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Madikwe, Marataba & Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Why not spoil yourself to more with this honeymoon, spend 4 nights in beautiful Cape Town, 3 nights in the Madikwe Safari Lodge, and 3 nights in a tented suit at the Marataba Safari Lodge. Sightseeing, game drives, bush walks, picnic lunches and bush dinners… it just doesn’t get better than that!

1x Standard Room for 4 nights
1x Luxury Tented Suit for 3 nights
Step into the world of historic elegance and bohemian chic. Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Cadogan Hotel relives 19th century charm infused with contemporary panache. Their 13 spacious rooms feature all the necessities that have become synonymous with the More Families style and passion for creating guest experiences that leave lasting impressions. Their public areas comprise a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace, a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read or use the computer terminal provided for your convenience.

The unique cosmopolitan experience of Cape Cadogan includes a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants and bars right on their doorstep. They are also located in close proximity of Table Mountain (10 minutes), the iconic Clifton beaches (15 minutes) and the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (10 minutes).

Situated in one of South Africa’s largest and malaria-free sanctuaries; rich biodiversity of mammals, such as Africa’s Big Five, cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, oryx, eland, springbok & ostrich; excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species; diverse geology and broad mix of habitats; exceptional field rangers; intimate accommodation with sweeping views over the game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg range forming a purple-hued backdrop; unique area imbued in history – Mzilikazi, Dr David Livingstone, Sir Cornwallis Harris and Herman Charles Bosman; effortless road and air access; part of the family owned and operated collection of More Hotel properties.
Marataba Reserve is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places we have seen, and we were left breathless when we first took it all in. Rich red mountain rock bears down on the verdant plains at its feet, and it is not hard to imagine a time long past when Stone Age settlers sought refuge in the sanctuary of Marakele. The world may be different, but this landscape is as sound and as perfect as it has always and ever been. Contrasting mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys characterize the park. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns are some of the plant species you will find. All of the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats, as well as an amazing variety of birds (including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, with more than 800 breeding pairs) have settled here.

What makes the Marataba experience particularly special is that it is a story about nature, animals and people. It is a story about personal commitment and dedication, about putting natural resources to best use, and about public-private partnership. It started with the commitment of Nelson Mandela, Mavuso Msimang (then CEO of South African National Parks) and Valli Moosa (then Environmental Minister), together with a passionate group of individuals who wanted to make a difference to nature in a sustainable way. This soon became a tradition taken up by the present owner families.

Best Time to Travel
An all-year-round safari destination where the variation in experience is temperature-related rather than safari-related (there are no migratory species). The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy (night sky safaris), and specialist photographic safaris with Pete Oxford, bush breakfasts and dinners, boma dinners and children’s activities.

Best Time to Travel
This is an all year round safari destination where the variation in experience is temperature related rather than safari as we do not have any migratory species. The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles; bush walks; bird watching; astronomy; ecology house & local community village tour; bush breakfasts and dinners; boma dinners; health spa; children’s activities.

Your luxury accommodation includes breakfast, teas/coffees, evening canapés, ports and sherry.
They offer complimentary scheduled transfers to the V&A Waterfront as well as Virgin Active gym membership.
Free Wi-Fi is available
The 13th room, the Owners Villa which can be booked for exclusive use, has its own private swimming pool, lounge, dining room and kitchen.
They have been voted the seventh best property by Virtuoso which conducts studies from comments of those who have experienced and stayed in Cape Town.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
Flights to and from airports nearest to destinations not included
Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
Prices quoted are approximations and are subject to a formal quotation
Standard terms and conditions apply.

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R4200000Per Person Sharing
  • Includes:
  • Madikwe Safari Lodge
  • Scheduled safari activities
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals, teas/coffees, all local beverages (including soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wines – excluding premium imported brands)
  • Two game drives daily, game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Complimentary scheduled transfers to and from the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town ICC.
  • Marataba Safari Lodge
  • All meals, teas/coffees, soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines, two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger, game drive refreshments & snacks & specified inclusive safari activities.
  • Specialist activities include game drives, bush walks, astronomy, wildlife lectures.
  • Bush breakfasts
  • Picnic lunches
  • Bush dinners