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Hodge Podge Backpackers Lodge

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Overall excellent value for money weekend or long option. The cabins were basic but clean and well situated. Just had a bit of an issue with the owner's dogs that were present at our site for periods of time.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed over with a large group of friends. The owners offered to do a lamb on the spit with traditional South African pap & gravy. We're always a quite negative with lamb on a spit as most people mess it up. However,this lamb was most certainly one of the better ones. Log cabins are OK, but needs improvement

Thank Francois d
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The people were very friendly. The houses just what you need for an over night. We stayed there for 10 nights and enjoyed every moment. The community kitchen had everything you needed. Bedding was clean and besides the moths no problem. After all it is in the bush and so relaxing.

Thank Chantelle2004
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I will never ever advise anyone to go to that hell place, I regret the day I visited that dirty, stinking and bad smelling place. The showers, the bedding oh my god, please close that place down before its really too late.

4Thank Tlale M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2014

If you only read this sentence then that is okay: take cash! I arrived in the evening and was told that they do not have a card machine. The garage just up the road doesn't have an ATM either so I had to drive a fair distance to draw cash. That apart, the room was all that I needed for...

2Thank PJCarson
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We booked this based on the comment here on tripadvisor. The place is hard to find, not the least because googlemaps gives you the wrong location. We came from Pilanesberg and the 55 km is an hour and 15 minute drive. We had to find the place in the dark which is almost impossible. The gravelroad wasn't too good for...

1Thank keesp
Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This lodge seemed like a nice place to stay until we were robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the night. Until there is adequate security including an armed guard, better fencing, lighting, and better locks on the doors I would not stay here. Though the owner was sympathetic and horrified that this happened, I feel that travelers need to...

1Thank travelers19872014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed at Hodge Podge recently with extended family. It was our home base for visiting Pilanesberg Game Park (about 45 minutes away). It was admittedly a bit far from the game park (take note!). But with small children in tow, we appreciated the close proximity to the shops in town (Waterfall Mall at Rustenberg has everything you could possibly...

Thank aadlard
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 19 March 2014

For 3 months our company was blessed with a site in Rustenburg and 14 of our employees were accommodated by Antoinette at Hodge Podge Backpackers Lodge. The friendly service and loving accommodation we received was incredible. Thank you so much for making our guys feel at home!!!

Thank SvdMerwe
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I will definitely make use of this establishment again. My workers had to spend two nights in Rustenburg, and was made to feel very special. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would gladly recommend this establishment.

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Thank Marna P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hodge Podge is against the Magaliesburg Mountain. All the rooms are well furnished and clean. The bar is great and the communal kitchen is ideal for any cook. The swimming pool is the right place for summer and the hospitality is of excellence. They will move a mountain for any backpacker. If you love nature, this is the place to be. Groups are welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hodge Podge Backpackers Lodge

Address: Plot 66 | Kommiesdrift, Rustenburg 0350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Rustenburg
Price Range: RM684 - RM1,282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32

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