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Marataba Safari Lodge

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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 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.
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Breakfast included
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport169 km
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The best place that South Africa has to offer : Astoning Nature, Wildlife, Kindness of people. It was my second stay and it won't be the last for sure. Thanks a lot to all the staff and guides for their devoted work.

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

*WARNING - Long Post* There are not enough words to express how enjoyable our experience was with the Marataba family. As first time Safari goers, we didn’t know what to expect, but OH MY, were we blown away by our experience. Everything was exceptional! The...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank selinamatapuku
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went the whole family as our farewell party in South Africa after 6 years living there. We chose Marataba because we had been to two other lodges from MORE and it was spectacular, but this one far exceeded our expectations. The lodge, the rooms,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank macmoledo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a travel agent and our group was other agents and spouses...we have enjoyed experiences in many countries...can't say enough about the lodge, the experience or the staff, guides, butler's, all the staff really ..... made our time and experience so memorable....will definitely be...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Adventure65810029481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Marataba was exceptional and we cannot wait to go back! Everything was outstanding - from the facilities to the game drives. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and the service was exceptional. Helen was our game ranger and Simon was our butler....More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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365JULIE
15 September 2018|
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Response from charlielove19 | Reviewed this property |
We just came back and saw 5 out of the big 5!! It was incredible! There were animals everywhere !! We also went to Kruger and we saw the big 5 but it was so crowded and we bumped into so many other cars viewing the animals... More
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7 August 2018|
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We just came back and saw 5 out of the big 5!! It was incredible! There were animals everywhere !! We also went to Kruger and we saw the big 5 but it was so crowded and we bumped into so many other cars viewing the animals... More
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20 March 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 Wing of the property are closer to the pool and have a better view of the water hole"
selinamatapuku
4 days ago
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"Outstanding accommodations for your comfort and experience "
Adventure65810029481
1 week ago
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"Rooms on the right of the lodge had amazing views of the watering hole"
jessicaaX1130SC
15 Sep. 2018
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"Choose close to loge if you are against walking some distance to room at night"
vsteinicke
1 Sep. 2018
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PRICE RANGE
USD 1,057 - USD 1,703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
marataba safari company hotel waterberg
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceThabazimbi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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