ECO-FRIENDLY BUSH COMFORT
Eco-friendly Accommodation Marloth Park – Mpumalanga. Check in: 14:00 ; Check out: 10:00
From R375 per person sharing *Incl. Breakfast
Green Kruger Lodge is nestled in the conservancy area of Marloth Park, bordering the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Inspired by the Baobab which symbolizes endurance, conservation, creativity, ingenuity and dialogue, Green Kruger Lodge aims to create awareness that we can all make a difference and serves as an example of an environmentally sustainable tourist destination.
There is an abundance of free-roaming wildlife in Marloth Park which can be viewed from the comfort of a sun-filled eco-friendly strawbale room, the open communal dining and lounge are, or by taking a walk through the African Bushveld.
Big 5 sightings are a common occurrence from the lookout which is just a short walk from the lodge. Marloth Park also has a special Rhino programme where all possible security measures are in place to keep these magnificent animals safe from poachers.
The well-appointed rooms, warm hospitality, natural beauty and prolific wildlife make this an ideal safari getaway.
Green Kruger Lodge has taken a minimalistic, eco-friendly approach to the concept of luxury and comfort with a special consideration for environmental sustainability.
The 4 sunlit, en-suite bedrooms overlooking raw African bush provide guests with the incredible experience of waking up to an abundance of wild fauna and flora right outside their door. The rooms have a queen sized bed which is fitted with luxury linen. The en-suite bathroom has a toilet and shower; and for the adventurous there is also an outdoor shower.
Rooms also have tea/coffee facilities and a fan.Check Availability & Book Online
At Green Kruger Lodge guests can unwind and bask in the sights and sounds of nature. Take a short walk to the look-out point where many have enjoyed Big 5 sightings. Follow the footpaths made by Zebra, Kudu, Rooibok, Duiker, Giraffe, Warthog for an ideal ?foot safari ?. Green Kruger Lodge is a birding paradise where one often gets to hear the call of the Fish Eagle.
Cool down at the splash pool or go swimming and enjoy braai area on the banks of the Crocodile River at the nearby Municipal grounds. Another option for swimming is at the Watergat restaurant where you can relax in the shade. Phumula Kruger Bar & Restaurant and Jabula Lodge Bar & Restaurant are also great dining options.
Other popular activities include the Kruger Park Night Drive, Crocodile River Game Drive, Horse Trails, Open Vehicle Kruger National Park Safari, Swazi Cultural Village Tour, Lionspruit Bush Breakfast and Guided Kruger Walk.
GREEN KRUGER LODGE: GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Recycling, Responsible body products, Local & Organic produce, Eco Architecture, Water Wise practices, Sustainable energy acumen, Land rehabilitation, Conservation.
It is Green Kruger Lodge ?s vision to consistently create awareness about the importance of being environmentally friendly while meeting the needs of eco-tourists and those wanting a Bushveld breakaway. Although luxury and service are of paramount importance the primary focus from the beginning has beenenvironmental sustainability and Fair Trade principals; having a genuine caring attitude and behavior towards the environment and the community.
As part of their conservation efforts Green Kruger involved in a project were they remove invasive alien species, protecting water resources and allowing the indigenous flora to flourish.
Green Kruger Lodge has adopted the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” ethos as a way of life. All glass, tin, cardboard and plastic waste is recycled.
The lodge was constructed in an environmentally conscious way in order to keep a low carbon footprint. Over 80% of the structure consists of recycled organic material. 50% of the walls were built with straw-bales, a pure waste product of wheat farming, which provides excellent insulation. The foundations back-fill and some of the clay-sand used for dipping the straw-bales were collected from the local dump-site. The boma was constructed from left-over building material. The headboards for the beds were made from left-over building material. The footpath was filled with left-over gravel and rocks from the surrounding bushveld.
Due to the green design of the buildings less energy is required in terms of lighting and temperature control. To further conserve energy all light bulbs have been upgraded to energy saving or LED, and energy efficient gas geysers (no pilot light) have been installed. The gas stove and the refrigerators are also low wattage. Green Kruger is in the process of installing a solar system where all lighting throughout the establishment will be powered by the African sun.
A biodegradable and eco-friendly pesticide was used during the building of the straw-bale walls and the thatch roof. The pesticide used also serves as a natural fire-retardant. Two bat houses have been erected in hopes that the bat population will control the mosquitoes in the summer months, lowering the requirement for mosquito repellents. Guest are however provided with biodegradable mosquito repellent.
Every effort is make to serve meals made from local, organic, free range and responsible ingredients, as far as possible. Green Kruger Lodge has adopted cooking methods and recipes that help to minimize energy consumption and food waste.
In an effort to save water Green Kruger Lodge only offers showers instead of baths, and all the showers have water saving shower heads. There is a ?Sheet & Towel Re-use Program ? in place, an additional fee will be charged for daily fresh sheets / towels every day
Green Kruger Lodge provides training and green education for their staff so that they are aware of how to save water and energy during their day to day activities. This green lifestyle is also shared with guests in hopes that these tips will assist, inspire or enhance sustainable living.Check Availability & Book Online