Marloth Park is a 3,000 hectare wildlife conservancy and holiday town situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, between Malelane and Komatipoort in Mpumalanga. It is a popular stopover for tourists travelling to the Kruger National Park, Swaziland, and Mozambique, offering a chance to spot four of the renowned Big Five. View the excellent accommodation available in Marloth Park.
Marloth Park experiences a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and warm summers, making it an ideal holiday destination all year round. While the park has little in terms of infrastructure, you will be able to find the basics, including a variety of restaurants, two shops, a petrol station, hardware store, and bottle store.
Marloth Park boasts four of the Big Five, with the exception of the elephant. However, elephants can often be seen splashing about in the Crocodile River that divides Marloth Park from the Kruger National Park. Rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard can be found in Lionspruit, a separate game reserve within Marloth Park, while other wildlife such as kudu, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, baboon, bushbuck, vervet monkeys, nyala, impala, warthog, and ostrich are free to roam between the units.
There are plenty of lodges and holiday homes found within the park. The park interior remains unfenced, but is it is separated from the Kruger National Park via a fence and the Crocodile River. Two entrances can be used to enter the Kruger National Park, namely Crocodile Bridge and Malelane. The advantage to Marloth Park being so close to the Kruger is that visitors can enjoy the convenience of exploring the park, while having a less commercialised area to come back to at the end of the day. Due to the lack of fences, visitors are encouraged to explore Marloth Park at their leisure with bush walks, self-drives, and bicycles.
Keep an ear out for the distant roar of a lion at night! Whether you visit for a weekend or a month, Marloth Park is a great destination for wildlife experiences and exciting family adventures.