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Marloth Park, Wild Frontier

About Marloth Park

Marloth Park is both a holiday town and a nature reserve, situated next to the Crocodile River, which forms part of the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park.

About 450kms from Johannesburg, the unfenced town of Marloth Park has plenty wild animals roaming about freely. Animals sighted includes kudu, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, nyala and many more. Lion and Elephant sightings has also been reported. It is not uncommon to hear the lions roaring in the bushes when staying overnight in Marloth Park.

Several families have taken up residence in Marloth Park. One of the main advantages of staying in Marloth Park is the incredible beauty of the surrounding bush, and the opportunity to see wild animals almost everyday.

This is in part due to the restriction to which Marloth Park has agreed, which governs their infringement of the natural movement of animals from the Kruger National Park.

Marloth Park Amenities

Although a somewhat rugged town, Marloth Park offers visitors some very important basic amenities:

  • Restaurants
  • Mini Supermarket & "shopping centers"
  • Petrol Station
  • Hardware Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bars
  • Swimming Pools
  • Liquor store
  • Estate Agent
  • Security Company

Marloth Park Activities and Things to Do

Being so close to the Kruger National Park, Marloth Park offers visitors several game-related activities. Game viewing in Marloth Park or looking out over the Crocodile River from the lookout point are two of the popular activities in Marloth Park.

Game drives, safaris and bush walks into the Kruger National Park can also be easily arranged from Marloth Park.

Malelane Gate, one of the entrance points into the Kruger National Park is a short drive of 30kms away, with Crocodile Bridge Gate being only 20kms away.

Swaziland, and Mozambique are also close by, and can be accessed via the Jeppe's Reef Border Post (60km) for Swaziland, and the Mozambique Border Post (20km).

When to visit Marloth Park

Spring (September - November)

Minimum: ± 18° Celsius

Maximum: ± 30° Celsius

Summer (December - February)

Minimum: ± 20° Celsius

Maximum: ± 35° Celsius

Autumn (March - May)

Minimum: ±15° Celsius

Maximum: ±28° Celsius

Winter (June - August)

Minimum: ±12° Celsius

Maximum: ± 25° Celsius

Autumn and Winter are dry and the bush is less dense, which makes game viewing easier. Animals visit the water holes more often due to lack of abundant water in the bush.