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Marataba Mountain Lodge – More Than a Name Change

Marataba Mountain Lodge – More Than a Name Change

A change is as good as a holiday! And the new Mountain Lodge (previously Trails Lodge) offers a new and improved getaway experience.   On 1 June 2018, MORE unveiled this enhanced mountainside retreat in its Marataba South Africa Concession of the Marakele National Park. The concept of the converted Mountain Lodge puts renewable solar energy at …
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Exclusive Yoga Retreats

Marataba Mountain Lodge – EXCLUSIVE YOGA RETREATS

Find Your Zen in the Mountains at Marataba Mountain Lodge…  Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg, yet Marakele National Park feels thousands of miles away. Its mountains and plains, fed by winding rivers and home to wild herds, are much like they were aeons ago. As the safari vehicle climbs up through the Waterberg range …
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Tips for Beginner Photographers

10 Non-Technical Tips for Beginner Photographers on Safari 

Tips for Beginner Photographers After months of planning, you are finally here and ready for your safari. It could be your first time, or maybe you are a returning safari veteran. Either way, your goal is to bring home some incredible wildlife shots from the trip. We’ve compiled some non-technical tips that everyone can and …
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The Trail Less Travelled | Trails Lodge | Marataba South Africa

The trail less travelled

The trail less travelled Not sure if Mountain Lodge offers the right kind of safari experience for you? Read today’s blog by trail guide Andre Nell on the trail safari to find out more about this walk on the wild side… The exciting prospect of booking an African safari can suddenly feel a bit daunting …
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August in Review, from Head Guide Adriaan Mulder

August is a beautiful time of year in the bush, as icy cold mornings make way for much milder temperatures. This being said, a significant cold front moved through most of the country, which caused animals to seek shelter. Thankfully this soon ended, and sightings became plentiful – elephant came to drink water along the …
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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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Vlog: Cape Clawless Otter sighting at Marataba Mountain Lodge

The Cape clawless otter belongs to the family Lutrinae and consists of 4 species in Africa. You will find them wherever dams, lakes, streams or rivers support a food base that includes crabs, frogs, fish and other small food sources. They will forage by poking their clawless digits under rocks and into crevices to find …
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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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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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