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Luhman 16 Member
Marlothi Safari Park, Marloth Park.
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)
Carien dankie vir die info
That sounds great, will like to try it out
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)
Net jammer die "crime " het vir my daar weggejaag!
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.
Hermanus, verduidelik vir n nuwe lid oor die crime asb...
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.
Thank you looking forward to seeing them. Please someone explain about the crime? Is the area not safe or what is it?
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.
i have timeshare at nearby Ngwenya. Mmmmmmummm. it is reall a bit of paradise.
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
Thank you for clearing that up graham. Would you go camping there? Security is high on our must have list.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Maggy (AKA Mags or Margaret)
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.
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!
Maggy (AKA Mags or Margaret)
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.
Maggy (AKA Mags or Margaret)