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Old Vic Traveller's Inn

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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 .
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billswan2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
Gainesville, Georgia1 contribution
I took a group of 50 to Old Vic and we all loved it! Crazy Dave and his staff are incredibly helpful and accommodating. We organized a few different adventures with them, including safari, zip lining, and the bridge swing and all went of amazingly well! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable and homey place to stay in Nelspruit!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Thanks Bill We loved your group and so much fun with them. Thanks for these kind words. Dave and the Old Vic team
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TartanSoul wrote a review Dec 2023
Barrie, Canada131 contributions45 helpful votes
Just got home from my 2nd trip with Dave at Old Vic Travellers Inn and Kruger Flexi Tour. I cannot say enough just how great it was. Old Vic is in a beautiful neighborhood and has amazing views of the wild mountain scenery backing onto the property and the jungle paradise pool area. The outdoor covered lounge area and the bar is a great place for a cold beer and planning the trip to Kruger with Dave. Cooling off in the pool after exploring Nelspruit or the local restaurants was so welcome. We stayed here upon arrival in Nelspruit, then did three days in the Park before returning to Old Vic and then heading back to Canada. Our room had a walk out to the pool, clean comfortable and just what we needed. Kruger National Park is a must see and if you want to see it, I truly believe that Dave is the guide you need. He is super knowledgeable, with a keen eye at spotting animals. They were very helpful with logistical information, helping us plan getting to and from Nelspruit. Our safari with Dave was spectacular on the wildlife front but also so much fun. He is known as Crazy Dave and his energy and excitement about taking guests into the park is infectious. He knows everyone and is well liked inside and outside the park, so you get an inside look and are welcomed into places you would not likely see otherwise. Especially on the way home on from the park with the stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Harry's and more. These stops are must sees before heading back to Nelspruit. We stayed in two different camps inside the park and each day ended with Dave doing a traditional South African Braai (BBQ) that was a delicious and perfect way to end the day and review the sights of the park. I highly recommend Old Vic Travellers Inn and Kruger Flexi Tours. Thanks again Dave for everything!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Thanks what a wonderful kind review. Just doing what we love. Thanks dave
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Karl wrote a review Nov 2023
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Enjoyed a full days game drive in Kruger National Park's southern section. The guide and driver who owns the Old Vic Inn and the accompanying tour company was punctual, organized and very knowledgeable about the animals and flora we were sitting. Often going out of his way to find specific animals. The tour was affordable and booked within minutes. I would certainly recommend Old Vic Inn and their accommodation either private rooms or a dormitory for backpackers is an ideal place to stay. Clean and comfortable with a good self catering kitchen and a communal lounge area.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Take some warm clothes for the morning departure to the gate. It is chilly that time of morning...
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Responded 15 Nov 2023
Thanks a million. Love what we do . Thanks Kruger is always fun and a wonderful gift for us to experience. Thanks for these kind words. Thanks Dave
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anrev2015 wrote a review Jul 2023
South Bend2 contributions
Excellent service - friendly and hospitable staff - have done this visit 16 times now - and will always return. Dave, Bella and Dylan are wonderful people who treat you like family (in the best way possible). Highly recommend the Old Vic.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from dave busschau, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn
Responded 09 Jul 2023
Thank you for these kind words. We only doing what we love. Thanks. It is our greatest joy welcoming you back every year. The students give us so much in return smiles laughter and we learn just as much from you. Thanks for all the great times. Thanks Dave Bella Dylan May and Silly and Ciska and the Rest of our Team Thank you
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Klaas d wrote a review Apr 2023
Zwolle, The Netherlands41 contributions3 helpful votes
A wunderful place in a crowed city. Nice sleeping place and start for your Kruger National Partk experiance. Frendly hostes. It is so quiet there that you think not to be in Nelspruit as a big city. Relaxing and good place as bases for activities.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A wunderful place in a crowed city
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Responded 19 Apr 2023
Thank you . Thanks for a kind review. Thanks for visiting us more than once. At our backpackers we always try to make the guest feel like they part of nature and away from the noise of the city. Thanks Dave
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michealstephanie wrote a review Feb 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
I had a horrible experience. Found the owner to be very unkind. They pretty much took my money for free because I didn't even check in. I wish them well on their future endeavours. I just don't wish this on my worse enemy.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from dave busschau, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you for reviewing us at our request. We ask all people to review after staying here. Just to point out some facts for all read this. One you did check into a dorm at midnight. You woke all the dorm guest up. Making a noise all night. The others were upset by your behaviors'. We did take payment as you said ,thanks. We do have cats here that can be locked away if requested. Please note you upset a lot other guests and my staff. Thanks once again for reviewing us. Perhaps do not stay in dorms next time. Book a private room Thanks Dave
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mthomp96 wrote a review Jul 2022
Tacna, Peru69 contributions7 helpful votes
I loved staying at Old Vic! The staff was incredibly kind and helpful, the space was clean and well-maintained, and their tours and activities are wonderful. The area is so green and it's quite the peaceful retreat. I will definitely stay here again if I am ever back in Nelspruit.
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Responded 15 Mar 2023
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Ziga K wrote a review May 2022
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We spent 2 days at the Inn and 3 days on Safari in Kruger. Dave was really good host, made us fell like at home. Bought my son souvenirs form Kruger. And he made sure we did not left Kruger without seeing all big 5. They really go an extra mile for their guests. Really good experience for us. And I have been here before. It was 10 years ago. They have only become better. Thanks guys! My son David sends his regards for Dave! Still holding his lions in his hands. Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 02 Jun 2022
Thanks a million what kind words. We love what we do. So it was our pleasure. Thanks Dave
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Margherita Squarcina wrote a review May 2022
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The place is amazing, Dave and his family are simply great, very friendly and welcoming, I felt at home! I went for a weekend by myself, but I never felt alone, and I did so many different activities in only a couple of days! Great experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 02 Jun 2022
Thanks . It was our pleasure. Thanks Dave
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Mike wrote a review Feb 2022
Westminster, Colorado91 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I just got back from a trip to South Africa and ESwatini. Dave led a day safari with an overnight stay and coordinated a night safari. Seeing the animals at night was a unique experience. We also had a very early morning safari that showed another side of Kruger. This far exceeded our expectations. Dave is an incredible host and tour guide. The hospitality of Dave, his wife and the staff made our trip a true delight.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 27 Feb 2022
Thanks a million. We love what we do .Looking after you and your wonderful family was our pleasure, Thanks Dave and Bella
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R 515 - R 611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Vic Traveller's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lowveld National Botanical Garden (5.8 km), i'langa Mall (4.1 km), and Riverside Mall (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orange Restaurant, Greek Kouzina, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Vic Traveller's Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Old Vic Traveller's Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Old Vic Traveller's Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Old Vic Traveller's Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.