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Destination Bush Wedding

A WEDDING GONE WILD – THE DESTINATION BUSH WEDDING

More Lodges and Hotels | April 10, 2018

The popularity of destination weddings has taken off as couples look for unique experiences for themselves and to share with their guests. And there are few locations that can enchant like the Southern African bush. An immemorial land sets the scene for another tale as old as time… love. The magic of the game-filled plains …
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Exclusive Yoga Retreats

MARATABA TRAILS LODGE – EXCLUSIVE YOGA RETREATS

More Lodges and Hotels | April 10, 2018

Find Your Zen in the Mountains at Marataba Trails Lodge…  Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg, yet Marakele National Park feels thousands of miles away. Its mountains and plains, fed by winding rivers and home to wild herds, are much like they were aeons ago. As the safari vehicle climbs up through the Waterberg range …
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Mack & Madi Family Experience

MACK & MADI FAMILY EXPERIENCE – OUR FAMILY WELCOMES YOURS!

Families | April 10, 2018

As parents of twins – Mack and Madi – my late wife Britt (matriarch of the MORE family until her passing in 2016) and I learned first-hand what it meant to travel with young children. They don’t fit into prescribed timelines, and have specific needs when it comes to what they eat, where they sleep, …
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A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day

Safari Experiences | April 9, 2018

The clouds start to build up around noon. Guides scramble to get roofs on the vehicles for the afternoon safari. A typical summer thundershower is about to rain down on the mountains of Marataba. The rain hangs around longer than usual and dampens the sandy soil of the Waterberg. But it doesn’t stop the game …
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The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight

Marataba Safari | March 29, 2018

It is commonly believed that wings are the only physical feature that enable birds to roam the sky. But, a lightweight and aerodynamic body, as well as strong muscles, are also necessary for bird flight. Weight, lift, thrust and drag are the four forces of flight. The essential features of weight reduction are: light feathers; …
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Leopard by the Lodge

A Leopard by the Lodge

Wildlife | March 23, 2018

I recently had a sighting that, in the days following, I kept playing over in my head. It was just that awesome! Early in the morning of 7 March, it was still dark outside as we waited for our guests to trickle in for coffee before our game drive. During this time, the guides usually …
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild…

Marataba Trails Lodge | March 16, 2018

Marataba Trails Lodge is a very special place. Most of us lead busy lives, and there is nothing quite like being on foot in the African bush to help us reconnect with nature and simply ‘be’ in the environment we evolved from. One of my recent trips to Trails Lodge, as a visiting student trails …
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First safari experience

A Safari of Firsts

Miss Mara | March 6, 2018

I recently had the privilege of guiding a fantastic group of guests who were excited to see anything and everything – it was their first trip to South Africa and their very first safari. Think back to your first safari experience… the thrill that coursed through you at your first sighting of a towering giraffe; …
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