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Marataba Safari Lodge

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent91%
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“game drives”(81 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Dry Cleaning
Private Balcony
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5 Star 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...
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Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning location with amazing game drives. The lodge and its amenities were all 5 star quality. Our tent was nice and cozy during the cold-ish winter nights. Lots of thought had gone into every detail. Everything you needed was right there. You will not leave...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Marataba was outstanding. Thank you to all the lovely staff that made our visit so very special.I highly recommend a visit to Marataba. Thank you also to Matt and Mark, for sharing your love of the Bush with us. Your knowledge and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful, special place this is. We had the whole lodge with a group of 31 family/friends.The overall experience was absolutely amazing. To be able to cope with our whole group of 31 people, all the staff did a great job. The guides were...More

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1  Thank Michael I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 spent three nights at this magical place. With amazing views, amazing staff, incredible accommodations, and delicious meals, Marataba is special. Our field guide, Adriaan, was incredible. He went above and beyond to find the animals for us. He was not only...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved, loved, loved this lodge! The manager, Clive, was very attentive to all of our needs and wants. Our room was spectacular, 1/2 tent canvas, 1/2 stone. Looked out at a wonderful vista. Kim, our tracker/driver for the four days was the best! Her...More

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
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Room amenities
Minibar
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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USD 1,136 - USD 1,550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
USD 1,136 - USD 1,550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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kerrietoomey
20 March 2018|
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Response from Goo1969 | Reviewed this property |
Blankets provided on jeeps. Hat for morning and early evening for sun and long sleeve fleece or jkt for morn until warms up. Same in evening on game drives as sun goes down.
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mazzillp
5 March 2018|
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Response from 557loriw | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they were included any time. No extra charge unless you ordered premium.
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dawnnixon30
31 May 2017|
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Response from JaynedR | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dawn, We were there in April, its was an amazing experience, however it was cold when going on the drives as you are leaving early in the morning (sunrise), as well as late afternoon (dusk). I would definitely recommend... More
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"Room 12 - at the end of a track and therefore a little more secluded. Stunning views."
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"Comfortable, complete, secluded, and opening onto a breathtaking valley with Martian cliffs and African..."
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"Keep the blinds open at night with just the screens! It was absolutely beautiful to go to sleep looking at..."
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"All the rooms come with excellent view of the mountain range"
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