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Thobeka Backpackers Lodge

Kosi Bay Road Route 22, Kosi Bay 3973 South Africa
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#6 of 7 Speciality lodging in Kosi Bay
Thobeka Lodge is a rustic self-catering lodge crouched under large broad leafed trees. Each room is connected by wooden walkways that lead to a fully fitted kitchen, hot showers and toilets a swimming pool. We offer double rooms, dormitories and family rooms, fitted with fans and mosquito nets. Our self-catering kitchen is well-stocked with cooking utensils, crockery and fridges as well as tea, coffee and sugar. We provide hot showers and toilets as well as a laundry service at a small fee so you can put on some clean clothing after enjoying a hot revitalising shower. Our braai area is located next to the pool and about three steps from the bar so you can braai, take a dip in the pool, a swig of your beer and embrace the freedom that Thobeka offers you. Evenings at Thobeka are reliant upon what you wish to experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Rachel L wrote a review Mar 2020
Dorset, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Unfortunately on this occasion we couldn’t make it to Kosi Bay due to local protests and the corona virus. However the staff were brilliant keeping us informed about the access roads. We love these guys having visited five years ago when they were equally helpful. Keep up the great work guys Rachel and Richard Wood
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Date of stay: March 2020
Peter D wrote a review Jan 2020
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates26 contributions16 helpful votes
We had two outings provided through Thobeka and our Tour guide Edwin was friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. We did the fish trap tour and Tembe Elephant reserve. We would like to stay at Thobeka next time we are in the area. Peter and Meg Jhb
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelanh wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful blend of comfortable and natural, with options for booking tours to Mozambique, nearby beaches, and more! They treated us like family during our stay, including a mouthwatering braai dinner for my friend's birthday. The rooms are spacious while still cozy, and the location is unbeatable. We would recommend it to anyone!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: book with a friend for a three bedroom cabin with private shower and bathroom
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Francesca W wrote a review May 2018
Pretoria, South Africa7 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed over for one night on our way back from Ponta do Ouro. We were a little sceptic on what we would find because on the drive in from the main road it looks like you are heading straight into the bundus. But we were pleasantly surprised of what we found! Maryna and her whole family are so friendly and made us feel right at home. I would definitely remember this hidden gem when we go that way again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
cbova wrote a review Feb 2017
Buffalo, New York27 contributions27 helpful votes
The cottage we stayed in was rustic but very nice and very clean. The owner was incredibly friendly and gave us tips on interesting activities we could do that we were not able to find in travel books or online. She also made us feel very welcome. This place is incredibly affordable and it was some of the warmest hospitality I have received in that region. I will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$26 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalKosi Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thobeka Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kosi Bay Nature Reserve (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a mosquito net, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thobeka Backpackers Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.