HAPPY HIPPO BACKPACKERS

Five minutes walk from Durban, South Africa’s golden beaches and Ushaka Marine World.

DURBAN, SURF CITY & SO MUCH MORE

For the most fun filled, laid back, accessible and ‘best value’ locations in Africa or anywhere for that matter.

ONE OF DURBAN'S FINEST AND FUNNEST EVENT LOCATIONS

Book your next party, presentation, gig, launch event or conference with us.

A CULTURAL JEWEL

You’re in Africa. Dial into some of the most culturally rewarding experiences you’ll ever witness. All in a day’s fun in Durban.

DURBAN, THE SPORTS CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA

Surfing, swimming, sailing, fishing, running, cycling, soccer, rugby, cricket and everything in between.

HAPPY HIPPO, WITHIN A STONE'S THROW FROM USHAKA MARINE WORLD

South Africa’s most loved marine theme park. Offers a world of water rides, oceanarium, dolphin, seal & penguin shows, shopping, beach activities and lots more

Welcome to the happiest, hippest, friendliest self-catering ‘backpackers’ in all of Africa.

A place to enjoy all that the modern African city of Durban has to offer.

The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African Ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an industrial flavor. Whenever a new guest arrives, they always experience that wow factor!
Everything on our premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation! Our rooms are all different and are named so one gets to learn about this exciting nation and what it has to offer. We have a roof top bar called the Globe, as we get to meet people from all around the world!

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– On arrival at King Shaka International Airport –

A door to door drop off hourly service is available at a fraction of the price of a taxi.

 Tel no: 0314655573

Please remember that our efficient & friendly staff, are always on call to help.

HAPPY HIPPO DURBAN

Happy Hippo is less than five minutes walk from Durban’s Golden Mile and Ushaka Marine Park with its water slides, aquarium and restaurants.

We  arrange trips, tours, African experiences, surf equipment, off shore fishing, cycle hire and more.

We accommodate intrepid travelers from around the world who want to be right where the action is in Durban.

Our Accommodation

Whether you are looking for longer term accommodation or you’re just passing through we have room options to suit all of your needs.

Everything you need is available, from comfortable rooms, kitchen and laundry to free WiFi while being safe and secure.  On top of all this, we have a great rooftop bar where you can relax in the sun.

We know that you’ll probably want to travel and explore Durban while you’re here so we can help you organize your next adventure. From day trips in and around Durban, to weekends away to see the big five, ask our friendly staff for more info.

Our Rates

Happy Hippo Durban, Please Note Our Check in time is from 14.00p.m. and our check out time is 10.00a.m. This gives us enough time to get your room ready and comfortable in time for your arrival.
The Happy Hippo offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit the unique requirements of the modern budget traveller and backpacker tourist visiting South Africa. Looking for a clean and comfortable bed to sleep in? Dorms, Singles, Doubles, Twins, Triples and Doubles with en suites – the Happy Hippo Backpackers Lodge has it all. Stay for a day, week or month, its up to you.

Our Facilities

We could not have selected a better site for the Happy Hippo. Located right on the beach front and within walking distance of the entrance to uShaka Marine World Park.

Located at 222 Mahatma Gandhi Road (previously Point Road), Durban, the Happy Hippo is about as close to the action as you can get.

Situated within walking distance of Durban’s best beaches and on the doorstep of the UShaka Marine World, staying at the Happy Hippo means that you have easy access to many of Durban’s holiday attractions without the need for transport.

 

What To Do Here

The city of Durban has with its fantastic sunny climate, diverse cultural mix and friendly holiday atmosphere, long been recognised as one of South Africa’s premier holiday destinations.

The city of Durban located on South Africa’s East coast offers the visitor hot summer days on it’s sandy beaches, famous for their surf conditions and water sport opportunities. Surfing, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Paddle Ski Fishing, Surf Fishing, Scuba Diving, Spear Fishing, Paragliding, Microlighting and Sky Diving are but a few of the sport, leisure and adventure activities available.

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