As part of our honeymoon we stayed at Marataba for four nights and it was just amazing. We were lucky enough to see the big five, which was so exciting. The staff at Marataba made us feel so welcome and special. The lodge, the tents, the food were all perfect.
If you want to stay in 5 star wilderness luxury this is the place for you. The place is just amazing!
They are also masters at 'personal touches'. Just wait and see.
Be careful about your drinks as you will be charged for them at the end of your stay. I have no idea how they keep track of it, but don't worry it's not too expensive. It may be just a daily charge.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg