Marataba Mountain

A new style of camp – off grid & focused on walking safari (although they’ve introduced evening drives too) and with sensational views of magnificent mountains. It’s small and highly personalised, with a great team and an emphasis on healthy food. Best for fit people! Half hour transfer from Marataba Safari Lodge.

Marataba Safari

Tented camp combines canvas with solid structures and stylish decor. Views of the mountains give a wonderful extra dimension to game drives. Dedicated team pay attention to details and food is excellent.


Close to Johannesburg, mild climate and malaria free, this is a great first or family safari option. I helped out at  at Welgevonden when it was being set up, and i think it’s one of the most scenic safari areas – mountains, plains and treed valleys. Lots of rhino, the others of the Big 5 are there but leopard are elusive, and herds are small. Camps are usually cosy under thatch, with pools, a/c and all the trimmings. South Africa.