THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Established in 1926, the Kruger Park Game Reserve is without doubt, one of Africa’s largest and most precious of natural attractions and conservation areas. Almost 20 000 square kilometres of savannah plains, mountains and tropical forests, provide a home to the Big 5 – Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard, as well as a multitude of antelope and other large and small mammals.
Birdlife is also prolific and fantastic, with almost 500 species, including Eagles, Owls, Storks, Vultures, Bustards, Hornbills, Kites, the large Ostrich and South Africa’s national bird – the Secretary Bird. Muluwa Lodge is an easy 45-minute drive to the “Numbi” Gate, which gives you access to the southern section of the park, including the Skukuza, Malelane, Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge regions.

THE PANORAMA ROUTE

Running almost parallel to the western boundary of the Kruger Park, the Panorama Route features many fascinating natural and historical attractions. In the north, the Blyde River Canyon meanders deeply like a mystical serpent, venting its thoughts down various spectacular waterfalls. Also known as the Motlatse Canyon, this is the third largest canyon on earth, but boasts the title of the largest “green” canyon on earth. The canyon is a remarkable geological feature, with “God’s Window” providing a vantage point across many miles, “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” showing off what centuries of forceful water can do to the sandstone bedrock, and the “Three Rondavels” giving us the names of the wives of an ancient African Bapedi king.
The area is steeped in parts of South African history, in particular the 1900 Anglo Boer War, which becomes obvious when visiting the “Lom Tom” Victorian canon. The small towns of Lydenburg, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest and Graskop also offer fantastic insights into the important history of the area, from the “gold rush” in 1873 to the heritage architecture prevalent through many buildings and monuments.

THE SUDWALA CAVES

Presumed to be the oldest caves in the world, formed over a period of 3000-million years, the Sudwala caves were home to prehistoric man approximately 1.8 million years ago. They are set in dolomite rock and feature microbial fossils. The caves were also used by the Swazi people as shelter during various power struggles for the throne. More recently, the main chamber of the caves has played host to live music and singing concerts.

ACIVITIES IN THE AREA

The Lowveld area of South Africa can be called “the centre of adventure.” Energetic visitors can jump in and go white water rafting, speed up and go zip-lining and quad biking, fall off a mountain with the Graskop Big Swing or fall out and try sky-diving.
The more relaxed visitor can soar with the eagles in a hot air balloon, step out on numerous walking and hiking trails, take in the aromas of the Lowveld Botanical Gardens or marvel at the ancient rock formations of the Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.
Interactive souls can engage with the Chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Chimp Eden or marvel at the big-eye characters within the Hazyview Reptile Park.

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Now THIS is the perfect view on International Giraffe day, don't you think?

As seen from on of our 12 Luxury Tented Suites at Muluwa Lodge.
Our rates are great, but our views are even greater! 😉 ... See more

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Our 12 air-conditioned safari tents offer Muluwa’s guests a luxurious bush-stay with magnificent views from individual private wooden decks.

Equipped with a stocked mini-bar, each tent ... See more

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Many of the guests that arrive at Muluwa Lodge are blown away by just how big our estate is, and how beautiful the surrounding scenery is.

Plus we have peaceful wildlife enjoying the grounds too. ... See more

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Nothing beats seeing one of the most ferocious, and vicious animals in the wild!!

It is quite a treat to find a honey badger in the wild, as they are quite skittish creatures, keeping to themselves ... See more

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Buffalo Soldiers.
Kruger National Park

📷 by Kurt Safari Company

The Kruger National Park is a just a 45 minute drive away from Muluwa Lodge. The nearest entrance is Numbi Gate.

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The Muluwa Lodge Luxury Suites are spacious, luxurious, and very cosy!

We have 2 of these suites, each with their own private plunge pools with a view over the lowveld, plus an indoor and outdoor ... See more

6 months ago

Hello Friday!!

Sunrise this morning, rising above the Muluwa pool. Taken by Stuart, our GM

Wishing you a beautiful day to come 😊

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Nature lovers and conservation enthusiasts will really appreciate a visit to Chimp Eden, (the Jane Goodall Institute South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary.)

They do incredible work with rescued ... See more

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“Staring contest. Every Monday could start like this 😍🦒 never got this close to wild living giraffes by foot (I refuse to visit zoos). But this is how a morning could look like at Muluwa ... See more

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"Her Royal Highness", a giraffe, popped by the lodge today.

Thelma got in on the action, as she does!
She probably asked her to sign her "auto-giraffe" too 😉

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