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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here two nights and was very happy with the choice. The place is located some 15-20km off the city centre but is a beatiful little oasis close to the Mokolodi park. The service was very friendly, truly personal and always with a smile. All employees seemed kind and genuine. The lodge provides different types of accommodation from tenta to...

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Stayed here three times during our trip to Southern Africa. Two different rondavals, and a cabin. Lovely place to relax and enjoy the city and plan adventures further afield. Delightful animals on site, staff took care of naughty moneys and the occasional scorpion. Hey it is Africa that is why lots of us come.

Thank Allan H
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place a little outside the city. Helpful staff and good facilities. We stayed with a group of 15 some in cabins and some in tents. There a lots of animals wandering and a lovely shaded pool area. Good for self catering.

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Nelson, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed in the private chalet, which was beautiful. We had a really nice private kitchen and bathroom. The price was very reasonable and the staff were excellent. They arranged for transport from airport and stopped at a grocery store on the way. The owner is very kind and has a very positive relationship with the people who work there....

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is truly a wonder in the city of Gaborone, but actually outside in nature.. Clean, organized, wonderful staff..!! A highlight.. and not only for backpackers! The place to be when in town ..!!

1Thank andreas M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent place to stay in Gabaronne. Really civilised! A bit out of the way if you are dependent on public transport, but i managed it and then on the morning I left for the bus to J'Burg, a taxi came for me to take me to the bus station, it was too early for a bus. You will be made...

Thank Rosemary P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Spent a night here on our way to SA, good location, value for money,well kept, clean, great showers,cozy rooms, comfortable beds, nice pool and a decent communal kitchen. The owner loves animals and there are several roaming around from dogs, ducks to a black pig! Close to the Mokolodi nature reserve. Easy drive into Gaborone. Staff were great very helpful....

1Thank rhonda p
Reviewed 18 July 2016

On our way back home to Cape Town, after a 3 week camping tour in Botswana, we had a place booked via Bookings.com at Mokolodi House. At about 20h00 we arrived at the closed gate and after several attempts to get an answer a lady appeared just to tell us that she is fully booked although we paid for the...

2Thank Erica W
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay i am currently still here and I must say all the staff is extremly friendly and will always go ou of there way for every person no matter what verry chilled and relaxing . Friendly animals very nature like if you want to rest and relax this is the place . Nice Braai areas and friendly...

2Thank Corney M
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A few friends on 6 adventure motorbikes decided to go on a weekend tour through Botswana. We were looking for a funfilled exciting place to stay, and we found it here at Mokolodi Backpackers just outside Gaborone. It is very close to the city, safe, in a quiet neighbourhood. The owner and staff were also very friendly and helpful, making...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our backpackers’ accommodation consists of 2 private Chalets which sleeps up to 2 persons, 3 mixed Dorms that sleeps up to 4 people, 1 Executive Unit with a double bed and aircon, 2 Twin Chalets that sleep up to 2 people, Our Tent that sleeps up to 3 people and a Campsite. Three separate kitchens and bathrooms and showers with plenty of hot water. Surrounding activities include: Game drives in Mokolodi Game Reserve(1 km), bird watching, mountain biking and much more. Take pleasure in the hospitality of the Botswana people, infinite blue skies and sunsets to soothe the soul. Come as a stranger and leave as a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mokolodi Backpackers

Address: Plot 86 | Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000, Botswana
Region: Botswana > South-East District > Gaborone
Price Range: $15 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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