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Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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Rafiki's Resthouse offers in just one place all the features that people in the area look for: privacy; 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 doorstep; 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 a 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. The house is self catering , but w...Rafiki's Resthouse offers in just one place all the features that people in the area look for: privacy; 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 doorstep; 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 a 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. The house is self catering , but we know of no other houses that have a cook if the guests wish to have their meal prepared.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No loud parties. Respect for environment and animals.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
gerda s
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from the USA - our life dream was to book a safari in Africa. I browsed places to stay “before and after” the Safari as we are retired and had the month. Well - the safari never got booked once we saw this...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank amigolucy
Experience695743, VR Owner at Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We do hope that your dream comes true and that we can soon welcome you again, with very open arms. Gerda and Betty.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a 7 night stay at Rafiki's Resthouse. This is an incredible and affordable place to stay for anyone wanting to explore the Kruger National Park. The house has a homely "home away from home" feel set in a lovely location...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Ishara M
Experience695743, VR Owner at Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. We are very happy that you had a great stay and would love to welcome you again. Gerda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not enough words - how can one write about something that can only be felt? Why book an expensive safari? This property (and we checked out others) is better - and the best in Marloth Park. It’s large trees and rustic gardens make it an...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Amigo1111
Reviewed 4 January 2020

An experience with a difference! Gerda was an amazing communicator and was incredibly receptive of any requests made by our group of 9... Nothing was too much. Rafiki Guesthouse itself is a beautifully maintained home, with everything you need for self catering and beyond! For...More

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank Deborah M
Experience695743, VR Owner at Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you had a great stay and you were great guests. We do hope to see you again some day. Gerda and Betty.

Reviewed 23 June 2019

This was a god-gifted abode from the concrete jungle that we have been living in. Being immersed in an environment where wild animals could visit us any time of the day was just so surreal. Having a selfless amazing housekeeper, who felt like family within...More

Date of stay: June 2019
2  Thank Nazriff
Experience695743, VR Owner at Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

Thank you so much for having enjoyed our home and the animals. It makes us happy. Also thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. For Betty is indeed guests' happiness a priority. We would be very honoured to welcome you...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

We have just spent the most wonderful week at Rafikis Resthouse. It is truly outstanding and we feel honoured to have been able to stay there. Only 15 minutes from Kruger National Park but you don’t even need to even leave the garden as animals...More

Date of stay: March 2019
2  Thank Lisa J
Experience695743, VR Owner at Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

Thank you so much for your review and the trouble you take to write. You make us very happy when you write that you had a great stay at our home. That is what we do it for. The mother wildebeest lying down with their...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

A great place to unwind, let animals come visit you, Great location within Marloth Park - we saw so many animals up close. Every time I think of Rafiki I want to go back. All of these pictures are from Rafiki's porch/patio/driveway on our 4...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Richard G
Experience695743, VR Owner at Rafikisresthouse : Kruger retreat, FAST free WIFI, nature walks, wildlife visits, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We have unfortunately not met but the zebras whispered in my ear that you were all lovely people, loving the animals and respecting nature. We hope to welcome you back one day. Betty...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This summer we went to South Africa for the first time and we wanted to stay nearby the Kruger Park as our goal was to experience the wild life of Africa. Luckily we found Rafikis in Marloth Park where we stayed for 13 fantastic days....More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Marianne S
Management response:Responded 28 August 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and for taking the time to write this. I think the animals in the garden missed you terribly when you were gone :(. It was great meeting you and your family and see how much you all...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

My partner and I spend several incredible evenings here, watching the bush babies from less than a metre away! The unspoilt and quiet serenity of this gem in the bush is second to none. Easy to access by car yet right in the heart of...More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank Martinldebeer
Management response:Responded 23 June 2018

Thank you so much for this review and we indeed hope to welcome you again very soon. It would be a real pleasure.

Reviewed 25 January 2018

I had the great pleasure of visiting Rafiki's Resthouse over the Christmas break and what a break it was. The location was excellent and the vibe was chilled. Right next to the Crocodile river that passes through Kruger park, we had the opportunity to see...More

Date of stay: December 2017
1  Thank Nomad752279
Management response:Responded 27 January 2018

And we will be very happy to welcome you again in our animal world. I am sure that it was an unforgettable experience for the bush baby to hear opera in the bush. He certainly was looking up at you and listening. Magical! I had...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
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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) .
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There are organised tours (pick up and drop off at the house) to Kruger, Mozambique, Swaziland, Panorama route ...
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