Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

Blue Sky Mining is a year-round oasis and a leisure lovers paradise!

We boast one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, nestled in a beautiful subtropical garden, complete with rock pools. For sunny skies, azure waters beckoning with enthralling activities and heavenly peaceful surroundings, venture to the beautiful seaside town of Warner Beach situated just a short walk away from unspoilt sandy beaches which lay directly in front of us and mere minutes from Amanzimtoti, Durban.
Accommodation:
We have an array of unique, clean, comfortable and affordable options available to suit your accommodation needs. These range from dormitory-style rooms fitted with shower and toilet to gorgeous twin / double en-suite rooms. All rooms are serviced daily guaranteeing a relaxed stay. So, whether youre a backpacker, sports-person, holidaymaker, volunteer or even on a business trip, well have something for you.

Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge's interior decoration is bright and cheery and radiates a wonderful unpretentious vibe. Interiors and outdoors are exquisite ornate with funky artwork lending a unique appeal to the lovely establishment. Feast on a hearty breakfast in the welcoming dining area or unwind in the cosy communal lounge area and watch satellite television, order a drink from the bar and gather around the barbecue to socialize with other guests and friends.

Swim a couple of lengths in the marvellous rock swimming pool from where awesome sea views can be relished and afterwards play a game of pool with friends. Peruse the interesting art and crafts markets, dance the night away at the nightclubs in nearby Amanzimtoti, surf the waves, scuba dive or enjoy quiet time fishing from the rocks. Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is all about blissful relaxation in the midst of awe-inspiring surroundings and is truly an amazing hospitable venue for an unforgettable getaway.

Divers and volunteers who book direct are entitled to a 10% discount on accommodation.
On-Site Facilities:
Our friendly, attentive staff will welcome you and assist you with whatever you need.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast or traditional 'Durban Curry' and many more munchies in our subtropical garden surrounded by magnificent coca nut, banana and papaya trees.

Fully stocked restaurant and licensed bar
Free wi-fi
Secure parking
2 rock swimming pools
Large gardens
Sundeck
Jungle gym
Gift shop
Yoga classes
Pool table
Outdoor fire pit
Entertainment area
Books for sale
Activities:

There are numerous activities that can be organised by us and enjoyed by you locally - all year round! Along the main road we have it all...restaurants and pubs, supermarket, takeaways, laundromat, chemist, post office, video store & ATM.

Diving - Come and blow bubbles at the Aliwal Shoal, one of the top ten dive sites in the world, and experience a breathtaking underwater adventure. Stunning reefs & wrecks, raggies, zambezi and tiger sharks, abundant fish life, dolphins - all in all world class diving at its best. Dives booked directly with us receive a 10% discount off bed and free pick ups to and from the dive centre in Umkomaas!
Surfing / Bodyboarding - available for beginners or advanced surfers.
Snorkelling - Goggles and snorkels available to hire
Swimming
Fishing/Deep sea fishing - Rods
Horse riding on the beach
Paragliding
Book a game drive
Events Venue:
Blue Sky Mining is the perfect setting for functions depending on group size in a setting unlike any other.
Location:

Blue Sky Mining is situated in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban & 60 km south of King Shaka Durban International Airport.

We are situated on the magnificent Sapphire Coast, boasting of 40 kilometres of golden beaches and lush coastal forests, interspersed with lively coastal villages. The Sapphire Coast is perfectly located - bordered by the city of Durban on one side and the unspoilt beauty of the south coast to the other, with the rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal, rich in wildlife culture and history to the West.

Durban is a modern, vibrant cosmopolitan city, its lifestyle architecture and culture reflect and thrive on its warm subtropical climate.

Local Highlights:

Local surf spot
African township day tours
Crocworld in Scottburgh
Go Bananaz
Unland
Amanzimtoti Flea Market
Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary
Sardine Run
Splash Waterworld
Galleria Mall
The Highland Gathering
The Night Market

booking enquiry no obligation!

Reviews

  • "Visiting the beach, the view"

    09 September 2018

    "satelite dish would be nice and paying with card."

    Werner Feith
  • "Clean & Friendly"

    05 February 2018

    "One of the cleanest backpackers I've ever stayed in! Friendly staff, well organized establishment. Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!"

    Kim Steinberg
  • "Everything!! & the friendly staff.."

    08 January 2018

    "It was absolutely amazing. The place is like heaven and the staff so very friendly.We always had something fun to do without leaving the lodge. They will definitely see us again soon!"

    Mandy Smith
  • "Great weekend"

    31 July 2017

    "Fantastic weekend, great venue."

    Sara Wheeler
  • "the view"

    07 July 2017

    "The view is great, maybe just card facilities at dinner"

    Suzette Potgieter
  • "The place is OK"

    21 December 2015

    "Blue Sky Mining was an okay place to stay. Not great, but not bad. It seems like there is too much staff, and subsequently they look bored and is very slow. There are not any water taps in the camping area, and they don't allow electricity leads from the cabins 5metres away. The two new bathrooms are nice, except that no broom/squeegee is provided to dry the open plan floor. Nice swimming pools."

    Marika Meier, South Africa
  • "Hidden Gem"

    09 December 2015

    "This place truly is a hidden gem and I almost wish no one would find out about it :)<br />I normally use them once a week during a business trip but decided to take my family before the school holiday started. We had a great stay.<br />Thanks<br />"

    Pierre Kotze, South Africa
  • "Badly treated."

    23 November 2015

    "The placeis beautiful and staff was most nice and welcoming but manager treated us like a naught school kids with thousand rules, and bed are so uncomfortable with old linens and very oldand hard towels, The pictures displayed online are nothing compare to what you see when you get there. expect the pool and garden."

