ZAR 185 per night
ZAR 185 per night
Blue Sky Mining Backpackers And Lodge, Durban, South Africa

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers And Lodge

Durban, South Africa - 5 Nelson Palmer Road, Warner Beach

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Description - Hostel

Stayed in 3 backpacker lodges in ZA, and this definitely tops them all. Friendly & helpful owners, great atmosphere, great music, really nice bar & food, relaxing garden & pool with great sea views. Simply the place to be
Just a shame my stay was so short
  Fabien Norger (France) -

"Awesome time & wicked place with filthy waves! Thanks very much for your hospitality."
  Chris Brown & Marquerite van der Helm (UK) -

This is the best hostel we have stayed in, in SA so far. Very helpful, friendly, clean, beautiful hostel, comfortable beds, all really great quality.
  Kate & Liz (UK) -

Great staff, excellent diving. Will definitely recommend it to others.
  Trevor Booth (New Zealand) -

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  • Property type: Hostel
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 185 (South African Rand)

Dormitory Double Room Ensuite Self-Catering Unit
  • Check-in: 12:00am
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

We have got a cosy communal lounge with DSTV, dining room area, rock swimming-pool, pool-table, fully equipped self-catering kitchen with refrigeration and storage facilities, braai & fireplace entertainment area as well as a licenced bar.
For those in need there is high speed ADSL internet, laundry service as well as a transport service available. Lucky you - Pick ups from the Durban International Airport and the post office in Amanzimtoti are at no extra charge.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast or a traditional meal of the day in our subtropical garden being surrounded by magnificent coca nut, banana and papaya trees.
Many other fun filled outdoor activities are waiting for you
Go scuba diving at the Aliwal Shoal, one of the top ten dive sites in the world, and experience a breathtaking underwater adventure. Stunning reefs & wrecks, raggies, zambezi and tiger sharks, abundant fish life, dolphins, - all in all world class diving at its best.
The helpful and friendly staff will gladly assist you in booking anything from introductional dive or openwater PADI to shark diving.
How to get there? No worries, a free transport service is provided at your convenience.

Experience the amazing Sardine Run, taking place in between mid June and mid July. Millions of tiny silverfish make their way up along the coast attracting game fish as well as sharks a natural phenomenon not be missed.

Looking for something else to do? Take a professional surf/kite lessons, go deep sea fishing, horseriding on the beach, visit Crocworld or go for a game drive at Tala Game Reserve.
Durban as a real rainbow city offers a huge variety of places of interest
U Shaka Marine World, a unique aquarium right on Durbans beachfront, Wilsons Wharf with its scenic harbour views, the Botanic Gardens, the Natural Science Museum, Gateway Shopping Mall,

Unforgettable trips into the Drakensberg, the Valley of Thousand Hills with its popular Zulu Village Tours, Sodwana Bay, the Wild Coast and many, many more can be arranged at our travel desk.

We're looking forward to welcoming you...

24-hr front desk Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Beach Breakfast (extra charge) Car rental Children permitted Gardens Laundry/valet service Linen included No Smoking Parking (free) Pool (outdoor) Restaurant on site Room service Sports/activities Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

The Blue Sky Mining offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to backpackers, sportsmen, holiday makers as well as business men.

Come and explore this spectacular hostel consisting of dormitories with its own showers & toilets, en suite double/twin rooms as well as camping facilities. All accommodation (except camping) gets serviced on a daily basis to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

The incredible décor and artwork in- and outside the house will be something you have never experienced in your life before. Sleeping over in a F250 truck is just one of the attractions the Blue Sky Mining has got to offer.

For those in need there is high speed ADSL internet, laundry service as well as a transport service available. Lucky you - Pick ups from the Durban International Airport and the post office in Amanzimtoti are at no extra charge.

Backpacker facilities Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms


Along the main road we have it all... restaurants and pubs, supermarket, takeaways, chemist, post office, video store & ATM. Looking for some night life entertainment? The art and craft market as well as a few nightclubs are all in close proximity.
The Blue Sky Mining is ideally situated for those who would like to catch a wave at some of the best surfing spots along the South Coast. We are just a stones throw away from three subtropical beaches which are protected by lifeguards. The usage of Boogie- and Surfboards is free of charge.
The area is also known for its excellent golf courses all along the beautiful coastline of KwaZulu Natal as well as famous events like the Comrades, the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the A1 Grand Prix.

Points of interest
  • Beach (5 min)
  • Aliwal Shoal (15 km)
  • Durban City Centre (30 km)
  • Tala Game Reserve (45 min)
  • Crocworld (20 km)
  • Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve (20 km)
  • Oribi Gorge (90 min)
  • Illovo Nursery (5 min)

Food and drink
Eating in house
Blue Sky Mining On-Site Kitchen
We offer breakfast, lunch and supper at reasonable rates
The Reef
Pub & Restaurant
Pub (Snacks available)
Fast Food Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
Eating out
The Up Side Down Restaurant
Fish Restaurant
Butcher Boys
Steak Restaurant
Tropical Restaurant & Breezers Beer Garden
Family Restaurant
La Piazza
Italian Restaurant

Price details

ZAR 185 - 540 per night (South African Rand)

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican Express

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Accommodation is limited. Therefore amount of people booked for will be charged for unless cancelled 7 days prior to arrival.
(Cancellation Fees: 31 days or more prior to arrival 10% of the total account will be charged for administration work; 30 to 8 days prior to arrival 40% of the total account; less than 7 days prior to arrival - 100% of the total account)
In addition, if more people arrive than booked for we will try to accommodate them at a rate p. person/room.

Location - Hostel

5 Nelson Palmer Road, Warner Beach
KwaZulu-Natal (Province of KwaZulu-Natal)
South Africa  4126

Latitude: -30.08496, Longitude: 30.86455

How to get there

From N2: Take exit 133. Turn towards sea. Turn left into Kingsway Rd at traffic lights. Turn left at Reef Restaurant up Strelitzia Rd (road on the right). Turn left into Meintjies Rd and left into Nelson Palmer Rd No. 5 (with big sun on the gate).

Shuttle service, on local bus route, Margate Mini Coach, BazBus, Taxi, Local train

Nearest airport: Durban International Airport - 15 km