Home of the Wild is a self-catering villa. Even if you opt for having someone come and home cook for you, it is still nice to fill the fridge with the food and drinks you like. There is a small supermarket and a butcher at the Bush Center in Marloth Park (10 min drive), otherwise there are large, European-style supermarkets in both Komatipoort and Malelane, between 20 and 30 minutes away.
Eating out is of course part of the pleasure of being on holiday. There are at least five restaurants in Marloth Park, with many more 15-30 minutes away. We have started collecting our list of personal favourites:
Jabula Lodge, Kurper Avenue, Marloth Park
This is where the locals meet. Great atmosphere, excellent food and if you’re lucky you’ll spot bushbaby on the roof.
Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club, Crocodile Avenue, Komatipoort
You don’t need to play golf to enjoy the setting and the view. Overlooking where Crocodile River and Komati River meet, you will spot lots of wildlife while you eat on the terrace. This is the very southeastern corner of Kruger National Park, bordering Mozambique.
Ngwenya Lodge, Tenbosch Road, Komatipoort
The restaurant is right down by the river, there are spotlights at night. Fabulous combination of eating, drinking and spotting animals!
Phumula Lodge, Rinkhals Avenue, Marloth Park
Relaxed atmosphere with nice service and good quality food. Ideal with children also.
Tambarina, Rissik Street, Komatipoort
Delicious Mozambique food, just a drive away, and next to the border of Mozambique.