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Marlothi Safari Park, Marloth Park.

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06 Jul 2013 @ 12:44:45 pm
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Here we are, sitting at Marlothi Safari Park at Marloth Park by the Kruger Park, the weather is fantastic, average temperatur 26-30 degrees. What an absolutely wonderful camp site, the wild life roams freely through the camp and most nights we can hear ths lions roar in the nearby conservancy. The camp is situated approximately 20 km from Crocodile Bridge gate and and 30km from Malelane Gate.Athol and Tess have done a wonderful job in maintaining the camp and their hard work has paid off. All the camp sites have private ablutions and kitchenettes. If you are nature lover and looking for a good peaceful and resting breakaway, this is for you. My family and I are now into our second week here and Gauteng is long way away. Kruger Park, again!!, tomorrow, hopefully we will spot our elusive Leopard, the last of the Big 5 we need to find.

Marlothi offers you camping time share at a very good price and I would advise anybody who has a passion for the bush and wildlife holidays tolook into this.

Until next time, happy travels,

Bryn, Carien and kids (The Woolley Family)
06 Jul 2013 @ 15:22:40 pm
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Carien dankie vir die info

06 Jul 2013 @ 15:57:01 pm
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That sounds great, will like to try it out
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

Happy camping
06 Jul 2013 @ 18:52:41 pm
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Net jammer die "crime " het vir my daar weggejaag!
06 Jul 2013 @ 21:11:56 pm
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Please tell me you have photos to share as there are none many on their site. Please please please? It sounds lovely. Hope you had a great break, sounds like it was.
06 Jul 2013 @ 21:57:57 pm
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Hermanus, verduidelik vir n nuwe lid oor die crime asb...
07 Jul 2013 @ 06:33:19 am
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We are aware of the crime, unfortunately, but we have been lucky to not have been a target so far. As long as you lock up properly and be alert, it seems that everything is ok. In the caravan park it is a bit more safe, due to not being completely secluded as some of the houses. Within the caravan park, the security company are constantly doing patrols, especially during the night, we have not felt threatened at all.

I will most definitely post some pictures, to us this is a piece of heaven.

Just saw a big male lion, even before entering Crocodile Bridge.

07 Jul 2013 @ 08:30:47 am
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Thank you looking forward to seeing them. Please someone explain about the crime? Is the area not safe or what is it?
07 Jul 2013 @ 17:24:45 pm
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Hi Carien

My father-in-law had a house in Marloth but sold up a few years ago. We loved going there and sit on the patio and watch the animals walk through the garden. So any News on the caravan park will be most welcome with pics please.
08 Jul 2013 @ 09:36:12 am
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i have timeshare at nearby Ngwenya. Mmmmmmummm. it is reall a bit of paradise.

08 Jul 2013 @ 12:30:47 pm
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Trentonskeeper - for a number of years crime was prevalent in that area and it was one of the hot spots.It was or is primarily people from Mozambique slipping through the border, commiting crime and then out again.
Things however, now seem to have settled and there is not so much news of crime reported anymore as was in the past, so I suppose it has started fitting in with the rest of the RSA, not a high risk area but a still a risk anyway.

got this info from my son in law who lives in Nelspruit
08 Jul 2013 @ 14:49:04 pm
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Thank you for clearing that up graham. Would you go camping there? Security is high on our must have list.
08 Jul 2013 @ 15:08:02 pm
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Yes I think I will try it in the future from what Carien says above. It sounds fantastic, one needs to take the necessary precautions as in the rest of this country. My son in law says it has gone very quiet there and they don't read of any more crime there than in the rest of the area. At one stage in the past it was a regular in the weekly newspaper.
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Dear All,

We camped at Marlothi Safari Park last year for the first time, it was so awesome that we actually bought 2 weeks timeshare, which we can use at any time during the year (camping site). We have three kids (all teenagers), who really enjoy the bush. I must admit, apart from the odd swim and a walk in the bush, Marloth Park do not really cater for the younger kids, it will be wise to go to a normal holiday resort (eg Mbizi or Swadini) if your kids are younger. Athol and Tess confirmed that very little crime is reported in Marloth Park, and the security companies are very active in the area, that you can see for yourself. I honestly think it is safer here than in Gauteng. The timeshare idea is absolutely a winner for us, as you are not bound to any restricted times of the year, as long as you make your bookings in advance to ensure the week you want is available. Marlothi offers 6 caravan sites, each with a private ablution and kitchen. If you like camping in the bush, then this is it. We are already planning to come again for a couple of days in September, then hopefully again in February.

