This Durban backpackers is set in a beautiful garden with an inviting rock pool. It is a good choice for weary travellers wanting a bit of peace.
From M4: Right into Sandile Thusi. Left into Peter Mokaba. Right into Julia.
From N2 S: Left into Che Guevara. Right into Lena Ahrens (Essenwood/Stephen Dlamim). Left into St Thomas. Right into Peter Mokaba (Ridge Road). Left into Julia.
One of the nicer backpackers in Durban
Hippo Hide oozes style and stay-a-few-extra-days comfort. The tropical garden conceals doubles and singles located in private wooden huts. There’s also an en suite dorm.
The bar overlooks an exotic rock pool that is ideal for lazy wallowing, sun worshipping and sundowners (just keep an eye open for rampant hippos while you wiggle your toes in the water!).
Hippo Hide’s efficient info desk prides itself on giving accurate information and organises anything from a cheap taxi to day and overland trips, car hire, scuba diving and activities around KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa.
The entertainment area with its thatched gazebo has an all-weather pizza and braai oven and is just right for a social brew or two. Missing home? Get your fingers flying at their broadband internet cafe.
They’re under a hippo-cratic oath to bring you a friendly, helpful, comfy, cultural and sociable backpacking experience...
Rates and Extras
Dorms R130; Singles R270; Doubles/twins R360; En suite R440; Triples R440; Camping R100.
Monthly rates on request. AroundAboutCars and HI discount.Baz Bus stop. Secure parking. Laundry. Free tea/coffee.
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