Marloth Park holiday house rental with private pool, balcony/terrace, air con and TV

20 reviews

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  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Picture this.

Directly overlooking Crocodile River and Kruger Park, awaken to the “sound of Africa” as our resident pair of fish eagles proclaim this stretch of river as their own and out onto the deck to check as the permanent hippo pod settle back into the river after a night of foraging and the crocodiles on the sandbanks catching the early morning sun.

Relax over breakfast and enjoy the traffic as the animals come down to the river in front of you. Expect regular visits from elephant, buffalo, rhino, water buck among a host of other game while you prepare for your day ahead.

Plan your trip into Kruger as due to our position in Marloth Park between the Crocodile and Malelane gates it allows to enter in one gate and leave through the other so not back tracking on any routes and getting to see as much of the park as possible. Or spend the day in Marloth safely walking in the African bush or visit our fenced private reserve “Lionspruit” to find the ruling pride of lions among others of the Big 5. Or simply just relax on the deck with a good book while keeping an eye on the river activity and awaiting regular visits in the garden from zebra, warthogs and even giraffe.

Whatever you do ensure you get back to the house as afternoon becomes evening and enjoy sundowners with spectacular sunsets over Kruger Park directly in front of the house. Night is spent either at the fire pit enjoying a barbecue or once again on the deck listening to the night shift. Expect to hear the contact calls to each other of the hippo, the unmissable sound of the hyena and the thrilling and unmistakable call of the lions. Keep your eyes on the garden though as we usually get a visitor or two from a silent kudu to “Arnold” the resident duiker who lives behind the house before retiring to bed in eager anticipation of another fabulous day ahead.

If you want to learn the secret of where South African's holiday and experience an inexpensive but real safari experience then Majuli River Lodge is the ideal place. We hope we cover everything below but please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have or if we can offer advice on your safari experience.

The House

You rent the entire house to yourselves. You will never have to share. It is located with the Crocodile River and Kruger Park directly in front of you. This is rare and similar to a beach front property. There is a fence separating you from the Big Game that come up though so it means you can get to see and photograph animals like elephant metres away but still in a safe environment. You are surrounded by bush so expect regular visits in the garden too. Zebra, kudu and giraffe are common visitors.

It has two air conditioned bedrooms with a queen size bed in one and two singles in the other. There is a sleeper couch in the living room which allows up to 6 people to stay. There are two bathrooms with one shower (there is an outside shower too for when it gets hot). There is a fully kitted out kitchen with everything you need (oven, hob, fridge freezer, coffee machine, kettle, plates, pots, cutlery) for self catering.

A trip to South Africa is not complete without a bush braai and we have a fully lit pit outside with all the utensils needed for a memorable barbeque in the African bush. Or if it gets hot why not jump into our splash pool to cool down.

The best part of the house is the large secure decking area upstairs. This has over 3kms of uninterrupted views over the Crocodile River and Kruger Park. With other houses you have to drive around to get the views whereas you will have them right in front of you. The large deck is where you will spend all your time and is accessed through the fold away doors in the living room. There is a small bar there with fridge to keep your drinks cool and on hand. Being raised has another important benefit. I remember being nervous my first time in the bush, especially at night, but being on the deck allows you to experience all the bush has to offer without the feeling of being too exposed out in the open.

Our manager, Maritza, is a local from the bush and a real star. She lives very close by and is only a phone call away. She can book guided tours, replace bedding and towels, offer any advice about the park or just answer any questions you may have. She is there to help so if you have any problems or you need anything, just give her a call.

The house is fully alarmed and linked to a 24 hour security company in the park for added confidence.

Marloth Park

Marloth Park is a unique place in South Africa. It’s a 1500 hectare residential wildlife conservancy in natural bush right on the doorstep of Kruger with its own wildlife population, including zebras, impala, kudu, wildebeest, giraffes, warthogs, and several other species. It has two small shopping centres for food and other provisions off-license, and a fuel station. There’s also three excellent pubs, each with family style restaurants where you can eat or drink

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We will arrange to meet you and show you around the house. Our managers live in the park and are on the other end of a phone if you need them. Any questions, just contact them and they will sort everything, offer advice, book tours, replace linen, etc. We are out of the way when you don't need us and there for you when you do.




Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 12:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Yes, smoking allowed

House rules

There are no hard and fast rules. Just remember that yo are in a nature conservancy area and as such no loud parties that would ruin the bush atmosphere.

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About the owner

Derrick B.
Calendar updated:
15 May 2022

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Apr 2012. Located in Mpumalanga, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £608.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 15 May 2022.


Very Good
20 reviews
Very Good
Shirley Y

Absolutely wonderful, great views
Dec 2019

The views at Majuli River Lodge were fantastic. Lovely setup. House keeping was a little lax, as it is not serviced daily. Overall we had a really great time. Will definitely will book again at the … More 

Reviewed 5 Jan 2020

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Room with a view
Nov 2017

What can i say! What a great place to be, its comfortable and clean. Good value for money, and the views are amazing!

Reviewed 29 Jan 2018


Wonderfull deck and view on kruger
Nov 2017

The deck is the greatest asset. We enjoyed our time here. The watertub was also very refresshing on the hot day we had. On the downside were the mouse that eat on my clothes. For us this was a whole n… More 

Reviewed 9 Dec 2017

Steve R
Bedford, United Kingdom

Excellent location, wonderful deck - let down by management
Jan 2016

Let me start by saying we really enjoyed our time at Marloth Park and that Majuli River Lodge is in a fantastic location whch the raised deck takes advantage of. If the Lodge is brought up to a decent… More 

Reviewed 2 Feb 2016

Owner's reply:
Steve Sorry about what happened with your stay and thanks for getting in touch. It's a very special holiday home that I rent out so while all the previous reviews have been very favorable we may have taken our eyes off the ball. I will certainly address why there was nobody to meet you and why the house was not cleaned properly. Something slipped but I will ensure this does not happen again. We are taking nearly a month from bookings later this month to totally open up the living area upstairs with the outside decking. We are also extending the decking area with couches to have a larger seating area and maybe an outside bar to take in the spectacular views. We will also be painting and freshening up the place so if you do decide to visit again we can promise the experience will be 5 star like previous guests experienced. Again apologies and thanks for taking the time to get in touch. Regards Derrick
Detroit, Michigan

Out of Africa
Dec 2015

Loved the place. Got the bush feel but with good security and conveniences. Wonderful river views and game sightings. The grocery stores in Marloth Park were actually cheaper than outside big stores.… More 

Reviewed 26 Dec 2015

Owner's reply:
Thanks a million for staying with us and take for taking the time to review. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Derrick
Review 1-5 of 20


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