We like to point out a selection of activities in and around Marloth park and Mpumalanga
The Kruger National Park It is about 15-20 minutes by car to Crocodilebridge gate which is the nearest gate or you drive to Malelane gate which will take you about 30 minutes More information about opening and closing times please see the link below https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/ get_there/gates.php
If you like to go into the Kruger Park and/or visit other SanParks it will be wise to buy a Wild Card which will give you access to all the San Parks in South Africa for a year. Everything you need to know about the Wild Card you will find here:https://www.sanparks.org/wild_new/
Info on the nearest town Komatiepoort: http://www.komatipoort.co.za/Home.aspx In and around Nelspruit Nelspruit is about 1 hour from Marloth Park by car. We recommend a visit to: Goodals Chimp Eden, Croc River Enviro Park, Kaapse Hoop Wild Horses, the Cradle of Life. http://www.cradleoflife.co.za/ The most impressive array of earthly animal species, exotic and indigenous, have been gathered together at the Cradle of Life. These include white lions, tigers, jaguars, pumas, leopards, cheetahs, Siberian wolves, hyenas and meerkats. There is also an absolute abundance of bird life including raptors and LBJ's for the birding enthusiast
Barberton is a historical town which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region.It is situated in the De Kaap Valley and is fringed by the Makhonjwa Mountains. It is 43 kilometres (27 mi) south of Nelspruit
The Sudwala Caves and Dino Park are a true treat for the kids http://www.sudwalacaves.com/ http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsmpl/lowveld-botanical-garden.htm http://www.kaapsehoopinfo.co.za/horses.html Kaapsehoop is known for its wild horses. There are an estimated 150 - 180 wild horses. These horses are remnants of the gold mining days, the Boer wars and the early cattle farmers. Early documentation of these horses are found in old mining journals of the late 1800's. The herds vary between 8 - 12 with the mature stallion and matriarch mare and they roam on a 17 000 ha property. These horses are of huge interest to equine enthusiasts and offer sought after photographic opportunities of wild horses in their natural environment. It is a unique experience when encountering herds like these on horseback.
The Panorama Route tour is home to breathtaking views and some of the most spectacular landscapes. The route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. The Panorama route is home to the Blyde River canyon which is the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world. It is situated at the Northern end of the Drakensberg and offers phenomenal views over the Klein Drakensberg. The Blyde River canyon is situated in a National Reserve and as such is unspoilt by development and is home to an abundance of wildlife. A visit to Gods Window is highly recommended, this is a viewing spot on the escarpment of the Drakensberg with panoramic views across the Lowveld and more breathtaking views of the lush forested ravine 900m below. Another lovely stop is Burkes Potholes. This is one of the famous viewpoints and a great place for you to stretch your legs. Over centuries the river water has eroded the rocks to form perfectly smooth potholes and strange sculptures.
Mozambique Lebombo the borderpost to Mozambique is a half hour drive. Maputo is the Capitol of Mozambique, Mozambique is wellknown for it beautiful beaches, from the borderpost it will take you about a hour to reach the beach You need a visum to enter Mozambique wich can be purchased at the borderpost.
Swaziland Swaziland is only an hour drive from Marlothpark, you can go on your own or with a tourguide who can tell you all about this wonderful country. To visit a traditional village is a lovely experience and gives you insight of tribal life in Swaziland. The Ngwenya Glassfactory and the candle factory are certainly worth a visit.
Marlothpark is situated in Mpumalanga also known as ‘the land of the rising sun’ The area is well known for its various activities The websites below will show you some possibilities http://www.mpumalanga.com/ http://www.sa-venues.com/activities/mpumalanga-4x4-trails.htm http://showme.co.za/tourism/ligwalagwala-conservancy-komatipoort-mpumalanga/ Mpumalanga has the most beautiful flora and fauna with breath taking waterfalls and a large variety of colourfull birds. To do in Marloth Park: Monthly Birdwalk in Marloth Park, look for the announcements at the supermarkets in Marloth Gamedrive in Lionspruit with a ranger of with your own car. The Swimming pool, tenniscourt and restaurant in van Rooyenpark on Crocodile road. You can make a lovely walk or drive with your car, or on a bike alongside the riverbank with spectacular views on the banks of the Kruger Park. Just outside Gate 1 there is a quad rental.
Guided Game Drives in the Kruger Park are possible with: http://www.krugerafricasafaris.co.za You can choose from: half or whole day safaris, sunset drive, overland safari, we can really recommend this! All activities will be displayed in the supermarkets at the Bushcenter or the Trading Post