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Rafiki's Resthouse : Private safari on your doorstep, bush yet free Wifi

Breakfast at Rafiki's Resthouse. Back verandah. Private.
18 reviews
Breakfast at Rafiki's Resthouse. Back verandah. Private.
Entrance side.
Video lounge upstairs
Downstairs terrace and splash pool
Shall we join?
Rural Africa bedroom
Guest bathroom, toilet and shower
Bird Lovers' bedroom, en suite
Vervet monkeys appreciating the fresh water
Warthog family
Our garden brings shade
At the fence, playing elephants
At the fence, rhino breakfast meeting
Buffalo herd at river
Lion kill buffalo
Fish eagles, 2 mins from our house
Visiting giraffes
Safari at your doorstep
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Marloth Park, Mpumalanga
Rafiki's Resthouse offers : spacious villa; 2 min walk to Crocodile River for great views of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and so much more; many animals visiting you at your door step; entrance to Kruger as near as can be from Marloth Park ; restaurants, shops, leisure possibilities and other facilities close by ; complete relaxation and comfort in our large private garden with beautiful majestic trees and swimming pool.
Marloth Park is a nature conservancy Park which borders Kruger National Park in South Africa, only separated from the famous game reserve by Crocodile River and a fence.
Transport from airport and daily food delivery (for longer term stay) upon request.
Free Wifi.
About the Owner, gerda s
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL7001360
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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
person found this review helpful

The house is lovely and Betty was a star. Gerda was so helpful and friendly. We had an amazing stay and will definitely be back. We would give them ten stars if we could. Thanks again to everyone at Rafiki's hope to see you soon.

Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell here how you felt about our place. It makes us truly happy that you had a great stay and I feel the same about the peace there : it is so relaxing that it heals body and soul. You were great guests and the animals loved you. Betty thanks you...


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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Our very first experience in a bush villa - didn't know what to expect yet it met all our needs. Gerda was very helpful during our planning. Betty the housekeeper was a gem.

Management response:

Thank you and we are happy that you enjoyed your first safari experience. It was lovely to have your family as guests. We hope to be able to welcome you again. Warm regards from Gerda (and Betty).


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Teodora S
1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

My husband and I stayed at Rafiki's Resthouse for four nights in May. We wish we'd had time to stay a little longer and to enjoy everything what Marloth Park and Kruger offer. Rafiki's Resthouse is situated very close to Kruger, just a ten-minute drive to the Crocodile Bridge Gate. The house is really beautiful and unique for its authentic...

Management response:

Thank YOU for such a nice review. I hope that you also have forgiven the monkey who stole your bananas (or rather me who left the door open for just a minute). Betty and I indeed love to help and make our guests happy and it is sooo rewarding when it is appreciated. Siyabonga. Next time day trip to Swaziland...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (1)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No loud parties. Respect for environment and animals.
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Twin
    1 Crib
    3 Fulls
    1 Bunk
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: R1 490 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Close proximity to Mozambique (2hrs drive), Panorama Route (can be done in a day trip) and Kruger National park entrance (12 mins drive), Swaziland (can be done in a day trip) .
Getting around
There are organised tours (pick up and drop off at the house) to Kruger, Mozambique, Swaziland, Panorama route ...
Car advised
How to get there
1 hr from Nelspruit; 110 mins from Maputo
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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