There are five lodges in the Marloth Kruger group. They vary by size depending on the number of guests that can be accommodated.is a little deeper into the surrounding bush and delightfully closer to Mother Nature than the others lodges. You can sit out on a spacious veranda and enjoy it while dining or watching the sun go down. Cookouts are especially fun. You have a barbecue boma furnished with comfortable outdoor furniture. For indoor dining, the kitchen is fully-equipped and the dining table seats six.nuggled next to the Kruger National Park like a lion cub to its mother, Marloth Park is a private wildlife reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa, offering practically the same viewing of African animals as Kruger but from a cozy, comfortable vantage point. The Marloth Kruger Lodges here are roofed with traditional thatch, fully-equipped with all the comforts of home, and all are vacation home exchange accommodations. on-predatory animals roam the Lodge grounds in a beautiful, tranquil setting. While you’re having breakfast on your veranda, a zebra or a curious monkey may pop up to bid you “good morning.” At Marloth Park, you don't have to go looking for the animals, they will come to you For a look at some wilder wildlife, take a five minute drive to the Kruger Park lookout and see hippo, rhino, elephant, water bucks, buffalo, giraffe and other animals. For a more up front and personal encounter, plan an unforgettable excursion or safari inside the park. The entrance at Crocodile Bridge Gate is just 16 kms away.
The two bedrooms are spacious and cozy. Each has its own en-suite bathroom. The queen-size beds are draped by canopied muslin mosquito nets for a feel of luxury and intimacy. The lodge has ceiling fans and air conditioning for just the right temps. A DVD player and television are there in case you need an electronics fix.
GiraffeLodge home swap is decorated in African Bush motifs with touches of Modern to make for a warm, welcoming feel. Each of the two bedrooms has a separate shower and bath. Mosquito nets hang over every bed, ready to drop into a romantic canopy at night. The living/dining area is open and airy. You have a barbeque boma and fire pit as well as a modern kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, and all the cooking utensils and tableware you need. There is a separate children’s boma and a large garden in front of the lodges.
Kudo Lodge house for exchange is named after the most handsome of African antelopes. Its African-Colonial style décor and furnishings reflect the graceful character of its namesake. A spacious veranda and wooden deck, ideal for al-fresco dining, includes a splash pool for a refreshing dip after a day of game watching. For cookouts, you have a thatched braai and fire pit. This lodge shares the surrounding forest with an enormous variety of birds. Occasionally, from out of the forest shade, a zebra, warthog or buck may emerge and drop by for a visit.
Bush Pig Lodge swap is anything but piggish. Comfortably furnished, smartly decorated, fully equipped, this lodge is perfect for roughing it in the bush. There is a separate boma for children and a big communal garden in the front. The two bathrooms have separate
showers and baths. Mosquito nets hang over each bed, ready for draping at bedtime. The lodge is cooled with air conditioning and ceiling fans. You can prepare your favorite meals in a ready-when-you-are kitchen, or do the South African cookout at the braai (barbeque) boma and fire pit; a glass of good South African wine to top it off – heaven in the bush.
Property # 0847: Big Five Lodge – Sleeps 10
Big 5 Lodge is a three-storied affair designed for comfortable, spacious outdoor living. The first floor houses a kitchen and dining area that opens onto a large verandah. The air-conditioned living area and TV lounge upstairs opens onto a deck with a view of Kruger Park. The third level is a viewing deck where you get a bird’s eye view of the Park. Lions and elephants have been sighted from here. Big 5 Lodge has four bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom, and two additional bathrooms with shower, bath, toilet and washbasin.
In the evening, when the African sky sparkles with countless stars, you can relax on the veranda, the viewing decks, or at the barbecue grill (braai) and safely listen to lions roaring in the distance. Adventure in style.
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