I booked to stay here for 5 nights during the world cup, the prices were above average for budget accommodation but booking quite late I had little choice.
I will start with the positive points; there are a couple of signs from Rustenburg, they let you in and out 24hours a day and it is a good place to meet people with an equal dislike for the way the property is run!
Throughout my stay I had only one hot shower, was moved beds three times (on one occasion my things were moved without me even being told), no heaters & no insulation in the cabins, there is no indoor communal area (it is very cold in winter - frost on the ground), no hot water or soap in the bar toilets, a limited supply of blankets, etc.
Staff did not seem to want to help at all - they just put signs up like 'Remember, this is a backpackers' or 'No refunds'
It's a nice part of South Africa and Pilanesberg is a great National Park, but consider some better accommodation!
This is the worst backpackers (and most expensive) I have ever stayed in (but I did meet some other great people)!
- 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