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marloth park - mpumalanga - south africa

Marloth Park – Mpumalanga – South Africa

Marloth Park is a Holiday Town, situated in North-Eastern South Africa in Mpumalanga Province.


Marloth Park is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River that forms the southern border of the Kruger National Park, between Malelane and Komatipoort on the N4 national highway. It is a wildlife sanctuary and Holiday Town on 3,000ha.

It boasts four of the “Big Five” with the exception of Elephant, as well as other game are confined to Marloth's game reserve called "Lionspruit" (1,500ha)

Game such as Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Blue wildebeest, Nyala, Impala, Warthog, Ostrich and others small game aren't restricted by fences and roam freely inside Marloth Park. We also have a rich and abundant bird life.


The Kruger Park entrances, Crocodile Bridge Gate (20 km) and Malelane Gate (45 km), can easily be reached.


Marloth Park is a stopover point for tourists travelling to the Kruger National Park, Mozambique and Swaziland. It also provides the opportunity for tourists to stay outside the Kruger National Park and visit the park as day visitors.


Marloth Park is a unique project. It opened in 1972 as a holiday township, though a large part of the park remained natural. The infrastructure is well developed. There are no internal fences and the vegetation remains in its original state. Marloth Park is separated from Kruger National Park by a boundary fence and the Crocodile River for +16 km. From time to time you could even bear witness to a catch by Lions, Leopards, Wild-dogs and Hyenas.  Let’s not forget the majestic Elephants that come down during the day to bathe in the river.


Inside Marloth Park, the freedom of movement is remarkable. Tourists can ride a bicycle, jog or go for a walk on their own through the African bush. They can also drive around in their own high clearing vehicle. After sunset until sunrise, movement is confined to the housing units. While out walking along the Crocodile River, visitors can watch spectacular wildlife scenes in the adjacent Kruger National Park.


The Kruger National Park with the famous Big 5 and a variety of other animals with an abundant Bird Life, is an absolute must to visit. Be sure not to miss the smaller species of our amazing wildlife such as tortoises, lizards, plants, etc.

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