I was coming down from the panorama route, and didn't want to drive all the way down to Nelspruit. I stayed at their "hut" outside, and it was perfectly comfortable, if a bit chilly in the late night / early morning. I love their location, which is right on the edge of town overlooking a valley - thus the name. They have a place to park your car that's locked up, which is nice. They also offer internet - with your own computer, wifi [a bit spotty] is reasonable at 50R for your entire stay, which is really nice. The couple that own it are really great, very friendly, and full of great advice on the things to do in the area for all budgets. The rooms are nice. I didn't see the dorm, but the rest are quite comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Valley View Backpackers offers budget accommodation for national and international travellers. It is situated in the mountains overlooking the Graskop valley and close to town and its amenities. Clean, cosy, friendly and welcoming with plenty of information provided on the many local attractions and activities. Mountain bikes for rent, numerous walking trails and spectacular scenery. Graskop is perfectly located next to the Blyde River Canyon and under an hour away from the Kruger National Park. ... more less