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MoAfrika Lodge
Ranked #9 of 36 Benoni B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“Couldn't have been better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

Service great! Pleasant staff, very accomodating. Great place to stay when you first arrive in S. Africa and need a day or two to get organized and on your way to Kruger Park, etc. Very near to JNB, and one of staff members (or owner) will pick you up at airport and take you to MoAfrika at no additional charge. Same thing in reverse when you leave (in our case, they returned us to the airport to pick up our rental car two days after our original arrival). Owner, Anthony, is very helpful in answering questions you may have before leaving for Africa, after you arrive, etc.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

On our first visit to Africa and after a long flight from Canada, MoAfrika provided a comfortable, welcoming start to our family's "trip of a lifetime". From the efficient pick-up at the airport to the laid-back vibe in the dining and lounge area, the Lodge and its staff made us feel right at home. Bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, dinner was homey and relaxed and our teenaged son appreciated the computers with free internet.

We also arranged tours to Soweto, Sterkfontein and the Rosebank Craft Market (not all on one day!) through MoAfrika's tour company. All the tours were excellent, and our guide Paster was fantastic -- friendly, responsive, knowledgeable and insightful.

The only downside was that the location is rather removed from the city. Later in our trip, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Rosebank and enjoyed access to restaurants and shops within walking distance. However, we really enjoyed MoAfrika and would stay there again without hesitation. It was a great way to "ease our way in" to our African travels.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

I stayed at Moafrica Lodge 3 times during April as I was travelling around. Being alone it was great to know that I would be picked up at the airport and dropped back off for my onward journeys.

Anthony and his staff were extremely helpful - nothing was too much trouble. They organised trips round Johannesburg, to the Apartheid museum and to Soweto for me which were great value for money and informative.

The accommodation is second to none - lovely and clean with comfy beds and a large airy living room with TV etc. Plus there is free internet access.

I will definately stay at Moafrica Lodge when I return to South Africa - and I would have no hesitation in recommending it - so go on..... give it a go!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

Clean and spacious rooms, the owner, Anthony is very helpful, even staying up late into the night making phone calls trying to help a lady who had missed her flight.

Very friendly staff and the guides for the tours are very knowledgeable

Easily one of the best places I've stayed

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2011

After such a long 14 hr flight, we were so relieved to have someone meet us at the airport and take us for a short drive to the Lodge. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Felt right at home. Our room was enormous, and the hot shower was amazing. My daughter loved the lounge room and the massive TV (esp with the kids channel on!). Breakfast was delicious. Could not fault a thing.
If we are in Jo-Berg again will definitely be staying here again.
Thanks so much to Anthony and the staff for making our 1st night in Africa such a fantastic one! Such a shame we had to leave so early the next day.
:o) Carolyn, Dean and baby Asha.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

MoAfrica is first class! from the moment we were picked up from the airport to the moment we left, we were made to feel incredibly special! Our room was amazing! both large and spaceous, the bed was huge and incredibly comfortable. MoAfrica is the full deal, with location, transfer service, tour operation a great breakfast and not forgetting great staff. Thank you Anthony for ensuring we were always safe and happy. If ever we get to Jo'burg agian, we're staying with you!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2011

I normally don't write reviews but I was really impressed with the lodge and staff during my night there. I was traveling alone to Jo'burg on my way from Maputo to Windhoek, so I was a little nervous about my stop off in Jo'burg. Needless to say everything went smoothly, I was picked up and dropped off on time by the nicest driver. The lodge and dorm room is very clean and comfortable. I def wouldn't have minded staying longer.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Property: MoAfrika Lodge
Address: 120 Sandham Road | Norton Home Estate, Benoni 1619, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Benoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to MoAfrika Lodge. MoAfrika literally means 'African People' in the language of the local Sotho populace, the original inhabitants of the Highveld. Your host, Anthony, has skillfully created a unique lodge in which an African theme induces a warm welcome for guests. Set on a 8000 square metre land through which a stream flows, MoAfrika Lodge provides a rustic and tranquil setting where guests can unwind in a relaxed and country atmosphere. Why book yourself into a Hotel or Guest Houses when you can stay here at MoAfrika Lodge? MoAfrika Lodge has evolved from Anthony's place which has been operating since 2006. MoAfrika Lodge offers comfortable and stylish accommodation. Our rooms are spacious and are tastefully decorated in a truly African style. A large dining room and lounge flow unobtrusively into the cosy bar area. Guests may unwind around our sparkling swimming pool and enclosed wooden deck. MoAfrika Lodge is very conveniently situated less than 10km from Johannesburg Airport, O.R Tambo. ... more   less 
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