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What is a Pangolin

Meet the Pangolin – The World’s Most Trafficked Animal

Special Days | February 16, 2018

What is a Pangolin? Described as the ‘scaly anteater’, the pangolin is a small termite-eating mammal, known for its unusual appearance, incredibly long tongue, and ability to roll into a perfect ball when threatened. Pangolins are covered in scales (the only mammal with such a covering) made of keratin – the same fibrous protein forming …
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Love Marataba even more

Five Reasons to Love Marataba Even More

Honeymoon Experiences | February 12, 2018

An immemorial land, where the Waterberg Mountains have stood sentinel over the game-rich plains of the Marakele for aeons, sets the scene for another tale as old as time… We give you five reasons to love Marataba South Africa even more! Hint hint a Miss Mara sunset cruise is ideal for a romantic proposal, honeymoon treat, …
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On the Lookout for Leopards

On the Lookout for Leopards

Leopards of Marataba | February 9, 2018

On the Lookout for Leopards On a recent afternoon game drive, we were treated to a very special sighting of not one, but two of the most elusive of the Big Five. It was a very warm afternoon, and while we sat watching a large herbivore rolling around in a mud wallow, I heard alarm …
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Lion

The Pitter-Patter of New Paws

Lions of Marataba | January 31, 2018

We first suspected that our resident lion pride’s next generation of cubs would be on the way about six months ago, when one of the adult lionesses was seen mating on numerous occasions. Her male cub was coming into his independence and she, having gone back into estrous, began nudging him out of the pride. …
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Mamba vs. Mfezi, Snake fight

Mamba vs. Mfezi: A Battle to the Death

Wildlife | January 24, 2018

Mamba vs. Mfezi We don’t see snakes all that often at Marataba, which usually comes as a great relief to our guests (or disappointment – depending on their perspective). In the African bush, there are many creatures to be weary of but, of them all, the most feared are likely snakes. This innate fear is …
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The benefits of my year spent in the bush

The benefits of my year spent in the bush

General | January 19, 2018

I am a MORE Digital Wildlife Storyteller. I move between our safari lodges and spend most of my time in the bush. My role (and passion) is to bring the bush closer to people around the world, communicating stories of wild encounters and sharing images of fascinating sightings from myself, our field guides and our …
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Tips for Beginner Photographers

10 Non-Technical Tips for Beginner Photographers on Safari 

Photography | December 14, 2017

Tips for Beginner Photographers After months of planning, you are finally here and ready for your safari. It could be your first time, or maybe you are a returning safari veteran. Either way, your goal is to bring home some incredible wildlife shots from the trip. We’ve compiled some non-technical tips that everyone can and …
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The Trail Less Travelled | Trails Lodge | Marataba South Africa

The trail less travelled

Marataba Trails Lodge | December 8, 2017

The trail less travelled Not sure if Trails Lodge offers the right kind of safari experience for you? Read today’s blog by trail guide Andre Nell on the trail safari to find out more about this walk on the wild side… The exciting prospect of booking an African safari can suddenly feel a bit daunting …
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