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Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely LOVE staying at Mantis and moon, we do so often: the rooms are clean and cozy, the bar area is funky and fun, there is an amazing yoga studio, the whole place has a great fezzy vibe throughout and best of all, the owners and staff are all wonderful people!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super affordable, surf, nature, jacuzzi, wifi, bonfires, foosball, great vibes, cold beer, friendly staff and a seriously yummy thai green curry. A definite recommendation for locals or tourists. 💚💚💚

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Top stay, unique in the jungle! The stuff was very welcoming and made me feel like part of the Family. Lovely place, near the beach where you can have amazing beach walks, surf or what ever. The yoga studio is stunning and the yoga classes are very good :) Go here! You will have a good time!

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed at Mantis and Moon on the 6th and 7th of August 2016 for my birthday. I could not have asked for any better place to be. The first night we slept in the 7 sleeper dorm. Everything was clean and the en-suite bathrooms made life a lot easier. Second night we slept in a teepee just to have...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The idea of staying in a treehouse in a jungle like environment with the occasional monkey swinging past your window sounded amazing! The place was recommended to us by two travellers that were on their way to stay there a day after us. Me and my boyfriend arrived and planned to stay 2 nights. We pressed the bell to inform...

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Germany
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I've travelled through South Africa and this was defenitely the most beautiful and unique Backpackers I've seen. This place is made with a lot of love and you feel like entering a different world going through that gate. The atmosphere is amazing and there are lovely places to relax everywhere. Everything is surrounded by Banana trees and you can watch...

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The best backpackers I've been to. The large and equipped public areas exceed expectations. Location Veetr good. Service great. Good meals. Yes, they over do the music (volume) after midnight. I'll return anytime i'm in the area.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Travelled Sa extensively .Stayed at almost every backpacker accommodation. Mantis &Moon Is Definately ORIGINAL.This is scarce and makes it a gem of a place.Staff are mixed volunteers international and locals.They seem a bit 'here and their ' but i understand the industry so please forgive if they leave you hanging while disappearing to deal with one of the many unforseen...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

Address: 7/178 Station Road | PoBox 239, Umzumbe, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umzumbe
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mantis And Moon Backpackers Lodge
Mantis & Moon Backpackers Hotel Umzumbe
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“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
“Wouldn't recommend staying here”
 of 5 bubbles SkyeHarris, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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