Marataba Mountain Lodge

A darling of self-proclaimed safari snobs and first-timers alike, the malaria-free Marataba Mountain Lodge is pretty darn special. Dramatically perched above the Waterfall Valley, you’ll find five solar-powered, Scandi-style “eco suites” – one for each of Marataba’s well-deserved stars. And with more than 8,000 square miles of game reserve at your disposal, the only pre-requisite is a preference for exclusivity. So, wave adieu to the heaving crowds and ready yourself for tracking rhinos with the reserve’s conservation team, sunset river cruises on the esteemed “Miss Mara”, and plotting your inevitable return to this twice-in-a-lifetime mountain retreat.


Stuff we love

A view from the top

  • Face-down siestas while expert hands bearing hot stones ease away your cares.
  • Game-viewing from bed. (You’ll have to get dibs on one of the suites closer to the river for the best vantage point.)
  • Spending a night under the stars in the romantic Thabametsi Treehouse.

Marataba Mountain Lodge in pictures

Lodge activities

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Boat Safari
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Bush Walk
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Camp pool
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Game Drive
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Night Drive
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Sleep under the stars
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