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Mufasa Backpackers

21 fourth road | Cloverdene, Benoni 1513, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Benoni
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Jana and the owners were so friendly during my two night stay in Benoni. I picked it for its proximity to the airport and was a great stop-over (wouldn't be great to use as a base though) on my way to Kruger and on the Baz Bus to Durban. Jana went above and beyond to get me a great rate... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the start place for our tour. Jana was just amazing picking us up from the airport and welcoming us into her lodge. A great place for back packers or tour groups. Beds were not comfortable however our room was reasonably clean. It's located in a bit if a rough area so I wouldn't walk around alone.

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Brussels, Belgium
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is a little gem in Johannesburg, like a little oasis. It's a great place to enjoy and relax before starting any tour in South Africa, or even just to relax after a trip. They have a lovely garden with a great swimming pool. The rooms are clean, the kitchen can be used for self cooking or you can... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Although this place is a little out the way they offer a free shuttle service to/from the airport (during reasonable hours). The rooms and kitchen area are clean and the lounge is extremely homely. The owners were on holiday when we stayed here but their staff were friendly and helpful. It was a little noisy as the owners have dogs... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I were completing a 12 day Safari from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, and our tour bus guide, Bjorn, booked us into this hostel. The staff and the facilities were outstanding, very good value for your money. We liked the laid-back atmosphere and enjoyed the country style eating area where you can meet and talk to other travellers.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The hostel itself is at a great location, in the middle of airport and Kruger. I was picked up from this place to Kruger, and I was the last one to be picked that morning, and some people were picked up at 6am and were taken to all the other places, it was nice that I could just wait in... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here before our 4 day tour to the Kruger NP. Informal atmosphere, nice staff and safe neighborhood. The location is quite far from the centre of Johannesburg but in walking distance of a supermarket.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great value, Great people, Great tour!! Juan and the Mufasa "family" provided a faultless service from start to end; they were extremely friendly,helpful, welcoming and great fun! Myself and a friend booked the private five day Kruger tour with Juan, staying at Mufasa Backpackers before the tour departed and on our return. The rooms were comfortable and very clean with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed here before starting an overland tour of SA and Zimbabwe! This family run hostel is great value. Not very close to Jo'berg but that was not an issue for us. Our airport transfer was reasonable, and they also offered rides into town, again for a reasonable price. The bar and firepit were great. The pool too... a bit too... More 

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Leverkusen, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Mufasa backpackers is situated in the far Eastern parts of Johannesburg and therefor in a quiet, safe area. A supermarket is in walking distance (20 min). The staff is awesome, very helpful and good fun! You can book day tours in and around Johannesburg with them and they do some of them themselves. There are plenty of different rooms (dorms... More 

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Address: 21 fourth road | Cloverdene, Benoni 1513, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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