Happy Hippo Accommodation


This establishment practices or provides the following eco choices:
  • Water Saving
  • Energy Saving
  • Recycling
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Tin
  • Plastic
  • Biodiversity
  • Eco Cleaning Agents

The Happy Hippo, located by Durban Beachfront, offers a wide array of budget accommodation, from dorms to quads and en-suite rooms. The spacious building is decorated in a contemporary African theme, utilizing the bright colours shown through the flag and the South African people, tastefully finished off with an industrial and ware-house flavour.

Everything on the premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation.The rooms are all different and are named so to pass on the Country's history. Don't forget to get a drink from the roof top, the Globe, for you get to meet people from all around the world in a laid-back environment. The Happy Hippo offers an internet café and wireless; there is a curio shop that supports only local crafts and small business and you can book your trips and car hire at reception. Local is Lekker!  

The Happy Hippo is located close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun bathing. The area offers a great choice of shops, restaurants, bars and has a few night clubs for those night owls. 


What: Accommodation, Backpackers
Where is this: Durban
Number of rooms/units: 22 rooms
Rate guide (per person): Dorm rate from R155 to R165; Twin/Double en-suite from R210 to 260.
Rate guide (per unit): from R420 to R520
GPS Co-ordinates: S 29°52'04''   E 31°2'31''
How to find us:
Happy Hippo Accommodation, Durban