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Ubuntu hostel review, Jefferys Bay - Best hostels in Jefferys Bay - Fabulous Travel Guide

Ubuntu, Jeffreys Bay – hostel review 2011

[ 0 ] August 10, 2011

Looking for somewhere to stay in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa? Ubuntu is a fantastic hostel located just off the beach and close to Supertubes.

As soon as you walk through the door you’ll be welcomed with open arms, introduced to other guests and shown up to the bar. The staff here are some of the friendliest we’ve come across and you’ll soon end up feeling like part of the family.

Ubuntu hostel review, Jefferys Bay - Best hostels in Jefferys Bay - Fabulous Travel Guide

Ubuntu hostel review, Jefferys Bay - Best hostels in Jefferys Bay - Fabulous Travel Guide

Not only does Ubuntu boast a well-stocked kitchen, a cosy TV room (with a big screen projector for movie nights) and free pool table, it has several balconies overlooking the sea, free wifi and a garden filled with hammocks and chairs.

Garden at Ubuntu in Jeffery's Bay. South Africa - Hostels in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

Garden at Ubuntu in Jeffery's Bay. South Africa - Hostels in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

Breakfast (cereal and toast) is included in the price, and if you can’t be bothered to walk the 50m to the supermarket you can join the staff for a traditional African meal or homecooked soup.

Looking for more places to stay along the Garden Route? Check out Santos Express – a converted train on the beach or enjoy sea views at the campsite in Victoria Bay. Follow us on Twitter for more travel updates and news.

Santa Paloma Guest Farm, East London - South Africa hostels - Fabulous Travel Guide

Stay at a family-run game reserve in East London

[ 0 ] August 7, 2011

Fancy staying at a hostel where zebra roam freely and wilderbeest run through the forest? Santa Paloma Guest Farm is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets.

Located about 15km outside East London, this family-run game reserve offers guests the chance to experience a real slice of Africa – and it’s well worth the bumpy drive.

Santa Paloma Guest Farm, East London - South Africa hostels - Fabulous Travel Guide

Santa Paloma Guest Farm, East London - South Africa hostels - Fabulous Travel Guide

Spend the afternoon hiking through the outback, go fishing in the river or enjoy a guided game drive with owner Jacques and spot zebra, wilderbeest, impala, waterbuck and even monkeys.

Impala run free at Santa Paloma game reserve, East London - South Africa hostels

Spot impala during a game drive at Santa Paloma game reserve

Still hungry for more? Take a dip in the gorgeous swimming pool, brave the 17m tree climb or simply cosy up by the fire and get to know the family – you’ll feel at home in no time!

Santa Paloma game reserve, East London - pictures of Santa Paloma Guest Farm - Fabulous Travel Guide

Enjoy the swimming pool at Santa Paloma Guest Farm

Accommodation & directions

Santa Paloma Guest Farm offers guests simple dorms with ensuite, beautiful private rooms, camping or self-catering accommodation. Food can be arranged or you can make use of the well-stocked kitchen.

Travelling with the Baz Bus? Phone ahead and they’ll collect you from a Baz Bus Stop for 20ZAR each way. Email: nadiajordaan09@gmail.com or visit www.santa Paloma.co.za for more details.

Looking for more things to do in South Africa? Go on cage diving with Great White sharks or hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town. Follow us on Twitter for more travel updates and news.

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