Gibela Backpackers

119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Durban

Durban doddling

A travel blog entry by helen_joe


We arrived in Durban after a 10 hour overnight flight, 2 hours wait in Johannesburg, an hour sitting on the runway and a very short flight to Durban.

We got to our lovely hostel by 3 in the afternoon but were a bit wrecked from the plane so didn't venture any further out to Durban that night. Joe displayed his culinary skills and we took …

En route to Durban

A travel blog entry by doninthemtns


... hole just before dark which felt oh so good..

This was Saturday night and there was an outdoor astronomy presentation at the observatory so we made it in time for that..saw the moon through a very well built homemade telescope.
We drove the next morning thru some amazing backcountry and ...

The Drum of Zulu Thunder

A travel blog entry by mullos


... in the 1976 school protests was the beginning of the end of apartheid. The Hector Pieterson museum left me feeling raw, more than the Apartheid Museum. One innocent kid, a hero, caught up in such a era full of guilt and hatred. The cab driver, in his formula one driving fashion, finished off the tour of Soweto by taking me to the poorest part of the township, up along busy streets filled with poky shacks selling car parts, lychees and plastic buckets of all colours. We ...

Meet the Zulu People...

A travel blog entry by paulandkala


... If the boy likes her too then their families have a meeting to discuss how much the boy's family must pay the girl's family for the girl (usually between 9 and 13 cows). Jason then showed us the 3 types of houses they live in - clay, stone and brick. The clay house is free as they just use branches and the clay from the ground but it is also the weakest house. The government are providing stones for unemployed people but they must build the house themselves and ...

There's no place like home!

A travel blog entry by clare_mills


... colours, shapes and sizes of people. I noticed and commented on how South African women look healthy, bronzed and wholesome. Freckles are endearing back home, whereas in Korea they are a major flaw. I noticed how the many men back home are vastly different from one another and that there are so many good looking guys, all with unique ways of dressing.

In Korea, tanned skin is a big no-no. The paler the better, hence the many kinds of facial products that promise to ...

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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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