Mantis and Moon Backpackers

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At 12 o’clock I’m ready with my bags waiting at the backpacker’s door in Coffee Bay for the Baz Bus that will take me to Umzumbe, the first stop in KwaZulu-Natal. Just one more stop before Durban.

One of the advantages of using the Baz Bus is that you meet many travelers. Some times you see them a couple of times, or stay with them at a backpackers, or some times you keep seeing them for almost the entirety of your trip, like this guy Lukas. Lukas is a German guy who finished high school and traveled around the world for 8 moths, so we had a lot of stories to share. This way, I also got good advises from other travelers of where to stay, and that led me to my next stop, Mantis and Moon Backpackers in Umzumbe.

I keep travelling by the coast in direction north east, and the weather is warmer the farther north I go. Also, it’s not so dry here, so the vegetation is thicker. In the area you can see monkeys very often. People are very approachable here too and I forgot to say, South Africans love posing for pictures.

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This backpackers is submerged under the trees and plants in a small town area where it’s close to the beach. Nevertheless they have all the amenities: indoors and outdoors showers, bar with pool table, lounge, a pool with a slide, jacuzzi, hammocks, yoga studio, even sitting areas on top of the rooms above the trees. Everything.

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But that’s not all that makes this place special, the people are really nice, friendly and attentive. And the dogs are lovely, all 6 of them. A great place to stop by for a few days.


Author: ubuntutravelblog

I'm from Argentina and I have a passion for traveling. On April '16 I started a trip around Africa and I created this blog to share this adventure with my family and friends.

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