Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris

Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris

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Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat has all the ingredients for the best luxury romantic escape ever... sunshine, safaris, starlight, superb food. It's hard to encapsulate the experience in words, but the real proof is in guests returning from around the globe as often as possible. Located on the banks of the world-famous Kruger National Park's Crocodile River, our luxury units offer an unrivalled immersion in the peace and beauty of the wild, without compromise on luxury. So what can you expect from your stay? Aside from the beauty of our location, and beautifully appointed luxury accommodation, our guests tell us that they love the privacy and tranquillity. Guests have their own private pools, and bomas where you can elect to have a mouth-watering traditional meal specially prepared for you over a wood fire under a canopy of dazzling stars. It's a very special experience, and for some, the wild symphony of the night, featuring lion calls and hyena cackles, is unforgettable. For those choosing to stay home and relax in their private leisure areas, continental breakfasts are available. However, our guided luxury safaris in neighbouring Kruger Park are not-to-be-missed! A safari in the great Kruger is a dream for many people, and we have gone to great lengths to make the experience exceptional. Our luxury open safari vehicles have many thoughtful extras and conveniences, that include heated seats for chilly mornings, charging ports to keep your devices fresh and ready to capture your exciting sightings. We also have wifi on board (where comms permit), and extra perks for avid photographers. With a focus on quality over quantity, we have configured our vehicles to offer more space, comfort and luxury to fewer guests. Our professional guides bring their knowledge and expertise to every safari, to help you discover the fascinating intricacies of the wild.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Breakfast available
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Georgii N wrote a review Mar 2024
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the hotel near the park allows you to see animals roaming freely both on the territory of the hotel and outside this territory, without going far from the bungalow. It is so unusual that I recommend everyone to experience such pleasure from visiting this place.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Gisele L wrote a review Feb 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Usually when you book a place you get a place to sleep. Foxy Crocodile is much more than that. They give you the best holiday and the best experience you can get to go to the Kruger Park. The room is big with a nice and comfortable bed. There's hot shower in the bathroom, a private pool for each room, a nicely equipped kitchen and you can opt for some extras like braai (traditional african barbecue) or other tradicional meal for dinner and safaris to go during the day. We had all extras and loved them. Our safari guide (Tamsyn) did not rest until we saw all the Big 5 in one day. Gail was lovely at all times and provided lunch bags for our breakfast when we had early safaris. She even helped me a lot with the shuttles to go back and forth to the games and to Johannesburg, as we didn't go there by car (yes, it's possible!). I would have to write a book to be thankful enough to Gail, Mark and Tamsyn because we had a great experience provided by Foxy Crocodile.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from foxycrocodile, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 03 May 2020
We paid for this review HAHA, was wonderful to host you and look forward to seeing you again
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Ahmed M wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful place in Marloth Park. Spacious chalet with a lounge, kitchen, bathtub, airconditioned and with a plunge pool. The outside fire place is lit every evening and includes a gas stove and outside seating area. Many places in this area does not accommodate for self catering so this place is exceptional.
You can either take a walk or a drive along the boundary of Kruger (within Marlock Park)were numerous animals may be seen.i highly recommend the Safari drive with Tamsyn which is arranged with the establishment. Within 4 hrs we had seen the Big 5! Gail and Mark (owners) are such a vibrant couple and will go out there way to make you feel at home. I highly recommend booking with them. There rates are fantastic and you get more than what you pay for. I am not an animal lover and this is my first time to the Marloth Park, all I can say is that I will be back, hopefully soon. Note the establishment is fully Covid compliant , even the Safari drive was catered for just my wife and I. Note you will see animals in the area, Impala, Zebra, possibly Kudu. I have been told there are leopards that have been seen wondering in the area. Don't waste time and Book, book , book!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Thank you so much Ahmed. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time and you will be back. The animals certainly showed off for you both 😁 It was wonderful to host you. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.
