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Maruleng municipality is wedged between some of Limpopo prime tourist attractions, including the Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Reserve and Blyde River Canyon. Significant tourism related activities exist as well as numerous private lodges and guesthouses. An existing airport will play a significant role to increase tourist traffic and establish the area as a gateway to the Kruger and surrounding

Tourist attractions and facilities in Maruleng:

There are an estimated 2814 beds in 70 lodges 10 guesthouses and 10 resorts in the municipality. Estimated 70 to 80% of Lowveld luxury lodges.R527 route gives access to Khamai Reptile Park, Bombyx Mori Silk farm and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation centre. Maruleng municipality boasts major Private Game Reserves and 5-star luxury lodges, namely;

  • Thornbush and Kapama
  • Timbavati (home of the white lions)
  • Klaserie
  • Babule and Oliphants

It also houses Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre which is the world famous Cheetah breeding centre and Klaserie dam. The area falls within Limpopo Tourism “Valley of Oliphants” tourism route. Blyde river canon offers Bird watching (globally recognised and important bird area), Adventure tourism including hiking, white water Rafting, abseiling, hot air ballooning. The municipality serves as the centre of the Kruger 2 canyon Biosphere and has Drakensberg Mountain Range which has rock climbing, hiking and Mariepskop (scenic mountain view)