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Marataba Private Reserve, Rooiberg Road, Marakele National Park 0380 South Africa
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Marakele National Park
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Marataba is a malaria-free 21 000ha (51 890ac) 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.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Marataba Private Reserve, Rooiberg Road, Marakele National Park 0380 South Africa
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Polokwane Airport124 miSee all flights
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KristinMiles wrote a review Oct 15
Trondheim, Norway651 contributions174 helpful votes
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OMG! We just had the best time ever. Our guides Kim and intern James were passionate and showed us so many wonderful and amazing animals., big and small, flying, swimming, walking… The staff at the lodge was attentive, friendly and caring. We couldn’t have asked for more and neither imagined more. They took care of everything no matter how small of the detail. Our child loved the staff and the kids activities. We’ll definitely visit again. Thank you so so much.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Martin D wrote a review Oct 13
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This trip was a celebration for our son's 7th birthday and it got delayed a few times due to Covid. Nathalie de Lange was exceptional in helping us getting the booking made and managing all the changes - she is the best! Everyone at the lodge did everything they could to make our visit a memorable one - nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very special. Jason (our field guide) was superb and was genuinely committed to making sure we had a educational and fun time. It's not easy keeping a 8 and 7 year-old engaged and enthralled during a 4-hour game drive but he did a great job. Overall, it was truly exceptional and created memories that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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SearchKing wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Marataba is the ultimate Safari location for families with Children. Normally lodges that are kid friendly - directly translates to you (as parents) having to sacrifice on the experience - but Rob and his team at More family collection have created a special environment to ensure people of all ages feel the magic of Marataba. The staff, food, kids activities, spa and wildlife experiences are world class. Thank you to everyone for making our trip so memorable! Cant wait to return
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Travelnomad2015 wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa86 contributions35 helpful votes
We had an awesome time during Lockdown. We were happy to get away to a local safari camp and chose Marataba. . The food was amazing ,the service incredible and our guide exceptional. The view of the mountain are just beautiful and the landscape is lovely. They have a barge on the river, which gave another experience to our game viewing. Loved every part of our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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vanessabell2019 wrote a review Sep 2021
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Great lodge, Sean, our guide was amazing. We saw so many animals and mammals that you don't often see.. We got to see 4 heetah cubs, Honeybadger, bat eared foxes, jackal, rhino's, lion, it was amazing. The landscape was also amazing
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PRICE RANGE
$974 - $1,457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
marataba safari company hotel waterberg
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergMarakele National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marataba Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Marataba Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Marataba Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marataba Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marataba Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marataba Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Marataba Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Marataba Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.