The lodge is ok but the atmosphere is nothing special, the town is also completely dead.
We went to this hostel to do the black water tubing and I can tell you it's a pure scum and joke!
First of all I think the tubing I way to expensive for the money you get.
Second of all there is no river. There is just some water with no stream in it so you have to paddle with your hands literally for 3 hours.
Third you have to walk and climb over stones even more than you have to paddle.
I was very very angry. This tubing is not adventurous at all and is a pure scum!
The town is completely dead but if you search to do something I would recommend to go to the Elvis bar down the road. It's only a 3 minutes walk!
There is no swimming pool at the lodge but the hotels around tube n axe are happy to let you swim in their pool If you just buy a drink!
Staff was not friendly at all. The Dutch girl behind the bar was just the whole time texting and not paying attention to anything. I don't understand why everybody was so positive about this place.
Our tour took us 15 days and we did
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Storm Rriver Backpackers - This fantastic youth hostel is located in Storms River Village on the pulse of adventure and is ranked among the top backpackers lodges in South Africa let alone Garden Route. Our Accommodation offers warm cosy beds, clean facilities, Stormsriver Activities and Adventures. A buzzing night-life attracts travellers from all over to Tube ‘n Axe Backpackers Lodge and Accommodation. Storms River Village is a must visit while in Tsitsikamma and Garden Route area. Tubenaxe is also home of Blackwater Tubing and it is close to the Garden Route National Park at the famous Storms River Mouth – we offer shuttles on a daily basis to our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tube 'n Axe Backpackers Lodge Tsitsikamma National Park/Storms River