Rafiki's Resthouse  Verified Listing

  • Swimming pool in Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Swimming pool
  • Living room downstairs
    Living room downstairs
  • Butterfly bedroom
    Butterfly bedroom
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  • Back yard
    Back yard
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Parking area
    Parking area
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  • Downstairs viewing terrace
    Downstairs viewing terrace
  • Splash pool
    Splash pool
  • Splash pool
    Splash pool
  • Splash pool
    Splash pool
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Street
    Street
  • BBQ area
    BBQ area
  • Back garden
    Back garden
  • Eating outside
    Eating outside
  • Viewing terrace
    Viewing terrace
  • Dinner area and kitchen
    Dinner area and kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Upstairs lounge
    Upstairs lounge
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  • En suite bathrooms
    En suite bathrooms
  • Tent on balcony
    Tent on balcony
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Bedroom
    Bedroom
  • Rural Africa room
    Rural Africa room
  • Baby cot
    Baby cot
  • Bedroom
    Bedroom
  • Twin room
    Twin room
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Terrace
    Terrace
  • Night visitor
    Night visitor
  • Visitors
    Visitors
  • Visitor
    Visitor
  • View from terrace
    View from terrace
  • Bushbuck and vervet monkeys
    Bushbuck and vervet monkeys
  • Grey duiker
    Grey duiker
  • Guests
    Guests
  • By the river
    By the river
  • Visitor
    Visitor
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
  • Game
    Game
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  • Photo 66
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Boma Fire
Shared lounge/TV area
Board Games
Bar fridge
Full Kitchen
Stove
Braai/BBQ Area
Ceiling fans
TV
Fridge
Terrace
Child friendly
Kitchenette
Horse Riding
Parking on Premises
Concierge
Private Bathroom
Linen
Game Drives
Deck
Babysitting Service
Tennis Court
Hiking/Walking trails
Fan
Garden
Microwave
Tumble Dryer
Hairdryer
Pets are not allowed
Covid-19 H&S Certified
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Golf course
Splash Pool
Dining Area
No smoking
Oven
Swimming Pool
24hr Security
Restaurant
Wardrobe or closet
Toaster
Aircon
Serviced Daily
Bath towels
Cleaning service
Airport Transfers
Fishing
Coffee Machine
Balcony
Patio
Outdoor furniture
Bar
'Rafiki' means friend and we want to welcome you in our home as friends.
Surrounded by trees, our house and garden are a haven of peace, only to be disturbed by animals and birds. Our self catering safari house is situated in the nature conservancy Marloth Park that borders the famous Kruger National Park. We are close to the river (2mins walk) where big game such as elephant, lion, rhino, hippo and buffalo can be spotted. Kruger entrance is 12 mins away.
We have fast uncapped Wifi, ideal for those who want to work online as we ourselves do. Our housekeeper does not leave Marloth Park for as long as the corona crisis is not under control, to avoid infection from outside. Safety of guests and staff comes first.
Rafiki's Resthouse offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms, divided over two floors. Linen is provided. Each floor has a viewing deck and a lounge.
All bedrooms have ceiling fans, AC and mosquito nets. The two lounges, two outside viewing terraces, the large private garden, splash pool and swimming pool, the two braai areas offer ample space for privacy, even within a group. The kitchen is fully equipped. Betty can cook if required.
One of our other trump cards is our luxury safari tent on the upper balcony. True nature lovers like to sleep where they are close to the sounds and sightings of a night in the bush.
In the video lounge upstairs, films available are all about safari and nature and bird lovers will find quite a few documentaries about birds, as well as books.
There is a double garage and a carport.

Our price is for up to 4 persons. Extra charge for additional guests (R100-150) may apply. These surcharges are to be paid directly to the owner, as well as the daily cleaning fee of R180- 200. WE also ask a refundable breakage deposit of R1500, if more than 4 guests.

