Bushwise Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the Crocodile River, Kruger National Park, South Africa. This river forms the park’s southern boundary and provides a water resource for wildlife when it is scarce in winter.
Every month of the year has its appeal in this region, although the drier months of August and September are good for game-viewing when the animals are easier to see. The bushveld surrounding Crocodile River, Kruger National Park, South Africa at this time is very dry.
The rains break usually in October or November which transforms this wilderness into a verdant jungle within a few weeks. Animals tend to disperse and many species no longer rely on waterholes and other resources, but there is an upsurge of migrant bird species and insect life. The rainy season peaks in December, January and February and then tails off in March and April.
Directions and Access
Bushwise Safari Lodge can be reached on excellent roads from Gauteng. There is a bus service from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Nelspruit. Guests can also fly to Nelspruit (KMIA airport). Lodge transfers can be arranged from and to KMIA and the Nelspruit bus depot.
Driving to Marloth Park from Johannesburg and Nelspruit
When leaving OR TAMBO Airport follow the road signs onto the N12 freeway heading towards Witbank. The N12 then joins the N4 freeway at the bypass to the town of Witbank going towards the city of Middelburg and then Nelspruit. Keep on the N4 through Nelspruit, towards Malelane and Maputo. After Nelspruit continue on the N4 going through the towns of Malelane and then Hectorspruit (on the left of the N4). About 9km (6 miles) after Hectorspruit you will see a sign that reads Marloth Park, turn left off the N4 onto a dirt road. After 5km (3 miles) you will come to an entrance gate to Marloth Park. You are now on a tar road. About 8km (5 miles) further you will find a road sign on your right hand side that reads Waterbok Street. Turn left. Continue for about 100 metres / yards; turn right into Swartwitpens Street at the Y-junction. Turn left into Njala Street and continue until you see a T-junction with the river and Kruger Park in front of you. Turn right 5 metres / yards before the T-junction at the Bushwise Safaris and Lodge sign.