Marataba Mountain Lodge
Marataba Mountain Lodge is a solar-powered, Scandi-style Mountain Lodge in the Marataba reserve, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, in South Africa's Waterberg region. This malaria-free reserve is only 3.5 hours' drive from Johannesburg and 45 minutes by private air charter.
A remote retreat with just five Eco Suites looking down on the Waterfall Valley, the rooms offer sophisticated simplicity, without clutter to distract from where you are. There is everything you need for a (luxury) stay - king-sized bed, maxibar, Nespresso machine, wood-burning fireplace, en-suite rain shower, and shaded viewing deck. The main lodge provides more social relaxation areas and a shared Rock Pool, which seems to skim off into the Waterfall Valley below. 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.
- The endangered Cape Vulture and black rhino
- Malaria-free, luxury Big 5 safari lodge close to Johannesburg
- Morning and sunset water safaris - rare for South Africa
- Back-to-nature experience whilst still in luxury
- A hugely diversity of ecosystems and landscapes
At a glance
- 5 Eco Suites
- 16 years +
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"The Marataba Trails is a specialist walking experience for seasoned hikers. The expert trails guides will lead you through riverine, gorge and mountain trails to explore this unique part of the world."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
Take a journey through Marataba Mountain Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Overall, our trip was amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime and Haleigh and I both had the time of our lives.Read full review
Honeymoon to Kenya & Tanzania
This was a once in a lifetime kind of trip that we are going to have to somehow repeat! The team at Mahlatini really worked hard for us throughout the planning process, exceeded our trip expectations, and worked diligently when we actually had to push our Honeymoon out a full year because of COVID …Read full review
Solo Trip to South Africa
The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review