Gibela Backpackers Lodge

119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa | Hostel
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Durban yet again!!!

A travel blog entry by mickoobyrne on May 16, 2014

4 comments, 5 photos

... like Raffles in Singapore, very good indeed!
Nicky and Andrew Rattray from Fugitives Drift were in town for the Indaba a very big travel trade show and expo for the tourism industry in Africa. They suggested that although closed to the public they might be able to get me in so I could see all that was available in the country by way of places to go and things to do. They got me registered as a foreign delegate and introduced me to many many people who ran lodges, game parks ...


A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica on Jun 28, 2013

2 comments, 14 photos

... you must give her father 10 cows so the more daughters you have the richer (in cows) you will be. (Glad I'm not Zulu :) It was amazing to watch, one guy in particular was very funny, not sure he was doing traditional dancing but it was very funny either way. The boys loved it, Ollie madly taking photo's, it was awesome.
Afterward we headed back to the croc park to look at the snakes. The cobra was reared up looking at the glass as ...

Days out in Durban

A travel blog entry by wotters on Jun 27, 2013

24 photos

... again like India) formed the dowry for weddings. Parents of boys had to have sufficient cows to be able to 'buy’ their sons wives. A virgin could command around 11 cows for her parents if she was to be married to a family while a non-virgin only 8 or 9. We found out later that our 25 year old host already had a child by the guy she was in love with which was an acceptable thing in their society but meant that she wouldn’t be getting the full 11 ...

On with the path with heart!

A travel blog entry by maia on Oct 16, 2012


... it a day and buckle down on this
looming, but exciting, thesis.
After an amazing week at the lodge with Mom (during which we did workshops
at school, the big final presentation, attended mining meetings, went on lovely hikes and
paddles and had lovely happy hours) we spent a few days in Ramsgate with
the Gaze's and got to work planning the next stage of our trip.
Well, actually Mom planned while I madly applied for two research

Pay and Dismay

A travel blog entry by shellpom on Feb 01, 2012

1 photo

... how much mortal danger my freelance liege had in fact fended off for the sake of my rusty vessel then I would certainly dig a little deeper into my change purse and perhaps go so far as to break into the ‘paper’ section. As it stands however, I find myself emotionally blackmailed into parting with all manner of coinage up to ten times a day on the off chance that I just missed an impressive duel that may have occurred in my ...

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This hostel, located on 119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, is near uShaka Marine World, Mitchell Park, Nambiti Game Conservancy, and Natal Shark Board.
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