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Marataba Mountain Lodge

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Overview
Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews his team on foot white rhino chef john the security guard game vehicle walking safari mid day experience nature amazing experience the reserve world class mountain lodge every morning bush walk spent nights three days
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful stay - thanks to everyone involved for making our trip very memorable. Annouchka was a lovely ranger who gave us some wonderful sightings and was a fun, knowledgeable, bubbly young lady to be around for so many hours of the day during the drives....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank wilbaer
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

These lodges have to most amazing views over the reserve. We stayed here after spending three days in the Safari Lodge and it was amazing how moving a small distance gave you such different view. We did both hikes and game drives. The walkes were...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Will-P-Roberts
Reviewed 2 August 2018

My husband and I were lucky to spend one night at the Marataba Mountain Lodge - the last night of our Honeymoon Safari and we couldn't have dreamed of a better experience. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. The decor was...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Molly C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We had a fantastic stay at the Marataba Mountain Lodge (formerly Trails Lodge). Although the rates are high, the lodge gives a good value for money. We especially liked the smaller-scale compared to the Safari Lodge. From a landscap perspective it does not get any...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank JarnoSpanjers
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at Marataba Lodge. Great game viewing and wonderful scenery, with lakes all around the reserve. Food was especially nice with home cooked food, freshly made and beautifully presented. We would highly recommend a stay.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Angie J
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Description
The essence of the fully solar-powered, Scandi-style Marataba Mountain Lodge is in its exclusive location, set secluded within the Waterberg and surrounded by Marakele National Park. Just five private Eco Suites – More each with a king-sized bed, minibar, Nespresso machine, wood-burning fireplace, en-suite rain shower, and shaded viewing deck – open onto a setting renowned for its magnificent scenery and flourishing wildlife, including the critically endangered black rhino. In a wilderness world of their own, no more than 10 guests can explore their way: on specialist Marataba Trails, game drives, bush walks, and Miss Mara Water Safaris, and return to relax with in-suite spa treatments. The main lodge provides a more social space to unwind, with an open-plan dining and lounge area, expansive viewing deck, infinity Rock Pool overlooking Waterfall Valley, and a firepit lounge hosting convivial gatherings under the stars. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Concierge
Minibar
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$1 082 - US$1 595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$1 082 - US$1 595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
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Traveller (39)
Room & Suite (6)
Pool & Beach (1)
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melissa D
8 June 2017|
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Response from Joe J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Melissa My wife walked with normal sneakers. Its better to wear jeans on the walks to protect your legs. Trail walks arent challenging at all. You walk on level ground for 2/3 hours. It was magnificent. We loved this... More
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"All rooms have amazing views"
wilbaer
2 weeks ago
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"Rooms 4 and 5 are quite a walk up. Proper hiking boots/shoes. Long pants and tops."
mnaidoo
18 Jul 2017
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"All the cabins have beautiful views and are completely private - there are no wrong options"
365ajg
16 Jun 2017
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"All rooms provide excellent panoramic views. Guests must be able to climb steps. Room 1 is closest to the..."
ejraub
21 Dec 2016
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