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Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers

233a Jan Smuts Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have recently had the good fortune to stay at the zoo lodge , what a find this place is ! Definitely the best value in Sandton . The food and braais are legendary Well done Tim and Derrick , the Zoo rocks place i A.true oasis in

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Johannesburg
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I am Leonid Blashinov from the Ukraine. I have been travelling around South Africa for the past 2 years. In this time I have spent time at over 100 Backpacking Lodges in South Africa. When I came to Johannesburg I stayed in almost all of the lodges in and around Johannesburg. About 3 weeks ago I came across Africa Zoo... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I feel secure and welcome. Really enjoying my stay. I recommend to everyone. The Lodge is in a good location, very clean and the garden area is great to sit at the pool and catch up on your emails and chats. Its easy to find your way around from the lodge and Rosebank Gautrain station is a 5 minute walk.... More 

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Amman, Irbid, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I arrived from Jordan on the 3rd October 2013 and stayed at Africa Zoo Lodge which was recommended to me by a friend in Jordan. The management was very well organized and they did all my day tours and Safaris. I really enjoyed the braai at night. The lodge had a very friendly atmosphere and at the pool and braai... More 

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Johannesburg
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

As a senior designer in the engineering field one travels to where the work take you. On a two year contract in Johannesburg, I lived at the Africa Zoo Lodge Backpackers for the first 6 months. The room was a single en suite, always clean & tidy when I came off work. The lodge has a communal kitchen/dining area, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I am Mr. S. J. Khumisi, the principle at Kgauhelo Public School and recently took a group of 40 leaners and teachers who stayed at Africa Zoo Lodge for 2 days. We had a wonderful stay at your lodge. Your hospitality, warmth and welcoming spirit made us feel at home. You gave us access to your kitchen even though it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I agree with all the reviews above and I am just sorry that I did not find these reviews before I booked a co-ed high school group here. On arrival the owner/host (not sure) smelt of booze. First impression of the house as I walked in was that it was creepy and dirty. There were also some weirdos watching TV... More 

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Cape Town
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I led a group of 25 international students, studying at UCT for six months, on a weekend trip to Johannesburg and we stayed at this backpackers for two nights. I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anyone and I was in fact very embarrassed to host my group in this backpackers. I wanted to get back in the buss... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here at the end of 2011 for about a week and we were quite disappointed. I had booked the accommodation from the UK online and unfortunately didn't think to read any reviews on the place before booking. When I did read them before we went there I was sorry to find that there were quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Dear Fellow Travellers Please take this seriously!!! We are currently trying to get the R7000 we paid for this accommodation. We had paid for 12 days in total for 5 people. On arrival, the beds weren’t made, there was no electricity, the house was extremely filthy. About 8 drunk men in the premises(friends of the owner).We did nt stay there... More 

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Address: 233a Jan Smuts Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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