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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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This was such an amazing experience. We travelled with our three children, aged 7, 11 and 12 who found the whole experience thrilling. Our guide, Shane, was so knowledgeable and great with adults and children alike. Thank you so much Shane! We saw all of the Big 5 over our 5 game drives (we stayed for 3 nights) which we...

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London
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were impressed by the employees at Marataba, who always welcomed us with smiles. They resolved problems efficiently and were very accommodating for all requests. The rooms and facilities were very good, subtly decorated and clean, and the views from the lodge of the Waterberg Mountains were dramatic. The wildlife sightings were more sparse at Marakele Reserve than other parks...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW!!! Pretty much sums it up when staying at Marataba. Myself, my husband and our son (9yrs) had the most amazing experience visiting Marataba. We arrived in the afternoon and were greeted by "T" who took us through the itinerary of our stay for the 3 days/2 nights that we were there. "T" made us feel welcome and at home...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about our stay at Marataba was incredible - the game, the accommodation, the food... but most of all the staff at Marataba were out of this world. They constantly went above and beyond the call of duty to do everything in their power to make our stay more memorable. The attention to detail and incredible thought that went into...

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London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay at Marataba was truly exceptional and made my 40th Birthday celebrations all the more special. I would especially like to mention our guide, Adam who was first class in respects and a credit to Marataba - his bird knowledge was truly outstanding. Charlotte, Marataba's blogger, who accompanied us on most of our drives and my birthday breakfast on...

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2Thank RachelLuise77
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Marataba due to it being malaria free and suitable for kids 6 onwards. We though the actual safari would be a bit tame but got that wrong - it was excellent. Accommodation is excellent. Luxury for sure. Secure. Very comfortable. Lots of hot water. Well designed and allows you to hear the sounds of the bush at night....

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1Thank Chris L
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best ever. We loved it. We have been on lots of safari all over Africa but this was the kids first safari and they were up and keen to go every morning. You are perfectly looked after. The place is beautiful and the safaris are wonderful. You have to go.

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2Thank franant2017
Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the beautiful tent/villas that overlook the watering hole and mountains. It is an incredibly beautiful location and the tents are well-equipped with a huge bathtub and everything you could need. It is basically a small villa. Unfortunately on one of the nights we stayed there was a lot of wind and the noise of the...

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1Thank zaamissbowtie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first safari and won't be our last. The lodge and accommodation is stunning. The service is exceptional and makes it an unforgettable experience. Nothing was too much of an ask, in fact we were encouraged to ask for more with the manager offering us a champagne breakfast out on our morning drive all we had to pay...

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2Thank Charlotte F
Chipstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marabata was heaven from beginning to end. We also came from Cape Town to Pretoria on the Blue Train which was great. The 4 hour drive then to the Lodge was so worth it as you see animals as soon as you enter the reserve. Every member of the staff were friendly and helpful and after a quick lunch we...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $1,284 - $1,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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“Rooms near the lodge best. Diet before you go.”
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“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!”
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