Snake talk

 John Webb will give a talk on Snakes found in Marloth Park, covering
Identification,Types of Venom and Anti-venom, Dispelling the myths about snakes, What to do when encountering a snake

Tuesday   4 July 2017 9.00 – 12.00 am Jabula Lodge, Kurper Street, Marloth Park - R35.00 per person -  includes tea /coffee & light snack
Places are limited. Please book with Genie Retief cell 082 464 6618 Email:  

Field Security: 0828281043

HR: 083 775 4409
Rangers: 082 802 5894

John Webb 0797785359 
Field Security 0828281043

Management of the species in Marloth Park is the responsibility of the Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism Authority


It is delegated to the Nkomazi Local Municipality


and is governed by South Africa Law, a major provision being the Mpumalanga Nature Conservation ACt 1998

There is further information on how the biodiversity of species should be managed throughout Mpumalanga in the Mpumalanga Biodiversity Conservation Plan Handbook although the only specific mention of Marloth Park is the Marlothii (Urban)Conservancy in Appendix 3  on page 81.

The Nature Conservation Act is important to Marloth Park as it governs how the game and the veldt should be managed and in particular, the requirements for game capture and relocation, the status of hunting in the park, the control of alien plants and how permits for capture must be issued. 

Section 4 defines the classification of animal and plant species:

(a) Schedule 1 to this Act are specially protected game;
(b) Schedule 2 to this Act are protected game;
(c) Schedule 3 to this Act are ordinary game; and
(d) Schedule 4 to this Act are protected wild animals.

These schedules can be seen in detail: Classification of Species

Sections 5 - 11 contain the general regulations for hunting, Section 9 applying specifically to Nature reserves

Sections 16 and 20  refer to the catching of game and require separate and different permits

Download the full Act of 1988 here

Our vision

hrOur vision is to support and assist the Nkomazi Municipality Conservation Department within Marloth Park with their management strategies and objectives while being an effective volunteer group. 
Read a brief  History of Honorary Rangers and the Conservancy

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