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Welcome to Wielewaal Restcamp

A truly luxurious and unique experience in the African bush.


2019 Travellers' Choice Award.
afristay ~ Rupert Bryant CEO

Kruger Wielewaal Rest Camp has been rated one of the top accommodation destinations in Marloth Park. 
This prestigious award is based on the consistent and excellent reviews that guests provided over the course of 2017 and 2018 after staying at Kruger Wielewaal Rest Camp.

2021 HotelsCombined Excellence Award.

HotelsCombined recognizes Kruger Wielewaal Restcamp amongst the best hotels in South Africa.

Kruger Wielewaal Rest Camp has consistently produced a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts.

Wieliewaal Rest camp is a privately owned luxury bush camp situated in Marloth Park, a nature reserve bordering the world renowned Kruger National Park. Located in the open bush with no fencing, wildlife roaming freely and with the mesmerising songs of birds, guests are beckoned to take a refreshing dip in the pool under African skies.

We are an hour’s drive away from the tropical Mozambican Capital Maputo on the country’s South Eastern coastline, at the same time the little kingdom of Swaziland is right on our doorstep (+-50km)

Wieliewaal Rest camp has 3 luxury en-suite rooms and 2 luxurious Safary Tents that are fully air-conditioned and serviced daily. We also offer open lounges and dining areas, as well as a true African style Boma. You can also cool down and relax in our splash pool with nature all around you.

Every morning a full breakfast will be served in our open dining room. You might even have a warthog or two trying to join in the festivities, all the while birds regale you with their early morning songs.

After the day's activities, Dinner is served either in the Boma or open dining room, from where the magical night sounds of the African Bush will serve as entertainment.

Wieliewaal Rest camp truly is a luxurious Colonial Style Boutique Bush Camp, a home away from home.

You can count on friendly, personal service by the owners and well trained staff, as well as quintesentially Afrikaans cuisine of the highest standard.

All of us at Wieliewaal Rest camp will go above and beyond to ensure you have a truly luxurious and unique experience in the African bush.


3 luxurious en-suite rooms and 2 luxurious Safari Tents that are fully air-conditioned, serviced daily and have WiFi connectivity. Bar fridge & hair dryer are standard features. Open lounges, dining areas, a true African style Boma, splash pool with nature all around you.

Chalet #2

Twin room that sleeps 2 with twin beds. Come and indulge yourself in luxury, the African bush and the best rest you can imagine in our stylish and comfortable rooms.

A contemporary mix between a 5 star hotel room, your home and Africa, where your morning alarm clock is the singing of birds enticing you to witness the African Sunrise

Chalet #1
Double room that sleeps 2 with a queen sized bed. Taking luxury Bush Camp accommodation a step further, All rooms 
are en-suite, fully air-conditioned
and serviced daily.

Each room is equipped with coffee and tea making facilities as well as a hospitality fridge. The en-suite bathroom has a dual shower, while the bedroom is spacious and opulently appointed. 

Chalet #3
Double room that sleeps 2 with a king sized bed. All 3 Rooms are beautifully nestled together in a warm and welcoming setting. Fitted with mini bars and coffee stations that are serviced daily.

All our rooms are styled and presented in a true African bush lodge fashion offering our valued guest the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

Tent Accommodation #1 
Sleeps 2 with twin beds.

Tent Accomodation #2 
Sleeps 2 with a queen sized bed

For ANY special needs, please contact us prior to your arrival
so that we can make personal arrangements

Double Room
Sleeps 2

Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bush Tent #1
Sleeps 2

Bush Tent #2
Sleeps 2


We offer something for everyone in an African bushcamp setting.

* Early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment and assure the best possible rates available.
* Please contact us for any additional information you may require.

  • GUIDED DRIVES INTO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - (Arranged On Request) All guided game drives in Kruger National Park and activities are booked through Kruger Wielewaal Restcamp,
  • MORNING,  AFTERNOON AND SUNSET GAME DRIVES - Pre booking is essential for best rates.
  • GOLF PACKAGES - Available to Nelspruit, Malelane, Komati and Skukuza golf courses. Packages will be arranged and personalized to your clients preference and needs. As the owner is an avid golfer we cater for all golfers. We are surrounded by stunning golf courses, like the world renowned Skukuza Golf Course as well as Komati and Malelane Golf Courses


Everything the African bush can offer... and a bit more.

Food and Drink

* Full Afrikaans Breakfast
   ~ available in room
* Mid-Day Lunch ~ Optional with prior arrangement
* Full African Dinner
* Special Dietery Needs ~ With prior arrangement
* Fully Fledged Bar
* VERY GOOD Coffee :)

Restcamp Outdoors

* Outdoor Splash Pool
     with Towels
* Outdoor Boma
* Outdoor Furniture
* Sun Loungers/Beach          Chairs
* Terrace
* Open Garden ~ Wildlife  Friendly


* Join us around the "Boma" - Bush Fireplace
* Board Games/Puzzles
* Wildlife Viewing

Please Read Our Activities Page

Cleaning Services

* Daily Maid Service
* Ironing Service ~ Additional Charge
* Laundry Service ~ Additional Charge

Internet Facility

* WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Reception Service

* Enquiries
* Private check-in/out          * Luggage Storage
* Special needs

Business Facilities

* Free Internet Access
* Fax/Photocopying
   ~ Additional Charge


Free private parking on site
  ~ Reservation is not needed


* Unfortunately pets are not              allowed ~ Sorry :(


* Shuttle Service
* Communal Lounge
* Airport Shuttle
   - Additional Charge
* Designated Smoking Area
* Air conditioning
* Non Smoking Rooms
* Full Room Service

Languages Spoken

* Afrikaans
* English
* Zulu

For ANY special needs, please contact us prior to your arrival
so that we can make personal arrangements


A true bushveldt experience, and so very close to nature.

A true bushveldt experience, and so very close to nature. Something for every nature lover. From the animals visiting you whilst having your braai, or morning coffee, the song and view of spectacular bird-life spoiling you under the African skies to the beautiful stars in unspoilt nature at night.

If you still need more adventure, wildlife safaris are available by 4x4 guided tours as well as quad bike drives. Swaziland is nearby and the Maputo border post just 30 km from Marloth Park. There sure is enough for every one and anyone to suit every taste and adventure.

Drive, or walk to the river to view the big 5, or simply have a sun downer next to the Crocodile river drinking in the peaceful setting only to be found at Marloth Conservatory, an unique experience not to be missed. 

Wielewaal Restcamp also offer a gift shop, news stand and a laundry service


Read what our fantastic guests have had to say about their stay at Wielewaal Rest Camp.
We are truly blessed and take pride in displaying just a few of these genuine and honest reviews. 

"More than 10points! This restcamp is amazing! The best in our 10 days trip around Kruger! The tent was always clean and the food is just awesome! The hosts are soooo caring and helpful, thank you so much for this wunderful stay!”

Julia - Nov 2018

“Everything was beyond our expectations. I have stayed in the area before but this was a very unique
and special experience that won't be forgotten.”

Edward - Oct 2018

“Fantastic food. Friendly staff. Amazing location near the Crocodile River. Retha and Willie are the kindest, most warmhearted and giving hosts we had the pleasure of meeting.”

Christopher - July 2018

"Host and hostess gave me and all guests personal attention to make sure we had everything we needed.
The place was like a museum and a botanical garden, combined.
Good wifi. Good food. Price includes breakfast and dinner.”

Jeff - Oct 2018

"We had a wonderful stay! Everything (from room to dinner and breakfast) was perfect. Never experienced such hospitality before. So sad, we only stayed for one night.”

Nina - Oct 2018


“We stayed 3 days with Retha and Willie during our honeymoon and it was pretty special! The lodge is inside Marloth Park and the installation are really comfortable and well conserved. All meals served were kindly prepared by a real Chef (Retha) and were delicious. We even asked for a traditional breakfast and Willie prepared us a special brai (barbecue)! Everything was made to make us feel as in our home, from the hospitality of making your bed to sleep while we were having dinner from the open bar that allowed us to pour ourselves our beer or wine. From the first day we already had a special experience by feeding gushbacks, kudus and impalas with our hands in the backyard. If we ever get back to a Kruger experience, we would definitely stay with Retha and Willie again!”

Stephanie - Aug 2018

"A great personal experience. The host is wonderful and really takes great care of her guests. The food was great and in general the place has a very distinctive character. Fully recommend it."

Lukas - May 2018

"Wow! From the setting to the decor to the food to the staff to the whole experience WOW!!! Rietha and Willie pulled out all the stops what an amazing way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Will definitely be back with more peeps."

