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The Trails

Marataba Walking Trails offers the intrepid walker a standalone opportunity to walk in the wild. This one-on-one experience is highly personal, utterly exclusive, and located in some of Africa’s most breathtaking and unexplored terrain.

Marataba is blessed with a great diversity of eco-systems and landscapes. The trails make use of different areas of the reserve, and a variety of trails options are available, differing in respect of degree of difficulty and fitness required. Trails range from trekking over the top of the Kransberg range, to traversing through gorges. Regardless of the route, the one thing that remains consistent is the likelihood of encountering wildlife along the way.


These trails follow the natural river course, and are great for ‘bumping’ into general game. Walkers will traverse to some of the bigger waterholes which attract a number of animal species, including hippo.


These trails descend into the gorges of the Waterberg Mountains. Here walkers will traverse into unchartered areas of the reserve only accessible by foot. There may even be an opportunity to have a swim in one of the fresh water pools!


A few of the longer trails move up and over some of the mountains in the reserve into neighbouring valleys. The vistas from these trails are second-to-none, presenting Africa in all its vastness.


There is significant history to this the reserve, and these trails will offer walkers the opportunity to see cave paintings, iron age ruins and other relics of The Stone Age.