I have taken some pictures, it is on my Samsung tablet - please could someone advise how I get them posted on here for you to view?

Thanks,

Carien
09 Jul 2013 @ 19:04:18 pm
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Alles wat Carien hier meld is die waarheid.Van die beste wildervarings van my lewe het ek in Marloth Park beleef, veral toe ons drie maande lank in Marloth Safari Park gekamp het.Ek beveel die kamp ter enig tyd aan, mits nodige veiligheidsmaatreels toegepas word.
Kan julle vertel van leeus wat deur die kamp geloop het en ook varke in die kampterrein gevang en opgevreet het. aie ander dinge ook.Groete.H.L.
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We went to Marloth Park in 2010 (stayed in a house).
I don't think I will stay in a caravan there.

Hectorspruit and Komatipoort areas are not safe. Friends of ours live in Hectorspruit.

M.
12 Jul 2013 @ 10:12:09 am
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On our way home after two amazing weeks......we have absolutely loved it and are planning our next trip. I can honestly say that we haven't felt threatened once. My sister and brother-in-law has a house in Leeu street, and my parents are currently there for a week.

Athol and Tess, you are the best, thank you so much......you have crawled deep into our hearts, and we are looking forward to see you soon.

Marlothi......you are our piece of heaven!

The Woolleys
12 Jul 2013 @ 11:10:03 am
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Carien

That is good to hear! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I will have a look at the campsite online. Isn't Marloth Park a stunning, stunning place?

We had a lot of game visit our backyard. If you put out food, especially fruit and veggie peels, you may find a whole crowd when you open the door early morning... Zebra, buck species, monkeys, baboons, warhog, mongoose... and of course, putting fruit in the bird cage just before dark, can almost guarantee the bush babies to visit...
On the weekend we were there, we heard that there were cheetas in the park too!

Best Regards,
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12 Jul 2013 @ 11:44:52 am
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Hi Maggie,

Yes, it is awesome. Marlothi Safari Park does not have their own website as yet, but you will find them on www.wheretostay.co.za. if you send me your e-mail address, I can mail you some pictures I have taken (don't know how to post them on the forum).

We have seen plenty of buffalo, elephant, crocs and hippo's down by the Olifants River next to the fence on the Marloth side, and last week four female lions killed a buffalo on the river bed. With Lionspruit being a couple of metres from the caravan park, we were very fortunate to hear the lion roar every evening. The bushbaby came down in the evenings to take some food from the birdfeeder as well. Yeterday afternoon we had 4 giraffe visiting our campsite to get to the waterhole 30 meters from our site, and the mongoose coming in their hordes in the late afternoon is also quite a sight. The warthog and zebra's are regular visitors, so are the monkeys and the little bush buck.

12 Jul 2013 @ 12:02:51 pm
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Hello Carien

What an experience.
You can mail me at MargaretK@statssa.gov.za
I would love to see your photos.
I was surprised at how tame Zebras get.
That outlook there by the river is quite a hit! We saw the Big 5 along the river bank.
The mongoose are quite fascinating creatures: they travel in groups of 40 - 60 and it is quite a sight to see them run in your direction and change direction like all at once.
There is a clip on You Tube that shows how they steal meat from a big baboon... and they don't share... they fight!

Too cute for words!

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You were quite fortunate to see the lions feeding!
We also heard the roaring from Lionspruit side, but when we went to Lionspruit, we saw no lion!

One rhino, a fish eagle, and small game.
I saw one of the largest prides of elephant. Must have been 40 or more! I think one has a bigger chance of seeing the Big 5 through the Kruger fence, than when driving into the park itself.

M.
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Hi Maggy,

We fully agree with you - although we had awesome sightings in the Kruger as well, we have seen plenty on the river bed from the Marloth side.

I will send you the pictures soon.
12 Jul 2013 @ 13:50:22 pm
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I have received the first 3.
Thank you, Carien.
I love your little set-up.
Are you happy with your Commander?

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12 Jul 2013 @ 14:03:08 pm
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Hi Maggy,

Yes, very. we have done the tent thing years ago, then moved to the rooftop trailer, rooftop on our Defender, then Jurgens Penta (we had 2 already) and 3 years ago we decided on something more rugged with the bad potholes and roads, thus we bought the Conqueror Commander....excellent choice, we are very happy with it,and will not go back to the normal caravans because of the roads.
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We have also considered the rooftop trailers, but it looks as if it takes a bit longer than the Commander to set up.
Our neighbours in December had a Commander and I was impressed with all the extras.
I am claustrophobic and I have wondered about that double bed... do you feel claustrophobic at all sleeping up there?

