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Aardwolf Backpackers

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here only one night camping, however in that time Liesl the owner went above and beyond her duties as a owner of a backpackers. Offering other guests including ourselves free pickups and drop-off's to and from the bus station and airport. She is extremely helpful and accommodating. Every question or request we had, she had a solution The...

Thank Flokiii
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What a positive experience staying here! Liesl the owner goes above and beyond to help you with anything and everything whole heartedly. I've been on the road for 14 months now, this is by far, the most anyone has shown so much care and assistance. Liesl and her family really make this place wonderful! Great backpacker price, super clean and...

Thank CallHomeSometimes
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Excellent value for money. The room was clean and neat. Liesl is the perfect host. Very caring and accommodating. Provided a lovely breakfast and lunch. Takes people to the airport for no extra charge.

Thank Hazel L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2015

I had a 3-night stay at Aardwolf in early December 2014. I found the facilities to be basic, but satisfactory. The owner Liesl is an absolute gem and really went out of her way to make me feel at home during my stay an Aardwolf. At R150 per night for a private room this has definitely been the best value...

1Thank lonealbatross
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I stayed at the Aardwolf with my girlfriend for two nights, once before heading to the Kgalagadi and once on our return. The staff was incredibly friendly and picked us up from the bus station and even took us to the airport where we had rented a car. The place itself was very clean and had a great kitchen. It...

Thank Michael A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I was welcomed warmly at Liesl's guesthouse and enjoyed meeting her, her husband and son and chatting about life in Upington. Liesl was kind enough to take a last minute reservation by phone and gave me the last room available. It was very clean and had loads of character, wooden floors, nice pastel grey walls, and just across from the...

1Thank KincsZoltan
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed at the Aardowlf Backpackers in Dec 2012 and would absolutely recommend it to everyone. Liesl Neethling was not only very friendly, welcoming and helpful but the place was clean, inviting and diverse (e.g: age group, nationality...etc). If you are on the road and going toward the Green Kalahari, Aardowlf Backpackers is the perfect place to stop.

1Thank SabrinaCercle

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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aardwolf Backpackers, is situated in the heart of the Kalahari in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. We offer safe, clean, affordable accommodation and we pride ourselves on our friendly service and hospitality. We offer dorm, double and twin room facilities, our communal kitchen is fully equipped and our under cover barbeque area allows you to enjoy the African evenings next to a roaring fire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aardwolf Backpackers

Address: 22 Malherbe Street, Upington 8801, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Price Range: $16 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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