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“Perfect Place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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47 De Lange Street, Graskop 1270, South Africa   |  
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“Perfect Place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

After 3 days of rain and cold weather pulling into Valley view was like coming home. The owners are so sweet and make sure that you are comfortable. We stayed in the 6 person dorm that was ensuite. The lodge is a house on a rolling hill overlooking the valley. There were plenty of signs letting you know how to get there. Hot, clean showers. A small indoor common area with comfy couches and a nice covered outdoor area with picnic tables. The owners are very knowledgeable about the area and have lots of advice about where to go and what to do. I would call and make reservations ahead of time. There is a communal kitchen that is very clean and well stocked. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I was coming down from the panorama route, and didn't want to drive all the way down to Nelspruit. I stayed at their "hut" outside, and it was perfectly comfortable, if a bit chilly in the late night / early morning. I love their location, which is right on the edge of town overlooking a valley - thus the name. They have a place to park your car that's locked up, which is nice. They also offer internet - with your own computer, wifi [a bit spotty] is reasonable at 50R for your entire stay, which is really nice. The couple that own it are really great, very friendly, and full of great advice on the things to do in the area for all budgets. The rooms are nice. I didn't see the dorm, but the rest are quite comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed a couple of nights at what they call the "rondavel", a rounded cottage in the yard of the property. While the rest of the buildings accomodate a traditional hostel, our rondavel had a living room with a kitchen, a private bathroom with shower and a big room with four beds. Clean and quiet. Joseph is a great host and very helpful.
Graskop is very convenient for the visit of the Blyde River Canyon, though the light fog that we had during our trip was quite disturbing with the supposed nice views. Pilgim's Rest is nice but definitely a tourist trap.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Valley View Backpackers

Address: 47 De Lange Street, Graskop 1270, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Graskop
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Graskop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Valley View Backpackers offers budget accommodation for national and international travellers. It is situated in the mountains overlooking the Graskop valley and close to town and its amenities. Clean, cosy, friendly and welcoming with plenty of information provided on the many local attractions and activities. Mountain bikes for rent, numerous walking trails and spectacular scenery. Graskop is perfectly located next to the Blyde River Canyon and under an hour away from the Kruger National Park. ... more   less 
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Valley View Backpackers Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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