Thanks again for the photos!

M.
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Please please mail me pics as well.. Trentonskeeper@gmail.com I really need to see. Thank you
12 Jul 2013 @ 14:30:46 pm
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Please please mail me pics as well.. Trentonskeeper@gmail.com I really need to see. Thank you
12 Jul 2013 @ 14:53:01 pm
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Hi Maggy,

Not at all. The Commander has 7 windows in total, 1 glass window that slides open and 6 other windows which you can either unzip totally or just keep the netting closed so that you have the fresh air coming into the van. The bed in the nose takes an extra length queen size fittred sheet and the duvet is a queen size as well, just fits nicely. The other bed is a king size, but wee prefer to set up the table on that side to allow more space. The commander is more spacious inside than the Penta, although you will never think that looking at it from the outside.
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Dear Trentonskeeper,

I have mailed you some pictures, please let me know when you receive them. I see that you drivea Jeep Rubicon - my hubby also has one, I will send you a pic. He has a sideline business where he imports Jeep accessories from the USA. If you are interested, don't hesitate to ask.

Regards,

Carien
12 Jul 2013 @ 21:54:44 pm
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Thanks for the pics they are great, hubby saw your Jeeps pics and guessed that you had a Business dealing. Ause your car looks awesome. Please give me a link, I can't make out the addy. Thank you.
13 Jul 2013 @ 09:49:27 am
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Hi,
We have only started this business recently, due to my husband's passion for 4x4 and off roading. We bought the Jeep 2 and a half years ago, and once my husband has modified it to his requirements, he decided to start this as a hobby, more than anything else. We don't have a website as yet, due to being very costly, and he is basically doing this only upon request and word-of-mouth.

Our contact details:
Bryn Woolley 082 7744 888 bwoolley@aircross.co.za
Carien Woolley 083 231 5622 cwoolley@aircross.co.za
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Thank you, hubby will contact you guys next week. We are looking for Smittybilt g.e.a.r. seat covers and organizers. Would be great if you have them or can get them. :)
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Thanks, Bryn will be waiting for his call.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
14 Jul 2013 @ 19:15:57 pm
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Hi Carien, please post pic for all of us to see. I love Marloth and would like to see the camp.
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Hi Kollmorgen Clan,

Please could you explain to me how to post pictures on the forum? I cannot find the option?
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Hi Carien
Go into FAQ and general chat and look for the topic uploading forum pics -step by step.
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....Yes, it is awesome. Marlothi Safari Park does not have their own website as yet, but you will find them on www.wheretostay.co.za.

Here is their website. Although the tarrifs are from 2002 Cry

 

http://www.marlothi.freeservers.com

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Thanks Brian. You can get hold of Athol Bruyns on atholb@telkomsa.net for the current rates.
29 Jul 2013 @ 15:59:28 pm
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Carien, dankie vir jou opinie. Ek en my vrou was pas by Marlothi Safari Park. Ons het in een van die luukse tente gebly (ons is aandeelhouers) en ek wil aansluit, dit is hoe die bos geniet moet word. Selde het ek, in enige kamp, 'n bsbok ram, ooi en lam by my braaivleisvuur gesien. Drie grysduikers minder as vyf meter van my af en leeus wat elke nag brul. Ons het buite gesit tot laat saans en nagdiere, soos muskeljaatkatte, feitlik elke aand gesien, so naby dat ons die oŽ kon sien knip. Neewat, ons sal nie gou weer in die besige KNP gaan kamp nie, her is oliante, buffels, waterbokke, zebras, ens daaglikse besoekers aan my kamp!!!! Athol en Tess, julle doen goeie werk en is meer vriende as enigiets anders! Mense as julle die diere wil beleef, tot vlakvarke in jou badkamer, is Marlothi die plek! Kontak my gerus indien iemand iets wil weet.
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Nou so lus vir kamp. Ek het so pas vir hulle 'n e-pos gestuur oor tariewe en beskikbaarheid vir 'n kampplek in Augustus. Hoop hulle reageer.

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Die e-pos na die adres op hul webtuiste het onafgelewer teruggekom.

Kan jy help met 'n werkende e-pos adres asseblief Bob.

29 Jul 2013 @ 20:26:25 pm
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Hi Hendrik,

Probeer vir Athol kontak op atholb@telkomsa.net - dit is sy werkende e-pos adres, ons kommunikeer gereeld daarop. Sy selfoonnommer is 0824015999.

