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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 3 days ago NEW

this is a really great location. The lodge is not far from Johannesburg and the drive is pleasant. The lodge is excellent. Rustic and mordern are mixed in well. The rooms are really nice and well designed. Our guide Wikus was the best I have met in a long time. He was very knowledgeable about the park. He knew how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This stunning lodge only has 15 rooms, with the most amazing backdrop of mountains, vast skies and and endless green space. The staff are very friendly and hospitable. We were on a family trip with 3 children they loved every minute of it. Our guide Gerhard made our safari experience unforgettable. Would highly recommend you do a Boat Safari while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a group of four friends we rented lodges 1 and 2 and stayed for 2 nights in Marataba. The lodge, the staff (including the rangers), and the morning and afternoon safaris are all so wonderful that (very uncommon for me!) I find it impossible to give a description that will do it right. Above all, the views from the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waterberge mountains that surround Marakele Naitional Park are exceptional, it is a lovely (vert big) park wit very limited public access, which sets it apart from other national parks, it feels like a private resort. The public areas are well-designed and contemporary. The tented rooms (on a wooden base, air-conditioned, not tents) are lovely and private. Average toiletries, no... More 

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Andy P, General Manager of Operations at Marataba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gerhard13071964 Firstly, thank you for returning to experience Marataba again and it is fantastic that overall you had a wonderful time. I will be sure and pass your favourable comments onto Michelle! In regards to your comments around the meals I would like to get a little more detailed feedback from you. I will send you an e-mail directly... More 

Lexington, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Marataba Safari Lodge in the beginning of October 2014. We arrived after dark and were picked up by our ranger (Gawie - he was the best!) at the gate, and got a mini little game drive going to the lodge. We were all so excited to see impalas and hearing a lion roaring in the distance. After arriving... More 

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Gawie G, General Manager at Marataba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charles and Kari, It was an absloute pleasure hosting you for the 3 nights you visited us. Compliments to the season! Yes, I have to agree, game viewing is insane here at Marataba, especially now during the birthing season. Thank you for your honest feedback which is highly valued. I will pass on your gratitude to Godfrey. All the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First, the whole place is like a fairy land, especially at night! Second, the food was excellent. 'The chef has magic!' My 9 year old wished a tuna on our late night arrival and it appeared on her lunch plate the next day! Third, the gaming, the Rangers were just great! Even in the pouring rain weather, we were still... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We did a tour through south africa and stayed at 8 different places, all were very nice and reflected the country's ambition of beeing a great country to travel, but Marataba was by far the nicest place we had seen. The stunning location with the rocks surrounding the reserve, the great tented villas with all luxury and comfort, the delicious... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We have been taking several safari trips in South Africa already and Marakele National Park is one of the best places for safari trip. Marataba Lodge offers a very good location and facilities for the guest. It only took us about 4 hours of drive from Johannesburg to the lodge and they gave us very clear instructions on how to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our first safari and can't wait to go again! In this setting the lodge is a fantastic blend of luxury with a simple and homely feel. Godfrey and Natasha were the most friendly and accommodating hosts. All the staff are incredibly friendly and make the experience more like spending time with friends rather than hospitality. The food is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A truly remarkable location to go and experience, it's exactly as shown in the pictures, believe me, you won't be disappointed. To top things off, the staff are excellent. My wife and I Loved every minute we were there and it way gut wrenching when the time came to leave.

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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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Also Known As:
Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg

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