Province / Region - City / Town
North West Province
Baviaans River Valley
Eastern Free State
Kruger National Park
Mjejane Game Reserve
St Francis Bay
797 Jackal Street, Marloth Park, Marloth Park
Phone: +27 (0)35 753-4635
Cellphone: +27 (0)72 355-6767
Rates High Season: From R900 - R2 100
Rates Off Season: From R900 - R2 100
Serenity awaits! And animal-watching opportunities abound.
Welcome to Kruger Cottage, a charming three bedroom/three bathroom thatched house in Marloth Park, one of South Africa's best-kept secrets. Marloth Park is tranquil nature conservancy nestled up against the southern boundary fence of the world-acclaimed Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River. Marloth Park properties are unfenced and contain a diverse range of wildlife that roams freely among the houses. Many guests see more wildlife at closer range at Kruger Cottage than during their drives into Kruger! Be enthralled by the zebra, ostrich, giraffe, warthog, mongoose, impala, monkeys and kudu as well as the abundant bird life as you sit under the covered verandah or in the splash pool. At night, sit around a fire and listen for the roar of the lions, the hooting owls, and the grunting hippo.
Enjoy an exclusive-use, self-catering, three bedroom/three bathroom cottage with vaulted thatch ceilings. The spacious open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge are ideally suited for family reunions or other gatherings where people want to gather and spend time together, including the preparation of delicious meals. The common area leads out onto a large thatched verandah adjacent to a cooling splash pool where guests can relax and watch the game wandering through the gardens. There is a braai (bbq) area for cooking outdoor meals and sitting around the fire in the evenings.
The master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom. The other two bedrooms each have two single beds and private en-suite bathrooms. One set of beds may be converted into a king-sized bed if the guests prefer (and request in advance).
There is a futon in the lounge that provides sleeping space for two additional people. All windows have mosquito netting and are monkey proof. Powerful ceiling fans are fitted throughout.
A double carport provides shade for two vehicles. The house has an alarm and Field Security provide around-the-clock rapid response service.
A five minute walk (~150 metres) from the cottage takes you to an elevated view over the Crocodile River into the Kruger Park. Marloth Park also has its own fenced game reserve – Lionspruit – that contains the more dangerous animals, including lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard.
Marloth Park has its own local village with restaurants, a pub with big screen TV, large swimming pool, filling station, laundry facilities(self-serve or full-service), liquor stores, butcher, home-baked goods, and two mini supermarkets for essential items.
Kruger Cottage is approximately one hour’s drive from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) and a five-hour drive from Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport). You will be conveniently located near the Crocodile Bridge (Komatipoort) and Malelane entrance gates to the Kruger National Park. Kruger Cottage is well-positioned for exploration into neighbouring countries: approximately one hour from the Swaziland border and 20 minutes from the Mozambique border.
Kruger Cottage has been awarded three stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Kruger Cottage is owner-managed with pride by the mother-daughter team of Joan and Lorelle.
Book privately with Kruger Cottage or, if you prefer, through one of many third-party affiliated booking houses.
Coming from the west, take the N4 highway going east. You will pass Nelspruit/Mbombela, Malelane, then Hectorspruit. After Hectorspruit, continue about 4km past the turn-off to Marloth Park (the old dirt road), and turn left on the road to Tenbosch. Keep going until you enter Gate 2 into Marloth Park. You will now be travelling along Olifant Street, which is the only tar road in Marloth Park. About 7km from the boom gate, on the left, is the “BUSH CENTRE”. Please stop there at Field Security where you will request and sign for the keys to Kruger Cottage.
From Field Security, turn left onto Olifant Street, and proceed 2km to Volstruis. Turn right onto Volstruis, then first left onto Hornbill and first right onto Jackal Street. 797 Jackal – KRUGER COTTAGE – is clearly marked.
Special note: If you would like to pick up groceries and supplies on the way, we recommend stopping at Malelane. The Spar is excellent and there is also a Pick ‘n Pay. There is also a Spar in Komatipoort. These shops are well stocked with groceries and other supplies for your holiday.
If you are coming from KwaZulu-Natal, you can either go through Swaziland, or a longer route through Pongola, Piet Retief and Barberton. If you go through Swaziland, remember to add on at least forty minutes for the two border crossings. We are happy to send additional directions upon request.
Services, Features and Activities
• Animal watching
• Lionspruit Game Reserve in Marloth Park
• Game drives in Kruger National Park
• Bird watching
• Botanical garden
• Elephant-back safari
• Gorge swing
• Hiking trails
• Horse riding
• Neighbouring countries (Mozambique and Swaziland)
• Quad biking
• Scenic drives
• Scuba diving
• Tiger fishing
Ensuite Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, Bar Fridge, TV in Room, Languages spoken: English & Afrikaans, Safe Facilities, All children welcome, Pool