Bob, ek is soooo bly julle het dit geniet, vir ons is dit die naaste aan hemel op aarde.

Ps: ons gaan bietjie volgende naweek na My Private Bush Camp, dis bietjie nader vir 'n vinnige wegkomkans, maar dis nie Marlothi nie.
Groete,

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Hi Brian,
Just to let you know, Athol confirmed that the "freesavers" website is invalid, Marlothi is only advertised on www.wheretostay website. They are still trying to get rid of the other website.
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Thanks Carien. Overlooked your 15 Jul posting.

Will contact tomorrow.

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Geen probleem Hendrik, hoop julle kom reg.
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Bob,hoe is dit moontlik dat Olifante en Buffels daaglikse besoekers by jou kamp is in M.Safari Park.? Wil self gaan kyk asb.
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Hi Hermanus,

Seekoeiweg in Marloth Park loop al die pad reg langs die Krokodilrivier af - aan die ander kant van die heining is die Kruger Park. Daar het ons daagliks olifante en buffels gesien, en aan die oorkant van die rivier het 4 leeuwyfies 'n buffel platgetrek toe ons daar was. Verlede jaar het my seun hordes foto's geneem toe 'n leeuwyfie haar 3 kleintjies daar laat wag en na 2 probeerslae 'n vlakvarkie gevang het. Sy het daai varkie al die pad terug gedra in haar bek na haar kleintjies toe. Dan, so 250 meter van die kampterrein is Lionspruit. Daarbinne het hulle leeus, buffels en renosters, en dan alle soorte bokke - dis waar 'n mens ook die leeus in die aand hoor brul, en jy kry 'n baie wilde reuk as die windjie van daardie kant af waai.

Gaan kyk gerus, dis regtig 'n belewenis.
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Hi daar

@ Carien, kan jy vir my ook asb die fotos stuur? :)

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Hermanus, ek sien carien het jou reeds ge-antwoord. ons het dagliks Kameelperde, zebras, duikers, bosbokke en vlakvarke by die kamp gesien. As jy olifante en buffels en die ander goete wil sien dan gaan "roofkyk" ons in die wildtuin oorkant die Krokodilrivier wat die grens tussen Marloth Park en die Kruger Wildtuin is. Grondpaadjie loop reg langs die wildtuin draad en daar is baie bankies in koeltes oreal langs die rivier. Mense van Marloth ontmoet daagliks onder by rivier om wild te sien kom suip. Het selfs die keer gelukkig gewees om 'n Reuse Reier met twee kleintjies te sien sowat 50m binne die rivierbedding.
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Hi Douw,

Stuur nou vir jou - ek hoor by "hubby" ons sien julle volgende naweek by My Private Bush Camp>>>>
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Hi Douw,

Stuur nou vir jou - ek hoor by "hubby" ons sien julle volgende naweek by My Private Bush Camp>>>>

 

O OK dit gaan lekker wees om julle te ontmoet!

 

Here are some pics from Carien's visit to Marlothi Safari Park:

Private ablution and kitchen inthe building at the back.

 

Regards

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Looks great. Hoping Athol will reply to my enquiry.

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Dankie Douw! Ten minste kan die mense nou sien hoekom ons so in ekstase is oor die plek.
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hoekom kry ek nie jou foto's oop nie Carien?
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toemaar, dis ek wat te haastig is!
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PLEASE can you send me contact details for the park? I have been trying to find them on the internet to no avail. We wanted to come through at the end of Aug and eventually booked into Kriger with our van ...
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Di, you can contact Athol at 082 401 5999 or atholb@telkomsa.net
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Fantastic! thank you, will do
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Hi all.

Right at the top of this string is Carien's Resort Customer Feedback on Marlothi Safari Park for all to read.

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Dankie BOB.Wat is die afstand van Marloth Safari Park na die Krokodilrivier grensdraad waar die olifante en Buffels gesien kan word asb. of is dit dat die Karavaan Park teenaan die grens van die KNP is ?
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Hi Hermanus,

Ek sou skat so ongeveer 5km, dalk 'n bietjie minder. Dit hang af watter paadjie jy ry. Die uitkykpunt in Seekoeiweg is redelik naby, so 3 to 5 km van Marlothi Safari Park af. Marloth Park is soos 'n klein dorpie met sy eie munisipaliteit, winkels en petrolpompe. Daar is net 1 teerpad (Olifant Straat). Gaan google gerus Marloth Park Map, dan sal jy min of meer 'n idee kry van die plek. Daar is twee karavaanparke in Marloth Park, die Henk Van Rooyen Park en Marlothi Safari Park. Marloth Park is tussen Malelane en Komatipoort, so 45km van Malelane hek, en so 20km van Krokodilbrug hek van die KNP.
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These are just a few of our pics taken at Marlothi Safari Camp.  We have been there quite a few times - camping in our tent - and it is indeed our heaven on earth!  Love it  ........Matthew with the zebra's within the Camp siteGiraffe wondering through campsiteResident Warthog family, coming to say HICampsite number 1 (two families on 1 campsite)

 

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All packed. Tomorrow morning I hook up and leave for Marlothi.Laughing Hope our site will be available early. 

