Happy Hippo Backpackers
Happy Hippo is Durban's latest backpacker is a glam big sister to the Hippo Hide.
Follow uShaka Marine World signs on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Cross Bell Street. 2nd building on left, next to the Engen Garage.
A backpackers next too Ushaka Marine World
The Happy Hippo flies South Africa’s flag high with its contemporary ethnic theme. Experience their ‘wow’ factor - from unique rooms awash in vibrant colours to cool cultural trimmings and industrial flavours.
uShaka Marine World is right next door with plenty of restaurants, watering holes and cool marine-themed rides. The beach is also nearby, so stroll down and top up your tan or swim, surf, kayak and sail!
If you want a taste of the real Durban, head to the famous Indian Market, try a bunny chow or catch a rickshaw ride along the beachfront. You can even catch a cable car ride to the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Downtime can be spent at home with the Hippo, browsing the shelves of their curio shop with its lekker local wares or globetrotting their rooftop bar, The Globe.
Get your holiday in full swing by booking a day trip or safari at their fancy new info and booking centre. Tel: 031 368 7196.
Rates and extras
Dorms R140; En suite dorms R150; Doubles/twins R370; En suite doubles/twins R470; Singles R330; Triples R485. Prices subject to change. Monthly rates on request.
Baz Bus stop. Airport shuttle to door. Secure Parking. AroundAboutCars, HI, HW and HB discounts. Wi-fi. Internet.
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