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Mokolodi Backpackers: Kgotla area for chats and get-togethers Mokolodi Backpackers: Trees all around for shade

General

  • Well-maintained, peaceful hostel half an hour’s drive from Gaborone
  • A 20-minute walk from game drives at Mokolodi Nature Reserve
  • Swimming pool, communal kitchen, wifi and bar with pool table

Touring Botswana with a rucksack in tow? Drop it off at Mokolodi Backpackers, a well-maintained hostel with a peaceful vibe around half an hour outside Gaborone, then get ready to gaze at the rhinos, zebras and giraffes 20 minutes' walk away in the Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

Set in a rugged, semi-arid woodland ecoregion surrounded by indigenous plants, the hostel is a scenic self-catering choice with a communal kitchen and an outdoor swimming pool. It supplies fresh towels for drying off after using the hot water facilities and free wifi for uploading all those envy-inducing shots of the local animals.

Snap pictures of creatures during a game drive in the nature reserve, a non-profit that also offers rhino and giraffe tracking, bushwalking trips and birdwatching. These are all particularly fab activities when followed up with evenings catching spectacular sunsets, playing pool at the bar or quizzing staff about all their brill Botswana travel tips back at the hostel.

Eco-friendly types will also be pleased with this place’s commitment to the environment. It heats water with gas and solar energy, uses biodegradable detergents and makes its own compost. A staff education and upliftment programme, along with an employee profit-sharing scheme, are signs that it looks after both its workers and the planet.

So where to next? The hostel is said to be a smashing stop on your way north for the canoe trips past hippos, elephants and crocodiles in the Okavango Delta.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 06/30/2021.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.


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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Plot 86, Mokolodi, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Timezone Africa/Gaborone +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 24.7404°S 25.8278°E

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Local attractions

Your main mission when at this hostel is to explore the Mokolodi Nature Reserve on a game drive or during a rhino and giraffe tracking experience. There are also bushwalking tours for boosting your chances of getting up-close sightings of birds and other small creatures.

Once you’ve had your fill of ambling with the animals, admire the authentic local wares in Gaborone’s Botswana Craft Centre (a 20-minute drive). The country’s capital is also the go-to spot for learning about the nation’s history – don’t miss The Three Dikgosi Monument, depicting a trio of important tribal chiefs, and the National Museum and Art Gallery.

Finish days out in decadent style with drinks at the Gaborone Yacht Club, a lovely location for a beverage or two. Alternatively, if you still have bags of energy to use up, climb the 1,287-metre Kgale Hill – known locally as "The Sleeping Giant" – for stunning city views.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Mokolodi Backpackers cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

No-show: 100% of balance payment.
1 - 4 days before arrival: 75% of the balance will be kept.
5 - 14 days before arrival: 50% of the balance will be kept.
15 - 28 days before arrival: 25% of the balance will be kept.
29+ days before arrival: 20% of the balance will be kept.

Mokolodi Backpackers levies a 20 % administration fee on any refunds processed. Should refunds to a SWIFT bank account be required, an additional P120 (BWP) charge will be levied.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 06/30/2021.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The balance is due 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Mokolodi Backpackers be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 06/30/2021. Read more
  • Does Mokolodi Backpackers have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Mokolodi Backpackers dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Mokolodi Backpackers? Your main mission when at this hostel is to explore the Mokolodi Nature Reserve on a game drive or during a rhino and giraffe tracking experience. There are also bushwalking tours for … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Mokolodi Backpackers?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Mokolodi Backpackers? From €23.60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 06/30/2021.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Pool
Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 10:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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