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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

7 Days before arrival, forfeit 100% of total.
14 Days before arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit.
21 Days before arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit.
30 Days before arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit.
NO SHOW – Forfeit 100% of Total.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

STRICTLY No loud noise/ parties - we are in a nature conservation area where wild animals roam freely.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Kruger African Bush Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our property is designed to give you a true experience of the sights, sounds and fragrances of wild Africa, without compromising on comfort.
Enjoy the best of the African bush experience as you sit around our fire under the dazzling African night sky.

A unique immersion in the African wild awaits you at African Bush Backpackers! Located in magical Marloth Park where wild animals roam freely, and bird life is abundant, we are on the Southern border of the iconic Kruger National Park. So, guests can easily explore Kruger Park without travelling more than 20 km to the gate.

Our rooms cater for couples in separate rooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as backpackers who don't mind sharing dorm rooms. Our dorm rooms also have en-suite bathrooms. We offer free WiFi and our rooms are air-conditioned, with insect screens at the doors and windows.

We can assist with safaris and other activities in the area as well as a traditional South African Braai (not included in reservation price)

African Bush Backpackers Conditions and Policies:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash/credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception open 24/7.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking in rooms. We have designated outside smoking areas.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    One of the best hostels we stayed in! Not only the facilities are amazing (comfortable beds, communal kitchen with everything you need, tasteful design with a lot of attention to the details etc.), also the owners make you feel welcome and are happy to share advice on what to do in Marloth Park/Kruger. Probably the best way to start off your Kruger experience. Also don’t be surprised to find some game literally in the backyard. LEKKER!
    Slovenia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2019
    African Bush Backpackers has by far been the best hostal I’ve stayed at! The staff stops at nothing to make you feel comfortable, help you with your itinerary, and give you all the information you need about anything! Their location is perfect and they have a great relationship with other tour companies that can come pick you up directly at the hostal helping to save a hassle! Overall anyone going to the area I would highly recommend staying here! I couldn’t have been happier with my stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2019
    Very nice place to stay. Opposite of Kruger Park. Very Dschungel-like. Owner(s) are really nice and helpful. He drove two girls to the bus station and took me with him to show me around. The place was very clean, the kitchen big and well equipped and it has also a huge terrace with a fire place and a little pool. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds and and an ensuite bathroom. Be prepared to see animals walking through the garden.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2019
    From the moment my companions and I arrived at Leon's place he immediately made us feel welcome and at home. This hostel is the kind of place you have no problem changing plans to over stay at. You can tell Leon puts a lot of thought into making every part of this hostel as comfortable for his guests as he can. It's such a well stocked and modern hostel. If you're going to Kruger there is no better place for the price.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2018
    I am a student and stayed three nights with a friend of mine in the African bush backpackers. This lovely place is in the middle of nature and surrounded by friendly animals. The room has an air conditioner and all the doors and windows have mosquito barriers. We felt very safe, clean and comfortable. The owner was always around and helped us with any question and recommendations. Very chilled vibe backpackers. Highly recommended for all ages if you are planning to visit Kruger national park.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2018
    Fantastic accomodation, fantastic hosts! Cannot reccomend this place enough. Very high level of cleanliness and Leon and Sara were incredibly accomodating and helpful throughout our stay. Location very convienient for Kruger & special touch is being able to watch wildlife from the pool! Thank you for an amazing stay we will definitely be back!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 May 2019
    The place is new, perfectly clean, fully furnished kitchen, located into a very safe closed park with many animals living around. You can actually see zebra giraffe kudu and more walking around you! Perfect starting location for day tours in Kruger (just 20 minutes drive from Crocodile Bridge gate). Free Wifi. Towels included. Breakfast not included. The nearest market/shop is 20 minutes walk. Staff super kind and friendly, they even invited me for a braai :) Thanks Leon, Sarah and Stuart
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2019
    Great place too stay. Rooms were very good and clean. Very friendly owner who helped to plan out visit to Kruger
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Jul 2019
    They were very accommodating even though we arrived late. The owners/staff had a lot of good information about Kruger and what to do in the area. The place was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. I would recommend anyone to stay here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Jan 2019
    It's nice, was very very quiet and very laid back which can be good but made it hard to meet people especially when travelling solo. The two guys who own the place are amazingly nice and will help you with anything you need. Maybe I was just unlucky but the facilities are beautiful and perfect. But Allround I was happy.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Wi-Fi