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Marataba is a malaria-free 23000 hectare private concession within the Big5 Marakele National Park (Limpopo, South Africa) Be rendered breathless by the dramatic Waterberg mountains, vast plains, rich animal diversity and winding rivers.

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.


Nowhere else in Africa do you find such a magnificent landscape. Mountains meet plains, and vast waterways cut their way across the undulating terrain.

Only Marataba Safari Lodge and Marataba Trails Lodge share 27000 hectares of pristine natural ground, promising a highly personal and exclusive private safari experience.

The Marakele National Park holds a truly immense variety of mammals that are readily seen. Home to the second largest Cape Vulture colony (numbering between 600 and 800 pairs), the mountains are also a safe haven to a number of interesting and unique plant, mammal and bird species.

Two Lodges appeal to different markets. Marataba Safari Lodge offers the traditional private safari experience (with the MORE twist!), while Marataba Trails Lodge is for seasoned hikers who enjoy being one on one in an utterly remote wilderness environment.

The safari experience is not only on ‘terra firma’. Guests are able to enjoy a water safari on board.

Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls – rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent. If you sit quietly for long enough, you can feel the energy of the countless people who have made this place home since The Stone Age.

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.


Each of the 15 canvas-and-stone Tented Suites is tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist. Whether sharing it with lover, friend or family (or keeping it all to yourself), the interior is ample, and the attention to detail impeccable.

Each Tented Suite is approximately 45m2 and has a private deck, a double bed (convertible to twins), air conditioning, open-plan bathroom en-suite, outdoor shower, in-room safe, mini bar, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.

Quick facts:

15 Tented Suites for 30 guests

Children 6years and older are welcome

Childrens’ activities and baby sitting are available

Family Rooms configuration are available

Communal swimming pool

Open plan lounge and dining area

Full range of dietary preferences are catered for

Free Wi-Fi (in public areas)

Maximum number of guests per vehicle is 8

Private safari vehicles available, subject to availability

• Big Five
• Birds & Birding
• Bush Dining
• Bush Walks
• Game Viewing
• Baby Sitting
• Bush dinner venue
• Child Friendly
• In the mountains
• Open Plan Lounge Area
• Outdoor dining area
• Safe in Room
• Swimming Pool
• WiFi (Internet access)

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