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narissahill wrote a review Jun 2021
Commerce City, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's difficult to know whether I should spend this limited space discussing how wonderful our hosts were or how amazing the location of the property was! The property itself is in Marloth Park, its own Nature Reserve, so it's loaded with animals! The first night we were there we had a giant Kudu come right into the driveway of our cottage. The following week we were visited by monkeys, zebra, mongoose, impala, and my favorite the warthog! I even was able to pet a baby zebra. Not only that but sitting on our patio we could see right into Kruger and watch the elephant walk along the river day after day. It's like nothing I have ever experienced! Being so close to the river in Kruger, at night we would hear all sorts of animal sounds, like hippo, lion, and elephant. Gail and Mark were wonderful hosts. They were unbelievably helpful when we needed them and left us alone the rest of the time. (The ideal Airbnb hosts for us!) They gave us a great deal on a Safari and we're extremely helpful in helping us sort out the ever-changing Covid requirements before our flight home. Gail even went so far as to contact 2 personal friends, one that was a flight attendant and one that did COVID testing. They also surprised us with a homecooked meal on our last night there. We have stayed in rental properties throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa, and Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat far has the best location and the best hosts...hands down!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Aidan wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow wow wow !! What an amazing experience . My Husband and I went for a 5 night stay 2 days after our wedding for our honeymoon . Where do we begin , the accommodation is exceptionally clean , traditional and out of this world set just off the river with a great view with such incredible animals in sight . Mark and Gail are the most amazing hosts from collecting us from the airport to daily safri trips and organising us a sight seeing experience! We truly felt so welcome and part of their family . Both of their knowledge and passion for the African bush gave our experience such a special touch. One of the days we were taken out by Ingrid who works for Gail and mark as a guide and she was awsome again such passion and knowledge of the animals and the bush . The staff at the resort are beyond helpful and kind nothing was to much trouble, the food each day was the best we both have ever eaten, both of us have eaten in some of the best restaurants in England and the food we were presented with daily was out of this world! Traditional, fresh and so tasty . Having booked through a great mutual friend of ours made our trip so unique from the personalised gift when we arrived and the decoration on our dinner plates . We have had the best stay and no where will ever be able to beat this experience, we saw such a range of animals and with marks knowledge and experience of being in the bush we had the best sightings .
Overall this is a 10/10+++ and would recommend anyone who wishes to experience the real kruger park experience to go here!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 23 Jul 2023
Thank you so so much! We had such a great time hosting you both. It was such a joy and privilege hosting you on your special occasion. We can only do our best, what you both did was embrace everything which inspires us and makes our staff and us so happy. Thank you for being such extra special guests. We know that wherever you go you bring joy. Best wishes for your new chapter. From ALL OF US
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Rodrigo E wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went there for only 1 night and it was amazing, the hospitality was the best I’ve seen. The food was absolutely delicious. The room was incredibly clean, and the room itself was very well done the bed was comfortable the outside area was very pleasant with a nice pool. The staff are the best. The Safari during the morning was one of the best I’ve ever done, Mark was a great guide, the Safari Jeep was the best I’ve ever been in, comfortable spacious and very clean, even with chargers for phones usb and normal plugs. Mark was incredibly friendly and very very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife and you can clearly see he loves his job, he was very informative and very welcoming and friendly. I have come to Kruger several times stayed in hotels and lodges inside and outside Kruger (Marloth Park) and they don’t even come close to the facilities and hospitality of Foxy Crocodile.
This was the best lodge/hotel I’ve stayed at in Kruger/(Marloth Park)
My stay there was amazing with incredible staff, incredible facilities such as the rooms outside area/pool, and the best safari jeep I’ve ever been in.
Staying there for one night was a mistake as it was the best time I’ve ever had. I definitely plan on coming back and staying for several weeks.
Thank you for everything it was the best time I’ve had
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I highly recommend if you plan to go to Kruger to stay here
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 26 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your awesome review, it means so much. We are thrilled that you plan on coming back. Much appreciation, Mark and Gail and our wonderful employees.
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Robert wrote a review Sept 2023
Assen, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the fourth time we have stayed at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat in Marloth Park and we will return again. A beautiful location where the animals roam in the immediate vicinity.
It consists of 5 detached apartments, 3 of which have a view of the Crocodile River and the Kruger Park.
