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Mufasa Backpackers Johannesburg

Mufasa Backpackers Johannesburg is a homley family run bussiness that lies about 20 minutes from O R Tambo Airport on the eastern side of Johannesburg on the N12 on route to the Kruger National Park from Johannesburg. Twins, dorms, en suite rooms and a camp site.Overland truck stop and day tours in Johannesburg. Two nights free accommodation and free airport pick up with any Kruger park Tour booked.

Ok meet the family, the guides, the dogs and the place that is called Mufasa.

Toini Brustad

Toini Brustad







Toini and Daniel in Charge of reception








Juan Van Rensburg Marketing on tours





Jana Fourie

OK, that is the owners Juan, Toini and Daniel we have been running Mufasa backpackers now for the last 5 years.Also with our most recent addition to staff, Jana Fourie, who helps us run Mufasa in multiple roles as our Webmaster, Receptionist and doing our Tour Bookings.She has been with us now for the past year.Me,that’s Juan,have lived in Johannesburg all my live and Toini is from Norway Daniel is the best of both countries.

Let’s start.We are the first backpackers coming on the N12 from Kruger National Park and the Last Backpacker on the eastern side of Johannesburg coming from the airport towards Kruger Park. That means that there is no Traffic in the morning, you get on the N12 and drive east, no road works no hold ups. So if you thinking of going with Viva Safaris, Livingstone Trails or Nomad they all do pickups here, the Nomad guides and trucks stays here at Mufasa and departs from here to Kruger and the rest of Africa. So before you pay R500 for accommodation somewhere else remember that you get two nights free accommodation going with Nomad, Viva and Livingstone Trails plus a free airport pick up.

We also have a number of day tours departing from here this includes Elephant feeding, Rafting, Abseiling, Soweto and much more.

Car rental start at R200.00 per day

Dorms R120.00

Twins/Doubles R275

En Suite R375.00

Kruger Park from R3950.00

Free airport pick up between 08h00 and 20h00

Free continental Breakfast

30 min of free internet per day.

10% discount if you book Mufasa backpackers on this site.

We have more than 14 years experience in doing tours in Southern Africa, we are not a 5 star hotel but we do give you 5 star service and advice. So if you are looking for good, clean accommodation with loads to offer you are at the right place.

Why book with us? Firstly all the tours depart from here, secondly we are the first backpackers on the way from Kruger Park and thirdly you don’t pay any accommodation, so if you dont like sitting in traffic for four hours in the morning or you dont feel like leaving at 04h00 for your tour your at the right place. Read on

Ok The N 12/N4 (same highway starts at the border of Mozambique, its goes past Kruger National Park on the Southern side and then continue towards Johannesburg, we are the first backpacker on the eastern side of Johannesburg coming from Kruger, 5 min from the N12. So what does that mean? Let me explain the first pick up is done in the Northern part of Johannesburg for example, then they work they way trough traffic picking up at all the backpackers and they end up here at 08hoo . So you booked into the hostel on Johannesburg North, you get up at 16ho0 and you spend 4 hours in traffic before you even start heading to Kruger.

Now you make the booking it does not cost you a cent, you pay 20% deposit that is deducted from the final price, you pay the balance to the guide and you get a free airport pick up that will normally cost you in the region of R350.00 depending on where you go, plus you sleep for free that is a saving of already R600.00

We only use companies that is reliable and that do the pickup from here if the tour is booked its booked there is no funny business, I sit here behind the computer all day and confirm the bookings myself by phone.

We are 10 min walk to the bank and shopping centre, 15 min to lakeside mall and 20 min to the airport, We are situated on a small holdings that is in the countryside, no traffic and very calm and peaceful, Twin rooms, free internet, double rooms, dorm rooms bar satellite TV swimming pool and heaps of parking.

Mufasa Private Tours


Water Safari The best of Mozambique  Day 1 Depart Mufasa Backpackers Johannesburg and drive to Komatipoort were we spent the night at Kruger view Backpackers. Breakfast included on this day, Lunch is on own account and dinner works on a Kitty system i.e I will do the shopping and we devide the Final amount with […]

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