JikelezaJIKELEZA LODGE
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Backpackers Hostel

“Miracles Happen Here!”

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Come and explore the revamped young heart of Port Elizabeth. Jikeleza is just a few streets away from the buzzing nightlife that will swallow you in and take you on a true local ride. The clubs in the area range from hip hop to African house to classic mainstream radio funk. Parliament & Stanley Streets have become the local hang outs, so who really needs a club anyway! Let’s party in the street! 

The surrouding restaurants and cafes sport hand baked pizzas in extravagant flavors and freshly rolled five star California sushi rolls. Have a lazy cocktail at one of the cafes while you lounge in their on street couches or chow down on huge chip rolls. Visit live music and theatre shows, banks, post office, pubs and 24 hour shops. Whatever you fancy, it is only a brisk walk away and our door is open all day and all night, so come home when you want to.

You can also wander through the history of Olde Worlde Central, experience trendy art meccas and meet the locals. Jikeleza's in-house travel desk is the right place to get advice on anything to anywhere - Addo, Schotia, Big 5 Safaris, whale and dolphin trips, adventure, township and city tours

JIKELEZA LODGE
is run by Robert and Marianah, both intrepid explorers of Southern Africa and veteran travelers. They opened this lodge to share their knowledge and love for this country with others and to maintain contact with other travelers. It is designed by travelers for travelers, to meet in a home away from home atmosphere. The hostel has a reputation for making you feel welcome and is enthusiastically run by the owners, their managers and staff.

The atmosphere is laid back. You'll find JIKELEZA LODGE safe clean and comfortable offering a true African experience and South African hospitality.  "Miracles Happen here", may just be true for you. One of the older buildings in the Central area with the atmospheric charm of rich, warm, gleaming wood floors, windows and doors.

JIKELEZA LODGE is set in the heart of the old historical heart of Port Elizabeth and right on the Donkin Heritage Walking Trail. Here you can walk amongst the many old buildings of yesteryear marveling at the fine architecture and history of the time . Or you can pull on your takkies( cross trainers) and trap (stomp) on down to nearby coffee shops, traditional African restaurants, pubs, banks, 24 hour grocery shops, antique shops, art museums and galleries, the local swimming pool, horticultural gardens, nightspots or jazz clubs, and the beach is only 10 minutes away by car. No Car? Then you can walk to the beach and on the way visit some of the older buildings, stop at the Arts and Curio centre, Wezandla, for a coffee, then onto the South End Museum, with it's story of the forced evictions, and eventually reach the beachfront. 

The bottom garden and most of the rooms overlook a green belt and guinea fowl, other birds and rock hyrax (dassies) visit regularly. The shaded garden with the cathedral atmosphere is a great place to chill, have breakfast in, start a fire in the evening, grab a beer from their self service refreshment bar and have a braai with your new friends. If outside is not for you  you could get your movie fix with the small screen DVD and normalise your heartbeat with thier free coffee. They offer breakfast at the nearby coffee shop and are into recycling. Whether it's a quiet stay you need, having fun at the boat bar with lucky legs by your side or getting into rip roaring, thumping nightlife close by, then this “IS” it.  

JIKELEZA LODGE has it’s own in-house travel desk and is the best place to get advice on anything to anywhere.  They can arrange day trips to Addo Elephant National Park, lion safaris to Schotia, city and township tours, Baz Bus and Intercape Inter City Bus tickets, Car hire at great prices, historical and heritage tours, transfers and overland trips and tours anywhere in Southern Africa. They also have specially priced accommodation and tour packages for backpackers and you can save quite a lot if you take one of these.They can organise just about everything for you, from finding out what time of day it is to a five year journey through Africa. They know South Africa better than most South Africans and make sure that they are up to date with all the latest info. They are also not bound to any one tour operator, bus or car hire company so we can give you unbiased genuine assistance. 
 
JIKELEZA LODGE offers you a variety of accommodation. There are single rooms, double rooms (Double bed) and twin rooms (2 single beds), 3, 4 and 5 bed family/group rooms, dorms and camping. Their dorms only have a maximum of 7 beds and at times are smaller. The dorms are mixed, both male and female, and may not be suitable for some local holiday makers who are not conversant with traveling etiquette. The kitchen is fully fitted so that you can whip up a quick meal or cook up a storm. The owners are fanatical about cleanliness and all the staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you.



For the South African holiday maker who wants to get away from it all this may not be your scene. Interaction between guests is encouraged and all the facilities such as kitchens, bathrooms, lounges and TV rooms are shared. A Backpackers has nothing to do with hiking and is a unique way of traveling. So if it is your first time, check the scene out before booking, we don’t want you to be disappointed.



