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About Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

The Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is an all year round oasis being conveniently situated in a spacious home in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban & 65km south of 'King Shaka' Durban International Airport. Awesome 180 degree sea views of the Indian Ocean, unspoilt sandy beaches and pleasant weather are guaranteed.Come and blow bubbles at the Aliwal Shoal, one of the top ten dive sites in the world, and experience a breathtaking underwater adventure. Stunning reefs & wrecks, raggies, zambezi and tiger sharks, abundant fish life, dolphins - all in all world class diving at its best. Book your dive at the Blue Sky Mining travel desk as free transport to/from Umkomaas is provided.The Blue Sky Mining offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to backpackers, sportsmen, holiday makers as well as business men.Come and explore this spectacular hostel and lodge consisting of dormitories with its own showers & toilets, en suite double/twin rooms as well as camping facilities. All accommodation (except camping) gets serviced on a daily basis to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.We have got a massive garden with two rock swimming-pools and a lovely sundeck, pool-table, fireplace entertainment area, off-street parking, jungle gym, licenced bar and inhouse restaurant, inhouse nursery and travel desk.IMPORTANT: Please be advised that we no longer provide communal/shared braai and self-catering facilities.For those in need there is FREE WIFI well as a transport services available at low rates.Lucky you, pick ups from Amanzimtoti the "Total Garage" are free of charge within 8am to 4pm (shuttle service to be booked in advance, minimum of 2 nights required). Enjoy a hearty breakfast or traditional 'Durban Curry' and many more munchies in our subtropical garden being surrounded by magnificent coca nut, banana and papaya trees. Along the main road we have it all...restaurants and pubs, supermarket, takeaways, laundromat, chemist, post office, video store & ATM. Go surfing, deep sea fishing, horseriding on the beach, visit Crocworld, explore Durban City, book a game drive and lots, lots more!We are looking forward to welcoming you soon...

Beach: There are two main beaches being protected by shark nets as well as watched by life guards. Plenty of ocean activities are waiting for you: Horse riding on the beach, scuba diving, surfing, kitesurfing, deep sea fishing, etc.

Golf: The Amanzimtoti as well as the Umkomaas Country Club, boasting 18-hole parkland courses, are in close proximity.

Conference Venues: The Blue Sky Mining is able to arrange small conferences as well as teambuilding if requested. Please contact us for further information.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 37
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 32 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


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  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 10 Jun 2018 and 28 Jun 2018)

Important Information


1) Please take notice that one of the following documents will be required on arrival: Valid ID, SA Driver's Licence or Passport.

2) Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is a licensed establishment.
Therefore no alcohol can be consumed in the common areas and/or rooms unless purchased from the onsite bar. Thanking...

1) Please take notice that one of the following documents will be required on arrival: Valid ID, SA Driver's Licence or Passport.

2) Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is a licensed establishment.
Therefore no alcohol can be consumed in the common areas and/or rooms unless purchased from the onsite bar. Thanking you for your co-operation!

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Reviews for Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

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Kim Steinberg
05 February 2018

One of the cleanest backpackers I've ever stayed in! Friendly staff, well organized establishment. Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

Mandy Smith
08 January 2018

It was absolutely amazing. The place is like heaven and the staff so very friendly.We always had something fun to do without leaving the lodge. They will definitely see us again soon!

Sara Wheeler
31 July 2017

Fantastic weekend, great venue.

Suzette Potgieter
07 July 2017

The view is great, maybe just card facilities at dinner

Marika Meier, South Africa
21 December 2015

Blue Sky Mining was an okay place to stay.  Not great, but not bad.  It seems like there is too much staff, and subsequently they look bored and is very slow.  There are not any water taps in the camping area, and they don't allow electricity leads from the cabins 5metres away.  The two new bathrooms are nice, except that no broom/squeegee is provided to dry the open plan floor.  Nice swimming pools. 

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Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge Map

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is 1km from the centre of Kingsburgh , the nearest airport 59.4km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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