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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 ...Morecan 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. Less
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My husband and I stayed here at the end of our trip in SA for 4 days as our Honeymoon trip. I cannot say enough positive things about our stay. To start, the location of the lodge on the water hole was breathtaking. While eating...More
The lodge Location is awesome. A fabulous view from the desk of the main building towards the water-hole (which is unfortunately too far away). Very nice place to have a glass of wine in the late evening, watching to the open fire). Having impalas, baboons,...More
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An Amazing experience! Had to most spectacular time from start to finish. We sent three days in the Safari Lodge before moving to the Mountain Lodge. In these three days had amazing sightings of a Verity of animals. Our guide Mark was very knowledgeable and...More
We have finished our SA tour with two nights at this Lodge.
This is a first class place to visit and stay. You are welcomed at the gate and by the time you get to the Reception you will be met by staff who are...More
This was our very first safari, and was booked at the end of our very first trip to SA. We loved everything about our trip, completely fell in love with SA, and then at the end, we arrived at Marataba, and it was just mind-blowing....More
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I agree with the previous responses. Marataba is an incredible experience. We saw lions & lionesses (with 4 lion cubs), plenty of elephants (and a baby), zebra, giraffe, hippos, rhino, jackals, 2 cheetahs. We did not see... More
I agree with the previous responses. Marataba is an incredible experience. We saw lions & lionesses (with 4 lion cubs), plenty of elephants (and a baby), zebra, giraffe, hippos, rhino, jackals, 2 cheetahs. We did not see any leopards, but we were able to sit and watch each of the animal groupings for long periods of time which was so fascinating. Our guide, Adrian, was amazing. The staff at Marataba are so attentive, the lodges are fantastic, the food amazing, the morning & afternoon jeep rides incredible. We took our four adult children and it was truly a memory we will cherish forever. You get to see it all and take your time to enjoy it.