Pedro - July 2018

"Very cozy and personal African rest camp. Dinners on the brai with a fire added to the atmosphere. Close to crocodile bridge entrance into Kruger National Park. The hosts are delightful and accommodating and will get you anything you want. There is a honesty bar with a variety of beer, wine and liquors."

Patricia - Feb 2018
United States of America

"The attention to detail that has gone into the interior and exterior decoration of the facility. The food was excellent. Not only did it taste great, but also beautifully presented."

Gretha - Dec 2018

"Retha and Willie are absolutely perfect hosts. You feel like you are visiting friends. Got some of my best Afrikaans cuisine inspirations from Retha - Bobotie - Peach Chutney :-)
If you plan to visit Kruger-Park and you are looking for the perfect stay not far from the park's gate this is the place to go."

Frank - Dec 2018

"Wielewaal Restcamp is a little guesthouse in Marloth park (10km from Kruger gate). The huts are nicely decorated (in British colonial style - a reminder of a gentler age without technology where you are invited to sit in a comfy chair and read or have a glass of wine). Beds are very comfortable with a lot of pillows. Retha and Willie make you feel like being at home or visiting good friends. They are always ready to help you. Retha is a great cook and she prepares excellent South African dishes using high quality ingredients. Meals are served on tables full of fine accessories - china, silver and crystal. A lot of plants and flowers around...What a vacation!" 

"Thank you Retha, thank you Willie."

Petr - Dec 2017

"Romantic atmosphere, incredible to experience bushveld wildlife right on your doorstep, fantastic South African cuisine and beds so comfortable you won't be want to get up in the morning, never mind leave to go home.. Retha goes over and above to make you feel like you belong, it's like visiting old friends and being treated like royalty. We were heart broken to leave. Do yourself the best favor and book to stay here, you won't regret it!!" 

Charlotte - Oct 2017

"Best hosts I have ever had! Allways ready to help and extremely nice. They played a big role in making my
stay at kruger one of the best experiences I have ever had!”

Tobias - Nov 2018

"The hosts were just more than lovely, super helpful, caring and experienced!! The location is just perfect to explore Krüger! The food was the best we ate so far - with dinner and barbecue directly at the fire! How can this be topped?! Just go there, you will be just as amazed as we are!! Thank you so much Reeta and Willie for this unforgettable experience!!"

Liliana - Jan 2018

"Lovely host, beautifully decorated, you feel at home directly. Little museum, lots of style. Superb fresh cooked food. Regret that we could only stay for one night! Good for visiting Kruger."

Daphne - Oct 2017

"Everything was superb, Retha, her husband & staff are wonderful people. Rethas home is her life & passion. I would recommend her guest house to so many, those who can appreciate her attention to detail, creativity & warmth will have the most unique & traditional African stay. Her Food is phenomenal, she makes so much effort to provide traditional afrikans meals, presented with restaurant quality. We felt at home here & very safe, Retha is also knowledgeable of all the animals which visit her back garden (The bush) and of marloth park." 

"We will definitely be staying again with our family and friends."

Rebecca - Oct 2017

"Funky eclectic home. Comfortable. Staff and owner extremely friendly and more than willing to help with any outside activities. Nice place to relax and watch the animals roam in the back yard, or stroll to river and watch them come to drink from Kruger."

Donna - Sept 2017

"Without any competition the best stay in marloth and the kruger area. The stay with this host is an experience in itself. The food was beautifully prepared with different flavors and table settings to match the three course meals at dinner made from scratch. Spending the night at this host felt like walking in to the movie set of a british colonial adventure movie with an african touch. The room was splendid as well. The staff catered to your every need effortlessly. The gamedrive recommended and booked by the host with sentashya safaris was extraordinary. This host helped us not only with booking a safari but also with everything from our transfer from Joburg to booking a flight down to the cape. She also answered any inquiry we had and made us feel very safe in every way possible. Wildlife in Marloth park is almost as varied as that of Kruger and therefore it is better value for your money to stay with this host and let her arrange safari for you than to spend half your budget staying inside Kruger park and still experiencing less."
"Would definitley recommend!"

Clary - June 2017



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2358 Wielewaal Avenue, 1321 Marloth Park, South Africa

GPS Coordinates:

Decimal Degrees:   -25.34033, 31.7800313,17
Lat/Long:    -25.340326861808354, 31.78221881389618