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Mokolodi Backpackers

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Mokolodi Backpackers

I'd rather be admiring
the African sunset....

What our guests are saying:

Friendly staff, spotless facilities, great vibe. Can't fault Mokolodi, a fantastic way to meet international people and the resident animals are wonderful and completely undisruptive.
Date of Posting: 03 January 2016
Posted By: Robert van Wyk
(…via TripAdviser), South Africa
Perfect for overnight stopover en route from Zim to SA

We stayed here after a long drive from Harare arriving after 10pm but the night guard was expecting us and showed us straight to the rondavel we had booked. It was the most up market room available on the site as it has its own kitchenette and bathroom in a very large open space with one double and one single bed.A mattress had also been put down for our other child but there was still plenty of space.
The room was very neat and clean and perfect to have a good sleep before setting off early the next day. The rest of the accommodation was more geared towards the younger travelling crowd as you would expect from the name with smaller chalets and space for tents dotted around the site along with the shared kitchen and toilets. It all seemed very well organised and relaxing and lots of animals around for company for anyone travelling on their own. The staff were all friendly and helpful. I had found the place on Google Street View in advance as with no sign on the gate it is a bit hard to locate the first time.
Date of Posting: 31 December 2015
Posted By: PASM64
(…via TripAdviser), Harare, Zimbabwe
A relaxing place.

This is my second time to this place and we booked the superior room with air con. Although it’s about ten kilometres from the centre of Gaborone, you have peace and quiet. I enjoyed all the animals and different birds that roam freely. Always clean and the people of Botswana are so nice and lovely.
Date of Posting: 27 November 2015
Posted By: Q5795SFjohnm
(…via TripAdviser), Aberdeen, United Kingdom
I stayed in their spacious, clean and comfortable rondaval. The grounds were lovely, full of colourful flora and fauna, with quirky resident wildlife. A peacock that never stopped posing, ducks sharing the swimming pool with me, a pair of massive dogs that were as soft as putty, cats that appeared aloof, and Newyear, the cuddly and lazy Vietnamese potbellied pig. A place where you can relax in the knowledge that the courteous and helpful staff will ensure your stay is trouble-free. The ambience was warm and welcoming. I loved it.
Date of Posting: 12 November 2015
Posted By: Munch_10
(…via TripAdviser), Inverness, United Kingdom
Incredibly peaceful hostel!

A group of friends and I stayed here for a two week period and thoroughly enjoyed it! After traveling to numerous hostels this one took us by surprise at how quiet and peaceful it was. (We camped outside!) It reminded us more of a scenic lodge then a party hostel. The other guests for the most part were people looking for a quiet stay. The staff was incredibly friendly and more than accommodating. They had two dogs, a cat, kitten, pot belly pig and a peacock to add to the fun! Felt like a home away from home.
Date of Posting: 13 October 2015
Posted By: Tmoney1240
(…via TripAdviser), Richmond, Virginia, 13 October 2015
Very impressed!

I stayed at Mokolodi Backpackers with some friends for approximately two weeks. I had been traveling for almost a year and had stayed at many hostels, but this was by far one of the best. The accommodations were great (we tented and still had access to the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, wifi, etc.), and there is a bus stop nearby for convenient transport into town. Mokolodi is very clean, well kept, has a peaceful feel, and attracts a nice crowd of people to be around. I was most impressed, however, by the staff. Each person who works there makes a great effort to give you the best stay possible, and the owner is friendly and goes out of his way to spend time with his guests-- which was awesome! All in all, it was an incredible place that I would definitely recommend
Date of Posting: 26 August 2015
Posted By: Eryn S
(…via TripAdviser), Ann Arbor, Michigan
Spent 18 days backpacking around Botswana with a school group and spending our last 2 nights here was heaven! Between the group of 11 we slept in the wooden hut, the executive suite and the private chalets. I stayed in the chalet and it was lovely. Well-equipped and nicely decorated. The bathrooms and kitchen again are well equipped and nicely organised making you feel at home. The pool is great to sit around with a beer whilst watching the animals- very relaxing! Dotted around are braais (BBQs) and fire pits which come in handy and are open to use. Our hosts were so kind and were very welcoming. One night they hosted a BBQ for us which was lovely. Additionally the animals that live there are a lovely addition. The pig is gorgeous and made my morning waking up to! If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely stop by!
Date of Posting: 23 August 2015
Posted By: Emma J
(…via TripAdviser)
Hendrik has created a most welcome and surprising backpacker/overland place to stay. He went out of his way to help our Expedition Group of 14 persons from the UK. Place was clean, tidy and organised.
Date of Posting: 19 August 2015
Posted By: Martin H
(…via TripAdviser), Dublin, Ireland
Best most friendly, homely backpackers!

Henrik and his team looked after us so well during our stay. Their attention to detail and set up of the place was very thoughtful and beyond the care you would normally expect. The place is clean and well cared for, the fires at night during the winter are a great addition for cold winter nights. The price for camping is very reasonable AND there is wifi which is mostly very reliable, always a winner! Water is showers is lovely and hot. The animals just add to the homely fell - I'd happily go back and stay!
Date of Posting: 16 August 2015
Posted By: Kirsty F
(…via TripAdviser), Cardiff, United Kingdom
Excellent place to stay for a few days or for to stay over when going north. Friendly owner gave as info on Botswana and was always available. Very clean and accommodation for every taste.
Date of Posting: 11 August 2015
Posted By: Louw de Beer
(…via TripAdviser), South Africa

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