Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge
The Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is an all year round oasis being conveniently situated in a spacious home in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban & 65km south of 'King Shaka' Durban International Airport.
Awesome 180 degree sea views of the Indian Ocean, unspoilt sandy beaches and pleasant weather are guaranteed.
Come and blow bubbles at the Aliwal Shoal, one of the top ten dive sites in the world, and experience a breathtaking underwater adventure. Stunning reefs & wrecks, raggies, zambezi and tiger sharks, abundant fish life, dolphins - all in all world class diving at its best. Book your dive at the Blue Sky Mining travel desk as free transport to/from Umkomaas is provided.
The Blue Sky Mining offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to backpackers, sportsmen, holiday makers as well as business men.
Come and explore this spectacular hostel consisting of dormitories with its own showers & toilets, en suite double/twin rooms as well as camping facilities. All accommodation (except camping) gets serviced on a daily basis to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
We have got a massive garden with two rock swimming-pools and a lovely sundeck, pool-table, fireplace entertainment area, off-street parking, jungle gym, licenced bar and onsite restaurant, inhouse nursery and travel desk.
NB: Kindly note that we no longer provide communal/shared self-catering and braai facilities.
For those in need there is FREE WIFI well as a transport services available at low rates.
Lucky you, pick ups from Amanzimtoti, the 'Total Garage', are free of charge within 8am to 4pm (shuttle service to be booked in advance, minimum of 2 nights required).
For those who are arriving at the King Shaka Airport please visit www.margate.co.za/minicoach.htm to get some more information on how to get to Blue Sky Mining using a reliable, safe and reasonable form of transportation.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast or traditional 'Durban Curry' and many more munchies in our subtropical garden being surrounded by magnificent coca nut, banana and papaya trees.
Along the main road we have it all...restaurants and pubs, supermarket, takeaways, laundromat, chemist, post office, video store & ATM.
The Blue Sky Mining is ideally situated for those who would like to catch a wave at some of the best surfing spots along the South Coast. Inhouse surfing lessons as well as board rentals are available. We are just a stone's throw away from three subtropical beaches which are protected by lifeguards. The usage of Fun Surfboards is free of charge.
Experience the amazing Sardine Run, taking place in between mid June and mid July. Millions of tiny silverfish make their way up along the coast attracting game fish as well as sharks - a natural phenomenon not be missed.
Go deep sea fishing, horseriding on the beach, visit Crocworld or go for a game drive at Tala Game Reserve.
The area is also known for its excellent golf courses all along the beautiful coastline of KwaZulu Natal as well as famous events like the Comrades & the Dusi Canoe Marathon.
Durban as a real rainbow city offers a huge variety of places of interest: U Shaka Marine World, a unique aquarium right on Durban's beachfront, Wilson's Wharf with its scenic harbour views, the Botanic Gardens, the Natural Science Museum, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Gateway Shopping Mall, and more...
Unforgettable trips into the Drakensberg, the Valley of Thousand Hills with its popular Zulu Village Tours, Safari Tour to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi and St. Lucia Wetlands, and many, many more can be arranged at our travel desk.
We're looking forward to welcoming you...
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Breakfast Not Included
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Children's Play Area
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Swimming Pool
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Not Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is a licensed establishment.
Therefore no alcohol can be consumed in the common areas and/or rooms unless purchased from the onsite bar.
Thanking you for your co-operation!
Please note that reception closes at 10pm, please arrive before failure to do so will result in disappointment.
Accommodation is limited. Therefore amount of people booked for will be charged for unless cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival.
In the event of premature departure, full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged for.
In addition, if more people arrive than booked for we will try to accommodate them at a rate p. person/room.
Furthermore please take notice that one of the following documents will be required on arrival: Valid ID or Passport
We will pre authorize your credit card before arrival according to the cancellation policy.
Authorization means that we ask the credit card company to block an amount on your credit card (normally equal to the cancellation fee).
This amount is normally valid for a few weeks, thereafter it is automatically released back into your account (depending on the credit card company and the country). We have no control over the release process.
The hotel reserves the right to cancel a reservation if we do not get authorization on the given credit card.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From N2: Take exit 133. Turn towards sea. Turn left into Kingsway Rd at traffic lights. Turn left at Reef Restaurant up Strelitzia Rd (road on the right). Turn left into Meintjies Rd and left into Nelson Palmer Rd No. 5 (with big sun on the gate).
The Blue Sky Mining is situated just 30 km south of Durban & 65km south of King Shaka International Airport.
Places of interest are as follows:
1. The Beach - 5 minutes walking distance
2. Amanzimtoti - 5km
3. Galleria Shopping Centre (incl. cinema and ice rink) - 10km
4. Aliwal Shoal - 15km
5. Crocworld - 20km
6. Tala Game Reserve - 45 minutes by car
7. Durban City Centre - 30km
8. King Shaka International Airport - 65km
9. Pietermaritzburg - 85km