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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My very first tour of Soweto,apartheid museum was epic today, with a colourful group of people from all walks of life. A special thank you to moafrika and also to our tour guide bobo who added flavour, enthusiasm which made the whole experience memorable. Many thanks. Belinda xoxo

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

After having booked in advance I was told that I would have to move to the lodge next-door as they were fully booked. On the second day I was give a room without remote for either TV, satellite dish and aircon. Spiders in the shower. When I inquired with regards to the remotes I was told that there were none,...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I don't know what the problem is with their organization, but like others have mentioned here, they botched the airport pickup. We scheduled an airport pickup when we made the reservation, then made two international phone calls to try to confirm, and received an email from Prescious confirming the pickup. Yet they still forgot. Clip from email: "...Please note your...

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2015

I arrived at MoAfrika in July (via a taxi I had to get myself, as they didn't turn up for my airport collection, despite booking and confirming it.) Granted, I was a bit surprised by how cold it was, and I could have been better prepared, but they only had one heater in reception. Every other room was freezing cold.I...

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Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Had an excellent experience staying at MoAfrika. Mark you're awesome and a super host/manager. The quiet setting away from the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg, was a perfect start/finish point for my Kruger trip. Budget prices, with a chill vibe. Definitely recommend.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 November 2014

This place is excellent if you are in transit in Jo. The shuttle transfer from the airport is free (but you will have to pay a small fee for the transfer back). You are really out ot Jo, thus if you do not have a car you will need a taxi. The dorm is really beautiful and spacious, as well...

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Thank Romain P
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Moafrika is a cozy place on the edge of joburg with a familiar atmosphere and a place to chill after a packed day. Great value for money and always smiling Andrew around ! The rooms are big and clean and they all have ensuite showers. A real taste of Afrika !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We decided to stay at MoAfrika because of its affordability. We were not expecting much, but it was just a quick drive from the airport and we were shocked to see how upmarket it was. The shuttle was FREE and the driver was on time and very friendly. We arrived at MoAfrika and Andrew greeted us with a BIG smile....

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Thank Jared T
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2013

It was fabulous, the staff are very friendly and breakfast nice the room was clean. Thus I was very satisfied! I recommend those who plan to stay in Johannesburg to choose Moafrika. I can always stay in this hostel if I happen in South Africa.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights before the start of a safari. This is not a fancy hotel but lovely in its own way. Room was reasonably priced, clean and adequate. Staff were friendly and hospitable. I would recomend this place if you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay in Jo'burg before the start of a...

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Additional Information about MoAfrika Backpackers

Address: 120 Sandham Rd, Benoni 1509, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Hotel Class:4 star — MoAfrika Backpackers 4*
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in room number 1 - it did seem like the best choice for my girlfriends birthday. It was a little more then the others, but more spacious and close to the lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles JaredTraynorTalbot, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Number 6 dorm has a giant tub, number 2 has better wifi connection”
 of 5 bubbles ShawnaR627, 2 Jul 2013 | Read review
“we didn't really have a room of choice, but they put us in the best room that was to our liking.”
 of 5 bubbles katiepritchett, 18 Jul 2012 | Read review
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