- Marataba Walking Trails are a Malaria-free Big 5 walking experience where guests immerse themselves in nature instead of just observing it.These are true wilderness trails, with no sign of civilization. It’s just you and the wilderness!
- Marataba Mountain Lodge is all about healthy living & guests are treated to an interactive culinary experience with Marataba’s chef who specializes in fresh, organic and delicious meals – many of which are prepared over an open fire.
- Spectacular 180 degree views into the Waterfall Valley are afforded due to the fact that Marataba Mountain Lodge is perched on the side of the mountain.
- Due to the lodge’s elevated location on a mountainside it is not recommended for elderly guests or guests who have any mobility restraints. The lodge has steep stairs and uneven terrain.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes
- Camp FencedNo
- Child PolicyNo children under 16 years
- SPAIn Room Massage Treatments Available On Request
- Cellphone SignalNo
- Malaria AreaNo
- Wheelchair FriendlyNo
- Back-up PowerOff The Grid
LocationMarakele National Park, Waterberg Region
Located within the Marakele National Park, Marataba Mountain Lodge is just 3.5 hours drive from Johannesburg.
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Rates & Special Offers
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- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges and a minimum 3 night stay may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
- Rates for self drive guests exclude Park Fees of R 363 per adult per stay, Guest Conservation Contribution Levy of R 154 per person per stay & Recovery & Rebuilding Levy of R 115 per person per night, which are to be paid at the lodge directly. Fees are subject to change, without prior notice.
- There will be a 50% single supplement on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
- Strictly no children under 16 years allowed.
About Marataba Mountain Lodge
Marataba Mountain Lodge is situated on the Kransberg Range and is part of the Waterberg Biosphere. Its trails extend over peaks and valleys, and promise some of the most spectacular scenery South Africa has to offer.
The Marakele Reserve is unique in respect of topography, flora and fauna.The variety of terrain and vegetation makes for a unique walking experience every time you leave the camp.These are true wilderness trails, with no sign of civilization. It’s just you and the wilderness.Marataba Mountain Lodge is all about healthy living, and guests are treated to an interactive culinary experience with Marataba’s chef who specializes in fresh, organic and delicious meals – many of which are prepared over an open fire.
Morning and afternoon trails depart from the camp each day, with the option of enjoying a full-day hike and picnic in winter.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.Evenings are spent in good company around the fire in the boma, learning about bush cooking techniques, local customs and legends.Astronomy finds its best practical application beneath these heavens!
- Solar power
- King size bed, convertible to Twin
- Room Fans
- En-suite bathroom with a rain
- Private shaded viewing deck
- Dance shower (with a view)
- Free standing vanity
- In room Safe
About Marakele National Park
Marataba Reserve is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places we have seen, and we were left breathless when we first took it all in. Rich red mountain rock bears down on the verdant plains at its feet, and it is not hard to imagine a time long past when Stone Age settlers sought refuge in the sanctuary of Marakele. Contrasting mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys characterize the park. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns are some of the plant species you will find. All of the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats, as well as an amazing variety of birds (including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, with more than 800 breeding pairs) have settled here.
- Miss Mara boating activity: Subject to availability, additional charges and weather dependent.
- The Specialist Marataba Trails Experience at an additional charge.
FROM OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL
• Starting at Oliver Tambo International Airport (ORT)
• Depart ORT following the airport exit signs (R21 & R24)
• Approximately 200m thereafter, the road forks. Take the right fork towards R21 N Pretoria/R24 Johannesburg
• The road immediately turns sharply to the right. Get into the left lane and follow the signs to R21 N Pretoria as you exit the airport
• After exiting the airport, get into the left lane and follow the R21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs
• After 300m, take the left off-ramp, following the R21N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs
• Once on the R21N drive for 36.3 km
• You will see signs indicating exit 134 (N1 Noord, Pretoria/ Polokwane/Johannesburg)• Take the 134 exit
• Immediately thereafter, the road forks. Take the right fork towards N1 North-Polokwane
• Continue on the NI North-Polokwane passing through two toll gates
• Take off-ramp to Bela-Bela / Warmbaths (R516)
• In BELA-BELA, turn right at the first set of traffic lights into Marx Street (Waterfront Shopping Centre ahead of you)
• Continue across one intersection with traffic lights (Engen & Total petrol stations on either side) until you reach a T-junction. The Elephant
Spring Hotels is ahead of you
• Turn left into Sutter Road (Thabazimbi sign post ahead)
• At the T-junction, turn right into Ritchie Rd
• Shortly thereafter, you will reach another T-junction, withthe SPAR Centre directly in front of you. Turn left.
• You will get to a circle. Turn left
• Continue until you reach a traffic circle. Turn left at the sign for Thabazimbi. (R516)
• In THABAZIMBI, turn left at third stop sign towards Lephalale / Sentrum (at the Total petrol station) onto the R510
• Travel for 32km, and turn right to Lephalale (Stay on the R510)
• Drive 11km and turn right at the Marataba Safari Lodge sign post
• Travel 8km along the gravel road. The Marataba gate is on your left hand sidee Marataba gate is on your left hand side