The tour of Shapes of Africa starts right here – take time to look around this rustic stay over and then book a bed in a rondavel or a cabin or a caravan. You will want to stay here at this budget backpackers forever!
Park in front of the gate beside welcoming signs when you arrive at Shapes of Africa. This Durban accommodation is ultra inviting, ultra environmental and so close to the King Shaka Airport you can almost fall straight into your bed from the car hire place.
When you enter Shapes of Africa, your tour starts under tall shady trees where a path leads you to the lapa. Order a home-brewed coffee, sit on the deck and watch the monkeys and birds socialise in the forest around you. Wander down the wooden stairs to your rondavel or cabin and settle into this natural paradise.
Choose a pilates class in the morning or a walk in the sugar cane. Eat a wholesome breakfast of meusli and fruit, yoghurt, eggs and toast. The salt of the Earth. Which accommodation would you choose?
Wakka Wakka – a typical Zulu mud hut, rondavel. Sleeps 10 – 5 on sturdy bunk beds. Shared ablutions. Own braai area, communal kitchen. Bird watch from your stoep.
House of the Rising Sun – Hippie caravan, king size bed, shared ablutions. Watch the sun rise in the valley when the birds awake you.
House of the Rising Sun – Twin bed wooden cabin, shared ablutions, communal kitchen, braai area. Smell the forest as the dew falls in the night.
Plane Spotting – Twin bed wooden cabin, shared ablutions, communal kitchen, braai area. Sip coffee as you watch Boeings take off and land so close you can almost reach out and touch them.
Swallows Nest – Wooden cabin, double bed, shared ablutions, communal kitchen, braai area. A hidden gem in the trees where the chickens scratch.
Shakas Rox – Zulu Rondavel – Stone cottage – en-suite, double bed or 2 – 4 single beds with mozzie nets, own kitchenette and deck with breath-taking view of Umdloti River Valley.
A tour of Shapes of Africa always starts and ends at the lapa – where you will find the bar, kitchen, deck and communal toilets. Dine here every night on delicious homemade fare created with dedication and love: Thai Green Curries, Oxtail Stews, stiff pap with tomato and onion sauce, braaiied boerewors on a roll, sourdough bread straight from the oven, fresh salads from the garden – and so much more to warm the cockles of your heart!
Take a tour of Shapes of Africa. Relaxing, eco accommodation with a buzz. So close to Umdloti Beach and the local coffee shops and stores. So close to the N2 and the King Shaka International Airport. Pick your rondavel or cabin or caravan and stay a few peaceful days in this natural paradise! A winning eco rustic stay over made for travellers who like to explore the Zululand North Coast.