Sensayuma Backpackers

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A True Zululand Gem!

Sensayuma is set at the mouth of the mighty Tugela River, where the biggest river in KwaZulu-Natal merges its waters with the warm Indian Ocean. Perched in lush dune forest high above the river we have an awe-inspiring 180-degree view across the untouched bay, out to sea and up the river into the rolling misty hills. Sensayuma is truly a hidden gem of Zululand.
Sensayuma has a variety of accommodation options available, depending on your desires and requirements for your convenience. Our facilities, rooms and bathrooms are clean, and well maintained.

We have a large self catering kitchen where you can cook a scrumptious meal and, if you do not feel like cooking, We do also offer delicious home cooked meals onsite . You can order breakfast and we also do an evening meal every night with a vegetarian option always available too . Catch up with the world with our FREE high speed WiFi.

Take an early morning horseback ride. A must do while staying with us, Take an epic trail ride through the sugar cane fields or down on to the beach for a view you will never forget.
Wake up with the sun and hop down to our garden gate, skip along the forest path and walk straight onto the beach. Wander along for more than 30 kilometers of untouched protected beaches. Gaze out to sea and spot sharks, turtles and whales cruising by in the waves. Paddle a kayak up the river or out into the ocean. Catch a fish or three and put the big one back. Ride some perfect uncrowned beach and point break waves. Hike through thick woodlands and look for a rare Great White Pelican or the beautiful and illusive Knysna Turaco. With year round sun and moderate temperatures Sensayuma will happily show you what paradise is.

Take it easy and give some time to the Big Chill. Head to the Sensa Tiki Beach Bar and order a cocktail. You can wiggle your toes in beach sand while you wait and whale watch. Then find a spot at one of the pools to chillax and soak up some of the plentiful sunshine. With two pools. A big garden and several decks and chill spots to choose from you wont have to arm wrestle for space. Take a snooze in one of our many garden hammocks or curl up with a book from our library. Before long you will find the Sensayuma Smile is lighting up your face and lifting your spirits!

Need some adventure in your life? We have you covered with numerous in-house tours and activities. Take your pick from a wide range including; Beach and Forest horse rides ,beach and forest hikes and walks, swimming, kayaking, excellent fishing and bird watching. We have some great guides to show you the best places and keep you safe too.

We at Sensayuma Backpackers pride ourselves in giving you the very best in a boutique backpacking experience and are continuously striving to be one of the best backpackers in South Africa and the World. Come and visit soon and join in on the epic adventure. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and thank the river gods for places like Sensayuma. A true Zululand Gem.

Rooms Types Available:

  • En suite double rooms
  • Double rooms
  • Camping
  • Dorms




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