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Cheshire UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Marataba for 3 nights after the Blue Train and a night in Pretoria. All aspects of our holiday in SA were excellent, but for us, Ralf - our ranger - made it extra special. His knowledge of both flora and fauna was excellent- he was caring, thoughtful and above all he loves his job. We saw 'The...

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went there for four days (three nights). The staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and to meet your expectations. The game drives (one morning with wake up at 05h00 and one evening at 16h00) are fantastic. We have been to another game park before which was further South but at this...

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Melbourne, AU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! We originally were supposed to be at the Safari Luxury Lodge for 2 nights, however, after a minor setback we arrived for 1 night. The tented luxury suites are amazing-with breath-taking views of the Mountainside. It was tranquil, relaxing, and 5 star quality with amazing staff and a great Safari driver named Ralph. We found ourselves on safari's that...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Marataba. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, the team thought through every detail so all we had to do was sit back and relax. The game viewing was spectacular and our guide, Andre, went above and beyond in making it an unforgettable experience; my kids are still talking about it....

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Chemainus, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at Marataba Safari Lodge. Adam, our ranger on the safari, was very knowledgeable and very respectful of the animals and birds on the reserve. Adam really made our stay very enjoyable. This was our first safari and we would definitely recommend this Lodge as it is first class.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words cannot truly describe how wonderful this vacation experience was, value for money and absolute attention to detail, I would recommend this resort and we will defiantly be returning in the near future, never before have we experience a resort were every member of staff was so memorable, well done to a great team and thank you for making our...

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1Thank kevSRP
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best game lodge that I have visited. The facilities were top notch, the staff were warm and caring and the service simply superb. Every staff member went out of their way to ensure that we were well taken care of. Our guide, Adam, was warm and friendly and demonstrated expertise through his knowledge of the flora and...

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1Thank GandDZ
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the first 4 days of our honeymoon here and could not recommend it enough. The facilities, lodge, accommodation, food and staff were all absolutely amazing. Our ranger Matt made the trip for us with his respectful approach and incredibly knowledge. The bush walk and the boat tour are absolute musts!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came here on our honeymoon for 4 nights and had an amazing time. The lodge and the tented suits are second to none with fabulous views, free standing baths and all luxury amenities one could wish for. The game reserve is beautiful, private and very well kept. Our guide Matt was just the best and shared his incredible wealth...

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3Thank Jonas E
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The facilities and quality of service are both exceptional. The lodge staff and rangers go out of their way to provide the experience of a lifetime -- whether you are a family with a young child, like us, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway. The tents make it feel like an authentic safari experience without sacrificing luxury. Although you...

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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
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: $1,298 - $1,846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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“Rooms near the lodge best. Diet before you go.”
ChrisL772, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one nearer the main lodge area.”
chrisbloom77, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a "tent" with a good mountain view”
SKELTON1959, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I don't think there was a bad room/ tent in the Lodge.”
Beccimaymonge07, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to go on the boat tour and also do the walking tour!”
293jonase, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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