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Funky Monkeys Backpackers

Funky Monkeys Backpackers
102 Van Wijk Street
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
South Africa
tel: +27.13.744.1310
mobile: +27.83.310.4755
http://www.funkymonkeys.co.za/
email: funkymonkeys@yebo.co.za
(last visit August 2003)

Funky Monkeys

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.
a view of the pool, and a couple of cabins 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.
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