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Uninterrupted Bliss While Watching Lion Cubs

Lions of Marataba | January 11, 2019

The guests on my vehicle were a small but varied group. One lady has been living in Africa for eleven years and has travelled to many lodges and reserves throughout the region. Her friend of over 30 years was visiting her from their homeland of Switzerland with her 9 year old son. We had a …
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A Host Of Baby Animals At Marataba

Wildlife | January 11, 2019

With their small size, big eyes, and playful demeanour, baby animals are always fun to watch! With impala lambing season at an end, the bush is filled with young, thin-legged antelopes scrambling to keep up their mothers. Several guides were lucky enough to view a family of bat-eared foxes on the plains with, again, 4 …
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A Lion Kill With Many Twists

Lions of Marataba | December 13, 2018

After a great afternoon drive in the north-eastern section of the reserve, my guests and I came across a lion and a lioness about 300 metres from the lodge. They were moving west, and we only had a brief visual as they were crossing the road, but something told me that we would be seeing …
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Eco-lodge Luxury At Marataba

Marataba Mountain Lodge | December 11, 2018

Blogger Kristof Eyckmans shares his thoughts on a luxurious stay at Marataba Mountain Lodge: An eco-lodge is often regarded as a place where you need to cut back on luxury in return for a smaller footprint on the environment. Well, you couldn’t be more wrong at Marataba Mountain Lodge, where you can completely surrender to …
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An Incredible Night Sighting

Safari Experiences | November 16, 2018

Every game drive presents the possibility of a sighting you have never seen before, and may never see again. This was true for the night portion of a recent game drive. During this part of our afternoon game drives, we use spotlights to view any nocturnal creatures we come across. This allows us to view …
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A Sighting To Remember

Marataba Safari | November 12, 2018

A new guide, Josh Duffus, recently joined our team from our sister property, Madikwe Safari Lodge. I went along with him on his first game drive, and we came across a sighting to remember! We decided to head South with our guests, to an area where no other people were driving, so we could explore …
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Picture Blog: The Perfect Couples’ Getaway

Marataba Mountain Lodge | November 5, 2018

If you’re looking for the perfect couples’ getaway, then look no further than Marataba Mountain Lodge. Here guest Giselle Boacin shares the beautiful photos from her romantic break with us…

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Guest Blog: Magical Honeymoon Memories At Marataba

Honeymoon Experiences | October 24, 2018

Michelle Choi and her husband chose Marataba Safari Lodge as the last stop on their honeymoon. Take a look at their honeymoon memories… “My husband and I wanted to end our honeymoon on a safari and we couldn’t have made a better decision. “Marataba exceeded all of our expectations – from the friendly staff, to the …
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