About the Area

Marloth Park & Mpumalanga

Marloth Park

Marloth Park is at once a town and nature conservancy, shared equally by man and beast. It is situated on the Crocodile River on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park. Marloth Park is about 450km from Johannesburg and the turnoff is 20km after Malelane on the N4 to Mozambique.

Within Marloth Park, the absence of fences allows animals within the park to walk freely around the houses. Animals within the park include Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Warthogs, Duiker, Zebra, Mongoose, Baboons, Monkeys, hundreds of Bird species, many different gazelle, a few smaller predators and reptiles, and many more. 40 Percent of the town’s land area is dedicated to parkland that shares plant, animal and bird species. Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Crocodile, Lions, Waterbuck and much more can also be seen down at the river.

If this perfect picture hasn’t already attracted you to Marloth Park, then the fact that the town is only an hour’s drive from the Mozambique coastal resorts certainly will.

Besides the wildlife and accommodation, Marloth Park has a petrol station and a couple of shops. The Trading Post and The Bush Centre cater for essentials.

Guided Kruger National Park Tours, walks or full day tours are also available.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the largest Nature Reserve in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometers (20 000 square kilometers) from north to south along the Mozambique border.

This is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and Mopani trees underneath which lurk the Big Five, the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle), the birding Big Six (ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, pel’s fishing owl and saddle-bill stork) and more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve.

Most of the roads within the park are tarred and those that are not are still accessible with most ordinary two-wheel-drive vehicles. With an excellent infrastructure that includes picnic sites, rest camps, waterholes and hides, the Kruger Park is a remarkable reserve offering an incredible experience of Africa at its most wild. Fuel is available in the park.

Mpumalanga

‘THE PLACE WHERE THE SUN RISES!’

Formerly known as Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.

Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. In the northeast, the land rises towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of meters down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld.

People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870’s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterize the landscape. This is also Big Game Country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Visit the world’s most famous game reserve, climb the world’s third-highest canyon, explore the world’s oldest cave and spend the night in the world’s best private game lodges.

The entire Mpumalanga area offers exceptional opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding and fishing. Streams once panned for gold have become the haunts of eager anglers and lazy trout. Steeped in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune seekers, fascinating gold rush towns abound. Mpumalanga offers something for everyone.