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Come for some good karma! Vera Ann's place is so welcoming,laid-back, delicious and cosy - I enjoyed every minute. From her lovely garden, comfortable common areas, clean bathrooms to her super tasty muffins and jam it is a place you don't wanna leave. For travellers...More
We really enjoyed our stay at Karma Backpackers! Not only because of the beautiful Sentinel Hiking trail closeby, but mostly because of the conversations with Vera and other guests in the kitchen, her lovely jams, bread and muffins, and the amazing and delicious Ethiopian place...More
Of many hostels we have already seen, not only in South Africa, but all over the world, we have never been to one that was so special, with so much love and with such a nice host! Placed close to some really wonderful hikes close...More
This hostel is the best option to use as a base for the sentinel peak hike and others in northern drakensberg, as they're about 45 minutes away. The town of Kestell is actually really run down though so be sure to bring food to cook...More
We were expecting a bit more after reading all the good reviews, but left a bit disappointed.
Firstly, the biggest disappointment was that it is further from the North Drakensberg mountains than we hoped. It takes about an hour and a half to drive to...More
Response from KarmaBackpackers, Owner at Karma BackpackersResponded 17 February 2017
Im really sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We are the closest backpackers to the hike. But it isn't on our doorstop.
The Ethiopian restaurant is completely safe but as explained it is a restaurant for the Ethiopian community in Qwa Qwa and...More