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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been travelling South Africa for 3 months now. Been everywhere, tens of backpackers. This one is DA BOMB. Real people, real love, real happiness. Recommend 100% to all those looking for a real experience, a good time, a awesome welcome and a good night dancing non-stop. Unique vibe in S.A. probably in the world. May my path lead me...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived at this backpackers with high hopes and it unfortunately left me very disappointed. The dorms aren't clean - someone had left 3 days ago and their bed was left the whole time, the linen smelt of wet dog, the toilets and kitchen were filthy and there were plenty of staff - outweighing paying guests - and yet service...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best places to visit along the KZN coast if not the best, me and my group of friends had the best time !! Wonderful staff and volunteers who made us feel like family ! Have to visit at least once in your life !!

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Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went to Mantis over the New Year period with a group of friends, having heard about it from people who had been there. The backpackers is set in an jungle environment and is full of charm and character. This is the perfect backpackers to go to if you're laid back and in search of a good time. There were...

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Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

After a 3 week road trip down the south coast of South Africa, this backpackers was by far the worst of all the backpackers that I have ever stayed at. I don't often write reviews on trip advisor, but in this case I've made it a point to come back after my trip and write this review. I like objective...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Nice setting but the 2 barmen let the place down for their lack of care for customers and shoddy service. All they cared about was getting drunk outside the bar , even when people waited to order drinks they came in sometimes just to get themselves one! I asked one of them about the surf conditions for the next day...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Situated in the jungles just a block away from the beach, this spot is ideal for backpackers and globetrotters, as well as locals who want some time away to chill. Ticks all the boxes for a backpackers, with laidback staff, cold beer, and a very welcome cool pool / warm jacuzzi options. Fairly rustic (lack of aircon, optional outdoor showers,...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Our time with Mantis and Moon will remain one of our fondest memories for years to come. Our souls found peace in a treehouse nestled between large trees with monkeys swinging from branch to branch. The architecture is modern yet rustic and unique in every way. The list of activities are endless and will keep you busy while you blow...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My girlfriend Steffi and I were travelling through South Africa and wanted to break the trip up between Coffee Bay and Durban. Soooo happy we stopped here! We stayed in a beautiful and basic ensuite double room. This place is super jungle vibe with so much love and attention to detail. Very funny locals, awesome beach 2 minute walk away...

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Mantis and Moon was an out off the world experience. I love the fact that they value quality service over quantity and that the staff take the time to get to know you and find common ground no matter how short your visit is. This was a perfect affordable sneaky weekend away. We stayed in the most gorgeous glass cabin...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mantis & Moon BackPacker's The ORIGINAL Surf & Yoga Lodge that has been growing from strength to strength since 1999. The German owner has travelled all over the world, gathering inspiration, to create something unique & spactacular! This is something that you have never experienced before & probably never will! A jungle oasis that feels as if you have fallen into a dream world. A hidden island of bungalows lead by wooden walkways, you would want to get lost here for days. From glass tree houses that allow you to see the monkeys play in the tree tops, to the incredible yoga studio, this establishment has it all. Swim in the rock pool, play a game of pool in the jungle bar or chill in one of our many chill areas, there is something for everone. MAny activities & adventure await just around the corner from the beach... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

Address: 7/178 Station Road, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umzumbe
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mantis & Moon Backpackers Hotel Umzumbe
Mantis And Moon Backpackers Lodge
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“Tree houses and cabins!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are looking for privacy and quiet book in to the glass tree house it offers a stunning jungle view .”
 of 5 bubbles Jadeanngerhardt, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the tree-houses are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles stefanieremm, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Treehouses are the best, definitely worth paying a little more”
 of 5 bubbles 80beckiec, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Do NOT stay in the "dorm treehouse"... This is a joke!”
 of 5 bubbles mentholelch, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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