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Marataba Safari Lodge

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Rooiberg Road Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380 South Africa See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
5 Star accommodation
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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Free Internet
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$1,076 - US$1,487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank AloisNeu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Will-P-Roberts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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September 15, 2018|
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Response from mcpandrews | Reviewed this property |
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
August 7, 2018|
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Response from deny67 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Not too many animals in Marataba If you are looking for animals Madikwe is much better Regards
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March 20, 2018|
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Response from dogloverSussex | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Goo 1969; a micro fleece is a good idea, and definitely sun hat , one with a chin strap so it doesn't blow off backwards if the jeep Is going faster.
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"Rooms on the right of the lodge had amazing views of the watering hole"
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"Choose close to loge if you are against walking some distance to room at night"
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"Try the Miss Mara River Cruise"
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"Honestly it could not have been any better! Exceptional in every way!"
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