Crocodile Kruger Safari Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Crocodile Kruger Safari Lodge Marloth Park
Travel Blogs from Marloth Park
... at the water hole there were another 10 to 20 elephants (later joined by the previous 8 we had observed) having a sip of water. There were also numerous waterbuck enjoying some beachside activities. As we continued on our travels we observed several giraffe, the ever present impala (or it's derivatives), and on the final leg of the trip, a herd of cape buffalo, some of which were less than 20 feet away, including ...
... the Kruger is just down the road, so apart from the animals here we can also spot some by the river on the other side of the fence when they come down to drink. We saw an elephant in the distance and some hippos lying in the sun. The pool is very cold despite the 35C heat as it cools down a lot during the night. It is the middle of their winter here! Cooking lunch was a failure as the electricity kept blowing. It's a good job that we are aiming to eat out most ...
... of the low temperature and it was freezing! Luckily we had been warned so had gloves, scarves and beanies along with many clothing layers and extra blankets. The density of wild animals was surprising. We saw hundreds of impala, kudu and wildebeest. Four families of elephant, closest about 50m, four solitary rhino, two individual buffalo and the five lions (twice). Lots of basking ...
The started sunny cloudless and hot, but a breeze did get up in the afternoon. Overnight we had decided not to have a really early start, so I had a walk around the camp before breakfast. Hippos we grunting well in the river and there was quite a bit of bird life though mainly calls that were unknown to me. However I added a few species to our list including another lifer, Arrow-marked Babbler.
As well as the earlier scorpion, we have had many more endearing neighbours in camp. At various times we've shared our plots with a nursing bats, monitor lizards and mongoose. We're still hoping to use Pete's UV torch to find some scorpions by night (they fluoresce). In the days, we've continued to sedately pootle the highways and byways between our various night halts, steadily seeing more animals and plants doing unfamiliar things. Pete feeds us with a ...