Kia-Ora Lodge

257 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa | Hostel
Prices starting from $24.00

Travel Blogs from Pretoria

First day of school

A travel blog entry by africa1213


... Africa who don't have a place in school making Joshua chance even lower. Back and forth to her office over the next few days and finally get a call last week to say he has a place in Robert Hicks Primary School which is down the road. Organise uniforms and stationary. Joshua started on Monday in Grade 7. I took him to class and within seconds he was sitting in his new seat and suddenly I was childless and had to walk away. Felt like first day ...


A travel blog entry by tomrc86


... fluctuation in my favour.

My guide book told me that there was a train that would take me all the way to the coast, but trying to find out how to buy tickets online proved to be a dead-end. I even asked travel agencies how to buy tickets and they didn’t even know the trains existed. This was not a good start.

Refusing to retreat in the face of adversity I had to find my way to the central station and buy the ticket ...

City tour of Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by jjulien


... br> We left Johannesburg, and drove to Soweto, the population is between 2-3 million people, the area was built in 1904, with the intention of keeping the black people away from the city. It is an interesting area, with beautiful homes on one side of the street, and hostels on the other. The hostels have no electricity or running water, they were built for men to stay in when they came to the city to work, leaving their families behind in the rural areas. There ...

Going Home!!!!

A travel blog entry by house_mouse


... with Dale to the airport in order to “pick up his aunt from an overseas business meeting”. When I walked through the sliding doors he didn’t even recognise me! After a few moments of thought and after having seen Dale jump all over me, it finally clicked. Damn it felt good to be home! The best was when I rocked up at home and my mom was outside cleaning the dogs...I crept up to the house behind a small bush, which got the dogs barking, which immediately had ...


A travel blog entry by michael.sandi


... This one was a quick intro by the guide, everyone paying the kitty and then leaving. I guess we would get to know everyone in the following days. Also, the truck was leaving at 7am the next morning and we weren’t living in the departure accommodation, but Fay had agreed to drive us the next morning which was so sweet of her. We didn’t end up having dinner, just snacks and had an early night. There have been way too many early ...


This hostel, located on 257 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria, is near National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, Smuts House Museum, Fort KlapperKop Military Museum, and Museum of Natural History.
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