Marloth Park Kruger Wildlife Public Resort
Marloth Park Kruger Wildlife Public Resort. Founded in 1977, named after a German botanist Rudolf Marloth. The ‘marlothii aloe’ found in Marloth Park, is also named after this famous person. Marloth Park lies on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park. In general, well known to be, and I quote ‘On the banks of the Crocodile River’. Marloth Park is also renowned to be a wildlife sanctuary and holiday town. It boasts four of the “Big Five displayed in the gallery below” except the elephant. Buffalo, rhino, and lion restricted for obvious reasons to an adjacent reserve named “Lionspruit”. Kudu, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, nyala, impala, and other wildlife roam between holiday houses. In an area of 1500 ha in extent.
Inside Marloth Park the freedom of movement is remarkable. Tourists can ride a bicycle, or go for a walk on their own through the African bush. Strolling along the Crocodile River, visitors can watch spectacular wildlife scenes. The adjacent Kruger National Park will seldom disappoint by not being able to see the ‘Big Five”. Local restaurants, shops, and a filling station are on your doorstep. Visiting Marloth Park is a highlight plus on any agenda, for those wanting to be close to nature!…
These cats rely on their considerable speed over short distances of up to 400 metres when hunting. Their long legs have non-retractable claws. This feature provides extra grip on the ground, when running. Hunting is also aided by excellent sight.. The species is not dangerous to man. When encountered on foot, a cheetah will look long and hard in your direction and then move off at great speed. They can, yet be aggressive under captive conditions. It is always advisable to handle them with care. A wack in the face with those long claws will not be forgotton. An extrack out of the book ‘Signs of the wild’ Clive Walker.