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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything more than met our expectations. It was our 4th safari and by far the best. I have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone whether its their first safari or not. The Staff were excellent and the rangers extraordinary knowledgeable and helpfull

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous experience. The lodge is stunning. The tents, if you can call them that are spacious and have everything you could possibly need. This is different from big safaris. It is a much more intimate experience. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen here. You might not see large herds of animals but you see everything much...

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little about us: We are a recently married couple on our honeymoon, with no children. We love animals and enjoy a mixture of activities from relaxing with a book and a beer, and exploring new places, to having a good night out on the town and getting involved in adrenaline sports such as skydiving. What we were hoping for...

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1Thank Jamie P
Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend Marataba Safari Lodge - it was a truly special weekend. The game sightings were phenomenal. The staff are well trained and the food was fantastic. The rangers are professional and very knowledgeable.

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Alleins
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We (my wife and 10 years old son) stayed at Marataba Safari lodge a few days ago as part of a wider tour of South Africa. Marataba was our first stop, and what an experience it was. The reserve is absolutely beautiful and the landscape is breath taking. The lodge in itself is well designed, respects its environment and very...

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3Thank NFaure
Utrecht, Nederland
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at this great lodge. The surroundings were beautiful. We saw many animals, ranging from small (like the captivating dung beetle) to large. The ranger was great: funny and knowledgable. It is a great place to visit with children (9 and 13). They made my daugther's birthday very special.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from Marataba and I can highly recommend this lodge. We were a family of four (children aged 11 & 13) and stayed for 5 nights. We were successful in sighting the 'Big 5' along with many other mammals, birds, and insects. We also appreciated learning about the many plants in the area. As this is a...

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2Thank Tracy H
San Francisco, California
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Stunning! We absolutely loved Marataba. It's truly a special place and we hope to make it back some day soon. Hopefully you are lucky enough to spend your day with Ralf the Ranger or your evenings with Clive-manager, sommelier & story teller!

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed December 18, 2016

This was our 1st trip to Marataba and Marataba absolutely blew us away!! The arrival is absolutely 1st class, you are spoiled the minute you step out of your vehicle and into the hands of the awaiting Marataba team. The architecture is beautiful, minimalistic and inviting. The food was prepared with great taste in mind. Our guide Lawrence was incredibly...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2016

My daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was absolutely fantastic. We went on 4 game drives. 2 were in the morning at 5:30am and 2 at 4pm each day. Each drive lasted 3-4 hours. Our driver/guide was Ralph and he was so knowledgeable about everything we saw. The accommodation was a luxury tent and had everything...

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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: $1,006 - $1,378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All tents are identical”
 of 5 bubbles Cathyt1961, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are identical and come complete with their own amazing view of the mountains. It really doesn't matter which one you choose.”
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 of 5 bubbles jamiep535, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The accommodation is luxury tents”
  • Robes and slippers provided
  • Outdoor shower which was fantastic
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 of 5 bubbles Babs1946, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“All tents are the same”
 of 5 bubbles Rane777, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“If trouble walking ask for a tent close to lodge, some 1/4 mile away. Also if problem climbing into jeep ask to sit in front with driver”
 of 5 bubbles DonM260, Dec 3, 2016 | Read review
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