Backpacker lodges: KwaZulu-Natal

The Province

The garden province of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is a subtropical region of lush and well-watered valleys, washed by the warm Indian Ocean.

One of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the province stretches from mountains to the ocean, from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique in the north.



Amphitheatre Backpackers
Inkosana Lodge and Trekking
Khotso Adventure Farm (Southern Drakensberg)
Sani Lodge Backpackers Hostel
Sani Top Chalet


Battlefields Country Lodge


Ansteys Beach Backpackers (The Bluff)
Banana Backpackers (Durban)
Durban Backpackers on the Beach (Durban North)
Gibela Backpackers (Morningside)
Happy Hippo Backpackers and Accommodation (Durban Central)
Hippo Hide Lodge and Backpackers (Berea)
Nomads Backpackers (Berea)
Nunuburd (Berea)
Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartments (Beachfront)
Smith’s Cottage (Umgeni Heights)
Surf ‘n Dreams (Morningside)
Tekweni Backpackers (Morningside)


Mawelawela Accommodations (Elandslaagte)
The Knoll Guesthouse & Backpackers (Hilton)
Watkins Farm Backpackers (Nottingham Road)

North Coast

Queens Terrace Backpackers (Amanzimtoti)
Ballito Backpackers (Ballito)
BiB’s International Backpackers (St Lucia)
Budget Backpackers (St Lucia)
Isinkwe Backpackers Lodge and Safaris (Hluhluwe)
Kosi Bay Inn (Kosi Bay)
Natural Moments Bush Camp & Diving (Sodwana)
Nature’s Way Backpackers (Mtunzini, Zululand)
Shapes of Africa (Mount Moreland)
Stokkiesdraai International Backpackers (St Lucia)
The Secret Spot Surf Camp (Shaka’s Rock)
Thobeka Backpackers (Kosi Bay)
Veyane International Backpackers (St Lucia)
Zululand Backpackers (Eshowe)


Sleepy Hollow Adventure Backpackers

South Coast

Far Horizon Lodge (Port Edward)
Kuboboyi River Lodge (Port Edward)
Mantis and Moon Backpackers (Umzumbe, near Port Shepstone)
Spot Backpackers (Umtentweni, near Port Shepstone)
Southbroom Travellers Lodge & Backpackers (Southbroom)
Vuna Valley Ventures (near Port Edward)
Yengele Paradise Boutique Lodge (Trafalgar)

Valley of 1000 Hills

1000 Hills Backpackers
Black Mamba Lodge

Warner Beach

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge
Irie Lodge

Backpacking accommodation

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