Marloth Park might not be the first place you think about when planning your travels to the Kruger area, but it is quite a special place in its own right. For many, Marloth Park is a hidden gem, one that they only discovered when a travel agency, safari company or a friend lets them in on the secret.
For many locals, Marloth Park is their equivalent of Kruger Park accommodation and it has become the ideal place to stay when they want to venture out on a Kruger Park safari, but return to a home away from home. Many homes in Marloth are privately owned and kitted out, giving guests a separate home close to the Kruger.
Marloth Park is itself a wildlife sanctuary, situated on the border of the Kruger. Animals and humans live side by side, and it is not unusual to open your door to a Kudu, Impala, or Warthog in the mornings. With the exception of elephant, who can be observed through the border fences as well as within the Crocodile River which forms the main boundary between the two sanctuaries, Marloth has 4 of the 5 animals making up the much sought after Big 5.
The parks buffalo, lion and rhino are confined to an open space area of the park known as Lions Spruit. This is the parks official game reserve. The other animals such as Kudu, Nyala, Wildebeest, Zebra and Giraffe are given free rein of the park and often end up in the gardens of homeowners.
Marloth itself is situated between Komatipoort and Malelane. The Crocodile Bridge entrance to the Kruger is about 14 km away while the Malelane Gate is a 35 km drive from Marloth.
Not all who spend a weekend in this holiday town actually own the property. While the park is primarily made up of privately owned homes, there is also accommodation for campers, caravans and backpackers. There is also the option of staying at a private game lodge. Just like staying in the Kruger National Park, there is plenty to do and see when in Marloth. And of course, you can always escape for a day or two to the Kruger, which is so closely situated.
There are 5 lodges, 2 places to park your caravan or pitch a tent, and an affordable back packer’s inn. Most of the Marloth accommodation is well-priced and can be easily booked before you venture to the area.
Marloth Park Activities
There are plenty of Marloth Park activities to enjoy, including Bush Braais, Wildlife Breakfasts, even safaris. A sundowner game drive and bush braai are truly unique ways to round off any day in the park and you don’t have to go to the Kruger just to see all kinds of wildlife.
Bush walks are another fun activity that you can take part in. Getting you outdoors, and quite up close to the various wildlife, is unlike anything else. These walks will give you more appreciation for the animals and the untouched nature that gives the park its uniqueness.
In order to give our guests the most unforgettable time in Africa, we have a selection of incredible bush packages. Our bush braais and champagne breakfasts are made for a laid back experience and guests can sit beneath the rising or setting sun while enjoying a delicious meal. We take our guests into the Kruger National Park, and to date we are the only safari company with permission to conduct night drives in the Kruger. In the past, only the Kruger drove guests on night drives.
Our safari tours and transfers are offered at great costs, making our Kruger Park safari prices highly competitive.