Marataba Trails Lodge is situated in a malaria-free 23,000-hectare private concession at the foothills of the Waterberg mountains and forms part of the Marakele National Park in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The lodge has five luxurious suites, each with a king-sized bed or twin beds, a
private shaded viewing deck, a fireplace, en suite bathroom with a raindance shower (with a view) and a mini viewing deck.
This is the place for those looking for a 'digital detox'. With neither wireless internet access nor cellphone reception there is just enough solar power to charge selected equipment such as cameras, iPads and mobile phones. With the absence of modern amenities and technology, this lodge is utterly remote, with nature taking centre stage.
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 trail options are available, differing in the level 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, and star gazing.
It is also possible to join a trail based on two or three night departures. Guides will assess each of the individual guests, and will match trails to suit fitness levels and walkers' personal preferences. There are riverine, gorge, mountain and special interest trails.
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 civilisation.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.