Rafiki's Resthouse has easy access to the restaurants and the two shopping centres within the park and is from Marloth Park as close as possible to Crocodile Gate at Kruger (12 mins drive).
Zebra, bushbuck, kudu, wildebeest, impala, warthog, baboons, vervet monkeys, as well as other small game and birds are all regular visitors at the house, especially once they realise that the occupants of the house will give fresh water every day and healthy food (pellets can be bought at the shop). A few days' stay at least is therefore very advisable as the longer you stay, the more regular the animals will come.
At night while sitting on the veranda or having a braai at the boma, you will hear the lion roar and the hippo laugh while in the morning one hears the elephant trumpeting. It is a delight to try to identify all sounds.

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Extra Info
Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Holiday Home, Guest Lodge, Game Lodge, Self Catering, Resort, Villa, Health Resort
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
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Reviews

David
04 February 2020
Possibly my most favorite place I've ever stayed! I already want to go back! Got wildlife experiences regular visitors to Kruger would never get. Bushbaby, genet, and much up close. The housekeeper Betty kept everything clean and cooked us a special meal on the fire. Pool felt great in the warm afternoons.
Lucille
03 January 2020
Thank you Gerda for the great stay at your awesome place. Location perfect. Close to the Kruger National Park. Really just a fence separating Marloth Park from KNP so really great for viewing the wild at the river. Thank you for the regular updates each day. So peaceful as the kudu, warthogs, bushbaby and bush buck visited often at the house. Giraffe and Zebra grazing just down the road. Monkeys jumping trees. Our experience was absolutely unforgettable. Betty our host was just amazing. Always making sure that all was good, thank you Betty. Loved your smile and your infectious laugh. Rafiki Resthouse is highly recommended, has all the amenities. Perfect place, perfect location.
Muhammad, Singapore
23 June 2019
Our stay at Rafiki's was simply magical! The indoor space is amazingly clean, thanks to our housekeeper, Betty, who cleans the house 100% every morning. The bedrooms were equipped with air-conditioners with heaters so they kept us warm during the chilly winter nights and early mornings. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook simple breakfasts and quick meals. The outdoor space is just amazing. The veranda was the most amazing place in my personal opinion. Amazing mornings and evenings spent just on the veranda with bush bucks, bush babies, wildebeest, kudus, warthog and many more. But most amazingly, our host, Gerda, is the best host we ever had. The most helpful, honest and welcoming host ever. There is no other place we would stay if we would like to stay in Marloth Park or visit the Lower Sabie area in Kruger. Words are not enough to describe the experience. One has to experience a stay at Rafiki's himself. The best!

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Marloth Park Reviews

Arita Bezuidenhout
24 September 2020
I love the closeness to wildlife and the Krugerpark. You dont need to even get in your car and drive to see any animals, zebra, antelope, bushbuck and warthogs visited every day at the house. Just to sit on the stoep with a fire and watch the animals is truely amazing. Everything you need is right there, shops, butchery, place to eat, its just so convenient. I love Marloth!!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
17 April 2020
Super sejour passé j'y reviendrais avecjoie mercie encore.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Bernd Hecker
01 March 2020
Ein wundervoller Platz, super nettes. Personal,wir kommen wieder.
Superb. 5 out of 5
tricia
19 November 2019
The roads are good, the people are pleasant and the weather is beautiful.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Prudence Ngomane
16 September 2019
It was private and convenient. Love the bushes and the animals around.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Elisabeth Kruger
14 September 2019
Heerlik stil in die bos, baie gerieflike verblyf.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Pieter Smith
27 August 2019
Love the bushes and the fresh air. The freely roaming giraffe , zebra and antelopes gives a sense of freedom. We enjoyed everything here.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Adelle Minnaar
29 July 2019
Water park.
Driving routes.
The peace and quite.
Superb. 5 out of 5
lilian baloyi
03 July 2019
The Kruger Park.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Magda Minnie
03 July 2019
The centre and hot pool and seeing all the animals.
Superb. 5 out of 5