Gibela Backpackers Lodge

Address: 119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, is near uShaka Marine World, Mitchell Park, Natal Shark Board, and Nambiti Game Conservancy.
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    Travel Blogs from Durban

    Dark days

    A travel blog entry by the4thjourney on Mar 12, 2015

    3 comments, 3 photos

    ... determination shine through time and time again, the tears that swell and run down the cheeks of these two dear friends is drenched in fear and sadness. Although their faith is strong and vibrant, their mortality is telling.

    We talk a lot about hope and prayer … not just prayer, but fervent payer, the type of prayer spoken of in James 5:14-25 “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over them, anointing ...

    Hamba Kahle Cato Manor (among other things)

    A travel blog entry by alexdaugherty on Mar 23, 2014

    2 photos

    ... consistency in the case of pap or a dry meal in the case of putu. I liked both, as long as there was some sort of stew or meat accompanying the dish, but most Americans (and white and Indian South Africans) don’t care much for it. I’ve also had steamed bread, which is a Zulu staple and delicious when warm. The other traditional Zulu dish I recently tried is sour milk, its fermented milk that is subsequently chilled and served on top of rice or pap. It tastes a ...

    First ever walking safari

    A travel blog entry by deniseandted on Feb 26, 2014

    10 photos

    ... us and ushering us into the auditorium for the weekly concert - follow me ma’am, thank you ma’am. We were bowled over by their stunning performance. The boys audition from across Africa, aged 8-13yrs. The 100 strong choir is aged 9-15, and they live here, and undertake their studies in a specialised music environment. Perform concerts Africa and world-wide, next stop Brazil!

    About half are here on scholarships, and the school seeks sponsors ...

    Seeing a bit of the Real Africa

    A travel blog entry by cats-adventures on Jun 24, 2013

    8 photos

    ... he gave us detailed instructions on how to get to Al Khair as well as writing the name down for us to ask anyone on the way. And the recommendation was brilliant, we got our bunny chow. It is a curried meat dish served in a small loaf of bread rather than with rice (yay, no rice!). And as me and curries go, it was delicious. We also got our traditional garlic naan; felt like we were back in India (even though it turned out it was actually a Pakistani ...


    A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica on Feb 05, 2013

    2 comments, 11 photos

    ... saw our Kingdom of God t-shirts and came running! They followed us into the small room that is the Clermont hall where we sung praise songs and made tambourines to make music for a singing. The girls concluded by telling the children to come to Sunday School on Sunday morning. It's just amazing how it all works here. I asked the girls if the parents ever came looking for the kids or anything but apparently no! It's just a whole different ...