We'd booked up may months ago and wondered if it really could live up to the excellent reputation in Trip Advisor: it can, and some!!
A superb location, very quiet and so few other people around it really does get you close to the bush and the animals without bumping into anybody else. A stunning view from your tent that is beautifully done; luxurious but not "prissy". Great food, excellent staff who really do care about each and every one of their guests. When we left we felt like we were waving goodbye to real friends.
I cannot reccommend this highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marataba Safari Lodge is a really special place, located within the Marakele National Park. Just 3 hours drive from Johannesburg, this malaria-free reserve is a 23000 hectare private concession at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains.Contrasting mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys characterize this spectacular park. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns are some of the plant species you will find. All 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. 15 canvas-and-stone Tented Suites are exquisitely furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist.Each Suite has its own private deck overlooking the sweeping plains and meandering river below. A free-standing stone bath invites you to appreciate the opulence of the suite’s interior, while indoor and outdoor showers take full advantage of the dramatic scenery of the Waterberg Mountains.In-room amenities include:Hairdryer, personal in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, Charlotte Rhys body products, international adaptors, umbrellas, complimentary sherry in the room, laundry & pressing services.Facilities include:Large lounge with a fireplace; public swimming pool with pool loungers; hammocks in the trees; complimentary Wi-Fi access in the main lodge area; curio & retail store; well stocked library; ladies bar; conference room and conference facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg