Lionspruit Private Nature Reserve
Marloth park has its own game reserve, called Lionspruit. From the Big Five you might come across the lion, leopard, rhino or buffalo. Lionspruit is a fenced bush park of 1500 ha, with most of the animals that can also been found in Kruger National Park, except for the elephant. Guests of Ubuntu Bush House have access to Lionspruit. Park entry is approx. ZAR 60,00 / vehicle. You are allowed to leave the car in designated places, but note that there are wild animals roaming around.
The Kruger Park is one of the oldest National Parks of South Africa. Originally, only the part south of Skukuza was declared as National Park. Over time it evolved into what is now the Kruger Park. Krugerpark is part of the cross-border Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Together with Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and the Gonarezhou National Park, Manjinji Pan Sanctuary and Malipati Safari Area in Zimbabwe. In total the park covers an area of 35,000 km2.
The Ligwalagwala Conservancy was founded as part of a joint venture to re-introduce lions in smaller game reserves in Mpumalanga. This park of 15.000 ha is a combination of private farms of the local Matsamo community that are part of an economic development program for the whole community. The park was at first meant as a sanctuary for escaped lions from Kruger Park to integrate in their natural environment. Animals that created problems by killing cattle are given a second chance. You can also find leopard, rhino and buffalo in the park. It gives the nature lover a true bush experience and it lives up to the standards of other reserves like Timbavati in Kruger National Park and Sabie Sabie.
Lionspruit Private Nature reserve
Marloth Park Honorary Rangers
Kruger National Park
Checklist for mammals
Checklist voor birds
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