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Malalane is 10 minutes away from Malalane Gate entering Kruger National Park. Malalane means “the place of small lala palms". King Mswati’s Emlalani regiment was named after where the town now stands.

Malalane town was planned in the form of a wagon wheel and the town was established on 6 July 1949.

In 1985 when a new rest camp Berg-en-Dal was opened in Kruger National Park, Malalane Gate was named as one of the main entrances into the park, leading to an increase in tourism in this farming area. Malalane now offers various lodging ranging from Bed and Breakfast, guesthouses, 4- and 5-star lodges and private game reserves – offering services to satisfy all types of travellers.

For more information, contact the Tourism centre on (013) 790-1193 or email


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Use the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

By car[edit]

Take the N4 highway east from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Have cash at hand for the toll gates. Pass through Mbombela. Malalane is 70 km past Mbombela on the N4.

Travel around Malalane by car and get an eyeful of the beautiful scenery and meandering mountain passes. The Malalane Gate entrance to the Kruger Park is 6 km past Malalane.

By train[edit]

Spoornet operates regular trains west to Johannesburg via Middelburg, Witbank and Pretoria, and east to Komatipoort on the border with Mozambique. From Komatipoort you can take a Mozambiquan train east to Maputo.

The Malalane train station at the corner of Station and Factory Streets.

Get around[edit]



Golf clubs include:

  • Leopard Creek Country Club- Situated near Malelane in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park. The 360-hectare development is bordered to the north and the west by the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Leopard Creek is primarily reserved for the use of members and guests; they do however allow limited booking through selected lodges in the area.
  • Malalane Golf Club - Malalane Golf club is a jewel in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, and is definitely a must for every golf enthusiast. Situated in the picturesque Onderberg is this beautiful 9-hole course that poses a real challenge to every golfer.

Visit the Kruger National Park


Inkwazi Shopping Centre in Malalane


Hamiltons - towards the Malalane Gate entrance to the Kruger Park

Spar Diner - centre of town




Go next[edit]

Take the N4 to Mozambique, even if it's only for sightseeing (passport needed). You can enter Krugerpark at the Malalane Gate. Go towards the south and visit Eswatini/Swaziland (passport needed).

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