Springbok Lodge & Restaurant

Springbok Lodge & Restaurant

37 Voortrekker Street, Springbok 8240 South Africa
One of the residences in this cluster.
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Bedding felt heavy and old
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A/C in the restaurant, which is smoking only. No really.
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37 Voortrekker Street, Springbok 8240 South Africa
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jakumyir wrote a review Sept 2021
Centurion, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Bergmannshof:
This tired block of ice is the quintessential definition of basic accommodation. On the surface it has all the basics and appears clean. On closer look, the cracks (literally) appear: cracks in the walls, paint peeling from the ceiling, rusted window frames, shoddy lighting, cold, windows not sealing properly, no hooks for towels in the bathroom or kitchen, and the list goes on. To say that the place needs some TLC is a severe understatement. This will do for one night's stay (if you have no other choice), but is definitely not to be recommended for a multi-day stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helen R wrote a review Sept 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Interesting rock collection and selection of books, and good for information for exploring the area. Can't comment on the restaurant as we didn't eat there. Stayed over for one night, useful as a stopover but the cottages are somewhat basic with very tired furnishings.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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belegaer_cpt wrote a review Feb 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was big, in the ankerhuis but really dusty and the carpet was really smelly, a blend of moisture, damps, cold tobacco and pet.
I was kind of scare to put my head against the bed board from the smell of the fabric.
The bathroom was clean but they was an old soap left by previous guest with hair on it on the side of the shower, quite gross.
We stop on the way to namibia, and because they was a good money for value, but I will not go again as the place need major refurbishment ( I was scared than the roof tile will fall on us as they was looking tired and on the way to fall ).
We have to stop the fridge as he was really noisy as the aircon.
stop on the another side of the border you might pay a bit more but you will get decent accommodation or keep your cash and camp ;)
On a lighter note the people at the front desk was really knowledgeable, and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to ask to see for another room as the ankerhuis is really run down
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Ina-Mari C wrote a review Mar 2014
Warden, South Africa
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was booked for two nights, but told my manager that I'd rather pay for my own accommodation elsewhere than spend another night here. I have been all over Southern Africa, mostly traveling solo, but I have never felt more vulnerable or afraid than the single miserable night I spent at Springbok Lodge & Restaurant.

The Lodge offers budget accommodation and competitive pricing, but this is because very little has changed since the 1950s. It must have been a wonderful stopover before my parents where born, with its (then) innovative use of historic surrounding structures to create a unique hotel.

Today everything smells like mold and feels claustrophobic and downright frightening. The only toiletries provided were soap and skin cells left by the previous inhabitant of what could only be described as a cave. The shower ran out of water pressure and I was forced to rinse off from the cold tap in the sink.

My neighbors were noisy and disturbed me throughout the night. The flimsy lock on the door was not helped by the outrageous and paranoid 'security measures' - locking yourself into the building with your fellow strangers (some of whom smelled and sounded like they lived there full time). As my photos show, I had a view of the next building from a dingy and filthy room with sad excuses for a tea/coffee service and television.

The only thing the restaurant had going for it was very cold beer and excellent service (which may have something to do with the fact that I was the only customer).

Most disturbingly of all, however, was that not anywhere in this lodge (which is located in one of the hottest districts in South Africa) could a working air conditioning unit be spotted or experienced. No really.

Maybe the times are tough, but this is prime real estate in a busy town. Some well-spent ZAR will go a long way in making this an oasis once more.

Until then, spend a bit more of your own money on one of the excellent B&Bs also in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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RoverTreks wrote a review Apr 2015
Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Recommended.

This review focuses on the restaurant operation in this hotel. It's a popular stop for travelers and locals.

Many full scale restaurants are closed on Monday evenings in South Africa. We found ourselves looking for a place to eat in Springbok around 19:30 on a Monday. The owners of a local B&B suggested this place.

Upon entry on the Voortrekker Street side (the main drag in Springbok) you'll notice a cafe-diner-newsstand-bookstore type arrangement. Sports memorabilia, historical articles, photos and licenses plates cover the walls. The entire place presents a well worn look. And for good reason. It's been around for a long time.

