\ Kruger Cottage

Serenity awaits

We welcome you to Kruger Cottage, a charming thatch-roofed house in a unique area of the earth.

The cottage is located in Marloth Park, a buffer zone nestled up to the south edge of the Kruger National Park, South Africa's premier game reserve.

Nature-watching opportunities abound!

Marloth Park is a tranquil, fenceless community that allows game animals to run free amongst the houses which are nestled in the natural vegetation. Located in Mpumalanga Province, Marloth Park is bordered by Kruger on the north, east and west sides, separated only by the Crocodile River and the Kruger boundary fence. It is considered a nature conservancy (no domestic animals allowed) and operates its own private game reserve for guests to enjoy.

The intruiging, life-bearing Crocodile River is a short 150 metre walk from Kruger Cottage, where an extensive walking path situated next to the Kruger southern boundary fence allows you an elevated view of all the wildlife that gathers at the water. Take a morning walk or drive with coffee cup in hand, bring your camera and binoculars and even a folding chair and be ready to see an amazing variety of birdlife, as well as an abundance of larger animals: hippos, wildebeest, crocodiles, warthog and perhaps even rhinos, elephants or lions.

The local village has two mini-supermarkets for daily essentials, plus a home bakery, butcher, internet cafe, laundry facilities, liquor stores, and a pub with large-screen TV and outdoor swimming pool. There are several restaurants to enjoy for a meal out, and some provide take-away service.

From Kruger Cottage, you can venture into Kruger Park through one of two gates (Malelane or Crocodile), both gates an easy drive of of 20 minutes. Drive in using your own vehicle, or choose a locally guided tour option.

Explore neighbouring countries

If you are looking for variety, Marloth Park is a great base from which to explore Swaziland and Mozambique. Its close proximity to these neighbouring countries (the Swaziland border is about 80 km away, and the Mozambique border even less) allows you to take easy day trips into Swaziland or to the beautiful, warm, unspoilt beaches of the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. Don't forget to bring your swim suit and snorkel gear!

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The goldmine in the Bushveld - Wow, what a place! Since we stayed there until the day we left there I can not think of one second that was not amazing! I have been going to the Bushveld / Lowveld for more than 30 years and believe you me that this is our little goldmine that we have discovered. We have never ever had a holiday like this before -- it was amazing! Everything in and around the cottage were in perfect condition. Encore!

Hennie Snyman, South Africa - 16 December, 2013

AA comfortable cosy family cottage. Zebra and warthogs were regular visitors. The Crocodile River is really close and we could hear the hippos at night. 7 of us had a lovely 4 days in Marloth. Very informative pre-trip paperwork. Thank you Joan.

Ginny Labuschagne, South Africa - 30 April 2013

Peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, spacious house for the entire family, loved the splash pool and braai place. Great sightings of the giraffes, ostrich, zebras, monkeys, etc...who paid us regular visits. The owner (Joan) phoned us to make sure we are comfortable and assisted with any additional info we needed.

All in all - a splendid time!

Iyer Andresen, South Africa - 28 January, 2013

We had a lovely week at your cottage! The weather was good and we saw lots of animals around the cottage. We were visited every evening by the warthogs. The bushbabies entertained us every late afternoon as the left the rafters to go out for the night, we also had visits by buck and the zebras were right outside the kitchen door. The splash pool was a life saver on the 2 extremely hot days. We will definately make use of your cottage in the future. Thank you once again. Mary Rice

Mary Rice, South Africa - 15 January, 2013

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