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Marataba Trails Lodge

Marataba Trails Lodge was designed and created for hikers who are looking for diverse and challenging trails in a spectacularly beautiful Big 5 private reserve where a rich abundance of wildlife roams free.

Marataba Trails Lodge is perched on the side of the mountain, with 180 degree views into Waterfall Valley. It is utterly remote, in a wilderness world of its own for never more than 8 guests at a time. The original brief to the architect and interior designer was simple. Every stone, ledge, window, piece of furniture and soft finish had to take its cue from the natural environment. The essence here is on the outside, and the lodge had to complement and enhance that – not compete with it. But at the same time every comfort had to be met, and no compromise was to be made on the quality of every single element a guest would encounter through their senses. Only the finest of materials (from timber to cotton sheeting) were to be used and carefully put together in imaginatively simple ways. And finally, to respect the earth.

The result was an off-the-grid ‘Scandi-Safari’ style luxury lodge perched lightly on the earth and fully powered by the sun’s energy. Those seeking a digital detox will find it here.

We have decided to enhance the overall Marataba Trails Lodge experience by offering a greater choice for optional afternoon activities. While the key experience remains the hiking trails, we have modified the schedule to allow guests to enjoy a full hike in the morning, while experiencing a traditional vehicle safari on the Big 5 Marataba Reserve, or a Miss Mara boat safari in the afternoon.

A new Rock Pool will be launched July 2017.

MARATABA TRAILS LODGE, QUICK FACTS

  • 5 Luxury Suites for 8 guests
  • Children of 16 and older welcome. (Strictly no under 16 policy)
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
  • No electricity, but limited solar power available.

Click here to download a comprehensive fact sheet on Marataba Trails Lodge

RATES

  • 11th January 2017 - 30th April 2017
  • Trails Lodge, Luxury Eco Suite
  • Double: R8,110.00 per person per night sharing
  • Single: R12,165.00 per person per night single
  • 1st May 2017 - 31st August 2017
  • Double: R6,895.00 per person per night sharing
  • Single: R10,343.00 per person per night single
  • 1st September 2017 - 30th November 2017
  • Double: R9,010.00 per person per night sharing
  • Single: R13,515.00 per person per night single
  • 1st December 2017 - 17th December 2017
  • Double: R6,895.00 per person per night sharing
  • Single: R10,343.00 per person per night single
  • 18th December 2017 - 3rd January 2018 (peak season - minimum 3 night stay)
  • Double: R10,365.00 per person per night sharing
  • Single: R15,548.00 per person per night single
  • 4th January 2018 - 10th January 2018
  • Double: R9,010.00 per person per night sharing
  • Single: R13,515.00 per person per night single
  • 100 ZAR = 7.72 USD

    INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MARATABA TRAILS LODGE

    INCLUDES:

    Accommodation in a Luxury Suite; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of beers, spirits & house wines); Daily bush walks with FGASA qualified Field Guides; Bush Walk refreshments & snacks; 

    EXCLUDES:

    Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers not specified; Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases Any additional extras will be for the guests account

    Entrance Fee:  R250 per adult per stay/R120per child per stay

    Conservation Levy: R110 per person per stay