While a variety of activities are available from the lodge, most people come for the exceptional hiking trails. Marataba Walking Trails offers the intrepid walker a standalone opportunity to walk in the wild. Trails vary by length and difficulty and range from trekking over the top of the Kransberg range, to traversing through gorges. The day begins with an early morning trail of about three to four hours with refreshments provided at a point of interest. Shorter trails are offered before departure. Guests can then sit down and rest their feet in the back of an open vehicle and watch the wildlife on either a morning or afternoon game drive. With only five vehicles allowed out on the reserve each day, chances of seeing more animals than people are great. Water safaris on Miss Mara are a great way to explore the river and catch sight of a hippo, elephant, kudu, warthogs, among many other animals gracing the riverbanks.
An all-inclusive property, rates include accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of beers, spirits & house wines), daily bush walks with FGASA qualified Field Guides, and bush walk. At Marataba Mountain Lodge, the focus is all about healthy living, and guests are treated to an interactive culinary experience with Marataba’s chef who specializes in fresh, organic and delicious meals prepared over an open fire. Evenings at the lodge are spent in good company around the fire in the boma, learning about bush cooking techniques, local customs, and legends. The lodge is also one of the few malaria free areas for hiking and game drives.