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“Way more than a backpackers”
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Amber Tree Lodge
Maun, Botswana
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Way more than a backpackers”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a fantastic place! Amazingly comfortable accommodation with fantastic staff and facilities. Really is a place you can just chill and meet other travellers. So homely and clean and just a great environment to stay in. All you can want for a trip to Cape Town is either at the lodge itself or within very close proximity. Restaurants, bars, bus stops, tourist offices, shops. I cannot say enough about this place! Definitely exceeds the "backpacker" label by far. I will go back for sure!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Amber Tree Lodge was the best accomodation I found during my trip in South Africa. I slept two nights in the dorm, the place is ultra clean, very modern and the house makes you feel like at home. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and the place is located just next to the city bowl and you are also not far from the Table mountain. There is a MyCiti bus stop just next to the hotel and you are also 2 minutes from Long street, which is full of good bars and restaurants. If you travel to Cape Town don't hesitate to go there!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Amber Tree Lodge is in a great location with customer service and amenities to rival any upscale hotel. The street was quiet but just a few blocks from restaurants and bars of every type, and only a R40 taxi ride from the bottom of Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. With a MyCity bus stop just steps away, it was easy to visit any attraction in the Cape Town area. With two electronic security gates, as well as 24-hour security, their was no issue of safety. The dorm rooms, bathrooms, and kitchen are immaculately clean and the smallest details were thought of. Plenty of plugs in the rooms, reading lamps for each bed, lockable store space for your belongings, baskets and hooks in the showers, and a fully stocked and organized kitchen that can be used to cook meals or store leftovers. The common space is comfortable and well designed for lounging or working. It was incredibly nice to have access to wi-fi and DStv at all times. Wayne and Stephen were happy and helpful at all times - and their recommendations for tours, restaurants, and transport were always spot on. I can't imagine staying anywhere else! I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone staying in Cape Town for any length of time!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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london
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

We were looking for just a nights stay and booked the private en-suite room. The lodge was the just in terms of location, cleanliness and had a real home feel to it. I would def recommend this place. Walking distance to long street and all the shops, bars, restaurants etc.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

It's like stepping into a home and its full of lovely people. We were able to cook our friends dinner and invite them around. Stephen and Wayne are so easy going and no question is too much for them. They arranged all sorts for us, I was very sad to leave.
If you are staying in Cape Town stay here!

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Lodz, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Amber Tree Lodge is really awesome! Helpful staff, cosy living room, well-eqiupped kitchen and central localisation made our stay more than great. It's also easy to find it thanks to a bus stop which is almost at the doorstep of the hostel. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

With 5 other friends, it was the first time that we had come to Capetown. We were very surprised with the way this place was kept. It was clean and had a lot to offer. There was much room with great accommodations. Stephen and Wayne were very helpful in giving us options to explore Capetown and see what they had to offer. My friends and I stayed at another hostel when we went somewhere else and it was terrible compared to the Amber Tree. We are coming back in April and will be staying at the Amber Tree. I would recommend it to anyone who is going to Capetown for the first time or wants a great lodge with awesome staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Amber Tree Lodge
Address: 10 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 128 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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