Durban was a mandatory stop over for the Baz Bus and after reading the Lonely Planet's description of Gibela's Lodge I welcomed a two night stay. Lonely Planet used the word boutique when describing Gibela's and it truly was. The complimentary breakfast was a feast, the pool was sparkling clean and the hostel had a welcoming comfortable vibe. Best twenty extra dollars I have ever spent. If my South East Asia backpacker self saw me now she wouldn't believe it. Times are changing.
To be honest, I didn't really leave the hostel to explore Durban except for the afternoon when I made my way to Florida Street and the grocery store between rain storms. Sometimes you just need a day to catch up on blog posts when you finally have free wi-fi and the perfect atmosphere.