This holiday game town is set on 3000 hectares of virgin bush, located approximately 100 kilometers east of Nelspruit. The Crocodile River forms a common boundary between Kruger National and Marloth Park
Approximately 1700 head of game roam freely throughout the property including a resident pride of Lions, herds of Elephant, Buffalo and for the lucky Leopard and Cheetah can be spotted on game drives or meandering alongside the Crocodile River. In a recent ornithological survey no less than 185 different species of birds were identified.
Bateleur Bush Lodge is situated in Marloth Park, a small holiday town near Komatipoort, bordering the Kruger National Park. The Lodge is close and within walking distance only 600meters from the notorious Kruger National Park’s Crocodile River. We are bordering Kruger Park and in close proximity to Kruger Crocodile Bridge gate (15 Km) and Malelane gate (30 Km). This is a perfect place to be for a quiet getaway in the untouched bushveld.
We are conveniently located, 101 km from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and 107 km from Nelspruit, and ideal for visiting the Kruger National Park or as a stop-over en route to Mozambique and Swaziland.
This fully furnished private Lodge is specifically designed to experience the bush with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with the main bedroom en-suite. The double deck brick and wooden structure build in the “Bush” is a typical Africa experience on it’s own. Other facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen, barbecue area, splash pool, and a nice and cosy “Boma Braai” for barbeques outside in the bush. The Lodge is fully electrified with ceiling fans in each room and a air conditioners in the main bed room and Lounge/Living areas and can sleep up to 10 people.
Things to do Marloth Park
Activities like game drives and game viewing in Marloth and the adjacent Lion Spruit is on it’s own a wild experience with activities like , tiger fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, quad- biking, hiking, golf, and bird watching.
The Big Five are found throughout this region and may be seen from the Look-out points along the riverfront. Herds of buffalo and elephant are found frequent at the riverside area and predators such as leopard, lion, hyena and wild dog have been seen here. Waterbuck and other antelope such as kudu, bushbuck and impala are common. Abundance of game such as zebra and wildebeest come to the river in the dry months of the year. All major rivers cutting across the Park make excellent birding venues all year through.
The park is stocked with a variety of animals that roam across an area dedicated to providing a wilderness experience. The area within the Park is safe for meandering, walking and mountain biking.
The park is also a proud owner of their own private enclosed game reserve “Lion Spruit” and lions, buffalo, and other wild game are found in the Park.
Three excellent golf courses - Malelane Country Club, Leopard Creek in Malelane and Kambaku in Komatipoort - are situated within 15 to 30 minutes from Marloth Park and a fourth, at Skukuza, is within an easy drive through the Park.
Fishing like Tiger-fishing in the Komati River is within 30 minutes and elephant safaris and micro-light flights are offered a mere 15 minutes from the reserve.
Availability of food, beverages and consumables on household supplies is available at various shops in the Park. Both Malelane and Komatipoort also offers a host of shops, medical facilities and the like.
Neighboring countries to both Swaziland and Mozambique are within easy striking distance
Entry to the notorious Kruger National Park is via Malelane (30 Kilometers) and Crocodile gate (15 kilometers)are all accessible on tarred roads.