Small World Backpackers Lodge

25 Ridge Rd, Harare, Zimbabwe | Hostel
Prices starting from $17.00

Travel Blogs from Harare


A travel blog entry by samandalice on Jun 23, 2014

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Hello from Harare! As mentioned before, due to unrest in the middle part of Mozambique, we have had to re think our route here to Harare, basically taking the long way round Kruger national park, and up through the South of Zim. We set off early enough from Tofo, and made steadily slow progress through Mozambique. The low speed limit of 100kmh and …

Walking with Rhinos in $4 Shoes

A travel blog entry by sureimdecent


... in $4 tennis shoes. For our second proper day in Zimbabwe, we take an open air jeep to a national park so that we can track rhino on foot. Our guide is named Andy, a white Zimbabwean with a clipped accent, who is probably one of the most terrifying people I've ever met. Formerly a hunter by trade, Andy is a solid man, looking a bit like a cross between the Bush Tucker Man and an evil Santa. He tells us that when we're walking we need to shut up, because ...

Karanda - Final Day

A travel blog entry by catcher0607

... the community, Mugabe stated that no local church was to take over Karanda. And he also gave Karanda and other missionary hospitals, duty free status (no need to pay taxes on goods used at these hospitals). Impressive!
Once we come to the paved road, the driving is more smooth. But, Dan seems to drive faster! And there are some curves, so every time he slows down for the curve, my stomach still lurches.
On one straightaway, Erick ...

Back to reality

A travel blog entry by besomeone


... gratitude of what I have done over the last three weeks. I got quite emotional as you develop a link with these people. It’s natural to have worries and feel attached to these people. You spend every moment of your time with them. I got upset as I know that I have stability in my life. I can afford to fly to Zim and fly back. I have a bed waiting for me, my own toilet and I can afford almost whatever food I like. These mothers and children have none of ...

A Zimbabwean new year

A travel blog entry by besomeone


... back by the conditions and basic standards of living. Although I have seen these conditions before and also lived in similar places, it’s still a culture shock regardless. When you get used to living somewhere like the UK for however many years and then everything changes to such basic methods of literally surviving, it’s a wake up call. Although I’m a very strong person I found myself again feeling attached to ...

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This hostel, located on 25 Ridge Rd, Harare, is near Natural History Museum, Matobo Hills, Dolphin Trail, and Khami Ruins.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSmall World Backpackers Lodge Harare

    Reviewed by samandalice


    Reviewed Jun 23, 2014
    by (5 reviews) , South Africa Flag of South Africa

    Nice location, basic accommodation. The room opens straight in to the main eating/lounging area so is a bit noisier than hoped. Reasonable price for Harare, and feels safe/secure.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Small World Backpackers Lodge Harare

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good