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 Post subject: HoepHoep - Marakele: A Quick weekend - October 2010
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:51 pm 
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We spend a quick weekend in Marakele at the end of October. We really enjoyed this park with its bushveld atmosphere. The camping site is great with a fantastic view of the watering hole. The animals were coming and going all the time. It was quite hot and the demand for a drink was obviously high. Some also took a dip and then spend some time in the shade.

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We saw more than enough game.

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The sunsets were awesome with the threatening thunder that unfortunately brought no rain.

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A visit to the top of the mountain is an absolute must.

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The highlight of the trip was the visitors on late Saturday afternoon.

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We would love to return one day!

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele: A Quick weekend
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The trip up the mountain is not that bad!

The people in the chairs prefered the standing position for a possible get-away :D

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele: A Quick weekend
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:22 pm 
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To those stay in Gauteng Province Marakele National Park has become a weekend away from home; with only 250 KM drive from Pretoria; surely one can enjoy the tranquility these National Parks has to offer. Without a doubt you will be considering to spend a weekend in Marakele National Park.
The Park is a home to most of the large mammals synonymous with the African bush, including elephant, black and white rhino, and leopard. Large Predators such as brown hyena, leopard and now also lion, occur in the park. Resident antelope include sable, kudu, eland, impala, waterbuck, tsessebe and many smaller species. Chacma baboon and vervet monkey are two species to be watched carefully for mischief, particularly around the rest camps.

Marakele National Park also has activities that will keep you intrigued, those that love playing in the bush the Marakele 4x4 trail seems to be the perfect option together with other activities listed below; with our reliable and informed tour guides the Marakele 4X4 trial is the best.

• Bird watching and game viewing.
• Mountain pass up to an incredible view and proximity to the Cape vulture colony.
• Morning and Sunset drives available.
• Morning and Sunset Bush walks available.
• Two nights 4x4 eco trail available.
• Two nights hiking Trail opening soon.
For more information clients can go to www.sanparks.org or phone our reservation o12 428 9111

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele: A Quick weekend
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Cassius wrote:
. • Two nights hiking Trail opening soon.


Cassius , is this to be in the same format as the Krugers Wilderness Trails ?

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele: A Quick weekend
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Yes it will be more less the same; details regarding the trail will be available as soon as possible before the opening and that shall be communicated on forum and other media platforms available.

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