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Reviewed 23 November 2016

The tented lodge is totally luxurious. Amazing attention to detail. Personal butler service. Delicious dining. Every game drive there were lots of animals among the most stunning scenery. Unlike most places the big game easily outnumber the safari trucks so you really get to find and spend time alone with the animals. The guides are so knowledgeable, Ryan the guide...

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

a fantastic place ,this was the second time we have been and still the same brilliant service, the view from the lodge and the tents (tent ! how can you call a first class room with everything you need a tent) was fantastic overlooking a Vally with a constant flow of wildlife to view and the impressive mountain range as...

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Munich
Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a find! We booked this lodge on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. After the rains, we were met at the reserve gate and escorted to the lodge by a 4x4, just to make sure our sedan did not get stuck. The transfer to Trails Camp was hassle free and the guides quickly took our interests into consideration. The...

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We can't say enough good things. We had an unbelievable time from start to finish at this beautiful place with such wonderful people. Could not recommend safari, South Africa, and Marataba highly enough, particularly to honeymooners looking for a romantic and exciting getaway. We wanted to speak to the following areas particularly: Lodge and food - our room was just...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just got back from a safari at this lodge. It was fabulous and would highly recommend. The location was simply stunning, the lodge itself beautiful and our ranger (Matt) was brilliant, so enthusiastic about his job, environment and the animals - that it just made a perfect trip. For those that would choose a lodge at Kruger, I would say...

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chicago
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

After a long flight from Chicago to Johannesburg my partner and I finally arrived at Marataba Safari lodge food all day long one better than the other service is flawless from Management team to servers and helpers. You can't ask for better the Safari itself magnificent as we seen the top 5 animals and plenty more and great birds and...

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The resort is just amazing. No negative points at all: Food was incredible and the staff ppl are so engaged..! The safari experience it self is also remarkable: Very private, unplanned and warming/ technical rangers. In addition, the landscape is beautiful and with a lot of animals playing around. Super recommended

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I cannot speak highly enough of the Lodge, scenery and staff at this high end lodge. A la Carte food for all meals, morning and afternoon tea, local alcohol included plus a selection of indoor an outdoor dining overlooking the Iron Red Ranges surrounding the reserve. Our accommodation was very private with views across the plains towards the ranges. If...

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aberdeen
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Wow, what an experience! We stayed 3 nights in early October. Well worth the drive from Jo'burg, as soon as we set foot in the lodge we were treated to 5 star + service throughout our stay. Our tent was beautifully furnished in authentic African style, very private- even with outside optional shower which you have to experience. The staff...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The lodge is amazing the views are breathtaking. The wildlife and birds that you are shown are awesome. The staff are friendly and fun. What a great escape for couples. We loved all the small gestures and special notes that were left to make us feel extra special. The staff were lots of fun and really know how to make...

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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 

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Address: Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: $1,324 - $1,820 (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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“All tents are identical”
 of 5 bubbles Cathyt1961, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are identical and come complete with their own amazing view of the mountains. It really doesn't matter which one you choose.”
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 of 5 bubbles jamiep535, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The accommodation is luxury tents”
  • Robes and slippers provided
  • Outdoor shower which was fantastic
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 of 5 bubbles Babs1946, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All tents are the same”
 of 5 bubbles Rane777, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If trouble walking ask for a tent close to lodge, some 1/4 mile away. Also if problem climbing into jeep ask to sit in front with driver”
 of 5 bubbles DonM260, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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