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Marataba Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Rooiberg Road, Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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kirkland, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful lodge with great views of Waterberg mountains. Excellent food with wide variety of choices. Wikus was an interesting and fun guide and driver. We saw multiple game and learned a lot about Africa. Lodge offers swimming pool and massage. Friendly, helpful staff. Our air-conditioned room was really a suite. Wonderful to have a place to nap in cool air!... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at Marataba in July. Our overall experience was very good, the game drives were excellent with fantastic viewings: lion, leopard, rhino, hippo etc. being out at night time was particularly special. Our driver was excellent and very considerate of me in negotiating the tracks as I was 20 weeks pregnant. Food was good, especially breakfast... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having never been to Africa or on safari, my expectations were formed from reading the TripAdvisor reviews of Marataba. On the long, and somewhat dull, ride from Johannesburg, I wasn't too sure what we had gotten ourselves into. When we finally arrived, Godfrey greeted us with cold towels and a drink and walked us through to the open porch to... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is extraordinary, the facilities outstanding, the views spectacular, and the game-watching unparalleled. My three days were among the best I have ever enjoyed, and I have been blessed with many great days.

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Uden, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extreme luxury but still in step with nature.... Very enthousiastic and positive PH, (Michelle). Very excited herself on finding Leopard & Lion. Back home the concept of "sundowner" is dearly missed... We'll be back....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I don't like using the word "average" in this case, because any safari like this is a wonderful experience. But by average, I mean that Marataba is not the best (or worst) safari experience. I think part of the reason was that the lodge was VERY quiet when we were there (one night there were only 2 of the rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was my second safari and my husband's first trip to Africa and his first safari. As others have said in their reviews this place is stunningly beautiful. Expensive yes - but there is nothing this spectacular lodge doesn't provide or do perfectly for you - you will want for absolutely nothing. Yes the game viewing here at Marataba requires... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to Marataba for our honeymoon and it was the best Safari Lodge we have ever been to. The service is 5 star and the attention to personal detail out of this world! With a limited number of guests at any time you are guaranteed personal service and to feel like royalty. The luxury tents are stunning with complete... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Marataba is a stunningly beautiful place at the foot of the Waterberg mountains. Our stay was so varied and well thought out. Our guide, Adriaan, knows the region very well and is knowledgeable about the trees, insects, birds and animal behavior. We even learned about reading the night sky to find south! Everyone there went out of their way to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had an excellent stay at this hidden gem. The rangers pulled all the stops t try and find us the two elderly lions but to no avail. Though we understand they were spotted the very next drive. Shame but thank to Michelle and Wickers for trying. Though we did see a Pangolin and an aardwolf all in same day... More

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Address: Rooiberg Road, Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg

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