A memorable experience in the bush with Bos-Paradys Backpackers in Hluhluwe

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Bos-Paradys Backpackers, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal

Have a memorable experience in the bush of Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal with Bos-Paradys Backpackers. Situated near parks, art and culture, and beautiful natural surroundings, it’s the perfect accommodation for couples and families with kids to get away from the city.

With beautiful Macadamia groves and a variety of indigenous birds surrounding the house and a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere, you will feel the stress of the real world leave you behind as you unwind in this peaceful accommodation.

The house is only 50km away from Mtubatuba and an hour away from Sodwana Bay. The owners and their extended fur-family of cats and dogs are friendly and welcoming from the moment you arrive, making you feel comfortable and relaxed. “My motto is, come as strangers and leave as friends,” says owner Ida Zowitsky.

Accommodation at Bos-Paradys Backpackers

There are four different rooms to choose from at Bos-Paradys Backpackers, you also have the option of renting out the house for larger groups of friends or families. All rooms are spacious, cosy and equipped with all the amenities you need for a memorable stay.

With all the rooms you will use a common bathroom, kitchen, bar and all other lower-level rooms of the house.

For those in need of a quick night’s stay, you can relax in the Rainbow Room. The room comes with one single bed and one double bed. The Sunset Room is sunny and welcoming, and comes equipped with a wardrobe and dressing table and a double bed.

The Family Room of the house, the Midnight Room has a fun and relaxed atmosphere; perfect for a large family. The room comes equipped with two single beds and one double bed.

A separate Dorm Room is available that can sleep up to eight people on single beds, and must be booked via phone call.

The house offers all rooms of the house from the Rainbow, Sunset and Midnight Rooms, giving you three single beds and three double beds to sleep in. The accommodation is also pet-friendly so you can bring your furry friend along for your holiday.

Facilities at Bos-Paradys Backpackers

At Bos-Paradys Backpackers you can enjoy a traditional South African cuisine at an additional cost. All sit-downs are done upon request. You can enjoy a number of local specialities such as Bunny Chow and the occasional potjie.

The house offers access to free Wi-Fi that can be used throughout the facility. You will also find that there is free and secure parking for your vehicle.

What do people say about Bos-Paradys Backpackers

“Half an hour from Hluhluwes memorial gate means you can easily get to the reserve for opening time. Ida and Jors are very welcoming in the very traditional South African manner. One thing to note is their love of dogs and cats – of which they have a number that they have rescued.” – Josef.

“Lovely place with lovely hosts. Ida is ready to help with anything, giving great suggestions about what to do around and making the stay very comfortable. The dogs are very nice and the house spacious and filled with art made by Jors! Our stay was wonderful.” – Estelle.

“Such an amazing place, Ida really made us feel welcome and comfortable. The perfect place to meet new people and so close to the game reserve! Highly recommended.” – Caesar.

“Great hospitality. I had to spend quite some time in the area for work as a veterinarian and loved the vibe at this great house. It was so well priced and comfortable. The dogs were great and welcoming, even when I needed to bring a patient (a dog) with, to sleep over. With the free Wi-Fi it was easy to access my emails and the early breakfasts made getting the day started easier.” Rudel.

Top reasons for staying at Bos-Paradys Backpackers:

  1. The rooms are spacious and well-kept making them perfect for couples or families on vacation.
  2. You can enjoy a filling and delicious breakfast and dinner.
  3. The owners are welcoming, friendly and do their best to accommodate you.
  4. The accommodation is pet-friendly so you can bring your pet along.
  5. The surrounding area is beautiful and relaxing, making it the perfect escape from the city.

To find out more about Bos-Paradys Backpackers, give them a call on 083 324 9603 or email ida@bosparadys.co.za. Visit their website at www.bosparadys.co.za. Find them on Google Maps.

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