The place looks dodgy. But the food is inexpensive and tasty.

We ordered these entrees: grilled pork chops with fries (they call the latter "chips" in South Africa) and Chicken & bacon kabobs. The latter came with a salad and chips.
Both were excellent.

Normally, we wouldn't stop at a place that portrays the dodgy look this place does. But if you want a tasty, inexpensive meal, we commend it.
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Date of stay: April 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarracenia wrote a review Nov 2013
Norman, Oklahoma
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second time at this restaurant, which has been around for a long time. The food was good, we had the vegetarian platters, which were quite tasty and large. Great malva pudding for dessert. Excellent bookshop with a great selection of natural history and general information books. We will return if we are back to Springbok. Prices very reasonable. Service good.
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Date of stay: November 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do check the book shop, it has an excellent selection of book about the region's natural...
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kashgo wrote a review Sept 2013
San Diego, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Room 62 on the main street Voortrekker opposite a busy Caltex gas station. The place was cold and there was just on heater provided for both rooms. We kept the kitchen hot plate on for some additional heat. The electrical outlets were very few and we had to unplug our lamp to use the heater for the night - one outlet in the kitchen and one in a bedroom. Boy, it was an awful cold night. They had no extension cords to move the heater away from my wife's head and my son slept with his day clothes on. The place is old construction with solid concrete walls that make for cold winters but nice summers I guess. Parking was also a problem as the room in the complex we were in was quite limited.

It cost us US$65 for 3 adults in a self catering unit with a bedroom. living room that doubles as a bedroom. small kitchen and bathroom with a tub but no shower. An old property for sure and looks like no one had been in that room for sometime as the outside verandah was dusty and had bird poop.

This lodge owns quite a few properties around a few blocks and so it is possible that others could be better, but ours was terrible. So avoid room 62. There also is street noise.

That said, the people at reception were very knowledgeable on places to see and visit to see the wild flowers in bloom - which was the reason for our trip. So we should not complain too much.
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid room 62
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Mari C wrote a review Aug 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On Thursday 9th August we had lunch at the restaurant. It is a very interesting place with lots of books and old memorabilia, but unfortunately I think the food is not that great. My husband and I had cheese burgers and chips(Hugh portion). The burger patty was nice but I have had better cheese sauce on a burger. Maybe it was not the best choice for the day, but it is worth walk through if you pass through Springbok.
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Date of stay: August 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SeeReverse wrote a review Jan 2016
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feel like ordering a 650ml chocolate milkshake in the middle of summer? Springbok Lodge & Restaurant is the perfect place to do this. The food portions are big and the prices are reasonable. We spent a while in the bookshop/rock museum to read up about the area. Do not skip this place if you travel through Springbok.
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Date of stay: December 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Namres wrote a review Dec 2015
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed a couple of nights in Springbok, and had the pleasure to eat at Springbok Lodge twice. The food is more than excellent and it is really value for money.
Service was good and friendly. Wish I had a place that offers this price quality where I live!
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ngmooi wrote a tip Sept 2017
Potchefstroom, South Africa53 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both houses are good."
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VPVerwey wrote a tip Aug 2017
Cape Town, South Africa232 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a breakfast"
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AndrewRaeburn wrote a tip Aug 2016
Muizenberg, South Africa68 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the restaurant !"
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Brenda312595 wrote a tip Sept 2015
Durban, South Africa66 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No views as such but Die Anker gives you a jolly good night's sleep."
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Clare L wrote a tip Sept 2015
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa100 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Didnt sleep here."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Springbok Lodge & Restaurant
What are some of the property amenities at Springbok Lodge & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Springbok Lodge & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Springbok Lodge & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Springbok Lodge & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tauren Steak ranch, Herb Garden Restaurant & Coffee Shop, and Springbok Lodge Restaurant.
Is Springbok Lodge & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Springbok.
Are pets allowed at Springbok Lodge & Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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