Marataba Mountain Lodge

Marataba Mountain Lodge

The Waterberg

Marataba Mountain Lodge

The Waterberg


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Marataba Mountain Lodge offers the only malaria-free Big 5 walking trail in South Africa.  The 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 10 guests at a time. It was 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.

Every stone, ledge, window, piece of furniture and soft finish has taken its cue from the natural environment. The essence here is on the outside, and the lodge is designed to complement and enhance that  and not to compete with it.  But at the same time every comfort had to be met, and no compromise has been 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) are used, and these have been carefully put together in imaginatively simple ways.

With no electricity, the atmosphere is enhanced by paraffin lamps throughout in the evenings.

While the key experience remains the hiking trails, guests can also choose to enjoy a full hike in the morning, and then experience a traditional vehicle safari on the Big 5 Marataba Reserve or a 'Miss Mara' boat safari in the afternoon.

There are just 5 luxury suites in total, all with spectacular views down into Waterfall Valley, which is particularly magical at sunset.

The main lodge has an open plan lounge and dining area. Between natural rocks and Wild Olive trees, the pool area is far enough from the main lodge area to allow for complete privacy, while still being close enough for quick service!

This is a year-round trails destination, where the experience is varied based on temperature rather than wildlife sightings. The best bird-watching is from October to April. Winter trails leave from the camp later in the morning to make the most of the winter sun. Summer trails take place early morning so as to escape the heat of a typical African day in the bush.

Featured Special Offer saf-04257

Marataba Mountain Lodge

Stay for 4 nights for the price of 3 at Marataba Trails Lodge in the The Waterberg.

Valid:   11 January 2018  -  17 December 2018.

Prices on request

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Our standard rates for a Eco Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
18 December 2018 to 3 January 2019 GBP £ 629 US$ 787 ZAR 11,015 EUR 699 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ nights
4 January 2019 to 30 April 2019 GBP £ 567 US$ 708 ZAR 9,915 EUR 629 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-3)1 to 3 nights
4 January 2019 to 30 April 2019 GBP £ 567 US$ 708 ZAR 9,915 EUR 629 per person sharingStay Pay (4/3)4+ nights
1 May 2019 to 31 August 2019 GBP £ 448 US$ 560 ZAR 7,835 EUR 497 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2019 to 31 August 2019 GBP £ 448 US$ 560 ZAR 7,836 EUR 497 per person sharingStay Pay (4/3)4+ nights
1 May 2019 to 31 August 2019 GBP £ 448 US$ 560 ZAR 7,836 EUR 497 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-3)1 to 3 nights
1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP £ 585 US$ 731 ZAR 10,238 EUR 649 per person sharingStay Pay (4/3)4+ nights
1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP £ 585 US$ 731 ZAR 10,238 EUR 649 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-3)1 to 3 nights
1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP £ 585 US$ 731 ZAR 10,240 EUR 650 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2019 to 17 December 2019 GBP £ 448 US$ 560 ZAR 7,836 EUR 497 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-3)1 to 3 nights
1 December 2019 to 17 December 2019 GBP £ 448 US$ 560 ZAR 7,836 EUR 497 per person sharingStay Pay (4/3)4+ nights
1 December 2019 to 17 December 2019 GBP £ 448 US$ 560 ZAR 7,835 EUR 497 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
18 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 673 US$ 841 ZAR 11,780 EUR 747 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Marakele NP Guest Contribution (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 7 US$ 9 ZAR 120 EUR 8 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Marakele NP Gate/Entrance Fee (pp per stay)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 16 US$ 20 ZAR 280 EUR 18 pp per stayStandard1+ nights

Rates Include

All meals; tea/coffee; all beverages (including soft drinks, beers, spirits and wines); all trail activities; refreshments and snacks on the trails; the Marakele NP entrance/gate fee; the Marakele Guest Conservation Contribution; and transfers between Marataba Safari Lodge and Marataba Mountain Lodge are included.


Children aged 16 years and older are welcome.


Special Offers

 

Marataba Trails Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

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Marataba Trails Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Code: SAF-04258


Stay for 4 nights for the price of 3 at Marataba Trails Lodge in the The Waterberg.

Valid:   4 January 2019  -  30 April 2019.

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Marataba Mountain Lodge Location

Directions For Drivers

Please DO NOT follow your GPS to Marataba. Many of the prescribed roads are not navigable in a normal vehicle. Following GPS co-ordinates can result in getting lost in the middle of the bush, or unnecessary delays.

From Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport: Depart OR Tambo following the airport exit signs (R21 and 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 2 toll gates (cash required).

Take off-ramp to Bela-Bela / Warmbaths (R516). Once 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 and 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 signpost ahead). At the T-junction, turn right into Ritchie Road. From here on, follow the signs to Thabazimbi (R516).

In Thabazimbi, turn left at third stop street towards Lephalale/Sentrum (at the Total petrol station) onto the R510. Travel for 32 km, and turn right to Lephalale (stay on the R510). Drive 11 km and turn right at the Marataba Safari Lodge sign post. Travel 8 km along the gravel road. The Marataba gate is on your left hand side.

Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.  Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Please Note: The gate opens at 07:00 and closes at 18:00. Please advise your consultant at Travel Butlers if you will be arriving outside of these times so that the necessary arrangements can be made.



General Information For Guests

Each of the 5 luxurious suites has a king sized bed/ twin beds, a private shaded viewing deck, a fireplace, en-suite bathroom with a rain dance shower (with a view), free standing vanity and a mini viewing deck.

Your rate includes a Guest Conservation Contribution, which goes towards protecting the animals and their environment.


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