Malelane is a small town on the southern border of the Kruger National Park. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and winter vegetables. Malelane was proclaimed in 1949 and the name was adapated from the Swazi expression ‘eMlalani’ which means place of the palms. Malelane makes for an especially good base for day trips into the Kruger Park.
Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, Malelane lies in an area known as the Onderberg, which includes the towns of Louw’s Creek, Kaapmuiden, Hectorsspruit and Komatipoort. This area is partially surrounded by high mountains and is known for its variety of indigenous plants and trees. Malelane is a paradise for bird lovers and offers the tourist a wide variety of interesting and relaxing pastimes.