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Field guide diaries walking trails

The Field Guide Diaries – Walking Trails

At dawn, myself and another guide Russell Anderson met our two guests, and after an invigorating cup of coffee, we all set out for one of our morning walking trails. Trail walks give nature enthusiasts a great opportunity to enjoy the little things: the feel of the soil beneath our shoes, the wind on our …
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animal sighting

Outfoxed By An Unusual Animal Sighting

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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Into the Wild

Into the Wild…

Marataba Mountain 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 Mountain Lodge, as a visiting student trails …
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Walking back in time

Walking back in time at Marataba Mountain Lodge

As experienced on a Gorge and Special Interest Trail by MORE’s Digital Content Producer, Ingrid Nemorin It was still dark outside when a friendly knock on my door signalled my 6am wake-up call. I quickly finished packing up my gear and made sure I was warmly dressed before making my way to the guest area …
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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

As trails guides, we are frequently asked what our guests can expect when embarking on a walk through the wilds of Marataba. To give a short answer will not be fair, nor true to the activity or the wonder of exploring the bush. So then, what can one expect? Expect to be woken by a …
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Making tracks

Making tracks…

Marataba welcomes young explorers and offers interactive activities for the whole family. One of our most popular activities for kids is animal track identification and casting. Recently, our guide Andre took two of our young guests out on an afternoon drive to learn about animal tracks. Tracks can be preserved and collected by making plaster casts of them, …
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Three days at Marataba Mountain Lodge

Three days at Marataba Mountain Lodge, by Guide Shaun Jenkinson

I was lucky enough to spend three amazing days at Marataba Mountain Lodge, which has just been rated as one of the top 5 Trails Lodges in Africa by Captured in Africa Exclusive Safaris. Not only did it make it into the Top 5, but it was also the only lodge in South Africa to …
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Evenings at Marataba Mountain Lodge

What makes evenings at Marataba Mountain Lodge so special

No matter the season, there is always a fire burning at Marataba Mountain Lodge after sunset. It’s a really special time of day where our guests gather and share stories; where new friendships are forged and older relationships cemented. After dark at Marataba is more special than most, and here’s three reasons why: The skies …
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Marataba Trails Lodge bucket list

Five reasons why Marataba Mountain Lodge should be on your bucket list

Experiencing the magic of the African bush on foot is a unique experience in itself, and should be on any avid hiker’s bucket list. But why should you choose to enjoy this activity at Marataba Mountain Lodge specifically? Here are five simple reasons. The eco-chic design. Stone, wood, metal and natural materials combine to create …
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What you need to know about Marataba Walking Trails

What you need to know about Marataba Walking Trails

  A very warm welcome, fellow walking enthusiast! We specialise in hiking trails in what many have called the most breath-taking scenery in the world. We’ll guide you into semi tropical gorges, along the grassy plains of the Waterberg, and into crystal clear rock pools fed straight out of sandstone cliffs. You may also encounter …
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