About Zinkwazi Bush
About us – Tucked away in a pan handle and surrounded by parklands on all sides, lies a well-kept secret for your ultimate bush experience in the luxury you deserve.
ZinkwaziBush is situated in Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary on the banks of the Crocodile River following the Southern boundary of the Kruger National Park.
ZinkwaziBush offers a true bushveld experience, and so very close to nature. There is something for every nature lover, from the animals visiting you whilst youenjoy a braai or morning coffee, the sounds and sights of spectacular birdlife under the African skies, to the beautiful stars in unspoilt nature at night. Drive or walk to the river to view the big 5, or simply enjoy your favourite sundowner next to the Crocodile River, in the peaceful setting only to be found at Marloth Conservatory. This is a unique experience not to be missed. Book your stay here
About Marloth Park Wildlife Sanctuary
About – Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary situated on the southern boundary of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Marloth Park has its own wildlife and boasts four of the big five with the exception of elephant, however as the magnificent Crocodile River forms the boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger National Park you are likely to spot herds of elephants visiting the river. Buffalo, Rhino and Lion are confined to Marloth’s game reserve “Lion Spruit”, whereas game such as Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Nyala, Impala, Warthog and plenty more roam freely between the units that are built on 1500 hectares of true African bushveld.
With dangerous animals mostly restricted, you can enjoy a walk along the river, or a mountain bike ride on the dirt roads. Marloth Park is also a birder’s paradise. Sunbirds, scrub robins, woodpeckers and spurfoul abound, while skill and patience could reward you with a Scops Owl camouflaged on its perch against a tree trunk, and even the elusive Eastern Nicator visits the shrubland around the house.
Because of Marloth Park’s location between Malelane and Komatipoort, two entrance gates can be used to enter the Kruger National Park as day visitors. Crocodile Bridge Gate is only 14 kilometers and Malelane Gate 35 kilometers away.
40 Percent of the town’s land area is dedicated to parkland offering an abundance of plant, animal and bird species. Sightings of elephant, rhino, hippo, crocodile, lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and much more can be enjoyed along the banks of the Crocodile 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 also offers basic amenities such as a petrol station, liquor store, grocery store, butchery, hardware store and eateries situated at The Trading Post and The Bush Centre. Book your stay here
Kruger National Park
About – The world famous 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 stretch for 352 kilometers (20 000 square kilometers) from the Limpopo River in the north to the Crocodile River in the south, along the Mozambique border to the east.
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 main roads within the Kruger Park are tarred, and those that are not are well maintained, and accessible with 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 at all the main rest camps of the park.
Guided night drives are offered by Kruger National Park to visitors not staying in the Park, and bookings should be done at the gates, either Crocodile gate or Malelane Gate.
Sunset Drives depart at 4pm from the Crocodile Bridge Gate–3 Hour drive
Night Drives depart at 8pm from the Crocodile Bridge Gate–2 Hour drive
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, the tribal legends, and stories of the 1870s gold rush era and ox wagon transport routes. This is the world of “Jock of the Bushveld” the famous story by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick about a young man, his dog and the wide open spaces of Africa. 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. Book your stay here
Finalist in the Sanlam Top Destination Award 2016
What our Guests Say
It will please some of you to know that I nearly titled this article “Nude in the Bushveld”, but this is strangely how close I felt to nature spending time at Zinkwazibush. Located in the heart of Marloth Park, following the Kruger Parks idyllic Crocodile river, you will find Zinkwazibush, a little piece of paradise for all of us to enjoy. Owned by the very generous Rita and Flippie Coetzee, who so dearly opened up their holiday home to me and my family.
On arrival, we were welcomed with an endearing flight of stairs leading up to a beautiful deck arranged with “Mobelli” furniture read more