Bumpkins Backpackers, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa
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A Fun Backpackers Set In The Spectacular KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Looking for some fun on your tour of South Africa? Get on down to Bumpkins Backpackers, set in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

We're alongside the N3, the main highway from Johannesburg to Durban, and right on the most popular backpacking route. The Midlands are between the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and the drop down to the coastal plains. It's a uniquely beautiful, countrified area and is one of South Africa's tourism playgrounds, offering a huge variety of things to see and do. Whether you're interested in scenery, African wildlife, hiking, art, history, culture, food, adrenaline activites, or just good old lazing around and partying, the Midlands has it all.

The backpackers lodge is at a spectacular location, on a guest farm at the foot of a mountain. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, and designed for a backpacker's budget. Our atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and provides a place where you can meet fellow travellers as well as party with the local yokels. We have self-catering kitchens, with plenty of supermarkets just down the road in the town of Howick, but also offer budget meals with an accent on African cuisine. If you want to eat out there are plenty of restaurants in the area.

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Traveling to Durban? Ballito is the best place to stay, and Monkey Bay is one of the top-rated Durban backpackers - chilled vibe, excellent location in a safe suburb, close to the beach, and closest to King Shaka airport.
If you're not a backpacker, but are looking for Midlands Meander accommodation, we recommend Mount Park Guest Farm. Set in the spectacularly beautiful Dargle Valley in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, Mount Park has a reputation for good value, with a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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