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Joy River Backpackers

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Moremela South Africa See on map
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great location for the Bourkes Luck Potholes + God's Window and all the other waterfalls. Seems to be one of the only backpackers in the area. Photos really don't do this place justice, great friendly host, nice hostel dogs. Clean kitchen to use and a...More

Thank JoshDeee
Reviewed 1 March 2018

booked room was given to someone else, offered a run down shack with separate poor bathroom and separate messy kitchen. local roads very poor. went to other accomm which was excellent and only a fraction dearer.

Thank vlr49
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place! Loved the stone shower in the bathroom... really nicely build! And the guitar jam session in the evening was just lovely! Had so much fun! Thank you Guys! Besides the beautiful people, this place is just perfectly located! Very close to the most...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a lovely stay at Heston's home in Moremela. We booked the place because we wanted something near Blyde River Canyon and Kruger, and heard of it through our friends that already enthused us about the home made, stone oven pizza. When you arrive...More

Thank Frederique H
Reviewed 3 May 2016

What an unforgettable experience! An amazing backpackers in a beautiful location, with cosy bedrooms and a great atmosphere. And we've had one of the best showers in our live there. All credits to the host, Heston. This place is definitely worth a visit!

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Joy River Backpackers are nestled in a valley in between mountains at the very beginning of the Blyde River Canyon and the Blyde River flows right past its doorstep. The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest More canyon in the world but unlike the other two, the only green canyon. The other two, being the Grand Canyon in the USA and Fish River Canyon are both situated in deserts. There are many sights to see which encompass an array of waterfalls, trails inside the canyon and famous God's Window is a mere 15 km's away. Joy River sports the only hostel in the area and offer the best value for money whole area of the Blyde River Canyon. There's simply no other Hostel in the vicinity that makes all viewpoints so accessible. The property has three buildings that is used for accommodation. The Stone House, Dormitory and Cottage of which is more fully described on this website. Less
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US$32 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Mpumalanga > Moremela
Number of rooms
Price range
US$32 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Mpumalanga > Moremela
Traveller (20)
Dining (12)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (2)
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"go somewhere else"
1 Mar 2018
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"We were sleeping in the rondavel and used the shared bathroom, which were the nicest rooms I have ever seen!"
17 May 2015
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