'Ndida (The True Bushveld Experience)

Dome hosted by Colin

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Unique, secluded and very close to the Crocodile River, 'Ndida is the ideal nature-escape for those who enjoy privacy, quality and style. This is the true bushveld experience.

The river is just a 1-min walk, so listen-out for Hippo and Elephant by day, and Lion and Hyena by night.

Two traditional bedrooms (1 queen & 2 single beds) with another queen on the mezzanine – house sleeps 6. Two toilets, 1 bath and 3 showers (2 outdoor).

The resident Bushbuck, Warthog and Bushbaby await your arrival.

The space
Architectural gem set deep amongst the trees, and only a 1-min walk from the Crocodile River, and the World-reknown Kruger National Park.

Spanning two 2000m2 plots, and bordered on all sides by large areas of pristine bush/parkland, the house offers a level of privacy that is difficult to match anywhere in Marloth Park.

The house also sits on the confluence of two dry riverbed systems, so is completely surrounded by dense, jungle-like, riparian woodland – providing much-needed shade in Summer, and exceptional privacy all-year-round.

But these tangled vines hoisted between mature Leadwood, Knobthorn and Marulas don't only benefit humans, they're also fantastic cover for birds, and for all the other animals that call 'Ndida home – e.g. Eastern (Yellowspotted) Nicator, Giant Plated Lizard and, the night's most enthusiastic guest (and the cutest), the Lesser Bushbaby (who love banana btw).

The heated outdoor showers are a must – even during the mild Lowveld Winter, it's a true privilege being out there whilst a troop of Banded Mongoose scurry past on their daily raid (searching for insects, reptiles and rodents).

One of the best locations within Marloth Park – very close to the Crocodile River, but without compromising on privacy. Again, 'Ndida is the true bushveld experience.

'Ndida launched on 29th October 2018, so almost everything inside the house is pretty much still brand new, and also top-quality. Please let us know (in your review) if there's anything we've missed from our inventory – we want it to be perfect.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Park view
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
Private outdoor heated pool
Free washer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Bath
Private patio or balcony
Private garden

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Where you’ll be

Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Marloth Park is situated on the southern border with the World-famous Kruger National Park.

The Crocodile River provides the natural border between Marloth and The Big Five, and an electrified game-fence ensures that they stay there (mostly). Having said that, for safety reasons, it is not permitted to walk around Marloth Park at night.

During the day however, a walking-safari along the river is a must-do – Hippo, Crocodile and Waterbuck are obvious residents, but large herds of Elephant are also common. Sightings of Lion, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Leopard and Spotted Hyena are less regular, but are still very possible (with a bit of luck).

Lots of animals roam freely between the properties in Marloth Park (e.g. Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Impala, Warthog, Baboon, Vervet Monkey, etc.), and although these animals have become somewhat accustomed to humans, it is important to remember that they are still 'wild' animals and should be respected for that.

Marloth's closest entrance-gate to the mighty Kruger National Park is the Crocodile Bridge Gate (15 mins from Gate 2 towards Komatipoort).

Hosted by Colin

  1. Joined in September 2015
  • 168 Reviews
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Zambian-born British-South African currently living in Geneva, Switzerland. I am quite good with my knowledge of birds. And mammals. And nature in general.

During your stay

On the morning of your arrival at 'Ndida, please contact the Property Manager (Wally) to confirm estimated arrival time and key-collection.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 09:00
Self check-in with building staff
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy