Just a short stumble from the Mozambique border, Kruger View Backpackers is the only real budget choice in Komatipoort. But that hasn’t stopped the owners from continually improving. A swimming pool was being built in the back garden when we stayed there. The whole house is clean and the staff friendly. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the city centre to bus and train stations. The lodge is a stone’s throw from the southern perimeter of Kruger National Park and has a wildlife viewing platform overlooking the park in the back garden.

There is a selection of double and twin rooms – all ensuite – and a clean, comfortable 10-bed dorm, all bunks – which is also ensuite. The showers have 24 hour hot water and there is a very well-equipped kitchen for guests’ use. If you choose, you can pay for the set dinner which is cooked by the staff on demand and is both delicious and filling. Soft drinks and beer are also sold from the fridge. There is also free tea & coffee all day as well as a toaster, bread and various spreads on a corner table. The comfortable living room with DSTV is tastefully decorated with flags and various ornaments. The free Wi-Fi is pretty good and reaches most of the rooms. Altogether, an excellent base from which to venture in to the southern reaches of Kruger National Park.

Right outside Kruger Park

Free fast Wi-Fi

Free tea, coffee & snacks

Home-cooked dinner


Insufficient power points in dorm

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Our Rating:
Kruger View Backpackers – Komatipoort

Rated 4.5 / 5.0 (1 review)

From R200 per person – dorm (available)

Excellent base for Kruger National Park.

(Last Reviewed: October 2016)