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February 2, 2012

Royale Marlothi Safari Lodge

Situated in the Marloth Park Wildlife Conservancy, Royale Marlothi is a haven for nature lovers and wildlife photographers. Its setting and lay out allows for an ultimate wildlife experience in luxurious accommodation!

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 Southern Kruger National Park you are lightly to spot elephants playing in the river. Buffalo, rhino and lion are confined to Marloth’s private 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. Night visitors include bushbaby, civet, porcupine and on rare occasions sightings of hyenna and leopard noted.

Accommodation and Facilities:

Accommodation is offered in superbly appointed chalets that will satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Each luxurious chalet ensures total privacy whilst relaxing on your thatched deck or enjoying your private splash pool with views into the bush. For total comfort the chalets are equipped with towels, linen, hairdryers and an amenity basket with toiletries.

There are three chalets to choose from –

1 x African Chalet, sleeps two people (queen size bed)
1 x Moroccan Chalet, sleeps four people (queen size bed with singles – open plan)
1 x Swazi Chalet, sleeps four people (queen size bed with singles – open plan)

• All chalets are air-conditioned
• Bathrooms en-suite with oversized bath and standing showers
• Animal Pellets provided in each chalet to feed the zebra’s, kudu’s and warthogs
• Picnic hampers can be arranged on request
• TV with DSTV satellite
• Same day laundry service
• CD, and DVD player in each chalet
• Fully Self Catering Kitchen with appliances
• Private Braai Area
• Information file in each chalet
• Check In time is from 14H00 and Check Out is after Breakfast
• Children are welcome
• Rates include Bed and Breakfast and a bottle of champagne on arrival
• Self Catering Rates also available
• Curio Shop at Reception with homemade products from Marloth Park

Wildlife on the property:

There are water holes in front of each chalet. We have daily visitors at Royale Marlothi Safari Lodge like the Kudu, Zebra, Duiker, Impala and all kinds of birds.
You can also view game from Marloth’s lookout points which has panoramic views over the Crocodile River and into the Kruger National Park. Although Marloth has no resident Elephants, they can often be viewed while bathing in the Crocodile River. Lion sightings are also reported regularly and Elephant often visit the Crocodile River that forms the boundary to the Kruger National Park.


Seduced by starlit African skies and flattered by spectacular views, Royale Marlothi Restaurant welcomes you as guests, but find you returning again and again as friends to experience the wild African bush.
Listen to the sound of wild animals and feed some of our zebra’s, kudu’s or warthog as you watch the African Sunset from the deck, the ideal gathering place for locals and visitors alike to come and unwind, catch up and enjoy great food, great drink and of course, great hospitality! Pop in for a light meal, a quick coffee or perhaps something a little stronger. You and your friends can even enjoy a few cold beers while you watch the game on our flat screen TV.Few things can compare to dining in the open, listening to the majestic roar of the Lions or the hysterical laugh of a hyenna experience the welcoming atmosphere and epic vistas of the African landscape.
Royale Marlothi Restaurant offers an A La Carte Menu designed, prepared and cooked by owner/chef, Chris Norval. Along with wife, Pamela and children, Danelle and Zhane your dining out in Marloth Park will be fun and a memorable experience!

Tours and Activities Nearby:

Kruger National Park – Entrance to KNP via Crocodile Bridge, 10km away and via Malelane Gate, 30km away.

Swaziland – The Jeppe’s Reeff borderpost is 60km and the Mananga border post is 60km away.

Komatipoort – This border town with its rich history offers great opportunities for tiger fishing. Stroll along the nine hole golf course, while viewing game on the other side of the Crocodile River between shots.

Mozambique – The border post at Ressano Garcia is only 20km away from Marloth Park, making it possible to indulge in a seafood lunch in Maputo and be back for a sundowner in the bush.

Panorama – Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Three Rondawels etc An enjoyable full day tour to most viewing sites

Cultural Activities – Matsamo Cultural Village Tour Experience with local singing and dancing – 40 min drive from Marloth Park

Also available
– Open Vehicle Safaris to Kruger National Park and Safaris in Marloth Park
– Bush Walks
– Elephant Back Safaris
– Microlight Flights
– Horseback Safaris
– Golf at Leopard Creek, Komatipoort or at Skukuza
– Rustic Day Spa Treatments
– Mountain Bikes available for rental

Facilities in Marloth Park
• Filling Station (within 4km)
• Mini Supermarkets and Bottle Store (within 4km)
• Fire wood sales at entrance and Supermarkets (within 4km)
• Hardware Store (within 4km)
• Public Swimming Pools (within 3km)
• Access to Lionspruit Private Game reserve within Marloth Park (within 5km)
• Thatched Lookout on the Crocodile River bordering the Kruger Park

What to pack:
Pack a while ahead. Most of the time you’ll be most comfortable in light, summer-weight clothes but do pack a warm jacket, socks, good shoes and a rain jacket. Also a warm jacket for game drives. Sufficient films and batteries for your camera. Pack sunscreen, lots of it and a hat and sunglasses. Make sure you have at least one cool shirt with a collar for sun protection. Ensure you have a cool, long-sleeved shirt and cool long pants for evenings. Bring good walking shoes. Personal medical requirements.

From Johannesburg: (Self drive Option)

Drive on the N4 highway towards the town of Nelspruit. When you enter Nelspruit, follow the signage through the town towards Malelane and the Mozambique border. After you have driven through the centre of Malelane you continue on the N4 road for approx. 29km.You will see on the left a sign for Marloth Park, take this left turn and continue on the dirt road and Drive through the gates of Marloth Park. Follow the main road until you see the sign of Royale Marlothi Safari Lodge.

By Air:
For travelers who choose to fly into Johannesburg International Airport, you can connect on a domestic flight to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), where, prior to arrival the lodge can arrange to pick you up. Car hire is available through most reputable car rentals located at the airport.

Conditions of Cancellation:
In the case of a NO SHOW / EARLY DEPARTURE / LATE ARRIVAL the full value of the booking is payable. The following cancellation clause applies – (amount payable if booking is cancelled):

21 days or more prior to arrival – 25% of total B&B accommodation
20-14 days or more prior to arrival – 50% of total B&B accommodation
13-7 days or more prior to arrival – 75% of total B&B accommodation
6 days or less prior to arrival – 100% of total B&B accommodation

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