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Karma Backpackers Reviews

2 Piet Retief St, Free State, Kestell, Drakensberg, South Africa

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43 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 96%Facilities

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Wonderful hostel, feels like home, yummy jam and very friendly.

  • 18th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Lovely Hosts, amazing home-made jams for breakfast and an ideal base for exploring the Northern Drakensberg and Golden Gate National Park area.


A truly excellent stay. It would have been a great hostel even without Vera Ann. With Vera Ann, it notches up to truly fantastic. Vera Ann is an excellent host that makes Karma very special. She is a fount of knowledge and recs (hiking maps, driving maps, restaurants - you must try the Ethiopian), is kind and helpful to her guests, and just an all around wonderful person. The one downside is it was further to Royal Natal than anticipated, but don't think there really are nearer options.

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