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“Convenient location and good price” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Moonlight Backpackers Lodge
Ranked #12 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Brits
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“Convenient location and good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We spent just one night in order to be close to de Wildt cheetah sanctuary for the run at 8am. Room was large and clean with extra blankets, just have to bring your own towels. Communal kitchen had all the utensils we needed for a quick breakfast for the kids. We all enjoyed watching the wildlife at the fence.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Enjoyed a short stay for a few reasons. Good sized rooms, lovely location - half way to Pilanesberg, near Hartebeespoort, next to Cheetah Centre etc, with good mobile reception too!
Only dislike was smoking in communal kitchen and lounge areas. The owners (when I was there) although friendly were champion puffers and smoke was all pervasive.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

The rooms are pretty nice for a backpackers style lodge - fairly new with modern bedding and fittings.

There is a satellite TV in the communal lounge, and the grounds are quite a nice setting with game in the surrounding lands.

The lodge staff were absent and not seen for most of the time which was a bit unhelpful.

But the lodge is rather in the middle of nowhere. This might be nice if that's what you want, but you'll need your own transport to stay here. There are no shops within walking distance etc, and Brits, the nearest town is about 5-10 km away.

The property is right next door to De Wildt Cheetah Breeding Centre. I was quite interested to go their and visit, but went off the place once I discovered that all their cheetahs are bred for zoos and not released back into the wild. I do not support this cause as I do not believe in keeping captive wild animals. I will mot visit there again.

Rather go to the Cradle of Mankind at nearby Sterkfontein for some good tourist attraction.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Moonlight Backpackers Lodge
Address: off R513 Hartbeespoort / Brits, Brits 0251, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Brits
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Ranked #12 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Brits
Number of rooms: 11

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