On the bank of the Crocodile River between Malelane and Komatipoort, Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary and holiday town. It boasts four of the “Big Five” with the exception of elephant.
Buffalo, rhino and lion are confined to Marloth’s game reserve “Lionspruit”; the rest of the game aren’t restricted by fences and roam freely between the units that are built on 3000 ha.
Marloth Park is a unique project. It opened in 1972 as a holiday township, though a large part of the park remained natural. There are no internal fences and the vegetation remains in its original state.
Marloth Park is separated by a boundary fence and by the Crocodile River from Kruger Park. Within the park, there are giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, zebra, impala, bushbuck, warthog, baboon, vervet monkey and other small game and rich birdlife. Meanwhile, the infrastructure of the natural park is well developed.
Inside Marloth Park the freedom of movement is remarkable. Tourists can ride a bicycle or go for a walk on their own through the African bush. Movement is not confined to the housing units. While walking along the Crocodile River, visitors can watch spectacular wildlife scenes in the adjacent Kruger National Park. Local restaurants, shops, and a filling station are easily accessible.
Crocodile Bridge gate is 14 km and Malelane gate 35 km from Marloth Park. It is only 30kms from the border into Mozambique.
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