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Hi Hendrik,

How is it going at Marlothi? We are jealous!
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Hi Brian,
Just to let you know, Athol confirmed that the "freesavers" website is invalid, Marlothi is only advertised on www.wheretostay website. They are still trying to get rid of the other website.
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Thanks Carien Wink

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All packed. Tomorrow morning I hook up and leave for Marlothi.Laughing Hope our site will be available early. 

 

Henk hope you enjoy it. Hope to make it there one day Foot in mouth

 

How long are you going to stay ?

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Good morning, Hendrik,

have a safe journey and enjoy, please let me know how you rate Marlothi, it's always good to get other opinions. Have an awesome camp and send our regards to Athol and Tess. Very Jealous Bryn,
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Double jealous here too!!! Frown

Hope you are having a fabulous time at this 'little piece of Heaven on Earth - AKA Marlothi Safari Park' Laughing

 

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Marloth is great. I prefer to visit Marloth instead of KNP. Less driving around and you see more animals. Even close-up as they feed iaround your home. I do have a house in Marloth and is busy with renovations at present. The animals are so tame.
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We are home after a too short stay at Marlothi Safari Park. 

This is one of the gems of Mpumulanga so please do not spread the word Sealedelse we might not be able to find accommodation there in the future. Now I am being selfish.Wink

Just about everything has been said about the place and the staff in this thread. All I can do is to confirm it is all true.

The game viewing and birding lived up to expectations except for the cats. Most evenings and early mornings we heard the lions that are in the lion park close by. Will be our luck. The people who camped next to us e-mailed me this morning with the news they saw lions lying on the rocks in the river bed.

One evening Athol and Tess hosted  a braai at their cottage for all the visitors. All we had to bring was our meat and drinks. It was a very pleasant evening, meeting all the folks staying there. Once again thanks Athol and Tess for this generous gesture.

I will be completing a customer feedback as well.

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Hi Hedrik,

Glad you guys enjoyed it......we're jealous!

We are going in January again, and then again in the July holidays for 2 weeks.......this is how we recharge.

Have a good weekend!
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Ek het n huis in Marloth gehad maar het gelukkig dit verkoop gekry.
Ek het net moeg geword om in my eie huis te sit en te voel asof ek in n tronk bly.Dit was destyds nie raadsaam om na son-der buite te wees nie. Gewapende roof was aan die orde van die dag.

Ek moet dit meld dat dit darem in 2001 was en die situasie kan moontlik verander het.

Ek kan getuig dat die natuurlewe daar nie beter op n ander plek beleef kon word nie. Leeus het n Blouwildebees 5 meter van waar ek gesit en braai het, gevang. Wild was baie mak en n Kudubul het gereeld my sitkamer binne gekom en die vrugte op die tafel ge-eet.

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Hi Joos. Welkom hier.

Ek was verbaas om te sien hoeveel nuwe huise is in aanbou. Dit blyk die misdaad is onder beheer. Hoop dit bly so.

Groete.

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@ Hendrik!  Wow, sounds you really are 'hooked' on Marloth! Join the Club!  Isn't it just the best of the best places to visit??

@ Bush Babe (Carien) --- can't begin to tell you how envious I am to hear you are going back 'nogal' twice next year! YellSurprised

It's on my list to visit again soon, but don't know when!

Have a lekker day

 

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hi Melanie,

Yes, we are very fortunate, but I must admit, the rates they offer makes it affordable to go more often.

Enjoy your day as well xxx
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What were the rates Carien? Thanks.
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Hi Sharon,

Taking the liberty of replying to your question.

We paid R250-00 per night for a caravan site (can accommodate 6).  This included your own private kitchenette / bathroom as well.

Here's contact details - just in case.  Athol Bruyns 082 401 5999.  Email  atholb@telkomsa.net.  Or check out the following website too.  www.wheretostay.co.za/marlothi

Certainly worth a visit!

Enjoy

 

 

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Many thanks MJ :)
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