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Marataba Safari Lodge

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marataba Safri Lodge and Game Reserve is in the Marakele National Park and is about three and a half hours of 50 minutes flight in a light aircraft north of Johannesburg. Their luxury 'tented' accommodation with air conditioning comprises of a main bedroom, en suite bath and shower and outside shower. All the accommodation faces out to the reserve where... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Marataba Game Lodge towards the end of our trip. We were so pleased to visited as this gave an unusual type of Safari one of the games drives involved a boat trip which gives a different view of the game. Landon our guide did his very best to give us a beautiful experience we sat in the dark... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I must agree with most people here about the views and the location, it's simply astounding and marvelous, you really feel like you are on a different continent, you get infected with the Africa virus quite quickly at Marataba. Everyone, from the service people to the managers they do a fantastic job to make you feel at ease, you... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at Marataba Lodge. Experience was outstanding - very warm welcome, cosy and comfortable tents, exquisite food, interesting boat trip, relaxing spa treatment, very knowledgable and friendly Ranger. Saw a lot of wildlife. Marataba delivered at the highest possible service standards.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely weekend. The tented accommodation fits beautifully within the bush surroundings. The rooms are lavish yet comfortable and we loved the decor. The staff were fantastic and we enjoyed the food. Only suggestion would be for the kitchen to stock Tabasco and fresh chili. Favorite spot was watching the elephant herds wonder down to the watering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Where to begin with Marataba Safari Lodge, from being greeted with a fresh cool towel and genuine happiness to see us arrive to leaving with a packed breakfast for our car journey back to the Airport! All the staff knew who you were and always called you by your first name from the moment you arrived, a nice personal... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most amazing place for our honeymoon!! The rooms were incredible, and we loved the special little honeymoon touches. Having a massage on our balcony was incredible too! The food and drink was also divine, and we loved the mini bar in our room!! What really made our holiday though was Ralf!! We couldn't have asked for a better guide!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited Martaba two years ago - wife plus two teenage boys - we loved the place so much that we kept in contact through Facebook and decided to visit again this year! Marataba is and I'm sure will always be a very special place. What makes it special, in our view, is its location - the scenery which includes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed a double safari with this lodge and it's sister lodge in Madwike. The main area was absolutely beautiful and the views to the mountains superb. The food and service was also 5 star and the lodge has an air of sophisticated and chilled out luxury. The tents were extremely private and were well spaced and not overlooked, each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

best trip ever 7 days spent celebrating my 60th with husband and two teenage sons ... the lodge is set in the Marataba private concession managed ethically with the interests of the flora and fauna at its centre. So ... you won't see the big 5 'on demand' ... this is very much their place and our brilliant guide Damian... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marataba is a malaria-free 23000 hectare private concession within the Big5 Marakele National Park (Limpopo, South Africa). Just four hours from Johannesburg, this is a sanctuary where busy people can find themselves again by connecting with nature. We were rendered breathless by the dramatic Waterberg mountains, vast plains, rich animal diversity and winding rivers cutting through the landscape of the Marakele National Park. Rich red mountain rock meets lush green plains (where you will find yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns). All of 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. Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls - rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent. Whether you prefer your own company or that of new-found friends, there are a number of spots from which to soak up the view - hammock, pool lounger or grassy patch. On the menu for your pleasure is a smorgasbord of activities from which to choose. Whether game drive, walking trail, sunset river excursion on Miss Mara, or a private dinner for two, there is never enough time to exhaust the many ways there are to love this place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marataba Safari Lodge

Address: Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: $949 - $1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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