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JIKELEZA LODGE offers the following features:
  • SPECIAL - FREE Seventh night or 4th Night half price
  * SPECIAL - FREE Internet and Wi-Fi
  * SPECIALS  - On Addo and Schotia safaris
  • FREE tea and coffee  
  • FREE DVDs - Whole range of unique South African movies
  * Satellite TV
  • Special prices on taxis 
  • Clean and comfortable.
  • Hot Showers!
  • A Bathroom with bubbles
  • Large back garden with bar-b-que/braai facilities
 
  • Situated in the historical centre of Port Elizabeth
  • 5 minutes walk from a 14 km hike in a Nature Reserve
  • Right on the famous Donkin Heritage City Centre walking trail and the NEW ROUTE 67
  • In walking distance of shops, pubs, banks, post office, nightclubs, restaurants, live shows and cinemas
  • Close to the world's fifth oldest test cricket ground – St George’s Cricket Ground
  • Fully equipped kitchen, warm and cosy
  • Loads of info, car hire at special rates, booking of next hostel and tours
  • Serviced by, and agents for the Baz Bus and Intercape Mainliner
  • Baz Bus drop off point

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Room Prices valid from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014:

Dormitory (6 beds)

R115-00 per person per night

Double Room (Double bed-including bedding)

R290-00 per room per night

Twin Room (2 single beds-including bedding)

R290-00 per room per night

Single Room

R195-00 per room per night

3 Bed Family Room

R390-00 per room per night

4 Bed Family Room

R500-00 per room per night

5 Bed Family Room

R600-00 per room per night

6 Bed Family Room R690-00 per room per night

Camping (if available)                               

R80-00 pppn

Extra Duvet Hire

R10-00 per person per duration of stay


Room Prices valid from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015:

Dormitory (6 beds)

R120-00 per person per night

Double Room (Double bed-including bedding)

R300-00 per room per night

Twin Room (2 single beds-including bedding)

R300-00 per room per night

Single Room

R200-00 per room per night

3 Bed Family Room

R405-00 per room per night

4 Bed Family Room

R520-00 per room per night

5 Bed Family Room

R625-00 per room per night

6 Bed Family Room R720-00 per room per night

Camping (if available)                               

R85-00 pppn

Extra Duvet Hire

R10-00 per person per duration of stay


Prices may be altered without prior notice.

DISCOUNTS: VIP, SAY and ISIC = 5% per night. Also see vouchers on our promotional flyers or click here SPECIALS

SPECIALS
4th Night Half Price or 7th Night Free valid until 30 September 2014
FREE
internet and Wi-Fi

Booking and Payment
It is advisable to book ahead. You may book by contacting us by e-mail, telephone or fax. The following Payment options and cancellation conditions will apply:

Option 1:
You can pay us in full by depositing the full amount in cash or electronic transfer into our bank account within South Africa. Any cheque deposits and/or money orders etc will require 14 days to clear. Any transfers from outside of South Africa must be free of any bank commissions or transfer fees. No booking will be confirmed until the funds have cleared. Proof of deposit must be sent to us. Bank: ABSA, Account No: 9054900025, Branch: Port Elizabeth, Branch Code: 632005, Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ, Account Holder: PM Lourens/Jikeleza lodge, Account Type: Savings

Option 2
You may pay the full amount by visa, master or American express credit/debit card. Please note all prices quoted are cash prices and a credit/debit card payment will attract a 5% administration fee. You must sign our credit/debit card authorisation form. No payment will be put through prior to 48 hours before arrival.

Option 3
You may give us your credit card details to secure the booking and pay in cash on arrival. Please note all prices quoted are cash prices and a credit/debit card payment will attract a 5% administration fee. You must sign our credit/debit card authorisation form. Payment will only be put through on the credit/debit card should you not arrive or cancel later than 48 hours prior to you booking.  In peak times you may be required to pay the full amount up front.

Option 4
You may click on the BOOK NOW link provided and book via the Hostelworld booking site which takes a booking fee and 10% deposit. This is all done by credit card on a secure financial page. The balance is then payable in cash or credit card on arrival. The deposit and booking fee is non refundable. If cancellation is received after 24 hours before arrival you will be billed for the first night. In peak times you may be required to pay the full amount up front. You will be required to supply the credit card CVV numbers on a seperate e-mail. This will in no way be linked to the credit card details.

Cancellation
An 80% refund will be given for any cancellation 14 days or more in advance, a 60% refund will be given for any cancellation 7 to 13 days in advance, a 40% refund will be given for cancellations 2-5 days in advance, No refund will given or the full amount will be charged to your credit/debit card if the cancellation is received within 48 hours prior to booked dates or you do not arrive.

Office Hours
Our office is open from 07h00 to 22h30
Booking in time: 14h00 (if the room is available you may be able to book in earlier)
Booking out time: 10h00
If you are arriving before or after the office hours you must please let us know at least 24 hours in advance so that we can organise the staff to stay on.
 


 

 

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How to get to JIKELEZA LODGE: (GPS - E:25º 36’ 52”    S:33º 57’ 58”)

If you are not travelling by the Baz Bus, who will drop you at our front door and you are travelling by car, feet or bicycle then,

 

From the N2 take the M4/Settlersway (Exit 751B) into the city.  Take the Russell Rd off-ramp (Exit 5), and bear right under the freeway.  Drive up the hill. Turn left into Rink Street. Travel straight until forced left into Bird Street. First road right into Deare Street and ride into our door if you dare. We are at the T junction of Deare and Cuyler Street.

Alternative Directions (Suitable for bicycles and feet): From the Cape Town side, take the R102 (Cape Road). Continue for quite some time along this road until you get to Rink Street (Engen petrol station on right). Turn right and follow directions above.

The Baz Bus drops you right at our door. If you are arriving by bus, train or airline, give us a call when you arrive and we can arrange for a taxi to collect you from anywhere in Port Elizabeth for your account. It is not far.

 

 

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