Saturday March 24, 2018

The Marlothii Conservancy

The Marlothii Conservancy is registered with the Mpumalanga Parks Board as an Urban Conservancy and was the first in Mpumalanga to do so. It aims to generate interest and active participation by registered land owners, accredited residents and the business community in the conservation of indigenous and endemic fauna and flora and the protection of the environment in the area based on scientific principles of nature conservation and sustainable utilization of the area's natural resources. The Conservancy exists in partnership with the Marloth Park Honorary Rangers and the Marloth Park Property Owners Association. You can see our registration certificate by clicking here and read a brief historical note by clicking here.

Meetings take place at 09:00 on the second Tuesday of each month in the Boardroom of Hank van Rooyen Park. All those interested in conservation are welcome to attend and contribute. THE NEXT MEETING IS THE AGM ON 14TH APRIL 2015.

Amongst the current concerns are the following, many of which we do in partnership with the Honorary Rangers:

  • Animal Husbandry: the degradation of the veldt and the excessive number of impala
  • The Marloth Park Forum (comprising the marlothii Conservancy, the Honorary Rangersand the Property Owners Association) and the plan to achieve a 50/50 Partnership with the Municipality in managing the veldt and the infrastructure
  • The threat of mineral exploration (and ultimately exploitation) in the area surrounding Marloth Park
  • Education of Property Owners regarding proper care of their stands
  • Contrrol of alien vegatation




Minutes:-   06th NOVEMBER 2014


A new era in joint cooperation and public participation commenced yesterday 05th November 2014 in Marloth Park.


A meeting between  Nkomazi Local Municipality[NKLM] , Marloth Park Property Owners Association [MPPOA] together with The Honorary Rangers and Marlothi Conservancy [jointly known as the FORUM] and Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Authority[ MTPA]. The meeting was Chaired by Chief Operations Manager for Nkomazi Mr. Vincent Bhiya and attended by the committee members and executives of the organisations involved including the Municipal Manager for Nkomazi; Mr. Dan Ngwenya.

Read more: Marloth Park Forum Press Release



An overview


Many years ago a gravel pit was established along Olifant Drive to provide decomposed granite for road building. This resultant excavation was left in a neglected and unsightly state. In 2010 Fenja te Horst, a founding member of Marlothii Conservancy initiated a project to rehabilitate this dormant depression in the open veld

Read more: Gruispan Overview

The tree listing and mapping project enables lists of trees to be compiled and to be mapped via google Maps. Read about it here ..

The AGM was held on Saturday 5 April 2014 at 10.00 at Henk van Rooyen. Minutes and Office Bearers' reports may be found here

Nature/Bird walks Commencing on 21st October 2014, bird walks hosted by the Conservancy will take place on the third Saturday of every month at Henk van Rooyen Park at 06h00 until 31st March 2015 thereafter the starting time will be changed to 08h00 for the winter months

The birding module contains Bird Sightings Lists maintained by the Conservancy and by users
with administration privileges. It includes the sightings from the weekly Marloth Park bird walks
and users can also maintain their own bird lists. Reference is made to the BLSA Bird List 2013
and to the latest Roberts and Sasol Guides.

Click here to go straight to sightings reports or use the Birding menu at the top of the page
for more options.


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