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African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers

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2344 Koperkapel, Marloth Park 1321 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 20/12/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/12/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 54 Specialty lodging in Marloth Park
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Located in the magical bushveldt community of Marloth Park, we offer guests the unique privilege of living among birds and animals as they roam freely in the wild. Being right on the southern border of Kruger National Park affords guests close access to Kruger National The luxury rooms for couples and dorms all enjoy air conditioning and are fitted with USB sockets for your electronic devices, in addition to WIFI. The luxury rooms for couples also have solar back up power.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Pool with view
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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clintonschultz wrote a review Nov 2020
Port Alfred, South Africa1 contribution
Amazing place well worth staying a few days! were only there for one night but the wild life seemed to be thriving, plenty and pretty tame. I definitely recommend this stunning place! Thanks to the friendly welcoming to!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 08 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review Clinton! You are always welcome at African Bush Adventurers and Backpackers.
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e19572020 wrote a review Jul 2020
Barberton, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you Leon and Sarah for an enjoyable stay. We felt so at home, and enjoyed your company, as well as all the guests. you will see us again! Our room was clean and neat, as well as the kitchen. HOME FROM HOME. I will definitely recommend African Bush Backpackers to my friends!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 08 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! You are always welcome at African Bush Adventurers and Backpackers.
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atillm339571 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a really good stay and did get best hints where to see the animals in Kruger. So we were able to see lions very closely! It’s a really good price! Nice, clean room, nice Kitchen! Definitely recommend this accommodation
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Sarah W, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 04 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us and had an amazing time in the Kruger!! It was only a pleasure, You are always welcome at African Bush Backpackers. kind regards, Leon
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559michro wrote a review Jan 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We enjoyed our time at African Bush backpackers, everything was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. Sarah & Leon were friendly and accommodating, we would definitely stay here again. Lovely bush getaway.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sarah W, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us, It was only a pleasure. You are always welcome at African Bush Backpackers. kind regards Leon and Sarah
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thomasE757QE wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a pleasant stay at the hostel. Great rooms and a kitchen with everything you need. Sarah and Leon are very friendly and helpful. Also a little pool outside. The road to the hostel has some potholes but you can definitely drive there with a normal car.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Sarah W, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review Thomas!. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us. It was only a pleasure. You are always welcome at African Bush Backpackers, Kind regards Leon and Sarah
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Kari wrote a review Dec 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
Our stay here exceeded our expectations. We stayed at a 4 star hotel 2 nights before for my partner's birthday and we actually preferred African Bush Backpackers! Month's before checking in, Sarah was available on email to help us plan the perfect trip and give us plenty of advice. Leon provided us with private transfers wherever we needed to go at no extra cost. Sarah, Leon and their son, Donovan, are so knowledgeable of the area and very welcoming - we felt like part of their family. We stayed in a private double room, which was as good as a hotel standard and was very clean and spacious enough for what you need. We ended up staying an extra night in one of the dorms and found these to be just as good - the value for these rooms is amazing and they will definitely exceed your expectations. Animals came right up in the garden so you could see all kinds of wildlife during the day and at night. The location is perfect, walking around Marloth Park was our best experience. We found that encountering the wildlife such as Zebra and Warthog in the streets was a much more memorable experience than some of our safari drives! The safaris booked through the hostel were the best safaris we had been on in Kruger - the vehicles are definitely the best around. They are so modern and spacious with lovely blankets and ponchos as well as a cooler full of complimentary water. There were some power outages during our stay, but this is to be expecting in Africa when there are storms. We were lucky that when staying in the private room, the lights were being run off solar panel power. I believe that they are working on moving all their electricity over to solar power to help with these outages and be more eco-friendly, so this may already be the case by the time you go to visit. The family running the lodge went above and beyond to make our trip amazing and we would highly recommend staying here over anywhere else for your trip to Kruger.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: We found the double rooms as good as a high quality hotel! But the dorms are fab too, if you are...
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Response from Sarah W, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay by us. It was only a pleasure. You are always welcome at African Bush Backpackers, kind regards, Leon, Sarah and Donovan
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plok409802 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Leon and family were awesome hosts. Very eager to help and provide advice on surrounding places of interest. Excellent air conditioned rooms! Such a rarity in south africa and much appreciated. The rooms were very clean and spacious, with hot showers, perfect after a long days drive. The estate is very eco-friendly. It is powered by solar, and so it does not suffer from the common power outages, unlike most other places in south africa. Nice fire pit to chill out at night. The place is very quiet and calming, with interesting small animals visiting and running about. Wifi access can to be improved. We will definitely choose to stay here again should we visit the area, and highly recommended to others as well!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us, it was only a pleasure. We hope to see you again one day! Kind regards, Leon
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sophiawien wrote a review Dec 2019
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A friend and I stayed two nights at the African bush backpackers and we had an awesome time! I can highly recommend this place. The stuff is beyond friendly and the place is sparkling clean! The hostel is located in Marloth Park which is close to the Crocodile Bridge Gate. Marloth Park offers a restaurant, gas station and a little shop. I would always chose the African Bush backpackers again!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from LeonW444, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 03 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review Sophia! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us. It was only a pleasure. We hope to see you again one day! Kind regards, Leon, Donovan and Sarah
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Primestop wrote a review Dec 2019
Braunton, United Kingdom350 contributions134 helpful votes
If you're a backpacker who's comfortable sharing a mixed dorm of 6 you'll really like this place. Very friendly and accommodating owner who appears to genuinely enjoy sitting with guests and chatting amiably to them. He uses the funds from the hostel to fund the support and security of some rhinos locally. Good outside area with a central fire pit and braai for cooking meat meals. Excellent location for the gCrocodile Bridge gate. Highly worthwhile getting up to visit when the gates open at 5am to give yourself the best chance of seeing the Kruger lions, which are local to this area.
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Response from LeonW444, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 02 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us. It was only a pleasure. We also have a 4 sleeper dorm as well as private rooms. You are always welcome at African Bush Backpackers. Kind regards Leon
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Lyds wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom462 contributions81 helpful votes
I’ve never stayed in such a purpose built backpackers before! Bunk beds were super comfy, plug sockets conveniently placed. The dorm even had air-con! Luxury! Kitchen was fully equipped, braii area and fire pit every night made for a really social setting. Wifi was great, location was perfect! Felt like you were staying in the park with animals constantly around! Leon and his family are so welcoming and friendly! Leon gave us great recommendations for a self-drive safari in Kruger and also for a local walk just outside the park where we encountered this giraffe face-to-face! Couldn’t ask for better hosts! We will 100% return in a few years and would recommend to everyone!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarah W, Owner at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Responded 01 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay by us and the amazing Kruger!! We loved having you here!! It was only a pleasure.You are always welcome at African Bush Backpackers. Until next time!! Kind regards, Leon, Sarah and Donovan
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US$41 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMarloth Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Bushveld Atlantis (1.2 km) and Lionspruit Game Reserve (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jabula Lodge & Restaurant, Phumula Kruger, and bos. Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at African Bush Adventurers & Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.