    Londiwe Mzolo, South Africa
  • "What more can I say."

    02 November 2015

    "I had the most enjoyable stay at the Blue Sky Mining Backpackers Lodge. My room was very comfortable and clean. The staff were most helpful and friendly. Although I asked for self catering, I ate at the Lodge almost every day as their food was outstanding and such good value. Thank you for making my stay so pleasant. I will certainly be back."

    Rosemary Readlinghuis, South Africa
  • "Very comfortable and well run establishment"

    27 October 2015

    "Enjoyed our time at BSM. Very nice comfortable and clean accommodation . Friendly staff. Lovely views and nice people met whilst staying. I would visit again.<div><br /><div><br /><div><br /><div><br /></div></div></div></div>"

    Nancy clark, South Africa
  • "Great"

    02 September 2015

    "Good people, great service"

    Kwazi Ngubane, South Africa
  • "Superb"

    11 August 2015

    "Excellent value for money, clean, comfortable with very good staff<br />"

    Peter Yeldham, South Africa
  • "Accomodation Own Camping"

    05 April 2015

    "The Staff excellent<div>Premises was excellent</div><div>Suggestions:</div><div>Electrical Powerpoints at Camping site</div><div>Water tap at Camping Site</div><div>Two bathrooms at Camping Site</div><div>Wider Gate opening for cars with trailers.</div><div>In overall: Will definitely visit again. </div>"

    Wayne Viljoen, South Africa
  • "Always a pleasure"

    04 March 2015

    "Always a pleasure to stay at this accommodation. The expansion and improvements are amazing!"

    Lorraine Kenny, England
  • "Good value!"

    17 November 2014

    "Is absolutely worthy the money. Nice location and friendly staff."

    Sergej Steinke, Germany
  • "First experience"

    23 October 2014

    "It was an experience for the first time to stay at a Backpacker accommodation. It was noticed how friendly and help full the staff was. The owners were always present and ready to help. I will recommend this place to other people."

    louis la grange, South Africa
  • "Brilliant Place"

    15 September 2014

    "Amazing place for what it is but its definitely more than just a backpackers. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and tidy. The place also felt quite safe."

    Peter Yeldham, England
  • "Relaxation"

    29 April 2014

    "A well kept piece of paradise and tranquility.You need to be there to experience the atmosphere, friendly staff, good food and pure relaxation. The best is the room with en-suite facilities, which makes this good value for the price. Will definitely return."

    Renee Surmon, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    24 March 2014

    "Awesome service and food. Excellent value for money. The view to the ocean is priceless."

    Emar , South Africa
  • "Great stay !!"

    16 February 2014

    "Perfect location, great place with nice and clean rooms, really nice staff and beautiful view."

    Claire BODENNEC, South Africa
  • "Very nice"

    16 May 2012

    "Very well organized backpackers, magnificent view, friendly staff and so on. Clean and spacious rooms and a great place to relax. Really value for money!"

    Stephen Dermaux, South Africa
  • "Breathtaking!"

    01 December 2011

    "We had an amazing time. Service was great, people were friendly. I just wasn't happy being a couple and sharing the quarters. Would have preferred my own lodge. Apart from that, the view, the atmosphere, the beach, everything else was great! Thanks guys. Will definitely be back if there are private lodges for couples!"

    Sunitha Moneypersad, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    22 March 2011

    "Had a wonderful time, will definitely be be back. Service and food was excellent."

    Noelene Naidu, South Africa
  • "Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge"

    12 April 2010

    "Enjoyed every day there. Romy and Barret and Kayden are very nice people. We have already sent new people to them at the end of this month. I would really rate there accommodation."

    Tracey Myburgh, South Africa
  • "We really enjoy our stay."

    29 March 2010

    "It was an all new experience because we are used to holiday flats.We enjoyed the interaction between the guests and met interesting people.We surely will do it again. "

    Marieta Botha,South Africa
  • "The place was clean, neat"

    04 January 2010

    "First time staying at a backpackers, enjoyed it very much and will do it again as i am a single parent with an teenage child and it is more cost effective for me than to rent a chalet or flat. The place was clean, neat and well run and we got exactly what we expected and more. The photos on the internet was a true reflection. "

    Lynette de Wet,South Africa
  • "The facilities were really lovely."

    12 January 2009

    "The owners friendly. The cleaning services fantastic.A couple of things they might consider adding are mirrors to rooms/bathrooms, clothes horses for wet towels etc, and of course, the mattresses need changing. They are made of sponge and do not offer support at all. I had to sleep on the floor to enjoy a proper night's sleep.For the rest, I enjoyed a wonderful stay and my children did not want to come back home.Thank you for everything."

    Linda Wolfaardt, South Africa
  • "The facilities were really lovely."

    12 January 2009

    "The owners friendly.The cleaning services fantastic.A couple of things they might consider adding are mirrors to rooms/bathrooms, clothes horses for wet towels etc, and of course, the mattresses need changing.They are made of sponge and do not offer support at all.I had to sleep on the floor to enjoy a proper night's sleep.For the rest, I enjoyed a wonderful stay and my children did not want to come back home.Thank you for everything."

    Linda Wolfaardt,South Africa
  • "Wondeful stay"

    16 July 2008

    "We really enjoyed our stay, its so comfortable & relaxed atmosphere. Definitely will come back next yr.Thank you for a wonderful stay.God blessAli & Aileen Friedmanxx"

    Aileen Friedman, South Africa
  • "Wondeful stay"

    16 July 2008

    "We really enjoyed our stay, its so comfortable & relaxed atmosphere. Definitely will come back next yr.Thank you for a wonderful stay.God blessAli & Aileen Friedmanxx"

    Aileen Friedman,South Africa
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