​SMOKING DRAGON
TRAVEL SHOP
Durban

Durban is the epitome of East meets West, where a strong Indian influence translates into some of the finest curries in the country; where mosques stand alongside historical Victorian buildings, and all is united by a profusion of subtropical indigenous and exotic trees, shrubs and flowers that need little persuasion to grow effusively.

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Happy Hippo Accommodation
Welcome to the happiest, hippest, friendliest self-catering ‘backpackers’ in all of Africa. A place to enjoy all that the modern African city of Durban has to offer.

The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African Ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an industrial flavor. Whenever a new guest arrives, they always experience that wow factor!
Everything on our premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation! Our rooms are all different and are named so one gets to learn about this exciting nation and what it has to offer. We have a roof top bar called the Globe, as we get to meet people from all around the world! We also offer free wireless & have a curio shop which only supports local crafts and small business. Local is Lekker! (great in Afrikaans).

We offer our guests the convenience of booking all your day trips, safari’s and car hire at our reception, all in the name of making your stay an unforgettable one.
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HAPPY HIPPO ACCOMMODATION
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
Set in an 1896 Colonial-style building with 2 annexes, this funky, vibrant hostel is a 4-minute walk from the nightlife on Florida Road, and 2 km from both the nearest beach and Durban train station.
The laid-back mixed and single-sex dorms sleep 6 to 10 guests, and feature bunk beds, lockers and wood floors, along with ceiling fans and shared bathrooms. Private rooms are also available. Bed linens are provided.
Amenities include a communal kitchen, BBQs, and a vibrant sports bar next to the outdoor pool. There's also a TV lounge, a pool table and a tour desk. Parking is free.

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TEKWENI BACKPACKERS HOSTEL
Airport Beach Backpackers
Conveniently situated between Durban’s King Shaka Airport (5km) and less than a 5 minute walk to the pristine unspoilt beach where the dolphins and whales cruise the bay.

Encircled by tropical vegetation, a tranquil base from which to start exploring the magnificent Dolphin Coast of South Africa or have a last glance before you say good-bye and fly back home. .
In our hostel you find calm, cosy and homely atmosphere, offering 8 rooms of different categories, which will appeal to tourists, business travellers, as well as transit passengers departing from DBN Airport.

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AIRPORT BEACH BACKPACKERS
Ansteys Beach Backpackers and Self-Catering Apartements
We offer varied affordable accommodation options 50 metres from the beach - from our fully equipped self-catering flats, to more private upmarket air-conditioned rooms as well as our communal backpacker cabins - all set in a lovely tropical garden with a communal swimming pool and the popular Heidi's Cafe on the premises above the swimming pool. 

Situated a mere 50 meters from the sand on the popular Anstey's Beach, Anstey's Beach is on the Bluff, a suburb south of Durban, and a quick 10-15 kilometre drive from the Durban city centre, uShaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino, the ICC and the Sports Stadiums.

There is nothing better than taking an early morning stroll to the beach, armed with a steaming cup of coffee or tea to watch the ocean come alive with the most spectacular sunrises! More often than not the dolphins will delight you with their playful antics and the whales are regular sights at Ansteys Beach.
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Durban Backpackers - on the Beach
With stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, en-suite doubles with own TV, cosy dorms with self-catering facilities, a sparkling pool and a scrummy breakfast, come to Durban Backpackers On The Beach for some affordable luxury.

Situated in Durban North between the City Centre and Umhlanga Rocks, On The Beach is literally that - on the beach. Watch the waves break over the golden sand in your front yard, pop down for an early morning dip and search for shells as you unwind in this little bit of paradise...

Close enough to everything you could possibly need; restaurants, banks, bars and the cinema and only 10 minutes drive from the bustling city centre. King Shaka International Airport is 18 km away and is a 15 - 20 min drive - what more could you ask for...
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DURBAN BACKPACKERS - ON THE BEACH
Gibela Travellers Lodge
This funky downtown hostel in a 1950s building is 3 km from Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World and 6 km from uShaka Marine World.

Featuring bright ethnic decor, the simple rooms and dorms (2 same-sex, 1 mixed-sex) have shared bathrooms. Linen is provided, but there's no air-conditioning.

Breakfast and parking are complimentary, and there's a shared lounge, dining area and kitchen. There's also an outdoor pool. Pets are welcome.

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GIBELA TRAVELLERS LODGE

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