Welcome To Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge


The Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is an all year round oasis being conveniently situated in a spacious home in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban & 65km south of 'King Shaka' Durban International Airport.

Awesome 180 degree sea views of the Indian Ocean, unspoilt sandy beaches and pleasant weather are guaranteed.

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. Book your dive at the Blue Sky Mining travel desk as free transport to/from Umkomaas is provided.

The Blue Sky Mining offers clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to backpackers, sportsmen, holiday makers as well as business men.

Come and explore this spectacular hostel and lodge consisting of en suite double/twin/triple rooms, dormitory rooms, self-catering units as well as tented and DIY camping facilities. All accommodation (except camping) gets serviced on a daily basis to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

We have got a massive garden with two rock swimming-pools and a lovely sundeck, pool-table, fireplace entertainment area, off-street parking, jungle gym, licenced bar and onsite restaurant, inhouse nursery and travel desk.

NB: Kindly note that we no longer provide communal/shared self-catering and braai facilities.

For those in need there is FREE WIFI well as a transport services available at low rates.

Lucky you, PICK UPS from Amanzimtoti Total Garage are free of charge within 8am to 4pm (shuttle service to be booked in advance, minimum of 2 nights required).

Enjoy a hearty breakfast or traditional 'Durban Curry' and many more munchies in our subtropical garden being surrounded by magnificent coca nut, banana and papaya trees.

Along the main road we have it all...restaurants and pubs, supermarket, takeaways, laundromat, chemist, post office, video store & ATM.

The Blue Sky Mining is ideally situated for those who would like to catch a wave at some of the best surfing spots along the South Coast. Inhouse surfing lessons as well as board rentals are available. We are just a stone's throw away from three subtropical beaches which are protected by lifeguards and shark nets.

Go deep sea fishing, horseriding on the beach, play a game of golf, visit Crocworld or go for a game drive at Tala Game Reserve.

Durban as a real rainbow city offers a huge variety of places of interest: U Shaka Marine World, a unique aquarium right on Durban's beachfront, Wilson's Wharf with its scenic harbour views, the Botanic Gardens, the Natural Science Museum, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Gateway Shopping Mall, and more...

Unforgettable trips into the Drakensberg, the Valley of Thousand Hills with its popular Zulu Village Tours, Safari Tour to Hluhluwe/Umfolozi and St. Lucia Wetlands, and many, many more can be arranged at our travel desk.

We're looking forward to welcoming you...

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Blue Sky Mining

The Blue Sky Mining Backpackers and Lodge is an all year round oasis being conveniently situated in a spacious home in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban and 65km south of King Shaka International Airport.

Contact Details

Blue Sky Mining
5 Nelson Palmer Road
Warner Beach

+27 (0) 31 916 5394