Holidayhouse MhofuIn your own bush-garden, you may spot zebra, giraffe, kudu, wildebeast, warthog, impala, waterbok etc. regularly. Marloth Park applies strict rules; nature comes first. Only indigenous plants, trees and animals are allowed. As you may come across all sorts of wild animals, some of them dangerous, sensible behaviour on the roads, as well as on your own premises, should reflect your awareness of this fact. Although Marloth Park itself is fenced all-round, no fences have been put-on between the plots, as animals must not be limited in their movements. Under all circumstances, wildlife has priority over any other traffic!
The distance between Marloth Park and Johannesburg and Pretoria is approximately 450 km. The nice highway in South Africa connects the two. Car rental companies have offices at Johannesburg airport and you can reserve a rental through the internet. If you don't like driving the distance, you can book a domestic flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga. Most major car-rental-companies are also represented at Nelspruit, from which it is a mere 90 km drive to our rent house in Marloth Park.
Marloth Park boasts a secluded recreational area and its own wildlife sanctuary that may be visited for a small entrance fee. There is a tennis(hard)court -bring rackets and balls-, a swimming pool, changing rooms, toilets, bbq-site and a volleyball net. It is also a perfect lookout point over the Crocodile River and into Kruger National Park.
Marloth Park offers two supermarkets (also for souvenirs, stamps and pin payments), a liquor store, a petrol station, an information office, an ironware store, a security company-office, several restaurants, a washingmachine area, a hairdressers and an ambulance service.
If you come from abroad then you can book through AIRBNB
The house itself is situated at a distance of some 200m from the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park. While dusk descends, you at first spot and later hear the sounds hippo, buffalo, elephant, birdlife and many other species of wildlife that come down to the river to drink and in the case of the hippo leave the water to graze during the night. A unique experience, to be treasured forever. A paradise for birdlovers!
Mhofu is built on a plot measuring 2000m2. It is suited for a maximum of 6 people. The house is made of brick, with a thatched roof that has built-in solar panels. But regular electricity is also available. Throughout the house and on the balcony and veranda (27m2 each) are electrical fans plus there is airconditioning in the bedrooms and livingroom. For outside use, a wooden table and 2 large benches are available.
Lower floor: the open kitchen with its own drinking-water, with gas-heater, gas-stove, extractor and refrigerator, is fully equipped. Living and dining area (31m2) contain Southafrican furniture, 2 bedrooms of 12m2 each with their one airco, are furnished with double beds and 2 bathrooms with toilet and shower. Clothing cupboards and store room have been built in.
Upper floor: Open space with bed-couch for one person and a single bed for one person. A catwalk leads to the balcony (27m2). There is a bush garden where beautiful indigenous trees grow,like the Marula and the Fever tree. A boma semi surrounds the BBQ-area.The garden has two waterholes for the animals. There is a bush shower for a nice cool-down. From the veranda you willbe able to see animals drinking. Double carport. The house has a burglar alarm and is monitored on a 24 hours basis by the field-security office in Marloth Park.
The house is a non-smoking area.
No pets are allowed in Marloth Park.
You may collect the keys from an address in Marloth Park. You will find that the beds are made, the gas-heater and the fridge turned-on and fresh towels at your disposal.
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