The wildlife sanctuary of Marloth Park is a stunning holiday hotspot on the southern border of the world-famous Kruger National Park. This part of South Africa is acclaimed for its richness and diversity in terms of the fauna and flora that have made this their home.
Some of the animals include four out of the Big 5; namely rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion. The boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger National Park is formed by the magnificent Crocodile River, and the African Elephants of Kruger (the fifth member of the Big 5) are frequently spotted drinking from its cool waters.
Lion’s Spruit is the game reserve at Marloth Park and homes the predators as well as an array of antelope (including the Blue Wildebeest, Nyala, Impala and Kudu), zebra
Of course, the more dangerous species are kept in large enclosures for their own safety as well as that of the visitors. The abundance of bird species that soar overhead guarantees excellent sightings for those that are keen bird-watchers.
There are a number of paths on which you can walk, run or cycle, becoming part of this natural paradise in a very real way.
However, just because Marloth Park is such a haven of wildlife, this does not mean that visitors have to relinquish all of the luxuries of city living. In fact, Marloth is equipped with a curio shop, hardware store, curio shop, convenience stores and more.
There are also a number of restaurants within its borders from which to choose. These are Bunda Bar and Restaurant, Royal Kruger Restaurant and Jabula Lodge Restaurant.
Many of the activities available at Marloth Park include game drives for different durations and at different times of the day. This is because the area is so abundant in spectacular wildlife that it really can’t be missed. Many of the formal game drives offer discounted rates for children under 12 years, which makes this a more affordable option for families.
Self-drives are also available – both in Marloth Park itself and in Kruger National Park.
Other activities at Marloth Park comprise:
- A breakfast held in the South African bushveld, under the warm morning sun. This is the perfect way to start a day.
- Tiger fishing is a great way to spend a day for those that love the excitement and serenity of waiting for that bite.
- Quad biking and mountain biking are fabulous options for the entire family as they combine excitement and fun, while still being safe enough for even the relatively young.
- Make sure that you never forget your Marloth experience by riding an African Elephant. If these giants are a little too overwhelming, horse rides are also available.
- Guided game walks immerse visitors into the countryside, allowing them to feel and smell the flora, track footprints and enjoy the South African sunshine.
- There are two swimming pools at Marloth Park, one of which has braai facilities and an area for children to play.
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