Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kruger National Park, Malelane

Kruger National Park, Malelane, On the banks of the Crocodile River and at the Southern edge of the Kruger National Park is the town of Malelane. The town provides easy access to the park at the nearby Malelane Gate and there are a number of lodges and small reserves in the area. The town is also en-route to Komatipoort and Mozambique, providing a good opportunity for a stop-over combined with a visit to
the Kruger Park. The town is mostly centred around the sugarcane and sub-tropical fruit industry, which are grown extensively in the area.Straddling neighbouring sugarcane fields and the vast expanse of the Kruger National Park, almost on top of the Crocodile River, is the quiet camp of Malelane. An intimate camping experience, at a camp known for its well maintained roadways and ample game spotting opportunities, Malelane is situated near the Malelane Entrance Gate to the Kruger National Park, as well as the small town of Malelane and the N4 / Maputo Corridor.

Accommodation at Malelane comprises of fifteen tent or caravan sites electricity points and communal ablution and cooking facilities, and four round bungalows with air conditioning, refrigerators, cutlery, crockery, and cooking utensils. The camp itself is managed form Malelane Gate, therefore having no reception area. Accommodation here is perfectly suited to travellers or groups looking for a self catering, rustic bushveld experience, without any of the additional service of a guest house or lodge. Communal kitchens and an ablution block, as well as a communal freezer are some of the facilities offered by this camp.

Adventure activities take the form of game drives, organised by the camp and conducted by professional, informative field guides. Guests should note that children younger than six are not permitted on game drives, and children younger than twelve will be restricted from game walks.

Guests can expect to see a wide range of animals and birdlife while out with their respective guides for the day. These can include kudu, impala, white rhino, leopard, wild dogs, elephant, reedbuck, klipspringer, giraffe, grey rhebok, elephant, lion, reedbuck, and warthog. Birders can often spot the Scarlet-chested sunbird and White-throated Robin-chats, as well as Grey Tit-flycatcher (Fan-tailed Flycatcher), and White-browed (Heuglin's) Robin.

Kruger National Park, Malelane Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn

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