Funky Monkeys Backpackers

102 Van Wijk Street, PO Box 19289, Nelspruit, South Africa, Distance from city centre: 2.7km

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Rating: 67%from 3 reviews

  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 60%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 73%Location
  • 70%Value for money
  • 60%Facilities
Funky Monkeys Backpackers & it's sister company Funky Safaris offer you the best of both worlds with their comfy & fun hostel in Nelspruit, the closest city to The Kruger National Park and a variety of Safari packages into the world Renowned Kruger Park.
Funky's has a spacious, arty, relaxed and friendly atmosphere which has earned it the description of your 'home away from home' by most of its guests.

Original artworks adorn the walls and the friendly and informative staff will help you to plan your stay in and around the area. Facilities include an entertainment area and bar, swimming pool,braai area, internet, DSTV (For those sports lovers), secure parking and laundry. We also offer wicked homecooked meals!

The travel centre will offer up all the info you need and organise your bus tickets, car rentals and activities for the area:

Funky Safaris, our sister company, specializes in One -Four Day Safaris into Africa's Jewel: The Kruger Park. We have our own fully equipped tented camp on the Kruger Park boarder overlooking the Crocodile River in the Kruger and all our safaris are done with registered guides in OPEN Game viewing vehicles. Masungulo River Camp (which means a new beggining in Shangane) is the home of Funky Safaris and the tented camp lies within a reserve so you get to share your time in camp after your Kruger game drives with the abundant wildlife that roam freely throughout the reserve. The camp has funky bush showers and a 18meter viewing deck from where you can watch the lions, elephants an other Big Five animals come down to the river for their daily doses of water. Take a walk along the river or simply relax around the swimming pool whilst reflecting on the magic game drive you have just experienced in Kruger before enjoying a truely African meal under the African skies and retiring to your comfy bedded tent for a good night's sleep. For booking Masungulo River Camp: Search us under the Kruger Park on hostelworld...

PS. Mozambique visa done in one day in the Nelspruit Consulate.

Free Light Breakfast included.
Free Dorm and dinner night when booking an overnight Funky Safari
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Airport transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Included
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This 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.

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From Johannesburg (N4) -Right onto R40 (Nelson Mandela Drive, 1st light left into Piet Retief. Over the roundabout, over 4-way stop and right into Van Wijk Street. We are about 2km on the right.

Located Near

Nelspruit is the closest City to the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. Mozambique boarder is 1 hour away and Swaziland boarder is 1.5 hours away.

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