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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I can understand that some people would be nervous to take very young kids here. Yes, it's in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it's off the grid. But guess what? This is the one place where my kids (ages 3 and 5) did not whine and complain about being bored, where they did not whine and complain about there being...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in the area, you should definitely stay here. Dylan, the owner, went out of his way to make us super comfortable. He's such a cool and genuine guy. His place is the most eco friendly place I've ever been to and I've been to many! It's was so pleasant to spend time here. You can watch...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We (2 adults and 2 children , ages 5 and 8) stayed for 3 nights at The Kraal. We really enjoyed it, the hospitality of Bevan was great and the food was excellent. The view was exceptional, so awesome to sit and watch the dolphins every day! The beach and river was also beautiful. The only negative aspect was that...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The place is beautiful and truly off the grid. We drove here from Port Saint Johns and the warning on the website about the roads is hardly a warning- by the time we made it we though for sure we would have four flat tires or get stuck in a mud puddle. I do not recommend trying to get there...

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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Dillon, our host, run The Kraal Backpacker's on the same principles as an eco-lodge. He does it just so much better than most. I believe it is his deep love and respect for the environment. For animals,children and people. (More or less in that order?) What to expect for your stay? -Got there in a Polo, like D said we...

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Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

I loved my stay here, the only problem was I did not stay long enough . Next time I will definitely stay longer. Beautiful surroundings and friendly people. It is off the grid and nothing close by so come prepared .

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Very beautiful location, relaxing location, with a very beautiful view of the ocean specially early in the morning during the sunrise. Very calm beach right next to the hostel. The owner also cooked very great with fresh local vegetable, see food and meet :)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 February 2014

No "stress devices" can be charged here! Stumbled into this place by chance after a punctured tire and it was one of the happiest accidents of our trip. A very basic but truly enjoyable of the grid experience supplied by solar panels and rain water. Spectacular scenery, pristine sandy beach with a rock pool area. Rondavel style accomodation.The absolute best...

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

The Kraal is a very nice and off the grid experience and we liked it! The surrounding is beautiful and worth a visit and some hikes. The Kraal is off the grid and gives you a real nice experience of the wild coast. Do not expect comfort but a very nice place to stay. It is very eco friendly and...

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Don't be fooled, The Kraal isn't a hotel nor will you be able to sit down to a paid for cooked meal and waited on hand and foot. It is however a wonderful (self catering, bring your tabasco for the oysters!) wild coast experience. Dylan provides three huts, two doubles and a dorm for back packers, mainly hikers coming through...

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Address: Wild Coast | Mpande, Port St Johns 5121, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Kraal Backpackers South Africa/Port St Johns
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