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Marataba Safari Lodge

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Rooiberg Road, Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed one night, arriving for a late lunch. Good safari drive with a knowledgeable guide, saw plenty of wildlife. Next morning went on the safari walk with "Jonno" Absolutely brilliant, great birding followed by a boat trip on the lagoon. Rooms are excellent, and well maintained. Couldn't fault the whole experience

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our family's first outing to Africa and our first safari - and what a great place to start! Marataba sits at a spectacular location with a dramatic mountain background. The luxury tents were beautifully appointed and could easily accommodate our family of four (kids aged 3 and 5). The safaris were of course the highlight with a 3-hour... More 

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Marataba was beautiful in every way - the rooms, food, service but most of all the setting. Mike, our guide, was fantastic as were all the other staff who went above and beyond with their service. Marakele NP is absolutely stunning and we saw plenty of wildlife

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A very memorable stay. The reserve boasts a wide range of environments and therefore there is a good diversity of animals. Close encounters of lion, leopard, rhino and hippo were memorable. Bird life was varied and abundant. Accommodation was very spacious and comfortable, food was plentiful and of good quality, Rangers were knowledgable, staff pleasant and helpful, scenery stunning. What... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I had the pleasure of staying here in November 2015. The rooms are furnished safari tents. The views from the tents are gorgeous and there is a high likelihood of seeing wildlife near the tent, ie.. impala, baboons, vervets, gemsbok. The tent felt very luxurious with a fully stocked minibar which was complimentary for all inclusive guests. Inside tub/shower, outside... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we only spent 1 night here, but the experience was a very memorable one. Courteous and friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble, luxurious tented accommodation, stunning vistas, and good wholesome food with a large selection of drinks and wine available. A night in the African Bush, in all its splendour, our short stay proved to be a wonderful... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Amazing location, luxurious accomodation, familiar atmosphere and supernice staff! Great service and food! Felt like home away from home! Best Safari guide ever (Michelle Sole)!!! Definitely a stay we won't forget!

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Our second safari and previously at the More's Lion Sands in Sabi Sabi. Marataba exceeded all expectations. We visited as two couples and stayed for 4 nights with 7 game drives.The location overlooking the Waterburg mountains was truly stunning. The accommodation was excellent with all the facilities of a top class hotel room, but under canvas and stone walls.The communal... More 

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Oxted, Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Welcoming staff, lovely spacious and beautifully designed rooms, stunning views....we stayed 2 nights at the safari lodge and then transferred to the Trails Lodge to do 2 days of walking safari. The location of the Trials lodge is on the side of the Waterberg mountains, elevated enough to give you an uninterrupted view of the huge valley with its red... More 

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Los Altos, CA (USA)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Marataba Safari Lodge is located in a malaria-free concession in Limpopo's Marakele National Park. It is about a 4 hour drive from Joburg over fine roads -- until you hit the camp area and then it is dirt all the way. The camps sits near Limpopo River and all tents have a view of the lovely reddish Waterberg Mtns.... More 

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