Things to do

Things to do, activities and tourist attractions in and around Marloth Park Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa that would interest a visitor to the local area or to Africa to give you an all-around genuine African experience. Here is a list of potential additional tours you might want to consider taking whilst on your trip, these activities are all in close proximity to Marloth Park. Please click on the items to read more information or navigate to their website for more information.

Leadwood Self Catering Guesthouse in Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Marloth Park Activities and things to do in Mpumalanga

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Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms and fuses with historical and archaeological sites – this is real Africa.The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

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Killer, our favorite guide, will pick you up at Leadwood for a full or half day game drive, private or shared.

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Marloth Park has his own private game park, Lionspruit and is about 1.500 hectares.You can enter with your own car, although for some roads a 4×4 is recommended. Beside small game In Lionspruit you will also find lions, buffalos, leopards and rhinos. Only elephants are not represented.

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A fun filled experience for the whole family. Enjoy the bushveld on a quiet ride among wild animals or seek some adventure on the obstacle course. Kids of all ages are welcome even if they can’t operate the quad bike themselves they can go along on the ride at the back of the quad bike.

Don’t feel like driving ? You can be a passenger with a partner.

Quad biking is an adrenaline filled adventure that is not hard to master. It is a guided trail ride that runs through the most scenic Mjejane Reserve. The trails lead down to the Crocodile River bordering the Kruger National Park and vary from technical to easy to accommodate the novice and experienced riders.

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Located at the Bush Centre Atlantis offers a beautiful braai areas and it is the ideal setting for families to spend quality time swimming, sliding, playing mini-golf and just having fun!  The waterslides cater for very young (under 4 years old) as well as the older kids (and adults who are brave enough).  

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Both beginner and intermediate horse trails wind through the reserve and indigenous bush passing rocky outcrops, river beds and exceptionally scenic terrain. You are likely to see antelope, giraffe, impala, zebra, waterbuck, wildebeest and sometimes herds of wild elephant

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Skukuza Golf Club  : Click Here 

Leopard Creek  : Click Here

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With the dangerous game fenced off in either the Kruger Park or Lionspruit it is safe to take a walk next to the river or basically anywhere in Marloth Park to spot the game on foot or to spot that vast array of birdlife.

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Located in close proximity to the border of Swaziland you’ll be able to visit traditional cultural villages, see bushman paintings, visit art and craft centres and view the beauty of one of Africa’s last remaining kingdoms.

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Maputo and the Indian Ocean are just 2 hours drive from Marloth Park. This is an ideal base for a cultural visit of the capital or a lazy day on the beach.
Non-South African people need a visa to travel to Mozambique.

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One of the country’s most scenic self-drives, the Panorama Route, explores the Mpumalanga highlands, Spectacular views, impressive mountain waterfalls and endless skies. No doubt it will take your breath away.

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Situated within the beautiful 1,000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to chimps that have been displaced from their natural habitats in Africa.

Chimp Eden was established in 2006 and is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. This JGI chimpanzee sanctuary brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education end eco-tourism.

The Jane Goodall Institute

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behaviour. This research transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. The South African chimpanzee sanctuary is proud to be part of the Jane Good Institute, which is a global leader in the effort to conserve and preserve endangered species and habitats, and in particular chimpanzees.

The JGI is also widely recognised for establishing innovative community-centred conservation and development programmes in Africa. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth programme, has groups in more than 120 countries.

Guided tours take place three times a day, every day of the year (weather permitting), when the chimp tour guide talks about chimpanzees, the sanctuary, and introduces the individual chimps and their stories – from the safety of the viewing points. The tour takes approximately one hour. Light meals and refreshment are available from the restaurant before or after the tour.
Activities in Marloth Park
Marloth park facilities
  • 2 supermarkets (1.2km)
  • Liquor store
  • Petrol station
  • Butchery
  • Laundry
  • Post office
  • Bars
  • Restaurants (+ Take Aways)