102 Van Wijk Street
(last visit August 2003)
I ended up having to stay in Nelspruit because Mozambique has a consulate there. Funky Monkeys is in a quiet residential neighborhood, so it's a few kilometers into town. During the day it's a pleasant walk through leafy suburbs to the city center. At night you should probably call a cab.
Funky Monkeys has dorm space and private rooms. Dorms are R. 60 (US$8) and singles are R. 120 ($16) Some of the double rooms are in cabins next to the main house.
On a nice night they'll fire up the braai (grill) and you can bring your own food to cook on it. There's a supermarket within a couple of kilometers. I walked over and bought some lamb and sausages to grill.
There's also a pool, although it was too cold to swim when I was there.
You can see the cabins behind the pool.
One of the staff thought I was odd because I kept walking to and from town instead of taking a cab, but I needed the exercise and as I said it was a pleasant, if hilly, walk.
Lorna, the owner of Funky Monkeys, is an artist, and a warm and friendly hostess. Her art decorates the house. She was very friendly and helpful, and everybody who got a chance to talk to her liked her.
Funky Monkeys provides safe storage; I left most of my belongings here and carried a small shoulder bag for my entire trip to Mozambique.