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A charming Backpacker Lodge in the small village of Kestell, with very friendly hosts. We are the closest backpackers to the famous Amphitheatre/Tugela Falls hike, with Golden Gate Highlands National Park, the tourist town of Clarens and San rock paintings also within easy driving distance. Additionally, this is an ideal base from which to explore Lesotho. Award-winning homemade jams, yoghurts & other goodies are for sale. We offer accommodation in large double rooms & in dorms for up to 17 people. Our kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, and a light breakfast is an optional extra. Country-style restaurant & pub nearby. We have a lovely outdoor barbeque area and a coffee-gazebo.
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Free Parking
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Paid Internet
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Moshoeshoe Intl Airport160 km
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I had the place to myself for two nights and enjoyed my stay immensely. Vera makes you feel right at home, it was like staying with my mother (she made me soup, prepared a hot water bottle for the cold nights and gave me gloves...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank kevinmR1292XR
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Karma Backpackers is a place for travelers who want to feel at home. Vera Ann was extremely helpful in giving us information about the nearby hikes in Drakensberg, as well as Golden Gate National Park. Originally, we made a booking for 2 nights but extended...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Asha L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Come for some good karma! Vera Ann's place is so welcoming,laid-back, delicious and cosy - I enjoyed every minute. From her lovely garden, comfortable common areas, clean bathrooms to her super tasty muffins and jam it is a place you don't wanna leave. For travellers...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank chris2017905
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Karma Backpackers! Not only because of the beautiful Sentinel Hiking trail closeby, but mostly because of the conversations with Vera and other guests in the kitchen, her lovely jams, bread and muffins, and the amazing and delicious Ethiopian place...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Annick v
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Of many hostels we have already seen, not only in South Africa, but all over the world, we have never been to one that was so special, with so much love and with such a nice host! Placed close to some really wonderful hikes close...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank FranziskaH537
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"Go with the indoor showers rather than the out-house"
14 Apr 2015
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"Rooms in the main house"
23 Jan 2015
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"We had a four bed dorm - which was perfekt!"
08 Nov 2013
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"You can't lose- they are all awesome rooms and beds!"
07 Aug 2013
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US$20 - US$31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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