HomeBase Kruger Backpackers
Our rooms range from private en-suites to privates with shared bathrooms, dormitories and family rooms to suit all budgets. All our rooms are individually decorated with unique themes and facilities necessary to your stay. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
Mingle and connect with your fellow travelers in our TV Lounge or shared kitchen that is fully equipped with every possible thing you may need to whip up a gourmet meal! Free WiFi available in all common areas.
After a long day of exploring Johannesburg, you can only end it by enjoying a cold one in our on-site bar while sharing experience with others and making new friends.
Our swimming pool is so stunning, you don’t even have to swim sometimes, just chill by it and take a pic! Dip in, chill out and enjoy a sunny day with your sunglasses on and maybe a cocktail for control!
We offer a reliable transport service from and to the O.R. Tambo International Airport. It’s cheaper, quicker and safer. To arrange airport transfer, please contact us on the details provided on this site:
Free private parking is available on site, please contact our reception to arrange in time.
Welcome to Homebase Kruger. Our friendly backpackers is nestled in the heart of Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary situated on the Southern boundary of the Kruger National Park. Here the animals wander freely between the homes, drinking from the water troughs and feeding on the natural bush. Marloth park also has its own private reserve where called Lion Spruit where you can view 4 of the big 5. With the dangerous animals restricted you can take a walk along the river boundary to Kruger National Park or cycle to your heart content.
The gates to the Kruger national park are only 18 minutes away so access is quick with a choice of 2 different gates. Maputo in Mozambique is only 130 Kilometers away and R180km will get you into the beautiful Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland.
At Homebase Kruger we have an assortment of rooms from dormitories to ensuite double and twin rooms to family rooms. We also have a few luxury, fully furnished tents nestled in the garden. Our communal areas are all centered around the large verandah where you can view the animals from. A well equipped communal kitchen gives you the opportunity to cook your own meals or you are welcome to order food from our standard menu.
We have knowledgeable staff who can advise you on other activities in the area as well as arranging the best priced game viewing in the Kruger National Park. We also have internet connection, complimentary mini breakfast and a laundry service.
Come and visit us for a fantastic bush experience at an affordable price
Things to know about Marloth Park
Marloth Park is, for many, the very definition of the South African bushveld. It explores it, showcases it and lays it bare for the small local community and the tourists that come here for utter peace and tranquillity. It is both a town and a nature conservancy, which means that it is close to perfect for nature lovers or those that really want to experience the wild beauty of this continent unhindered by development, urbanisation, or even fences.
Marloth Park is situated on the border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. However, the town and its people are particularly committed to the fauna and flora that makes this part of Mpumalanga so special. Therefore, they adhere to strict regulations regarding the hindering of the animals’ natural movement, and allow many of these species to cross this border freely and with no threat. In so doing, Marloth Park retains its biodiversity and is loyal to the variety and natural prosperity of South Africa. So, animals can be seen grazing, wondering the veld gracefully, or drinking from the mighty Crocodile River; just metres away from the homes of Marloth Park. In fact, almost half of the town’s land area is parkland, which caters to the plants and animals of the southern part of Kruger, which have chosen this as their natural habitat.
Visitors to Marloth Park can look forward to seeing four of the Big Five; namely lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino. Elephants are only seen within Kruger itself, though, and can often be spotted quenching their thirst on the banks of the Crocodile River. Enjoy a glass of South African wine next to the river to reap the full benefit of your close proximity to some of Africa’s most spectacular species.
This is also a hotspot for bird-watchers. There are more than 350 recorded avian species here. These include the fish eagle, bat hawk, sanderling, grey-headed gull, Damara tern, hawk eagle, plum-coloured starling, brown-headed parrot, black-headed oriole, lilac-breasted roller, black stork, Bateleur eagle, crested barbet, Marabou stork, Scops owl (or white-faced owl), colourful kingfisher species, spoonbill, eagle owl and martial eagle. The woodlands kingfisher, Wahlberg’s eagle, European roller and Diderick cuckoo are migratory birds. So, to ensure that you see these, it is best to visit Marloth Park between September and March.
Other wildlife to keep an eye out for includes various antelope species, giraffe, zebra and ostrich.
To get the real Marloth experience, visitors are encouraged to be adventurous. Explore the 4×4 trails, go on a guided game drive, venture out on a bush walk, ride an elephant, go quad biking, or experience the splendour of the Crocodile River and its surrounds from the heights of a microlight. There are also a number of trails for mountain biking, horse riding and hiking.
The town itself is equipped with very basic facilities. These include a restaurant, petrol station, liquor store, bakery, curio shop, and laundry.
Full article and extra information @: https://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsmpl/marloth-park.php