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Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This place was almost empty except for some locals. Which was ok, except that the owner was very difficult to have a conversation with as he's one of those people who always knows better than you. Otherwise, it's got a good location, near to the shops, and probably one of the safer areas in Johannesburg.

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2Thank Mazi-Wazi
Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

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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4Thank Leongerber
Johannesburg
Reviewed 18 October 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...

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6Thank Leonid B
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 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....

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5Thank milo m
Amman, Irbid, Jordan
Reviewed 16 October 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...

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6Thank Isam Q
Johannesburg
Reviewed 29 September 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...

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5Thank Zappagreendog
Reviewed 25 September 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...

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5Thank sjkhumisi
Reviewed 19 September 2013

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...

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5Thank Bassgirlspeaks
Cape Town
Reviewed 5 September 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...

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1Thank Dominique W
Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 9 May 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...

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zoo Lodge is the safest, friendliest backpacker in Jo'burg. We offer clean, comfortable accommodation for the budget traveler. We are located in the lush Northern Suburbs, 7km from the city centre and one of the safest suburbs in Jo'burg. The bus and train stations are only ten minutes away by car for those wishing to travel on. Jan Smuts Avenue is the main transport route running north-south through Jo'burg with buses that stop on our doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers

Address: 233a Jan Smuts Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $16 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Africa`s Zoo Lodge Backpackers & Guesthouse Hotel Johannesburg
Africa`s Zoo Lodge Backpackers And Guesthouse
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“All the rooms are good. If you like to party stay near the pool. If you like peace and quite stay at the top of the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles leonidb939, 18 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The Friday night Braai's BBQ's are not to be missed. You will come back just for the braai.”
 of 5 bubbles isamq2013, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Spurge on the double rooms. It is the same price as a lot of dorms accommodation in CPT.”
 of 5 bubbles knrose29, 10 Oct 2011 | Read review
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