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About Black Mamba Backpackers Lodge

Black Mamba Lodge is only a stone’s throw away from some of the best diving and adventure that the South Coast has to offer. Come and embrace the natural, rustic ambience of Black Mamba where you can spend your afternoon unwinding in a hammock by the pool.

If you want a little more excitement, then our entertainment area should keep you busy. Why not have a refreshing drink at the bar, challenge someone to a free game of pool, or catch up on your emails with free Internet.

There are plenty of fun things to do when the sun goes down. Settle in with a local beer around the bon fire and share some travel stories with our friendly staff alternatively, a game of killer pool.

So how do you find us, it is as easy as hopping on the buzz bus and be dropped off on our doorstep or travel south the 41 km on the N2 from Durban to get here. It is as easy as that.

With awesome diving, surfing and the abundance of activities, you cannot find a better spot to get your adrenaline pumping. Scuba diving Aliwal and Protea Banks, shark cage diving, abseiling the Oribi Gorge and river rafting, the wild swing at Oribi Gorge, horse riding and whale watching.

  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 11:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Clients will have to submit credit card details.

Black Mamba Backpackers Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Black Mamba Backpackers Lodge

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Anonymous, South Africa
12 April 2010

I found it a home away from home. Enjoyable. Have ample facilities. A good natural ambience of mountainous and forested area at Hillcrest. Good for family occupation.

Mbhe Mdlalose, South Africa
05 October 2009

thanks Tarryn for affording us with the chance to comment on our stay at Black Mamba Backpackers Lodge. I would like to Thank Teeze and Anuku (forgive my spelling) for their kindness and support during our stay. hey the jacuzzi was great. this is a friendly environment where you feel safe and at home. i enjoyed meeting people from other countries and from our own soil (SA). i appreciate their warmth and good manners. Mbhe

Jane Pretorius, South Africa
30 September 2009

The hospitality at the Black Mamba is extraordinary. You will have to go a long long way to find such accommodating hosts. Tamanda (Teez) is a wonderful person and we had a fabulous time. Meals were good and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. I will highly recommend this little spot to anyone travelling to Durban.

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Black Mamba Backpackers Lodge is 0.8km from the centre of Widenham , the nearest airport 75.8km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling