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

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sun City - Mozambiquan Food to die for !!

Do you love peri peri prawns and chicken?

If you answer YES to this answer, then SUN CITY is the place to visit!

Sun City is located in the small village of Casa Maria, just 3 km from the border post of Mozambique and only 20km from Khaya Umdani. This typical Portuguese tavern with its traditional dishes is well worth a visit. The atmosphere takes you away from the usual artificial tourism driven restaurants into the center of the local African-Portuguese community's heartthrob. At prices affordable to the locals and surely very cheap to any outsider you get t
he traditional recipes freshly prepared and served in huge portions in a fashion that will give you a fresh perspective on hospitality.

Just 1km away from Sun City you'll find the local bakery that supply the freshest Pao bread on a daily bases. Worth a visit as well.

The only hurdle for easy access to Sun City will be the border post which sometimes can take quit a while. This can be overcome by organizing a guided trip to Sun City by contacting Leon on 0843663664. This should expand your time for enjoyment by up to 2 hours.