• Marataba Trails Lodge

Our Places

Our Places.

We consider each of our properties a second home, and this is how we want you to enjoy them. Our properties are a bit like our children, each with their own character, looks and charm and each filled with traces of who we are and what we love.

Our hotels and lodges were handpicked for their prime locations in the African bush, at the ocean and in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

Certain properties in the More family have been handed down from generation to generation. Others took an incredible amount of passion and patience to find and to transform into the special and singular destinations they are today. Over the past ten years we have learned that our guests value what we value – those real experiences, which allow them to connect with a place, and keep it with them for a very long time.

Robert More





Where the plains touch the mountains.

Marataba is a malaria-free 23000 hectare private concession within the Marakele National Park (Limpopo, South Africa). Just four hours from Johannesburg, this is a sanctuary where busy people can find themselves again by connecting with nature. We were rendered breathless by the dramatic Waterberg mountains, vast plains, rich animal diversity and winding rivers cutting through the landscape. Marataba is about contrasts. Between verdant plains and the ochre-red mountains; between modern and ancient; between animals mammoth and miniscule. No matter how many times we return, the impact is always the same and it’s like falling in love all over again. Allow us to share it with you. www.marataba.co.za



An incomparable walking safari on Nature’s terms, without compromising on the creature comforts.

Marataba Trails Lodge is situated on the Kransberg Range and is part of the Waterberg Biosphere. Its trails extend over peaks and valleys, and promise spectacular scenery and wildlife. This is the only non-malaria Big Five walking trail in South Africa, and is just 3.5 hours from Johannesburg.

The luxurious lodge is built ‘of the earth’ around sound ecological methods and principles. This is the place for the person who is after a ‘Digital Detox’, wanting to disconnect completely.

All trails are based on either two or three night departures. Marataba is blessed with a great diversity of ecosystems and landscapes. The trails make use of different areas of the reserve, ensuring a variety of experiences. Guides will assess each of the individual guests, and will match trails to suit fitness levels and walkers’ personal preferences. Trails include Riverine Trails, Gorge Trails, Mountain Trails, and Interest Trails. www.marataba.co.za



Untamed and untainted wilderness Madikwe Game Reserve is a 75 000 hectare malaria-free reserve located northwest of Johannesburg (an easy four hour drive) along the Botswana border. Madikwe Safari Lodge is one of our younger family members, and is very close to our hearts. With much love, patience and perseverance we have watched it grow and evolve into something that can only be described as bewitching. Just like the adolescents in our family, it possesses an authentic and uncontrived simplicity that is endearing and utterly captivating. Whether you are after solitude or companionship, romance or adventure, activity or leisure – our team cannot wait to welcome you. www.madikwesafarilodge.co.za



Explore the Mother City

This is one of our favourite spots. Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is authentic Cape Town at its loveliest – beauty, sophisticated charm and quirky personality in equal measure.Each of its fifteen bedrooms has been individually decorated, marrying a touch of yesteryear with contemporary chic and bohemian influence.Just like the city, oblivious to the world rushing by, Cape Cadogan has an almost hypnotic effect on the soul. You cannot help but sink a little deeper into your armchair, and just slowly drink it all in.

We invite you to experience the real Cape Town in timeless style! www.capecadogan.co.za



Find charm and character in the heart of Cape Town We immediately fell in love with this quirky street in the heart of Cape Town. We knew that families would like having their own space to relax and settle in, and that couples would love the discreet and romantic setting while still having access to the hotel’s services and hospitality. Just a stone’s throw away is a collection of boutiques, great little shops, local eateries, popular bars and beaches. Our guests are assured of easy access to everything on offer in the city, without compromising on the complete privacy afforded by each of More Quarter’s 18 luxury apartments. We invite you to share this authentic experience of Capetonian living. www.morequarters.co.za



The NJ MORE Field Guide College is our wish to continue a long legacy of passionate, highly skilled and authentic natural ambassadors – just like the late Nick More – who believe in conservation, and take pleasure in sharing it with other people. Programmes are available for aspirate Field Guides who are after their FGASA Level 1 accreditation (6 months to completion) and practical experience at a Five Star Lodge (an additional 6 months to completion). This is the ideal experience for those looking to further themselves in their careers, or for those wanting a truly extraordinary life experience, or a GAP year. Click here to learn more.



For the administrative ease of our guests who wish to express South Africa through the MORE properties, we have set up a team of consultants who know our products like the back of their hands. They are specialists. They are able to guide you as to the best Lodge or Hotel accommodations for our needs, and to organise flights, transfers and connections between the properties in the MORE portfolio.

Click here to contact your favourite local travel agent to assist you.