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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed at Mantis and Moon on the 6th and 7th of August 2016 for my birthday. I could not have asked for any better place to be. The first night we slept in the 7 sleeper dorm. Everything was clean and the en-suite bathrooms made life a lot easier. Second night we slept in a teepee just to have...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The idea of staying in a treehouse in a jungle like environment with the occasional monkey swinging past your window sounded amazing! The place was recommended to us by two travellers that were on their way to stay there a day after us. Me and my boyfriend arrived and planned to stay 2 nights. We pressed the bell to inform...

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2Thank Phoebe T
Germany
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I've travelled through South Africa and this was defenitely the most beautiful and unique Backpackers I've seen. This place is made with a lot of love and you feel like entering a different world going through that gate. The atmosphere is amazing and there are lovely places to relax everywhere. Everything is surrounded by Banana trees and you can watch...

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The best backpackers I've been to. The large and equipped public areas exceed expectations. Location Veetr good. Service great. Good meals. Yes, they over do the music (volume) after midnight. I'll return anytime i'm in the area.

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Thank Lawrence A
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Travelled Sa extensively .Stayed at almost every backpacker accommodation. Mantis &Moon Is Definately ORIGINAL.This is scarce and makes it a gem of a place.Staff are mixed volunteers international and locals.They seem a bit 'here and their ' but i understand the industry so please forgive if they leave you hanging while disappearing to deal with one of the many unforseen...

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Bronx, New York
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Though the tree house/jungle vibe is quite cool, the bar will play loud music all night long making any good sleep impossible. If the bar isn't loud enough, even louder music and drunk people screaming will come from the fire pit area even closer to the tree house rooms. You'd think with travelers traveling hours around the country at different...

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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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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

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 & 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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