WILD WOMEN: “Strong back, soft front, wild heart” – Brene Brown.
We are passionate about connecting women with the wild outdoors and empowering them to lead an adventurous life. And so we are very excited to be teaming up with the Classic Portfolio team to celebrate SA Women’s Month with 6 adventurous ladies at Marataba Conservation Camps. Come join us on a 4 night, exclusively female Wild Walking Expedition through the mountains and gorges of Marataba from the 22-26 August.
~ 2 nights Explorer’s Camp
~ 2 nights Star Camp Out
This will be a predominantly walking safari (though we will incorporate some game drives) through the 21 000 hectare wilderness of Marataba in the Marakhele National Park. This diverse area is just so because it is situated where the lush bushveld of the Matlabas River meets the beginnings of the Kalahari Sands. The area is renowned for its cheetah, rhino, lion and elephant viewing amongst other species.
Two nights will be spent at Explorer’s Camp, set at the base of the Waterberg Mountains, that have unmistakeable purple hues I’ve never seen anywhere else. The other two nights will be spent at the Star Camp Out tucked up in the mountains in a remote part of the park that we’ll access on foot. The 4 tents are miles from anyone or anything and wholesome, hearty meals are cooked over the campfire. There is no electricity or mobile phone reception but you have everything you need to be comfy. Luxurious bedding, warm bucket showers, ice cold G&T’s and great company are guaranteed.
Some of my favourite experiences at Marataba are exploring the weathered gorges barefoot; walking over elephant and leopard tracks and swimming in the crystal clear pools. San bushmen paintings reveal ancestors whose ancient lifestyle informs how we can better relate to the natural world. An exciting activity where you’re encouraged to get hands on and involved in conservation will also be included for the group.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot.