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Marloth Park


Kruger, the Backpacker Haven

Welcome to Homebase Kruger. Our affordable and friendly lodge 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's 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 180km will get you into the beautiful Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland.

At Homebase Kruger we have an affordable assortment of rooms from dormitories to ensuite double and twin rooms to family rooms. We also have a few luxuries, fully furnished tents nestled in the garden to complement your backpacker experience. 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 an internet connection, complimentary mini breakfast, and a laundry service. Perfect for backpackers and non-backpackers alike.

Come and visit us for a fantastic bush experience at an affordable price

See our website here: https://homebasekruger.co.za/

Cape Town


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HomeBase Cape Town, the Backpacker Experience

Located in the city center of Africa’s top travel destination, HomeBase Cape Town is a backpackers hostel famous for its homely atmosphere, helpful staff, good value for money and rooftop facilities. Our home is found right at the corner of Strand and Long Street (the party capital of South Africa) with amazing views of Lion’s Head and Signal Hill; not forgetting the bird's eye view of Long Street from our rooftop terrace.

We are near to Cape Town tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, transport hub, museums, Company’s Garden heritage site, train station, City Sight Seeing Buses and Cape Town Tourism offices. We have 24-hour facilities including reception and security. Our reception (help desk) organizes affordable tours and things to do in Cape Town for all our guests. So please be our guest and go through our website, you’ll find it welcoming!


A little history of where we came from

HomeBase Cape Town started some many years ago in 2008 when Noelline, Clinton, Jayson and Cathy started Penthouse on Long.

Once a dreary office space, we quickly converted it to be a place of joy, love, and happiness, where people from all over the world come together to have life experiences that left a mark on their soul. With our now famous rooftop bar, affordable funky rooms, and homely communal spaces, we built a community of friends and family all over the world. But alas, all things must come to an end. And in 2014, that end came in the most abrupt and unfortunate way.

We were forced to close down our beautiful establishment and find a new home. Sadly this took us a very long time. But after 18 months of searching, the time for our re-birth has come, and trust me, we have become bigger and better than ever.

With years and years of experience and few tricks up our sleeves, we've exceeded expectations. So check out our website and see how much we've changed : https://homebasecapetown.co.za/ Experience the Cape Town Backpacker Experience now!