The hospitality provides a feeling of coming home. Mark, Gail and the staff will do everything they can to please their guests.
The various apartments where we stayed are equipped with every luxury; air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, bath, indoor and outdoor shower, splash pool and braai area.
If desired, you can opt for breakfast, which can be served in your own apartment or can be included as a travelpackage for during the safari.
Lunch and dinner can also be served in your own apartment. Sometimes the meat is prepared at our own braai place.
The great thing about the location is that it is a 15-minute drive to Crocodile Bridge Gate, to enter the Kruger Park.
You can visit Kruger Park with your own car or with Mark in a safaricar, which has the advantage that you do not have to drive yourself, you sit higher for a better view and Mark knows how to find the places as an experienced ranger.
In summary, a top location to stay, relax, enjoy the great (night) sounds and views of the animals and do safaris from there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Enjoy
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 25 Sept 2023
Thank you so much!! We are so grateful. You are extra special guests that make it such a joy to host.
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Steffen M wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing and exciting time at this place. Really everything from the accommodation, staff, food to the location....everything is just perfect (you have to try the T-bone steak - it's the best we've ever eaten). But the best of it all is Mark and Gail. They're just lovely to talk to so warmhearted and helpful. When you stay at Foxy Crocodile you must go into Kruger National Park with Mark as a guide/ranger. He has the best knowledge of where to find the animals and knows everything about each animal and plant. We definitely will come back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Thank you so much Steffen. It was so wonderful to host you. Thank you for being awesome guests, for making the best of everything. We are so happy you are coming back. Best, Mark and Gail
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Carmen wrote a review Oct 2022
Miami, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding.
In a nutshell, Foxy Crocodile, the rooms, the decor, the services, the locale, the food, and above all, the people!, are outstanding. Yes, there are more luxurious private places to stay near the Kruger, but you won't find a better one. The owners are meticulous in their attention to detail. They're also very knowledgeable about the area, and their guides are superior.

We were greeted at the entry by a gnu (wildebeest). As we were there to see wildlife, this was exciting, and set the tone for our stay. Animals everywhere! Lying in bed taking photos through the window! Enchanting!

We had a totally magical stay there, a lifetime of wonderful memories! But I'm guessing we'll be making more memories, as we will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Call directly for the best rates and updated availability.
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 31 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for such an incredibly awesome review. We are always inspired by wonderful guests to continue doing our best. We are so grateful for your kindness. From all of us.
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zintle787238 wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat is situated right on the Crocodile river. The sunrise is the most magnificent sight and occasionally we spotted Hippos right from our patio! We had visits from Zebras and other animals that came close to our doorstep. We were celebrating a milestone birthday and the Foxy team made it so special with the additional deco and even got us a cake with birthday candles! Truly a beautiful stay, surrounded by nature, beautiful scenic views and staff that goes above and beyond to make our stay extraordinary
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat, Owner at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Responded 31 Mar 2023
Thank you so much Zintle. So very kind of you. It was a joy to host you on your special occasion. Thank you from all of us.
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Marloth Park, South Africa1 contribution
Hi, yes, there is a shuttle company that can fetch you for a affordable price. I will give you the exact amount once I have found out. I will let you know how much today. Best Gail
Robert wrote a tip Sept 2023
Assen, The Netherlands87 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy"
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Odette-Bos wrote a tip Jun 2023
25 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Adults only. You can easily self drive to Kruger from here but I highly recommend a safari with them. Apparently there is a shuttle bus to and from OR Tambo in Johannesbur"
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john H wrote a tip May 2023
Clevedon, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing to add"
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Carmen wrote a tip Oct 2022
Miami, Florida1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call directly for the best rates and updated availability."
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Rodrigo E wrote a tip Jun 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I highly recommend if you plan to go to Kruger to stay here"
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R 2,589 - R 4,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris
Which popular attractions are close to Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Nearby attractions include Marloth Park Adventures (6.5 km), Bushveld Atlantis (3.0 km), and Lionspruit Game Reserve (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jabula Lodge & Restaurant, Phumula Kruger, and The Tin Shack Marloth Park.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat & Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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