Sunday, November 29, 2009

Marloth Park Christmas Festival


18 - 20 December 2009

Marloth Park Community Center


· Project “Borehole” to provide water for our treasured animals.

· Project “Freida” a providing anti-poaching equipment to keep our wildlife safe.

Friday 18th December “ A Night Under the Stars”

Hosted by Deetlefs Wine estate

Wine tasting, Big Brother Housemate/ comedian, sultry Latin American world Champion dancers, Wine Auction, Delicious snacks, a dinky bottle of wine per ticket, and loads of fun fun fun.

Tickets are limited as tables and seating is limited so booking is essential.

Cost per ticket: R150

Time: 17h00 for 17h30 till late

RSVP: By the 11th December 2009. Tickets payable in advance , Telephone: 083 320 4846

Saturday 19th December “Fun in the Sun”

7 am : Bird walks (R10 per person)

Fauna & Flora displays

10 am : Beer Tent / Boerewors rolls / Hot dogs / Refreshments

Craft market - book a table and display your arts and crafts (R50 per table)

11 am : Games (R10 entry fee)

2 pm : Talent competition – show us what you can do (R10)

3 pm : Pageant – be crowned as Mr or Miss Marloth (R20)

5 pm : Potjiekos competition – limited space– book now

7 pm : Carols by candle light

Sunday 20th December

7 am : Bird walks (R10 per person)

Fauna & Flora displays

7 am : Amazing race - bring your bicycle, tricycle or walking shoes (R10 entry fee)

10 am : Beer Tent / Boerewors rolls / Hot dogs / Refreshments

Craft market - book a table and display your arts and crafts (R50 per table)

Raffles, competitions and prizes to be won.

Good News and Bad News

This month we have a “good news” and a “bad news” scenario for you! The very good news is RAIN! We have now had about 35 mm by the middle of November – which so far is above the annual average! The bush has started to turn green, the birds are out in force and the impala are browsing again instead of grazing! Things are looking good for the veld.

The terrible news is that one of our Lionspruit rhino cows “FRIEDA” has been killed by poachers! They entered through the adjacent farmland and shot her 4 times, removed her beautiful horn and fled – leaving behind her mutilated carcass!

“Frieda” is the 95th rhino known to have been poached in South Africa this year alone! This is a completely unacceptable situation and we all need to do something. Whilst we cannot fight the poachers ourselves, we can assist and support our Municipal Rangers by providing them with the tools to undertake effective anti-poaching operations in Lionspruit. To this end we have established “PROJECT FRIEDA” in order to collect funds/equipment in order to help our Rangers.

All contributions to the Honorary Rangers ABSA Malalane A/c 4052747002 (SWIFT: ABSA ZAJJ) Please use “Frieda” and your name as a ref. so that we can trace and acknowledge all contributors. Items to be purchased / obtained include bullet proof vests, spotlights & torches, night vision & sound detection equipment, camping equipment (tents, lamps, water bottles, cutlery & crockery, binoculars, sleeping bags/mattresses, water containers, pots & pans, cooler boxes, etc)
Surely many of us have or know of unused but serviceable camping gear, etc that can be put to good use by our Rangers?

Whilst we accept that it is ultimately the responsibility of the Municipality to equip and train their Rangers properly, we all know that it will take time and will to get what is required done - if WE all do not act now more of our rhinos will die!

The Marloth Wildlife Fund, in conjunction with “Project Frieda,” are busy organising a XMAS FESTIVAL here on the weekend of 18th – 20th December. On Friday 18th “ Deetlefs Wine Estate” will host a Wine Tasting evening and they will also auction some of their award-winning wines. There will be a Wine Bar, entertainment, dancers and a whole lot more. Booking is essential so please contact Doriann on 083-3204846 now for your tickets to ensure that you do not miss out!

Some of the other Festival activities planned for the weekend are: A potjiekos competition, a beer tent, amazing races, boerewors rolls/pancakes/cake stalls, kids fun and games events, swimming competitions, craft stalls, conservation displays and much more. There will be something for everyone from Grannies to grand children - so please support us!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Khaya Romantica

Khaya Romantica – the secret is out, at last! No longer can this romantic hide away be kept away from friends and fellow travellers. How can one keep something so special just to one self. In the beautiful unspoilt Marloth Park Conservancy bordering Southern Kruger where animals still roam free, you’ll find this very special romantic hide-away. Secluded and surrounded by the lush African Bushveld is a gem re-discovered.

In their search for a smaller luxury lodge the owners of Khaya Umdani stumbled upon this very romantic house. They were instantly seduced by the privacy it has to offer. Consisting out of 2 very spacious bedrooms, each en suite (full bathrooms with shower, bath, toilet and basin) a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge, upstairs TV lounge with DSTV, outside lapa, beautiful swimming pool to relax in during the hot African summer months and a balcony with views over Kruger and the Crocodile River in the distance. Not even to mention the breath taking sunsets!

All linen are of high standard, 100 % cotton white percale linen, soft white towels and swimming towels.

We invite you to come and experience a part of Africa with it’s abundance of wildlife. Only 25km from Malelane Gate and 15km from Crocodile Bridge gate, makes this lodge the perfect base to discover Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Mosambique and all the other beauties of the surrounding areas.

For bookings contact Louise :

email :

cell : 0845655916

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Phumula Safari’s and Tours

Activities within Marloth include: bird watching, walking, game drives, etc. You can also view game from Marloth's lookout area which has panoramic views over the Crocodile River and into the Kruger Park. Although Marloth has no resident Elephants, they can often be viewed while bathing in the Crocodile River. Various predators like lion and leopard can be seen from time to time.

Activities outside yet nearby Marloth include: self-guided game drives into the Kruger Park, professionally guided Kruger Park Safaris in luxury tour busses or open safari vehicles, morning walks and night drives in the Kruger Park, a round of golf at the Leopard Creek Golf Course, etc.

Nearby activities for the more adventurous include: Elephant Back Safaris, Micro light Flights, Tiger Fishing Safaris, quad biking, white water tubing and bridge swinging and abseiling.

Further away yet close enough for a full-day excursion are the panorama regions of South Africa's Mpumalanga Province which abound with many more interesting attractions & activities -- from magnificent waterfalls, the world renowned Blyde River Canyon, the enchanting God's Window viewpoint, to wildlife rehabilitation centres such as Chimpanzee Eden & Moholoholo or Kapama Cheetah project.


We leave the lodge very early in the morning, the gates opens at sunrise. This is the best time to see game, seeing that everything is still very fresh and the animals move around much more. Soon after entering the park you see exactly why Kruger is a world heritage site, as wildlife awaits you around every corner. Enjoy some warm coffee and rusks on the way, to keep away the worst hunger pains. At nine stretch the legs, and enjoy a cooked breakfast a short while later, overlooking a magnificent waterhole. Continue trough the day and leave the gates, after a satisfying day in Africa.

Ø Full day safari drive into Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle including a breakfast cooked by your guide at a lovely observation point over looking the river (R620)

Ø Half day drive into Kruger in open safari vehicle (R500)

Ø Morning walk into Kruger with Kruger Guide (R410)

Ø Night drive into Kruger with Kruger Guide (R375)

Ø Day trip to Maputo, Mozambique (border and VISA fees are your expense). (R950 subject to change)

Ø Visit to the Swazi Cultural Village near the Swaziland border (R550)

Ø Panoramic route. Experience the breathtaking beauty of rock formations, picturesque waterfalls, landscapes and magnificent views of the Blyde River Canyon & Bourke’s Luck Potholes situated in the Lowveld Escarpment (Mpumalanga Province) & take a walk back in time in Pilgrims Rest. A full day excursion! (R1100)

Ø Transfer to Nelspruit airport (R500)

Ø Elephant interaction for 1 hour with short ride (R1000)

Ø Micro lite flight:

§ 15min (R900)

§ 30 min (R1200)

§ 1 hour (R1700)

Ø Chimpanzee Eden: including lunch (R1000)

Ø Endangered wildlife tour: (R1800)

§ Moholoholo rehab centre and cheetah project

1. No food or drinks included except were specified.

2. All prices are per person and subject to change when more than five people.

3. All tours and transfers subject to availability.

4. Cash on OR prior to arrival.

Mozambique & Swaziland Trips

Apart from the easy access to the Kruger National Park, Phumula Kruger Lodge is also ideally situated for day trips to Mozambique and Swaziland.

Maputo the Mozambique capital is also a wonderful experience. Visit the various craft markets and tour the city with its wonderful architecture and history. A trip to Maputo would not be complete without enjoying the finest of Portuguese cuisine that specializes in some of the freshest seafood and traditional fair on the Costa Dol Sol beachfront.

Swaziland is also just an hour away and this day trip offers a different experience but equally enjoyable. Visit traditional cultural villages, bushman paintings, art and craft centres, and view the beauty of one of Africa's last remaining Kingdoms.

Contact details:


Phone numbers:
Cell: 083 775 2173/2/1
Phone: 013 792 4215
Fax: 013 792 4214