stay with us is a memorable one. Neighbouring BP Backpackers you will find the Royal Natal Yacht Club where many travellers can find a well earned meal at the end of the day. We are also a stone throw away from Wilson’s Wharf, which sees an array of different restaurants suited to...
Ansteys Beach Backpackers
"It was amazing. You get to meet a lot of people from all over the world." … "Good time - it is great, we had a very good time & you get to meet people across the globe, wow nice place." … "Everything is quality at this place. Owners and employees are kind and helpful and competent. It's clean. It's right near the beach. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat." … "Amazing." … "One more great review for Ansteys! The...
Angle Rock Backpackers
"This place is PRIMO. Stay here if you like to surf (beginners, too), eat well, drink well, or play pool. Rob, the host, is of the highest caliber of people, along with his gorgeous Swiss, Mrs. Nadine. Keep it up, guys." … "I think I was there about two years ago and ever since I have been dreaming about going back. Rob really knows how to make his guests feel at home. I have been working in the hospitality industry for year with many...
Township Vibe Backpackers
"… part of the African community, meet and greet the smiling local people and share in the amazing stories and folk legends of the colourful African culture. For a taste of a vibrant nation, traditional foods and drinks and all things inspired by awesome Africa, we offer the adventurer in you a treat like no other! At your whim, you can involve yourself in the community by volunteering to add value to people’s lives or arrive as a...
"… the Airport as you are going up the hill, you will find a turn-off called “Dickens rd / Umbogintwini”. The following turn-off is “Moss Kolnick Dr / Kwamakutha”. Take the following turn-off called “Adams rd” and proceed to the T-junction. Turn right at the stop sign. Turn right at the first robot. Go over the freeway and turn left at the first robot. Follow this road until you get to a T-junction. (Civic Center is on the left) Turn...
Neil's Backpacker's & Guest House
"Take note, students and musos, Neil is part of the local music scene and his pozzie* is close to the UKZN Howard College Campus and the School of Medicine. So spend your day at the pool, er, sorry, school, do sundowners on the rooftop terrace with its fab view, and jam the blues away, or just sit back and enjoy the sweet sounds. Oh, sorry, or studying backstage. Ha ha. As if... This intimate dorm-free venue has all the usual backpacker...
"… of arrival–visitor forfeits 75% of the booking value Fourteen days or less: 100% of booking value. Refunds will be made on owner’s discretion. Please note that where we can refill the booking we will refund you accordingly. During non peak seasons At other times with more than 3 months notice, provided we can then refill the booking we can return 90% of all deposit less the bank / credit card charges we incurred. 15 - 29+ days...
Hotel on the park
"… Mall is a short distance away and at weekends, directly opposite Hotel on the Park, sees the extremely popular Essenwood 'Craft' market, with its wide selection of stalls, blossom into a hive of activity. The area is punctuated with small retail outlets and restaurants to suit most gourmet preferences. Unique to the hotel is the interactive restaurant “Urban Spoon” where guests and the public can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner...
"… –Double and Twin – which all have en suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and basin a ceiling fan and colour TV with local channels Standard Rooms- Double ,Twin and Triple-which all have en suite bathrooms with either shower or bathtub toilet and basin are air-conditioned and have either flat screen or LED TVs with selected local and satellite channels Double rooms have 1 double bed, Twin rooms have 2 single beds and Triple rooms...
Durban Travel Tips & Suggestions
I visited Durban and Commercial Road is dangerous. I got robbed there. I will never ever visit Durban again. The police are useless.
It all happens in Morningside, Florida Road Area. The city needs to be treated like any other big city -- be streetwise. Do not walk around the Point Road Ushaka Marine Area. The beachfront is safe to walk around, but do not leave valuables unattended on the beach. After hours, the city runs dry and the night owls head for Florida Road -- restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, and bars. A must is the Botanical Gardens (it's free).
When we went to Sea World we were followed most of the way there. It was very scary and we had to run most of the way. Not fun, but then again Sea World was great!
Be careful in the SeaWorld area. Take a taxi or bus directly to and from there as the area around it is very dangerous.
— Big Ben
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