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Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

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7/178 Station Road | PoBox 239, Umzumbe, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved Mantis and Moon! The way it was set up was so unique and fun. So much greenery, you feel like you're in the middle of the jungle. The kitchen was great for cooking your own meals. There was a couple awesome patios to read or sunbathe. I was there at a quiet time (middle of the week off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I'm really confused as to how this place has got any negative reviews! Me and my boyfriend are travelling around South Africa with the buz baz and we are still comparing everything to the mantis and moon. We are so glad we stayed here, it was a real highlight for both of us. The staff were perfect, lovely, helpful, approachable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I stayed at Mantis & Moon a while ago. Whenever I tell friends about my trip to South Africa, this place is one that I'm most excited to describe. It's so beautiful you feel like you're in another world. The staff were also really fun to spend time with and made my friends and I feel at home. I hope... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are travelling in SA, you must stop at Mantis & Moon! It's an amazing hostel in the jungle, close to the beach. At M&M you will fall asleep rocked by the sound of the waves and you will be awakened by the monkeys playing in trees. There are many different rooms, all well kept, confortable and clean. Whether... More 

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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The hostel is situated ‘in the middle of nowhere’, at least, that’s how it felt. The jungle around the hostel is taken 'inside' and a walk path is leading the way to the rooms. A big birdhouse at the front of the restaurant hold all sorts of animals – not only birds. They can hop over to than other part... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised by how beautiful this backpackers was - we went on a suggestion from a friend - their website doesn't reflect how nice this spot is. It is easy to forget that the property is in fact residential. The little tropical forest they have created, the beautiful bar/pool area and the charming wooden walkways that connect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

if you are looking for marble bathrooms and air conditioning this place is not for you.... but if you are looking for a fun atmosphere, beautiful setting, back to nature experience you have found the right place. I stayed in a double room which was lovely, spacious with a mosquito net and water in the rooms and a small terrace.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in a dorm room. Luckily there were only two of us in the room otherwise it would have felt very crowded. It is located very close to the beach (5 minute walk), but there is no town or shops which you can easily walk to. If you don't have a car the hostel can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic location, architecture. Perfect amount of laid back vs luxury :) it's a real getaway experience. Absolute hidden gem! So tranquil. I would live there if I could. What an experience! Perfect ambiance, lovely staff. Close to the beach. And attracts a great crowd of friendly people

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Mantis & Moon is always the fist destination on our list of places to go when planning a getaway-the staff are always friendly and welcoming and the the accommodation takes you out of the real world and into something that is out of a story book and allows you to get lost in its beautiful wilderness surroundings.we have been numerous... More 

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Additional Information about Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

Address: 7/178 Station Road | PoBox 239, Umzumbe, Umzumbe 4225, South Africa
Location: 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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