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DIRECTIONS AND MAP

 GIBELA BACKPACKERS LODGE

Physical 119 Ninth Avenue   Postal P.O. Box 47736
Address: Morningside Address: Greyvile
  Durban   Durban
  4001   4023
  Off Cowey Road    
Location Between Argyle & Clarence Road    
Office Number: 031- 303 6291      
Guest Phone: 031 -303 1659      

From the South Coast / Wild Coast  

Follow the signs direction Durban and N2 North.
Keep left direction Stanger, North Coast & Pietermaritzburg. 
+/- 10 km at big intersection follow signs to Durban City. As you enter Durban keep in the middle lane.
Take the Ridge Road / Tollgate / Berea off ramp. (Half Moon bridge)
Cross over Ridge Road and continue direction of the city, keep in 
left lane - this is Berea Road North.
Continue over Musgrave Road and turn left into Botanic Gardens Road.
Pass The Botanical Gardens, now called Cowey Road. 
Pass Bread Ahead Bakery & Woolworths Food store. 
Cross over Marriot Road and at the next traffic light turn right down 
Clarence Road. Second left is 9th Avenue. 
We are on the left - no 119 Ninth Avenue (Silver steel car gates).     



From Pietermaritzburg / Drakensberg

You will be traveling along the N3.
As you enter Durban keep in the second left lane.
Take the Ridge Road / Tollgate / Berea off ramp.
Cross over Ridge Road and continue direction of the city, keep in
Middle lane - this is Berea Road North.
Continue over Musgrave Road and turn left into Botanic Gardens Road
at The Institute of Technology.
Pass The Botanical Gardens, now called Cowey Road.
Pass Bread Ahead Bakery & Woolworths Food store.
Cross over Marriot Road and at the next traffic light turn right down
Clarence Road. Second left is 9th Avenue.
We are on the left - no 119 Ninth Avenue (Silver steel car gates)
 


From North Coast/ Zululand

You will be traveling along the N2.
+/- 35 km north of Durban take the Ballito off ramp.
Turn left, around two traffic circles and at traffic light right - direction Durban / Umhlanga.
Continue till you enter Durban, on the right ABSA Rugby Stadium.
Keep right, at first intersection turn right into Argyle Road.
Continue up Argyle Road, cross over Umgeni & Windermere Roads.
Cross over Avondale (traffic light) next left is Ninth Avenue.
We are on the right - no 119 Ninth Avenue (Silver steel car gates)
Location
  •  Off street parking
  •  Laundromat - 4 min walk
  •  Restaurants - Bistro, Steakhouse and Sushi Bar - 4 min walk away
  •  Grocery store - 5 min walk
  •  Post Office - 5 min walk away
  •  Inner city bus and public transport - 7 min walk away
  •  Restaurants, Coffe shops, Bars and Clubs - 7 min walk away
  •  Shopping Mall - 12 min walk away
  •  Botanical Gardens - 15 min walk
  •  Beaches, Golden Mile - 25 min walk away
  •  City Centre - 10 min bus ride
  •  Movies / Cinema - 10 min drive
  •  Sport stadiums - 5 min drive away
  •  Durban International airport - 20 min drive
  •  Pietermaritzburg - Prince Alfred Street Backpackers - 90 km
  •  Sani Pass - Sani Lodge - 280 km
  •  Champagne Castle - Inkosana Backpackers - 280 km
  •  Royal Natal National Park - Amphitheatre - 300 km
  •  St. Lucia, Bib's backpackers - 270 km
  •  Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park - Isinkwe Bush Lodge - 300 km
  • Southbroom - Southbroom Travellers Lodge - 200 km
  •  Swaziland Border - 480 km
  • From Durban International Airport

    Exit the airport direction N2 South. (there is a toll gate here)
    Once on the N2 South you'll travel about 2 km and then take the Umhlodti turn off to the left, turn left at the top of off ramp and continue for about 1 km where you will turn right direction Durban / Umhlanga. M4
    Follow directions above.   AIRPORT TRANSFERS - 45km north of Durban
    Follow the signs to the public transport area Standard Bank Exit(buses and taxis) 
    Taxi at the airport will cost about R350  1-4 people
    Alternatively the Airport Shuttle Bus drops at Gibela's front door - Cost R 80-00 per person. 
    If you would like to pre-book a meet and great taxi you can e-mail Zippy Cabs on  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, flight number, arrival time and destination coming from. You need to receive a reply e-mail to confirm that Zippy Cabs will collect you.
    TEL NUMBER 031 - 202 7067 
    Taxi  +/- R 350-00 for 1-4 people if pre-booked directly with Zippy Cabs.

     

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    Grading Council - March 2008

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    South African Tourism
    Welcome Awards - Backpacking

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