Stayed here our last night in Africa before flying out from Jo'burg. If you're looking for a really cheap night with a hostel/backpacker feel, then this is probably fine. We were looking for a B & B, and this is not that. Started out with the driver picking us up--not very friendly; had to stop for gas right at the airport, then swung by to pick a worker up at another place. We were wondering what was going on. As we pulled into the neighborhood, I was sure there had been a mistake. Questionable, unattractive area in the middle of nowhere. Place is in state of disrepair. Not gated, though everything else in the area is. Nobody there to check us in, never got a key. No soap in the room. Got queen without a/c as opposed to king with a/c that we booked. Owner nowhere to be found until later that night. Since nothing is close by, they serve dinner there. TERRIBLE! "Braii" (BBQ): chicken was raw inside, rump steak was cooked to texture of hockey puck and inedible, took over an hour to get food, all for $15 U.S. pp. (R1500.) Half the lightbulbs in the communal area were out. Room was dark and cold. We seriously considered calling a cab and going elsewhere even though we had no idea where to go. Instead we opted to leave for a tour first thing in the morning and then go directly to the airport so we could get the heck out of there. It nearly ruined what had been a wonderful 2-week stay in South Africa. The crowning glory was the owner's two (of four in the property) rottweilers having sex right in front of the entry. Nice. Perfect metaphor for our stay. The photos on the website and on tripadvisor make it look way nicer than it really is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to MoAfrika Lodge. MoAfrika literally means 'African People' in the language of the local Sotho populace, the original inhabitants of the Highveld. Your host, Anthony, has skillfully created a unique lodge in which an African theme induces a warm welcome for guests. Set on a 8000 square metre land through which a stream flows, MoAfrika Lodge provides a rustic and tranquil setting where guests can unwind in a relaxed and country atmosphere. Why book yourself into a Hotel or Guest Houses when you can stay here at MoAfrika Lodge? MoAfrika Lodge has evolved from Anthony's place which has been operating since 2006. MoAfrika Lodge offers comfortable and stylish accommodation. Our rooms are spacious and are tastefully decorated in a truly African style. A large dining room and lounge flow unobtrusively into the cosy bar area. Guests may unwind around our sparkling swimming pool and enclosed wooden deck. MoAfrika Lodge is very conveniently situated less than 10km from Johannesburg Airport, O.R Tambo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moafrika Hotel Benoni
- MoAfrika Lodge Benoni, Greater Johannesburg, South Africa