Ghandi's Backpackers

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Rustic Charm

Ghandi’s Backpackers and Guest Lodge offers spacious accommodation with en suite bathrooms, generous communal areas, an open plan kitchen, a thatched bar with a pool table and a swimming pool in a beautiful historical house which was built in 1889 – situated on the infamous Langermann Koppie it is central to all major routes around Johannesburg, this luxurious lodge is alive with character and history.

If your life mantra chants 'shop up a storm and eat out in style', drop your pack and do a little chanting here.

It’s close to the OR Tambo Airport as well as the Park Station buses and trains. Major shopping centres like Eastgate and Darras Centre are close traveling distance too. Safe off street parking and free pickup from airport & bus stations is provided from 07:00 until 20:00.

It has a charming thatched Bar with Pool table and DSTV with food and drink refreshments on sale - the bar onlooks a gorgeous circular swimming pool which is open to all.

There is an open kitchen offering a light breakfast on the house each morning.

The luxurious bedrooms include an en-suite bathroom and television – with many different options of rooms to choose from – see rates page.

Ghandi’s Back Packers and Guest Lodge will give you a relaxing and refreshing stay meeting all your needs whilst in our home.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Single Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Twin Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Triple Rooms
  • Dorms




Canopy That Tree

Between Hartbeespoort and Rustenburg lies the 120 km Magaliesberg mountain range – a beautiful natural environment only 1,5 hours drive from Johannesburg. This 2400 million year old rock formation is the second oldest in the world and its surroundings are an ideal location for a full day of fun. The Canopy Tour allows you to view this environment from a bird’s eye perspective. Read More

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1999. Experience the Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves in a fun filled day tour. This fun-filled full day tour starts at the Maropeng Visitors Centre. Read up on the facts about the evolution of the world and especially humankind. Read More

Lesedi Cultural Village

Enjoy an authentic African experience on this half day tour. We take you to Lesedi Cultural Village, where you will enjoy the rich African culture first hand. The people of Lesedi have created an African ambiance that you won’t find elsewhere! Visit five traditional villages including Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. Read More

Orlando Towers

Trying to blow-dry your hair in an ecologically responsible way? Fan of Nitro Circus and you want some action yourself? Then go up the Orlando Towers in Soweto for the jump of a lifetime! The hugely adrenaline-intensive bungee jump from Orlando Towers in Soweto, near Johannesburg, is the first one in the world to be set up between the cooling towers of a power station. Read More

Soweto and Johannesburg Tour

Soweto consists of a community of extremes. On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. Some of the houses in that area sell for over one and two million rands. Today Soweto is the largest Black residential area in South Africa Read More

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