Monkey Bay Backpackers - Durban, Kwazulu Natal

Monkey Bay Backpackers - Durban, Kwazulu Natal

Established in 2009 by one of South Africa’s most positively spirited and experienced owners, Michael, Monkey Bay Backpackers, is one of the finest examples or true backpacking, budget accommodation.

With plenty of dormitory space, private rooms, garden units and camping spots, there is something for everyone, whether a single individual, couple, small or large group or family.

Colourful, sunny and bright, vibrant, warm and friendly, perfectly describe the venue and it’s entire staff.


The owner has traveled extensively throughout sub-Saharan Africa and is a font of knowledge, only to happy to help you on your journey to and from the establishment and further afield.

Based in the super-sunny seaside town of Ballito, just north of Umhlanga and Durban on the Kwazulu Natal Dolphin Coast, you’d be a fool to bypass this place and if you’re wise enough to pay them a visit, you may find it hard to leave.

There’s plenty to do and see locally, from surfing the world class waves of the local beaches (a mere 5 minute walk away), to checking out the local music scene and nightlife (check out Africa’s best authentic Drumming Circle, the Drum Shack in Durban), enjoying some retail therapy at one of the great Malls, or enjoying a fabulous meal at one of many excellent local restaurants or trying some true, local cuisine (a Bunny Chow, Shisa Nyama or Braii).

Again, Mike and the team will certainly send you in the right direction.

If you need a transfer from or to MonkeyBay or from or to King Shaka International Airport (15 Minutes away), this is easily organised through the hostel’s associated Landy Cabs (or you can always rent or hire a 4x4 from them to).

They’ve got it all and more.

Check our their Website and contact them directly to make your booking.