We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge

178 Station Road, Umzumbe, Hibberdene 4225 South Africa
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (92)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)


Welcome to Paradis! Get lost in the private jungle of Mantis and Moon, not even a 5 min walk from the blue flag beach, and experience the warm welcome of the Mantis and Moon family. At Mantis and Moon, our friendly dynamic, local and international volunteers can’t wait to meet you! We too are travelers, nomads, adventurists, dudes and dudettes who love the sun! By day, you may see us surf, paint, expand our knowledge, fix and build or cook up a big delicious meal. By night, we sip tea, juice or beer next to the exotic rock pool, while global story tellers share their adventures, lessons and tales of our own lives with people like you.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Game room
Horseback riding
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Electric kettle
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
178Reviews2Q+A30Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 89
  • 40
  • 20
  • 18
  • 11
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
I booked it seeing the photos on their website. Dorm room was so cramped. Small room with 10beds. Dark and no ventilation. Smelled of rotten eggs. Toilet and shower was also dirty and there were 2 dogs sits everywhere on the sofas. Their fur was in the sofas and it was smelly. Yoga lessons were expensive for what was taught. I could have spend the same money in London and could have had lessons. Bar was good.
Read more
The most amazing staff and relaxed vibe. You're surrounded by nature and wake up to the most amazing sounds in the morning 😁 The pool area is amazing for a day in the sun and the bar area is perfect for a few drinks with your friends. The glass treehouse is so exquisite. You definitely can't go wrong with Mantis and Moon.
Read more
Response from TheMantisandMoon, Manager at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi kay_ler22! Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time at Mantis. Oh yes, the Glass Treehouse is special :-) We hope to see you again at Mantis in the future. Sending you our best wishes and happy holidays :-) The Mantis and Moon Team.
Read more
Living in a jungle-paradise-rainforest, one with nature, next to the Indian ocean and with an amazing group of people - my home away from home. This special place is all about laughter, love, inner peace, inspiration & joy. Mantis has an easy-going & relaxed vibe, cool staff and offers a lot of activities (yoga, surf & much more!). Wake up to the sounds of birds or monkeys playing in the trees, start your day with yoga, enjoy delicious breakfast & dinner (made with love) at the Café, have a drink while listening to live music, discover great spots to watch sunrise & sunset, enjoy talks around the campfire and end your day looking at the stars & the moon. Every day is rewarding, full of magic & new adventures. Thanks for having me beautiful people. I will always revisit this place. Lots of love, peace & joy. Aweh!
Read more
I had a great time at Mentis&Moon backpackers, even though there were little monkeys there, I still enjoyed. There's a jacuzzi which gave me goosebumps and the food is exquisiting. I would totally recommend it to anyone. #khwelateam
Read more
Response from TheMantisandMoon, Manager at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Hi Abulele996! Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Mantis. The monkeys can't stay away from Mantis either. Crazy fun! We hope to see you again in the future. We wish you all the best! The Mantis and Moon Team.
Read more
It was a great experience with the Khwela team here. I loved the outside bathroom and the sounds of animals in the morning. I will definitely come back here, thank you for hosting us and your great hospitality!
Read more
Response from TheMantisandMoon, Manager at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Hi symphoniq! Thank you so much for your review. We loved having you here and hope to see you again soon! We wish you all the best for the rest of your Khwela Tourism Road Trip! The Mantis and Moon Team.
Read more
mantis & moon backpackers hotel umzumbe, mantis and moon backpackers lodge
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHibberdeneUmzumbe
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Jolly Roger Fun Park (3.3 miles), Banana Beach (10.7 miles), and Anerley Beach (12.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pitstop KZN, Orca Bar & Restaurant, and Captains Anchor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Umzumbe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mantis & Moon Backpackers Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.