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Plot 86 Mokolodi II, Gaborone 0000 Botswana
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#1 of 106 Specialty lodging in Gaborone
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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.
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Richard B wrote a review Dec 2021
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This backpackers is slightly off the beaten track and an amazing getaway from everything you don't want in the city. The hosts are wonderful, kind and very accommodating. Lizzy was especially a delight loving belly rubs and just loving in general (pitbull). Highly recommended stay over or base to explore Botswana from.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sonne Gerber, Guest Services / Front Office at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 02 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for the lovely review Richard, from myself, Hendrik, the staff and all the pets, we appreciate it dearly. We do hope you will have occasion to visit us again in future and maybe you can stay a bit longer next time, I'm sure Lizzy would love it!
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Waving Tree Farm wrote a review Dec 2021
Washougal, Washington27 contributions25 helpful votes
I'm currently enjoying my second stay here at Mokolodi. This is one of my favorite places in this planet and I've been around the block a few times! It's an oasis in the African bush. A place where your soul can sing. The setting is perfect to decompress from the stress of life. It's truly a sanctuary. The staff is fantastic! Their genuine kindness is touching. Everything is perfectly clean and comfortable. The entertainment area is complete with a café and pool table plus arm chairs and... hammock chairs 😍 There's a pool and sauna. The prices are the cheapest I've found and it's quite close to the game reserve. You really can't ask for more!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sonne Gerber, Guest Services / Front Office at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 27 Dec 2021
One million thank you's for your wonderful review! We are truly blessed with guests like you.
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Joachim B. wrote a review Nov 2021
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We stay there for two days. Helpful staff and thanks to Hendik for high tea in the evening. The shared kitchen was clean also the ablution. It was the second stay and when we are again in Gabs we book again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Sonne Gerber, Guest Services / Front Office at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 28 Nov 2021
We were so happy that you were able to visit us, especially with all the Covid-threats to your trip. I sincerely hope we will get to host you again, it is always an absolute pleasure. From the correspondence ahead of your travels, to actually having you on-site, you are wonderful guests indeed.
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Wendy C wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town8 contributions
We camped here for a night while passing through Gaborone. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - super friendly , helpful staff and great facilities. It's a small establishment but certainly has plenty of character. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hendrik Wierenga, Owner at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 25 Oct 2021
THANK YOU for the grand review, and thank you for recognizing all the hard work that we put into making Mokolodi Backpackers memorable! Our doors are wide open and we look forward to having you back with us in the future. Be great. - The content staff and animals at Mokolodi Backpackers.
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Blake P wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful spot to rest up in Gabs. Helpful owner and staff. Very well maintained and clean facilities. Camping and cabins available. Shared kitchen. Communal braai and fire pit area. Laundry service available. Highly recommend. Thanks Hendrik for the stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Safe parking available, nice restaurant at Mokolodi reserve 10mins away. Owner busy building a...
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Response from Hendrik Wierenga, Owner at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 23 Sep 2021
What a pleasure to have had you with us. Your footprints are still vividly present at Mokolodi. Enjoy the trip! Have fun, be great and go well. The staff & animals at Mokolodi Backpackers.
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duran g wrote a review Aug 2021
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staff is super helpful and work very hard, they crack jokes and honestly you can have a decent conversation with them. all the facilities are clean and well locked after. will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Hendrik Wierenga, Owner at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 23 Sep 2021
Thanks for the grand review! Looking forward to having you with us again... Mokolodi Awaits! "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ e. e. cummings
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Ultra V wrote a review Jun 2021
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What a lovely welcoming place Mokolodi backpackers is Beautiful garden area's,full of birdlife,not to mention the very friendly animals as well. The staff here are warm and very helpful in all aspects,the accomodation's,kitchen and ablutions are always extremely clean,and well stocked A perfect stay,of which I extended. A most highly recommended place to stay if you are passing through Gaborone.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Sonne Gerber, Guest Services / Front Office at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 08 Jun 2021
It has been an absolute pleasure to host you, from communication before arrival, to having you with us. Thank you very much for the lovely review and we will always be delighted to have you with us.
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Heidi A wrote a review Jun 2021
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Great location as is easy to reach when travelling up from South Africa (through Lobatshe), saves going through Gaberone especially if getting there late. Service is friendly. Safe parking. Very clean and a number of options for overnight (own camp, prepared tents and cabins). Hendrick is busy with a really cool new reception and social area - look forward to seeing that in full use the next time we stay over. We have stayed over here a number of times in the past and will continue to stayover here in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Sonne Gerber, Guest Services / Front Office at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 08 Jun 2021
Thank you so, so much for the lovely review, all our customers are very special, but returning customers become like family. We hope to host you many more times!
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Jannie Z wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a project in Gaborone and had to go up with a large team from South Africa. The backpackers was perfect and had everything we needed, even supplied milk with the coffee etc. They offered us a good discount for a group bookings and the service was great. Would recommend. Nice and quiet and well maintained.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from SonneG55, Front Office Manager at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 26 May 2020
Thank you so much Jannie, hope we will see you again soon!
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Kaitlin King wrote a review Mar 2020
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Not at all what we expected from a Backpackers, I was hesitant at first as I expected a noisy party atmosphere and very basic amenities, boy was I in for a surprise. We stayed in the Executive Rondavel, which is a beautifully appointed unit with an aircon, en-suite bathroom and small kitchen. Everything was spotless, the grounds are lovely and you feel like you are truly in Africa, while still having access to free Wifi. It was quiet and peaceful and just all around perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from SonneG55, Front Office Manager at Mokolodi Backpackers
Responded 26 May 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope that once life returns to normal and people are able to travel again, that you will come and relax with us again :-).
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US$42 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
BotswanaSouth-East DistrictGaborone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mokolodi Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Mokolodi Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Mokolodi Nature Reserve (0.5 km), Lion Park Resort (5.3 km), and Kgale Hill (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mokolodi Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mokolodi Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mokolodi Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mokolodi Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe dijo, ZORRO's Restaurant, and Nando's Game City.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mokolodi Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Mokolodi Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.