Time to relax
Natural beauty
Budget friendly
Happy visitors
Maretlwane background
Our primary purpose
Bush school
We provide teens the opportunity to discover themselves 
in the context of nature  

We offer tailored courses from 3 days to 3 months 
for up to 60 youngsters in wooden cabins 
We also offer limited access to post-teen nature lovers
The Lodge

Maretlwane Lodge is a tastefully furnished, self-catering “home in the bush” which provides comfortable accommodation for up to 10 people. Two separate wings share a common living area with a central fireplace, a dining room and fully equipped kitchen. 

Wooden cabins

Two different cabins are available with en suite / shared bathrooms, open plan lounge and kitchen equipped with cutlery and crockery, gas stove and fridge.    The Hives can accommodate up to eight people, while Heffalump is prefect for a couple.


Two sets of camping facilities are available on the banks of the Maretlwane River. The camp sites do not have electricity and make use of shared ablution facilities.

Day visitors

Access to Maretlwane may be obtained for day hikes, birding and tree spotting. Excellent day walks may be had in the area, with access to Castle Gorge being one of the most sought after. There is a limit of sixteen hikers at any one time. 

Things to do
Game viewing
Enriching your stay
Additional Services

Wheelbarrow loads of firewood can be purchased as part of an online booking or from the duty manager.

Respect fellow visitors

Guests are discouraged from any noise levels which disturb other guests, especially after 21:00.

Hiking permits

Permits for access to Castle Gorge are provided upon request. 

Conservancy fee

A compulsory conservancy fee is payable per person per visit. Children 3-12 yrs and MCSA members receive a small discount. Children up to 2yrs of age, are free. 

Essential Accessories

Bring the basics and leave technology at home! Pack your hiking boots, camera, sun screen, hat, swimming costume and water bottle.

In the evenings prepare to braai under the stars and share stories and songs with family and friends.