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Old Vic Traveller's Inn
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Old Vic is a travelers dream. Dave (the owner) has an honest gift of showing hospitality to others. I've travelled heavily for the past 8 years and I have never had a more gracious host at a hostel. He bent over backwards to get everyone I stayed with tickets to the African Cup game in town and arranged travel for us.

The property itself is absolutely gorgeous. Nestled on the side of a hill in a beautiful suburban Nelspruit neighborhood, the place is spotless. The bar staff is so nice and Beatrice is a breath of fresh air to everyone she speaks with. Don't think about staying here. Just do it. You will be comfortable, refreshed, and blessed beyond belief.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thanks for taking time to write this review,and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.Thanks Crazy Dave

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Dave, Thanks for the friendship, I feel as if I was at a family home. Great Room, quiet, air conditioned with TV and a great price. We stayed in a self catering double room with own bathroom and kitchen. We will definately be back sometime this year.

Room Tip: The room under the deck is quiet and close to the fantastic cool and clean pool.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for staying with us.Have a great year Thanks Dave

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I had an awesome stay at Old Vic's! The environment is so relaxing with the pool and nature reserve, and the hill behind is fun to climb. Crazy Dave is so great and did a lot to make us feel at home and help us get around Nelspruit. I'd highly recommend for anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Isaac B
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for staying with us hope you enjoyed your time in our country.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My stay at Old Vics was relaxing and pleasant! By far the best place I stayed in Africa. The entire Inn feels so homey and the views are beautiful. Dave and Bella were such a pleasure to work with. They were accommodating at every point of our stay and went far above and beyond what I could ask from any hosts. I hope to be back with my family some day and do a trip to Kruger Park!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Amy D
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks Amy for taking time to write a review,and thanks for staying with us.Hope your travels are going well.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed here at the Crazy Kangaroo's part of the accommodation in a dorm room for a couple of nights at the beginning of August 2012. Had the whole room to myself on the first night and only one other person stayed there on the second. Clean room and bathroom, had a very comfortable stay here. Bella was extremely accommodating and always offered to take me around Nelspruit with her on her errands (however this probably wouldn't happen during busier times of the year!).

The pool had just been re-marbled and was looking fabulous. The location itself is wonderful, almost like a tropical animal sanctuary, as well wild african cats roaming around. Lots of little details that have been well thought of really brought the place together in my opinion, with a lovely breakfast area and pretty decorations all around for example.

All kitchen facilities were in great condition and the living room space (inside and outside) were nice. It was extremely reasonable in price for the facilities available.

All in all I had a great stay here at this family run hostel and if i'm ever in the area again would re-visit most definitely.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank for taking time to write a review.I am really happy you enjoyed your stay here,thank you.Hope the rest of your travels were great and that you enjoyed South Africa.thank you Dave

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were on our way to Johannesburgh and it was a public holiday that weekend, so options where to stay were pretty rare. When we wanted to check in, a girl called Happiness was showing us the facilities. She wasn't happy at all, very unfriendly but yet still helpful. We parked our car in front of the guesthouse and told her that we wanted to leave for dinner. Nevertheless she told the couple arriving after us that they could park their car behind ours and literally blocking our way.
When we wanted to leave for dinner, the other couple had to drive their car out of our way. As we returned from dinner, we again let Happiness know, that we wanted to leave early in the morning. She showed us a spot where we could park our car. The morning after, she had to wake the same couple again, so they could drive their car out of our way.
Beside this little story, the place has seen better days. Everything is pretty run down and when I took a shower in the morning, I noticed a frog hopping out of the shower-cabin.
I would NOT reccomend this place as I'm sure there are better B&B in Nelspruit for less money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Thank you for staying at our BACKPACKERS,we are on a nature reserve and sometimes it is very hard to keep these small creatures out,it part of been in the bush,sorry.As for the car parking you are always welcome to park on our pavement some people request to park inside and tell our staff they will move their car as soon as requested (they know they parking people in but they are quite happy to move the car a 5 minute delay.)
We are a four star backpackers with a nature feeling to our place we are rated by grading council which will not let us have the four stars if we were not up to standard.
Please note we are a backpackers.
Thanks for staying with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The hotel is a little far, but if you call them, they pick you up. The place is very charming, in very good conditions and the tour we took was very good. Our guide Ted was the most remarkable about all the place. He was very experienced, very kind and responsible about wild animal. We´d love to have another guide like him.
About the place, rooms are very nice and the environment is really good. We only met one of the owners, Bella,a really nice girl, friendly and cared about customers. On the other side, Hapiness a girl who was in charge those nights, was a little tough and unfriendly. Wi Fi was not working and a laptop was available but really expensive. Restaurant food is really expensive for a place like that.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Thank you for staying with us.I am glad that Ted looked after you well and that you enjoyed your tour with us.Thanks for taking time to write a review.Thanks Dave

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Address: 12 Impala Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range: $28 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Vic Traveller's Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the South African Lowveld like never before ……Kruger and More caters for the international traveller visiting Southern Africa. Our accommodation is suitable for South African sport groups, families, couples and single travellers. We are situated in Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, and will accommodate you with real South African hospitality. Crazy Dave (who did the travel thing himself for 4 years) and Bella believe in comfort and value for money. We Offer: Accommodation Travel Desk Tours in and around the Big 5 countryside. Car Rentals Adventure Trips . ... more   less 
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