Marataba Mountain Lodge, Marakele National Park, SOUTH AFRICA
The essence of the solar-powered, Scandi-style Marataba Mountain Lodge is in its exclusive location – secluded in the Waterberg and surrounded by the Marakele National Park. Its design and operations have taken their cue from the earth, serving to merge the lodge with its environment. Marataba welcomes those in search of peace and space.
Just five private Eco Suites, welcoming just 10 guests at a time, open onto a wilderness world of their own – renowned for its magnificent scenery and flourishing wildlife. The main lodge provides more social relaxation areas and a shared Rock Pool, which seems to skim off into the Waterfall Valley below.
Mountain Lodge is one of only two luxury lodges in the Marakele National Park and feels like a privileged perch to take in this 21 000ha private section of the malaria-free Marakele National Park. Lesser known to visitors, it is one of South Africa’s most spectacularly beautiful places.
All of the Big Five, including the rare and endangered black rhino, can be seen here, along with abundant birdlife, including the world’s largest colony of endangered Cape vultures. The lodge takes guests in on exclusive safaris – enjoy twice-daily game drives, after-breakfast bush walks, specialist Marataba Trails, and cruise into the late afternoon with a sundowner Miss Mara Water Safari.
Price per Person**
1 Mar – 19 Dec ’22
1 Mar – 19 Dec ’22 (Midweek)
Book within 30 days
1 Mar – 19 Dec ’22 (Weekend)
Book within 30 days
* FB = Full Board; Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Midweek = Sunday – Thursday
Weekend = Friday & Saturday
T.Teas & Coffees
T.Two game drives daily
.Game drive refreshments & snacks
.Specified inclusive Safari activities
.Activities not included above
.Recovery & Rebuilding Levy of R115 per person per night
.Park fees of R330 per person
.Conservation Levy R140 per person
.Travel and Medical Insurance
Special rates valid for South African Residents or SADC Residents only and a South African ID or SADC passport will be required
A minimum two-night stay is required
Drinks package available on request
All park fees, entrance fees and conservation fees are subject to change
Recovery & Rebuilding Levy of R115 per person per day which will go directly and exclusively to their staff
The Marakele National Park holds a truly immense variety of mammals that are readily seen. All 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 (numbering between 600 and 800 pairs), have settled here. Rich red mountain rock meets lush green plains, where you will find yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns.
Marataba’s luxury lodges – Safari Lodge and Mountain Lodge – provide guests with bases from which to explore the wilderness their own way. The lodges offer programs of unique activities to get guests closer to nature and the animals, including Marataba Trails and Miss Mara Water Safaris, as well as traditional open-vehicle game drives
Marekele National Park
Every operational and design element, from solar panels to furnishings, has taken its cue from the earth, serving to merge this Scandi-style safari lodge with its environment and soften its impression. Five deluxe Eco Suites – each with a king-sized bed, maxi bar, fireplace, en-suite rain shower, and shaded viewing deck – accommodate no more than 10 guests in a wilderness world of their own. The main lodge provides more social relaxation spaces and a shared Rock Pool, which seems to skim off into the Waterfall Valley below.
DINING AND BARS
The chefs are adept at crafting cuisine that will appeal to any palate, be that sweet tooth, vegetarian, health fan, or meat lover. Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used and prepared in the lodge kitchens every day. Three sumptuous meals per day, as well as several delectable treats, will ensure that no one goes hungry!
Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines, and champagnes; cigars and cigarettes are also available at the restaurant. Catering for a variety of dietary preferences, be they vegetarian, gluten-free, or banting! To give us the opportunity to design appropriate menus, kindly advise of any specific dietary requirements prior to arrival.
Bush dinners – Set up in the wild, very popular, and never fail to delight guests.
Morning and late-afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles
Guided bush walks
Morning and sunset Miss Mara water safaris
Children’s activities – access to the children’s Eco Garden education and entertainment area
Free WI-FI for guests in public areas.
Pamper yourself and indulge in a relaxing and revitalizing treatment with our qualified therapist in the luxury and privacy of your Suite.