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The small farming town of Malalane is only 3km from the southern Malelane Gate entrance into the Kruger National Park and intimate encounters with the park’s 150+ mammals and profusion of birds and reptiles.
Malalane is safari country, located approximately 400km from Johannesburg and Pretoria, both major cities reached easily via the N4 northern highway.
The surrounding environment is classed as Lowveld bushveld with a sub-tropical climate. Heavy downpours occur in summer and can cease at a moment’s notice with the sun beating down seconds later, bringing a feeling of freshness to the air.
Malalane affords the visitor a chance to spend time in the African bush without compromising on luxury. Being so close to natural beauty, the faint sounds of the bush is all that interrupts the peaceful silence.
Things to do
Try an exciting guided bush walk for a chance to appreciate your surroundings, The walks commence at the nearby Skukuza camp in Kruger Park and are conducted twice daily by armed rangers.
The Kruger National Park has ranger-guides available to take you on a 6 hour game drive in an open roof 4x4 vehicle and an opportunity to see the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino).
For a less hurried option, self-drive Kruger Park to spend time at the various waterholes and other fantastic photo stops.
Take a late afternoon drive to Mathekenyane, a lookout point south of Skukuza to watch a famed African sunset.
Support local communities by opting for an eco-tour of the Ligwalagwala Conservancy south of Malalane. The conservancy has most mammals, barring the elephant, and is run by the local Matsamo tribe as part of an upliftment programme introduced in the early 90s.
Visit the Leopard Creek Country Club for a round of golf on their championship course amongst roaming wildlife.
Driving west will take you to Mpumalanga’s national heritage sites... Show more