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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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Outfoxed By An Unusual Animal Sighting

Walking Safaris | October 17, 2018

Bush walks are different to vehicle-based safaris, in that they are intended to draw attention to some of nature’s smaller features, like interesting plants and animal signs. Of course, one may come across a great animal sighting on the way, which is not an unwelcome outcome! A recent bush walk stands out in particular for …
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Sundowners With A Wild Twist

Cheetahs of Marataba | October 5, 2018

The magic of Marataba is that no sunset is ever the same here. The day of 27 September was one of the most rewarding for me as a guide. It began with spending time with a breeding herd of elephants swimming in the river in the early morning, and ended with an unexpected sighting of …
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The Beauty Is In The Details

Marataba Safari | September 26, 2018

“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” –Natalie Angier The beauty of Marataba isn’t only in the obvious – the view of sweeping mountains around every corner, a lioness walking past a safari vehicle, or a golden sunset over the water – although those moments are spectacular in themselves. Beauty is found …
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Two Cheetahs and an Unsuspecting Warthog

Uncategorized | September 14, 2018

One of the reasons sightings of predators are so highly sought after on safari, other than their relative rarity in the bush, is the potential for action when we do see them. For example, on a kill, which many of us have only watched on nature documentaries. But the reality is to see something like …
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10 Entertaining Behaviours of Giraffes

10 Entertaining Behaviours of Giraffes

Marataba Safari | August 31, 2018

We see a lot of giraffes here at Marataba, and one thing that never ceases to entertain me is their funny behaviour. It really is endearing and has prompted me to list the top 10 giraffe sightings I enjoy most: Seeing a head poking out the top of a tree, with lips pursed in a …
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