Lodge 96 is a friendly owner run hostel.
I ALWAYS have the time to tell you about the best things to do in the area and will happily advise what activities or routes, or even the best times to do them will suit you best. I can also get you discounts on Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch and ostrich farms, so check in with me first before doing any of these!
Once you’re armed with a map I can direct you to 3 beautiful dams, 2 stunning waterfalls with crystal clear rock pools, the awe inspiring Swartberg Mountain Pass (for the brave you can even fly over these mountains before jumping out of a plane) and for the more relaxed and refined I live 3 doors down from the most wonderful Belgian chocolatier!
Throw in meerkat watching, elephant feeding, then take it for a walk etc. etc. and there’s more than enough to keep you busy for a few days!
The lodge itself has a spacious en suite dormitory with individual cupboards large enough for 2 rucksacks per person. All the doubles are also en suite except for the green room, which as well as a double, has 2 single beds in it to make a private family room next to the pool (totally essential in summer!).
There’s a fully equipped kitchen, should you wish to cook or if you give me advance warning then I’ll happily whip up ostrich chilli con carne or bolognaise, or Asia meets Africa with kudu Thai curry (awesome combination!), Indian curries with all the tasty side dishes or the ever faithful ostrich and venison on the braai (BBQ). Or if none of that takes your fancy I’ve got menus for some of the many excellent restaurants in town.
For a few more photos of the area and a few write ups from heartily satisfied guests then please visit Lodge 96 on Facebook and have a look!