Marloth Park is a
situated on the southern boundry of the Kruger National Park. (Approximately 390 kilometers from Pretoria). Marloth has its own wildlife and boasts four of the big five with the exception of elephant, however as the crocodile river forms the boundary between Marloth Park and the Kruger National Park you are lightly to spot elephants playing in the river. Buffalo , rhino and lion are confined to Marloth’s game reserve “Lions Spruit” where as the rest of the game such as Kudu , Zebra , Giraffe , Blue wildebeest , Nyala , Impala , Warthog and plenty more aren’t restricted by fences and roam freely between the units that are built on 1500 hectares
With the dangerous game restricted you can take a walk along the river 14 km or a mountain bike ride on many a dirt roads and is a birders paradise..
Marloth Park Situated between Malelane and Komatipoort
two entrance gates can be used to the Kruger National Park. Crocodile bridge gate 14 Kilometers and Malelane gate 35 Kilometers. Activities that can be arranged: Bush breakfast , Game drives inside Marloth as well as in the Kruger Park (You may do your own), Night Drives in Kruger National Park, Tiger fishing , Quad bikes , Mountain Bikes, Three Restaurants , Micro Light Flights , Elephant Rides , Mozambique Tours , Swazi Tours , horse riding , guided game walks and more.You can even arrange a game of golf inside the Kruger Park at Skukuza.
Lion sightings are also reported from time to time and Elephant often visit the Crocodile River that forms the boundary to the Kruger National Park. A variety of restaurants will cater for the hungry while two shops supply the self catering guests.In addition to this Marloth Park offers all the basic commodities such as a hardware store, curio shop, liquor store and more.
Above the picnic area in Marloth, with a view over the crocriver and the krugerpark here you can take a dive in the swimming pool, or play tennis at the tennis court bring your braai and enjoy the rest and the animals on the borders of the crocriver. in summer there is an fairfair or braderie and potje kos competitions. here also is the start for bird walks and there is a lookout point you will see a variety on birds like colorfull bee eters. Picture of the picnic area
open area swimmingpool, with view over the Kruger Park
the breath taking view over the Krugerpark Impression of some restaurants in Marloth park Bunda Bar and Restaurant Royal Kruger Restaurant Jabula Lodge Restaurant
The early days of Marloth Park
In the beginning was Marloth Park stands out on Mr Piet Nortje’s farm, close to where the water treatment plant is today, he had made available to people who were looking for a convenient place to stay – stop on the way to the former Lourenço Marques, now Maputo By the end of the sixties of the last century came Tucker’s Land and Development Corporation on the scene and began to buy with a view to the establishment of a township in the middle of the desert. Six farms that purchased a total area of 5277 hectares were in 1970 for a total amount of R800 000. An application has been filed for permission to establish a township on this newly consolidated country and has made a start with the sale of stands under the banner of the “Crocodile River Holiday Township and Nature Reserve” On December 7, 1977, was the city named the “Marloth Park Holiday Township”, on the advice of the Ministry of Agriculture Technical Services, the administrator refused more than 1548 hectares of land from Tucker would be used for the development of the town, only 55% of that area would be divided into booths, while the rest had to be preserved as parkland. The practical result was that only four of the farms and then only partially, could be included in the township, while Henk Van Rooyen’s Mountain Rest and Maroela together with the part of the other four companies that were forced because it fell outside its borders resold. But in the subsequent purchase of Lionspruit by then Marloth Park municipal institution in the early nineties means that a large part of the former Mountain Rest, along with parts of three of the farms, Seekoegat, M’Kayabult and Buffalo Turn, which could now not be included in Marloth Park due to the limitations of the department, but is now open to the owners of the stands in the township for game -. viewing and recreation When Tucker went bankrupt during the early eighties, Bester Homes acquired a large urban dwelling beside the N1 between Pretoria and Midrand, an extremely valuable asset, but to Theunis Bester amazement included the Tucker estate a large piece of land in the bush. This company became so involved in the marketing of Marloth Park and Bester has tried to make the best of it and offered customers to buy houses and then elsewhere in the country stand in Marloth Park as an extra incentive, but many of these new stand owners did not have the resources or the degree of importance to keep up with the payment of rates, with the result that their stands were sold at local auctions. At a later stage then also left dug Bester Marloth Park, ABSA came into the picture and saw the congregation over the full transfer of ownership to individual property owners. In the beginning, the Council for the Development of peri-urban areas (renamed the Council Local Affairs) were directly in charge of the church, but in 1984 the city was formed their own local environment committee in the same peri -urbane structure. The presidents were successively Faan Coetzee (1984-1989), Henk van Rooyen (1989-1990), Dries van der Merwe (1990-1992) and Cor Dippenaar (1992-1994). In 1995, this was the Marloth Park Transitional Local Council, the first democratically elected body under our new democratic constitution was established, and achieve full autonomy in the process. Mr. Dippenaar was as the president of this body in 2000, when Marloth Park until 2006, when he was succeeded by Mr Johan Mavuso in the greater municipal area of Nkomazi with Mr. Selby Khumalo who as mayor was recorded