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About Mokolodi Backpackers

Mokolodi Backpackers is 1.5 km from Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Set among the idyllic scenery of African bush, surrounded by indigenous flora, Mokolodi Backpackers’ comfortable self-catering cottages will welcome you with the warm ambience Botswana has to offer.

Enjoy the wide open spaces, where nature and backpacking form a unity. Take pleasure in the hospitality of the Botswana people, infinite blue skies and sunsets to soothe the soul. Come as a stranger and leave as a friend.

For most of the year Botswana is warm and dry. Spring explodes into wonderful flora as far as the eye can see. Come and experience the beauty of the African bush and its abundance of wildlife. We offer helpful advice on your planned travels throughout Botswana. Traditional African meals are available at a number of local restaurants in Gaborone.

Our accommodation consists of two-sleeper thatched cottages with two single beds in each, two-sleeper wooden units and four-sleeper wooden units with bunk beds. Our accommodation is self-catering and has access to a communal kitchen and communal bathroom facilities. Linen and towels are also supplied. Facilities are very secure, clean and well maintained. Secure parking and sound location are part of the package.

Camping space is available at the backpackers with 220 V power is available nearby. It is self-catering and campers have access to a communal kitchen and communal bathroom facilities with showers and hot water.

Mokolodi Backpackers is situated in a quiet surrounding in Botswana, 10 km outside the capital, en route westward. Nearby activities include game drives in Mokolodi Nature Reserve, horse safaris, birdwatching, visits to the local market place, swimming, hiking, sundown game reserve visits and a great deal more.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 42
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 73 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)
* Please enquire for further details.


10% OFF 10 % discount on two night stays!

Stay between 09 Jan 2017 and 28 Feb 2017 and get 10% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 09 Jan 2017 and 28 Feb 2017)

15% OFF 15% discount on three night stays!

Stay between 09 Jan 2017 and 28 Feb 2017 and get 15% off.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 09 Jan 2017 and 28 Feb 2017)

Important Information

We do have Visa/MasterCard facilities at the backpackers, and also accept cash. Payment (if applicable) to be made when you book in.

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                                      Reviews for Mokolodi Backpackers

                                      73 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      Tony Hernandez, South Africa
                                      06 January 2017

                                      Cousy place, with friendly people.The accomodation had a good bed, shower and toilet facilities.

                                      Kay Pilane, South Africa
                                      09 October 2016

                                      It was nice sleeping in neatly kept rooms,but we would have had a wonderful experience if the room was private,we walked to bathrooms,showers,and slept in bunkbeds(2 adults, mom and dad together with our 10 year daughter).We found it very frustrating when we came back from showers and we could not have a space to at least sit down and apply our body lotions.ESTABLISHMENT RESPONSE:Dear KayI am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us.The unit that you booked is a 4-sleeper wooden dorm unit, that is advertised as a unit with 2 bunk beds, with access to the communal facilities;...
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                                      Francoise Johnston, South Africa
                                      30 September 2016

                                      Always a pleasure to stay here.This was our third visit.

                                      John Marwick, United Kingdom
                                      23 May 2016

                                      This is my second time to this relaxing place. Although its about 10km from the centre, at least you are away from traffic and noise.The room was airy and a good size. We had our own shower and bathroom, as well as our own kitchen. There is a pool and plenty of nice animals. I love the dogs, the nice pig, but be warned this pig will get grumpy and angry so leave him alone. I love the new ducks that came and the staff helpful. The people of Botswana are friendly and nice. 

                                      Marius Van Rensburg, South Africa
                                      08 February 2016

                                      very neat and clean with friendly staff and nice areaEstablishment response:Dear Marius Thank you very much for your positive rating and also the private message, we aim to provide the best value for money service at all times and welcome constructive criticism. We apologise for not warning you to bring along mosquito repellant, I have added that suggestion to our standard responses, so guests will be forewarned in future.  We do have electronic mosquito repellants in each unit, which should have been switched on at the wall plug on the night of your visit, our staff switches them on in every...
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                                      Mokolodi Backpackers Map

                                      Mokolodi Backpackers is 13.1km from the centre of Gaborone , the nearest airport 163.4km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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