There are 2 public pools we are aware of, the
first is in Hank Van Rooyen Park, entrance off Marula street. The pool
is a large one, adjacent restaurant with views of the Kruger and
Crodocile River allow for a relaxing meal or snack. The pool has
washrooms. The 2nd pool is at Watergat Restaurant and Pub in the Bush
Center on Olifant. the main tar road, this pool is open to people who
patronize the restaurant and pub. Washrooms there as well as a large
grassy area adjacent to the pool. You will have to bring your own
towels at both these pools, currently they are free from information
given to us. There are also lots of services in the Bush
Center including Supermarket, bottle store, bakery, security offices.
Just a 20 minute drive you can fish along the
Komati River, bring your tackle, a beautiful setting where you can fish
at mulitple locations along the river bank, common catches are Tiger
Fish, Muddies, Bream, Catfish, Car & Sun Fish, cook up your catch after
a rewarding scenic day. Lots of spots to fish under some shade, nearby
stores may have fresh bait or bring your own worms or grubs etc
Komatipoort sporting good store has supplies 5 minutes away, they can
also give you tips on getting bait or what you need to be successful.
Buy a license.
Mini Putt Putt Golf
Located adjacent to the Bush Center this nice
activity is inexpensive and fun ! Interesting and unique it is fun for
all ages and demographics. No need to bring anything, they have it all.
Takes about an hour or 2 depending on how long you want to play, some
water holes and interesting challenges will keep you laughing. Lots of
shade provided by beautiful trees, benches to chill out, they also offer
pizza, bevies and snacks.
Have a walk in the bush, everywhere you go there
are interesting little things that will keep you entertained. Bring your
binocualars and cameras, you will be busy as there is lots to see and
enjoy, have a contest to see who can spot the most animals, birds,
rodents, list goes on and on, of course be careful and look where your
going ! As there will be lots of trees with thorns as this is Africa !
Caution about snakes, of course this is important, you can hire a bush
walk guide. Give us a call we can set this up for you.
Biking / Cycling / Mountain Biking
Very popular ! Tons of people ride their bikes
to get exercise while being entertained by mother nature, this is
endless, the park has lots of elevation changes for those who want to
get the heart pumping. The Mini Golf at the Bush Center rents out bikes
at the time of this posting. Bring your own of course. There are lots
of gentle places to ride where you can just enjoy a fairly flat ride
along the Crocodile River
The newest fun activity somewhat of global
craze. Using the GPS on your phone you work at finding treasure cashes
that people have hidden with nice surprises, this uses satellites. A
wide variety of themes you can participate in. Fun for all ages ! Need
more info http://www.geocaching.com/
Self Guided Game Drive
Simply get in your vehicle and drive anywhere in
the park, you will surely see lots of animals as they roam freely, some
of the best spots are along the Crocodile River as it borders Kruger
National park. Dont worry your safe, an electric fence prevents any of
the dangerous animals from entering Marloth. There are several view
points along Seekie which is the busiest of the streets, all along here
there are viewpoints where you can stop and sit on a bench or just
stroll along and see what action might deliver a nice surprise. Note
always be careful as there is no guarantee that animals such as leapords
can get over the fence, this is very rare.
Self Guided Game Drive to
Lionspruit Park Access off Wildgoose this park is very inexpensive and
also has electric fences to keep those animals inside, there are 2
Rhinos, 2 Lions and all the regular antelope, just no elephants. No
sightings of hippos have been reported to us, there are several watering
holes with hides and a lovely spot where you can have a braai in a
covered fenced area, room for several groups, washrooms there as well.
Just about anywhere you go there are an
abundance of birds to enjoy. Its really fun to try to identify them.
There are books in many of the stores. The best book has a pen with a
speaker and microphone in it. Sappy pen they call it, you simply swipe
the pen on the image in the book and it tells you what bird it is and
plays the song. A worthy investment if your a Birder
Elephant Interaction / Safari Combo
Half hour Safari and Half Hour Elephant
interaction, Horseback rides. 40 km from Marloth located in a private
game reserve with the big 5. Also microlight flights pending weather
At Gate #1 the one with the gravel road there is
a place to rent Quad Bikes, there is a nearby farm where you can ride
and play. Visit the office adjacent to the gate to book or just show up
There are several nearby options here. The
closest is in Komatipoort, Kambaku, a 9 hole championship course with
clubhouse, restaurant and bar offers an undulating well maintained
course in a beautiful setting. This course borders Kruger across the
Crocodile River where it meets with Komati River. Stunning views. Enjoy
seeing game while you play golf ! Contact Information Director of
Golf: Nardus Broodryk Cell: +27 (0) 83 258 4915
The 2nd Golf Option
is Melalane Golf Club, located close to the Melalane Gate to Kruger,
nice 18 hole course with clubhouse, about 25 minutes from Marloth Park.
The 3rd option is Leopard Creek, host of the famous annual Sunshine &
European Tours Alfred Dunhill Championship. This is a private club, if
you know a member there you can possibly get invited to play. A magestic
setting with 5 star amenities. Located adjacent to the Melalane Gate to
The 4th golf option is Skukuza Golf Club, going on a Game
Drive to Kruger, stay overnight? You could do both. There is a 9 hole
course here that is becoming quite popular, the camp offers a wide
variety of accommodation through San Parks
Shopping, Shopping Shopping!
Lots of people view shopping as an activity,
there are lots of places to visit to buy unique local products,
clothing, art, gifts etc, see our website for the 2
Marloth Park Shopping Centers & Services. You will find most
products and services are available right in the park.
A days Driving Adventure Lots of options, take
a drive to Swaziland, only an hours drive from Marloth you can get
across the border fairly quickly, a rewarding drive with new culture,
awesome scenery and ample dining and view points, check out the dam or
the many scenic spots along the way.
A drive to Nelspruit is only
about an hour, super modern city with all services.
chimpanzee sanctuary, approx 113 Km, approx 90 minutes drive