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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over the years we have found that travelers are fearful on their first trip to South Africa and for this reason Shoestrings' proven record of supportive customer service stands out. Rob has been in Africa for years and can provide invaluable advice on car rental, self drive routes, supplies, etc. This old ranch style house and garden is our 'home...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed September 5, 2016

What a nice little place. Stayed here for our last 2 nights here and Rob when above and beyond . He knows a lot and was very helpful when I asked him where to go on the last day. He even knew where to go to stay safe. He is very knowledgeable Not only is he near the airport (He...

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Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Pick up and drop off service was excellent, and the bazbus or selous safaris pick up point was very convenient. Very friendly owner and staff. Nice and close to the airport and Good food in the protea hotel across the street.

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Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Please update your photo and information on this location as they are very misleading. the pool was empty, and they pace is very run down. Needs a complete makeover, was charged for shuttle to airport event though it is advertised as free.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This house is located a stones throw from the airport. The host will pick you up and drop you off at the airport or metro station. My decision to stay here was a good choice and it worked out for all the things we needed to do in and around the city. The host is super helpful and will bend...

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Reviewed June 7, 2016

The lodge itself is perfectly located, but old-fashioned and might need some fresh updates. The living room has an old and small TV, some couches and a fireplace. When the fire is on, it is nice and warm, when the fire is out, it was pretty cold in the lodge and in the dorm. The dorm is a room with...

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Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few nights in and out of travelling could not of been a better place to be if your going in and out the airport. Rob gives you lifts whenever you need one not just to the airport! We also needed help booking a safari he helped us get a good safari in the Kruger for fairly cheap....

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Thank Livesoutofabackpack
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Rob was a great host. Always available to help with any concerns and answer any questions. We stayed for only 1 night and cancelled a couple nights bc the accommodation was very much a hostel and probably suited to more of a younger crowd. We decided to upgrade for our last couple nights in the country. Having said that, it...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed February 9, 2016

I recently stayed here and had a great experience. The rooms a little dated, although they are spotlessly clean. The noise from the airport wasn't an issue for me, I only heard planes twice and they didn't disturb my sleep. Rob was a great host, and came to fetch me from the airport as soon as I called, and dropped...

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San Francisco
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Just spent the most restful night in ages at this handy hostel. Proprietor Rob picked me up at the airport and greeted me with a warm hello and established the welcoming nature of his inn right off the bat. Location is ideal for travelers arriving late or departing Joberg early as it is situated mere minutes away. Property itself is...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $25 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“I got a private room with an ensuite, and it was definitely worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles caseyc638, Feb 9, 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead and rob will bend over backwards for you”
 of 5 bubbles ChuckandHollie, Oct 15, 2014 | Read review
“choose twin beds, the bunk beds look sketchy”
 of 5 bubbles adventuretraveler090, Oct 13, 2014 | Read review
“There seems to be only one ensuite room so you would need to book ahead to get that.”
 of 5 bubbles VJ153, Oct 8, 2014 | Read review
“There is a dorm available, or private rooms. We like the outside room for repacking after our month long safaris!”
 of 5 bubbles malonetravels2, Jun 30, 2014 | Read review
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