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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Hear the ocean while you are deep in the rainforest! Mantis and Moon Backpackers is amazing, a jungle-vibe backpackers only 5 minutes walk from the East Coast of South Africa and then amazing Umzumbe beaches. The yoga studio is absolutely stunning, truly world class. I would highly recommend staying in one of the treehouse rooms as they are amazing and...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When I first heard about the Mantis & Moon and its concept I was fascinated. A private jungle with monkeys leaping from one tree to another and an onsite Yoga Studio sounded like a dream come true. However, the Mantis & Moon is not exactly as relaxing and meditative as it is advertised. Sure, the location is stunning, but the...

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Shenyang, China
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Such a wonderful four nights! Highly recommend this place to any travellers wanting something exciting. Such a good vibe with guests from all over the world. Yoga at 6 am in the glass yoga room,you can see the sun rising while you do yoga! Massages and tours offered by staff. Great food offered 24 hours. Staff were friendly and welcoming....

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Deutschland
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked the place well ahead to have a place to stay for the night on our roadtrip from Durban to Cape Town. I guess for a certain type/character it is alright and the waves at the nearest beach are alright for learning to surf BUT: - do absolutely not stay in the "treehouse dorm" - this is just disgusting,...

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Limburgerhof, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

+ Great setting (like in a jungle) Close to the beach Nice rooms Good outdoor bathroom (soap and handtowel provided) Friendly staff - Not very clean kitchen 7% fee for card payment Very little space to park

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Cobourg, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The hostel is interesting and set in a beautiful jungle atmosphere. There seem to be a lot of people working there but it's very disorganized. I stayed 4 nights with a friend and it was at least 2 days too many. The first day we had breakfast of yogurt and cereal. It was plain but only 30 R so was...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My friends and I stayed this past weekend for 2 nights. We realise its a back packers....but surely someone could do a bit of cleaning, the place is really really dirty. Rooms were fine, very rustic-which we knew. Kitchen was vile. Outside couches were so dirty, we were worried we would get carried away by germs if we sat on...

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1Thank PaulaTSteyn
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2016

So my 2 cousins arrived from Portugal and I had planned an awesome trip around the south coast whist staying at Mantis & Moon. We left Johannesburg at 3:30am and arrived in Umzumbe at 11:30am. As we pulled into Mantis & Moon a young blonde came running up the drive way towards our Hilux and shouted "CAN I HELP YOU!!"...

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Wurzburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and it was an average backpackers. Staff was nice, the kitchen was ok. They do have a really nice pool and a jacuzzi. A bar where you can hang out. Baz bus stops here and you can park your car in a secured area. What I didn't like was the fact that it was...

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1Thank Fabian A
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stayed in the private glass house and it was so cool!! It was winter time so not as busy but met some really cool people.. had loads of fun.. would be really cool to have a fully functional swimming pool and more parking for guests because this place is very special... <3

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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Additional Information about Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

Address: 7/178 Station Road | PoBox 239, Umzumbe, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umzumbe
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mantis And Moon Backpackers Lodge
Mantis & Moon Backpackers Hotel Umzumbe
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“If you are looking for privacy and quiet book in to the glass tree house it offers a stunning jungle view .”
 of 5 bubbles Jadeanngerhardt, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the tree-houses are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles stefanieremm, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Treehouses are the best, definitely worth paying a little more”
 of 5 bubbles 80beckiec, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Do NOT stay in the "dorm treehouse"... This is a joke!”
 of 5 bubbles mentholelch, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Wouldn't recommend staying here”
 of 5 bubbles SkyeHarris, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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