Gibela Backpackers Lodge

119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa | Hostel
Prices starting from $39.00

Travel Blogs from Durban

Durban yet again!!!

A travel blog entry by mickoobyrne


... tourism products. These guys know EVERYONE and as a friend of theirs I received lots of very kind invitations to visit, as a guest, many beautiful lodges in South Africa. Now those are invites worth having!! I spent a couple of days wandering the huge number of exhibits and got to chat with people from a vast range of places. There were also great exhibits of cultural tourism products with singing and dancing displays breaking out like lively little explosions of energy ...


A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica


... up and Max placed his hand on the glass and within seconds the Cobra struck at the glass. It was actually a "spitting Cobra" and even left its venom on the glass which of course made Max put his hand up to the glass again! After the 3rd strike we encouraged him to move along. The boys were so excited checking out the snakes a worker came passed and asked if the boys would like to hold to one. Of course! With that he bought out a ...

Days out in Durban

A travel blog entry by wotters


... 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


... our time there and every moment of it was incredible. I got to see so many friends who I hadn't seen since 2006 and I got to introduce them to my Mom! We went back to the school in Kibera (the huge slum), and spent the whole afternoon and evening with the principal. We started a scholarship program and are now supporting four students with their school fees, school uniforms, shoes and books. The only slightly heart-breaking part of the day was that we had to ...

A time to reflect

A travel blog entry by maia


... and the challenges that I was coming up against he looked at me and said, "be brave, Maia, be brave." And he is right. This isn't easy. There are layers upon layers of complexity that must be navigated through, but the only way to start navigating is to jump aboard the ship. And I felt like I was continuously choosing NOT to make that leap.

Two things happened for me during that week at Bill and Margie's and the result was not only the dissipation of the ...

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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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