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Packing for China

 

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Eek! I leave on an adventure with my boyfriend this week.

Seeings as I’m obsessed with packing and travel, I’ve already put together checklists and game plans for the best pack possible. Here’s what I’m taking along…

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Mantis and Moon Backpackers

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Down the south coast, past kilometers of coastal bliss and into a tropical paradise, you’ll find the hippie folk of Mantis and Moon.

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This rad backpackers in Umzumbe is the most perfect getaway for Durbanites. It’s not too far from home, cost effective and makes you feel like you’ve traveled to a Thai island. No passports needed, just pack your  cozzie, some mozzie spray and snacks!

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There are tree houses, double rooms and teepees all scattered around the dense palm jungle. I took the boyfriend for a romantic weekend, as a birthday prezzie and we had such a jam that we’re returning with friends later this month. Not only do you meet interesting travelers at the bar, but you can also relax in the jacuzzi, dip in the pool and share the communal kitchen. The beach is only a walk away so Paul and I set up camp, brought out his guitar, had a smoke and sang silly songs until sunset. 

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Tips: Make sure to stop at the epic fruit stands along the drive home or venture a little further to The Waffle House.

You can also book breaki and dinner at the backpackers if you’re not keen to cart along your own foods! They make mean meals every night.

Stay in the Taj Mahal double room, if you want your own roofless en suite bathroom, where you can bath under the stars. 

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Click here for their website!