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Karma Backpackers

2 Piet Retief Street, Kestell 9860, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been on the road for eight months it was a joy to stay in Karma. It felt so homely with the nice kitchen to cook in, the garden to take herbs and veggies from, and a sofa to relax on! Also, it was the best bed I've had in all my travels! Beautiful surroundings, near Amphitheatre hike and Lesotho.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at Karma in November to do the Sentinel Hike at Drakensberge. The room was spacious and the decoration really lovely. You can tell that Vera Ann puts a lot of effort into it. Everything was very clean. Vera Ann is very friendly and welcoming, we had the feeling she really enjoys having guests. We got a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have stayed at Karma twice and loved it each time. The place is very homely and welcoming, and Vera-Ann is a helpful and considerate host. There are some great activities in the area - we went horse back riding in Golden Gate National park and hiked Sentinel Peak, both were fantastic and Vera-Ann helped to organise it and gave... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Karma was our last stop during the trip around South Africa. That was our "karma" :). The best place you can ever be. We arrived late, but the lady welcomed us with warm tea and gave us hot water bottles for the night. You can feel really save there, like in magic cozy place, where time stops... The sky full... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely warm welcome, interesting guy who part runs the place and delicious homemade jams to try. A bit chilly but the hot water bottles were most welcome. Could do with a second indoor toilet particularly when busy, but overall - definitely the place to stay for a secure, friendly base.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Most b&b's stays involve a room, a key, a well-manicured garden and little else. Not Karma Backpackers. Vera Ann is a host, ready to offer help on where to go, or where to eat. She rightfully sends guests to a small nearby Ethiopian restaurant. Excellent food amongst friendly Ethiopians. And, Karma hasn't the feel of a the usual backpackers. With... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Karma backpackers was ideal for us to relax after some exhausting traveling. We enjoyed the homely atmosphere and the company of Vera Ann and the other travelers, went on exciting day trips with Zee and had great Ethiopian food and coffee thanks to the recommendations we got during our stay. No need to mention the jams and the breakfast at... More 

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Helsinki
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was our accommodation gem during our trip in Drakensberg region. The place is so lovely and Vera-Ann is so hospitable and nice person. She helped us a lot with a tips about hikes and instead of a one night, we stayed two. We had a double room and it looked so cozy and stylish. I love that country style!... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Warm welcome with coffee and tea (we felt like visiting our grandmother during the whole stay), lovely place like a small paradise, very helpful with tips for hikes, awesome jam, and we enjoyed the braai with salad and potatoes!

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Dahab, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We drove straight from Joburg to Kestell & felt very welcomed. Vera-Ann was so sweet & very helpful giving us lots of tips on the surrounding areas & the Drakensberg. It's the closest BP to The Amphitheatre which was an amazing hike & even better view. The backpackers itself is a very cosy, house style place, with a nice kluge,... More 

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Address: 2 Piet Retief Street, Kestell 9860, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Kestell
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Number of rooms: 5
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