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Gecko Backpackers

Plot S13, Sabie Road R536 | Kiepersol, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Texel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first night in South Africa with a family of 5 we had the whole room for ourselves. Made our own breakfast and diner there. Staf was very friendly and gave us good information about the activities etc. Nice place to stay!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a family of 5 and we stayed there while visiting the Kruger Park. Very friendly and helpfull staff (Dennis). Clean and well equiped rooms and kitchen. We were there for three nights and enjoyed it very much. Only 12km from the Phabeni Gate of Kruger Park. Met people from around the world. Well organized set up and at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Gecko Backpackers for one night before leaving to Kruger. It is a really nice place with very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed in a twin room (communal kitchen and bathroom). It's situated a few KM's from Hazyview itself, in the middle of the nature (it kinda felt like a rainforest!).

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I totally enjoyed my time at this place. The owners are the friendliest and most helpful persons ever. Especially Dennis helped me on many occasions. He gave me lots of valuable advice about possibilities for transfer, safaris and planning the next stops of my journey and made sure I got the best deals. Thank you for that again, Dennis! The... More 

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Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was travelling alone in South Africa and trying to get around without a car. Before I arrived I already got a very friendly and detailed mail from Dennis. More than once he did a lot of research to organise transfers for the best price for me. In the end I got a car, because that was the only possibility... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We did not want to leave this place. The owner Guidon is a talkative fella with whom we had lively chats late into the night. Dennis is a gorgeous person-so lovely and interesting to chat to too. They clearly enjoy their jobs and haven't become jaded by the constant flow of guests. Sitting on the high bar stools watching the... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The owners were very friendly and accommodating, but they have a bar inside the main building, where we were staying in a dorm room, and it got very loud and noisy throughout the night, which meant that we couldn't sleep well. It's very rustic, and somewhat old, but equipped with all the basics, and very clean. The surrounds are beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went there now twice (2 month interval). First we went were with a bigger group of 9 people and stayed in a dorm directly in the main building. The second time I went were with my girlfriend and my brother and we stayed in two double rooms. We decided for this locations since it's cheap and Hazyview is a good... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Travelled here as part of an Overland Tour group and had two of the best nights of the trip at this lively camp. The bar area was the scene of many memorable moments and the service provided by Gideon and Dennis was above and beyond the call of duty. They are great guys who really can create a super friendly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Seven of us stayed at Gecko's over the Easter weekend. We had the large upstairs room, above the dorms (with en-suite loo - bonus!). The beds were super-comfortable, with lovely fresh and clean linen, and the room suited our purposes perfectly (which were: up before dawn, to beat the rush into Kruger). Not only were all the facilities clean and... More 

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