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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Marloth Park, Mpumalanga

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caryanneg
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed July 1, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Foxy Crocodile is probably the most amazing accomodation with the best hosts for the most reasonable price you could ever find. Wildlife roams on your doorstep, bushbraais and potjiekos all around. One stop shop for organizing your best Kruger Experience. Would recommend Foxy to anyone looking to truly unwind and find peace and tranquility in the bush in ultimate luxury. Thank you Mark and Gail for another amazing trip, your passion for nature and animals is contagious, we will see you soon.

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Management Response
Jul 3, 2018
Thank you Carry-Ann
What a joy it was to host you both again. Your joy of the bush is just as contagious, your appreciation of all the creatures in the Kruger is awesome. It was such a delight and fun to host you.
Thank you and we are so excited to see you again soon.
Best,
Mark and Gail
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Devon D
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Unforgettable Bush Experience ”
Reviewed June 18, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, hosts Mike and Gail are phenomenal. Nothing is too much for them.

The self catering units are amazing! Clean, spacious, and extremely comfortable. Each unit has a small plunge pool, outdoor shower, and fire pit.

Our whole experience at this Lodge was superb. We will definitely be back.

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Management Response
Jul 3, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind review Devon. We are so pleased that you will be coming back. Thank you for being such fantastic guests.
Best wishes,
Mark and Gail
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candice d
2 reviews
“Happiest heart”
Reviewed May 16, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Where to start! I can honestly say I have been blown away by not only the beautiful decor and finishing touches, but by the incredible sense of belonging that I experienced-made possible by Gail and Mark. Two of the kindest hearted people I have met! They are so very warm and welcoming and make your stay relaxing and fun! They have a well deserved sense of pride for their beautiful dwellings and thought every single detail through. The pictures on the walls-all sentimental to a beautiful story behind their past(a must read book awaits guests, who will be riveted in it's details) the wood fire which awaits with backdrops of stunning African sunsets, the daily visits from their resident animals who have a custom built eco paradise in the yard. From the welcoming message on arrival to the birthday celebrations they arranged, the effort they make in preparing activities so as to surprise and delight guests. The most wonderful trip with the most wonderful humans! Definitely a haven where people would return year after year (or in an ideal world, month after month) you will hold these memories in your heart always!
The sounds of hippo, hyena, lions and elephant fill your heart as you sit outside by the fire, being privileged enough to be that close to the Kruger national park and it's phenomenal residents is something you keep with you always. You are RIGHT on the border of the crocodile river and have the honour of watching Elephants come down to drink and play, buffalo soak their aching joints in the cool water, and hippos chomp away at the lush vegetation. A stay at Foxy Crocodile bush retreat is a wonderfully luxurious escape, the perfect way to reconnect with nature.

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Management Response
May 18, 2018
Thank you Candice for such a kind and detailed review.

Thank you for being such a fantastic guest, for embracing everything and appreciating our piece of paradise.

It was a joy and inspiration to host you.

Best wishes,

Mark and Gail
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ReneandIr...
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect place to experience Kruger”
Reviewed February 20, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We think the Foxy Crocodile is the perfect safari lodge when visiting Kruger. Here is why: Mark and Gail got it right when they built the lodge several years ago, because it blends into the environment so perfectly that zebra, impalas, warthogs, kudu and all the rest walk to it and through it without a sense that they are leaving their domain. Imagine watching the wildlife outside your door when you wake up in the mornings. Which makes you feel that you are out there in the bush, in the middle of it all.
But while the interior of your chalet is decorated with African motifs to supplement this “out of Africa” feeling, it does not spare creature comforts. Our chalet was about 80 square meters (over 800 square feet), was equipped with hi-speed wifi, large screen TV with a couple of hundred channels, a bathtub more like a hot tub big enough for several people, a huge, very comfortable bed, an indoor – outdoor kitchen, your private outdoor dipping pool, and air conditioning. Makes you think, why don’t we live like this at home?
What tops it off are your hosts, Mark and Gail. They have spent most their lives in Africa and are really knowledgeable about Kruger and will give you great tips on how to get the most out of your safari. Not to mention that they will light your outdoor fireplace, and set the outdoor table next to it for your dinner. And don’t be surprised if a few animal visitors will look on from a few steps away.
The community Marloth Park is separated from Kruger by fence to keep the lions and leopards out of your back yard. From Foxy Crocodile you can look through the fence into Kruger, frequently spotting an elephant herd or other wildlife. And no, you can’t just jump over the fence to get into Kruger. You have to drive about 15 min to an official entry point. You can undertake the safari in your own car (normal family car suffices, available to rent at Johannesburg airport) or you can ask Mark and Gail to arrange for a guided safari in an open jeep-like vehicle. We did both, staring with the guided tour to show us how it’s done, and then doing it ourselves several days thereafter.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 21, 2018
Thank you Rene and Irena for such a wonderful review, but mostly for being such fantastic guests. We loved hosting you and were sad to say goodbye. Thank you for your wonderful conversation, brilliant advice and for the enjoyment of hosting you.

Best Wishes
Mark and Gail
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Gavin d
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Kruger experience, in a lifetime of Kruger experiences”
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Foxy crocodile was everything I was hoping for it to be, and so much more. The chalet was carefully crafted to seamlessly blend in with the bush and nature, that it surrounds. It borders the Crocodile river, and as such, you will constantly hear, and see, numerous wild animals in the Kruger, as they come to get their daily supply of water. Priceless! There are only 2 units, and they have been designed for an intimate and private experience - you are not even aware of the other unit besides you. Wherever you look out from - be it the kitchen, the bedroom, or veranda (x2) - you will see and experience the bushveld and nature. We even had warthogs and zebra visiting us at our doorstep. The place is incredible in every way, and it is clear that Mark and Gail have thought of every last detail, in an effort to make the place just perfect for you. To top it all off, Mark & Gail provide a truly worldclass service - from reception, and speedily responding to enquiries, to fetching any needed supplies, setting up our fireplace daily, and giving invaluable advice on where best to go to find the highest concentration of wildlife during our day trips. It is clear that this retreat is their life passion, and that they are dedicated to making it something special, and unique. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting an exceptional Kruger experience. Look no further, you just found Gold.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2017
Thank you Gavin for such a perfect, descriptive review of our piece of paradise. We were honored to have you visit us and appreciated your professional advice from your own success in the tourist industry.

It was such a delight to have Marie-Pierre spend her first Safari vacation at our retreat.

Having such wonderful, appreciative guests made it so easy and such a joy to do our best for your stay to be memorable.

Again, a heartfelt thank you for your kind words.

Best Wishes

Mark and Gail
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Patricia...
Nelspruit
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inspired”
Reviewed July 23, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Just what we needed. Fresh, contemporary and well thought out. We were warmly welcomed by Mark and Gail - hot cloths and orange juice - bliss after a day in the Kruger park. Mark was great about having our fire light when we arrived back from dinner.
The cottage has everything you need for self catering, choice of indoor or outdoor shower, cuddle puddle and a very comfortable bed.
Across the road is the fence of the Kruger park with great views of the crocodile river.
It is a "Have to Do"

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 24, 2017
Thank you Patricia. What a privilege to have you stay at our retreat. Your stay will be a memorable one for us. Your wisdom and advice from your own successful guest house was so valuable and appreciated.
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misskatma...
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREATEST ESCAPE”
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat was a great escape from the concrete jungle of Johannesburg. My boyfriend and friends cant stop talking about the warm welcome we got from Gail and Mark. they shared their travel experience with and showered us with the spirit of ubuntu.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2017
Hi Kat

Thank you for the lovely review.

We really enjoyed your contagious, bubbly personality.

Don't forget to escape from the concrete jungle again.

Best Wishes

Gail
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