Marataba Mountain Lodge

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Marataba Mountain Lodge is a tranquil retreat overlooking the breathtaking Waterfall Valley in the majestic Waterberg Mountains. This luxury lodge is in harmony with nature in every aspect - from its simple Scandi-style architecture that seamlessly blends in with the surroundings to the eco-friendly practices implemented to protect and sustain this untouched environment.

Spend your days exploring the wilderness on foot, by boat or in a game vehicle. The region is known for its many hiking and walking trails that run through the Marataba Reserve and the Waterberg Mountains, offering picturesque views and historical insights at the Iron Age ruins and cave paintings. Encounter some of your favourite African animals on game drives around the reserve. Or enjoy the views and wildlife sightings from the water when on the Miss Mara water safari.


  • Only five en suite tents, all with fireplaces
  • Malaria-free reserve in the Waterberg biospheres
  • Spectacular flora and diverse scenery
  • Passionate, professional walking and safari guides
  • Helipad and airfield for chartered flights


  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
'Marataba Mountain Lodge is a fantastic option for the more adventurous and active traveller. It offers luxurious accommodation set against the mountain, amazing views over the reserve, delicious cuisine and wonderful service. Combine this with enjoyable walks set to your preferred duration and pace, as well as game drives through the reserve, this makes for a perfect safari experience.'
Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

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Eco Suite

There are only five suites at Marataba Mountain Lodge, each with king-sized or twin beds, a private viewing deck, fireplace and en suite bathroom that has a ‘rain dance’ shower and its own mini viewing deck.

All rooms have fans and safes, and are a spacious 40sqm / 430sqft each.


Marataba Mountain Lodge is situated in some of the most spectacular scenery South Africa has to offer: the peaks and valleys are studded with waterfalls, prehistoric cycads and tree ferns, all of which is home to not only antelope and birds but also rhino and the big cats. With all these natural beauty, there is no need for man-made distractions and all electricity is supplied by solar power.

However, if you find yourself with some time to kill back at the lodge, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the sala which overlooks the pool and reserve.


Kick off your morning with hot coffee and a biscuit or two before having a tasty breakfast of muesli and yoghurt. Fill your backpack with healthy snacks like wraps, nuts and fruit to enjoy on the trail. If you undertake a full-day hike you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the open, while half-day hikers can tuck into brunch once they return. Afternoon tea fuels you for a late trail, while ‘interactive’ communal dinners often feature dishes cooked right on an open fire, like stews make in a traditional 3-legged pot accompanied by delicious salad. The chefs use fresh, organic ingredients and are happy to showcase the special techniques required for successful ‘bush cooking’.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Wi-fi available
  • Solar power
  • Air conditioning
  • Swimming Pool


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R36 450 Per Person Sharing
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Accommodation in an Eco Suite

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Valid From: 01 May - 31 August 2023

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Dates Board Price
2023-01-04 — 2023-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $775
2023-05-01 — 2023-08-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $660
2023-09-01 — 2023-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $865
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-19 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $660
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-03 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,080
2024-01-04 — 2024-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $840

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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  • Full service, flights included
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  • 24/7 on-safari support
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