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July on Safari – News From the Bush

July on Safari – News From the Bush

Marataba Safari | August 14, 2018

Guests spent nearly two hours watching two young, male lions resting near the river, while a female leopard hung out in a tree above them. She was clearly disturbed by their presence, but seemed to relax when they left shortly after sunset. The guides, about to follow suite, then spotted a male leopard walking beneath …
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The Tree of Life: Shepherd’s Tree

The Tree of Life: Shepherd’s Tree

Safari Experiences | August 3, 2018

Marataba has a number of fascinating trees and shrubs with various traditional medicinal uses and beliefs attached to them. One that is significant in the Waterberg area is the shepherd’s tree. The reason it’s called a shepherd’s tree is because it occurs in hot, arid areas throughout Southern Africa and provides much-needed shade for shepherds …
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The Seldom-Seen Caracal

The Seldom-Seen Caracal Puts in an Appearance

Wildlife | July 20, 2018

Recently, I had a group of guests who witnessed a very special animal on safari. These guests are seasoned safari goers and thus on their game drives, were more interested in seeing the smaller creatures. Out one afternoon, I heard a group of guinea fowl alarming. I slowed the vehicle to look for them and, …
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June on Safari – News From the Bush

June on Safari – News From the Bush

Wildlife | July 10, 2018

We can’t believe another month has already flown by! On 21 June, we passed the winter solstice, so the days are slowly starting to get longer. But winter is still in full force, and early mornings and evenings have been quite chilly. Not to be deterred, we’ve had another great month of wildlife viewing. The …
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Marataba Mountain Lodge – More Than a Name Change

Marataba Mountain Lodge – More Than a Name Change

More Lodges and Hotels | July 6, 2018

A change is as good as a holiday! And the new Mountain Lodge (previously Trails Lodge) offers a new and improved getaway experience.   On 1 June 2018, MORE unveiled this enhanced mountainside retreat in its Marataba South Africa Concession of the Marakele National Park. The concept of the converted Mountain Lodge puts renewable solar energy at …
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Safari at Marataba

Safari at Marataba – Some Kind of Magical

Safari Experiences | June 29, 2018

‘Magical Marataba’ – it’s more than alliteration. It really does put into words the almost indescribable allure of Marataba. It’s unlike anywhere else I have been before on safari. With the combination of its mountains, glowing red with the sunrise, and water systems that flow through the plains, Marataba is the kind of natural wonder …
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Female Guides

Female Guides: Anything You Can Do, I Can Do…

Our People | June 22, 2018

In a largely male dominated industry, Marataba’s guiding team stands out amongst the crowd. Of our 12 guides (including junior guides from NJ MORE Field Guide College) six are women – an unusual and progressive roster. Like most outdoor professions, field guide roles are predominately held by men. ‘Back then’, in its nascence, safari was …
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May on Safari – News From the Bush

May on Safari – News From the Bush

Safari Experiences | June 15, 2018

During May, the general game viewing was top class, as usual, with consistent sightings of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, and antelope. But the quality of lion sightings was exceptional! Many guests were fortunate enough to see some of the lion cubs who are running around the reserve at the moment. One of the month’s highlights …
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