Marataba Safari Lodge • Marakele Game Reserve

Photo of Entrance Photo of Lounge Photo of Living space Photo of Private deck of luxury tented suite Photo of Dining Photo the suite view

Marataba Safari Lodge


Marataba Safari Lodge is located in a malaria-free 23,000 hectare private concession within the Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. This arrresting reserve with its dramatic mountains, vast plains, rich animal diversity and winding rivers is an easy four hours from Johannesburg. The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains. It has become a 'place of sanctuary', as its Tswana name suggests, for an impressive variety of wildlife.

Lodge Features

Marataba Safari Lodge offers an extension of the natural environment beyond its walls. Each of the 15 canvas-and-stone tented suites is tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist. The interior is ample and the attention to detail impeccable.

  • 15 Tented suites for 30 guests
  • Children all ages welcome
  • Childrens' activities and baby sitting available
  • Family room configuration available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Marataba safaris

Contrasting mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys characterize the park. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns are some of the plant species you will find. 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) have settled here.

The impressive variety of wildlife is due to the location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa.

  • Safaris are conducted twice a day
  • Enjoy the bush on foot
  • Maximum number of guests per vehicle is 8
  • Private safari vehicles subject to availability

Activities to choose from

  • Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Bush walks
  • Water safaris on Ms Mara
  • Bird watching
  • Astronomy (night sky safaris)
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners
  • Boma dinners
  • Children's activities

A typical day

05h00Wake up call06h30
05h30Tea/ coffee and game drive departs07h00
09h00Game drive returns, then breakfast/ brunch is served09h30
At leisureBush walk or activities of personal preferenceAt leisure
16h00High tea15h00
16h30Game drive departs15h30
19h30Game drive returns and dinner follows18h30

Summer months are typically from September to April, while winter months are from May to August.

Rates 2016

4 January 2016 - 10 January 2016

Double: R6 580,00 per person per night sharing
Single: R9 815,00 per person per night single

11 January 2016 - 30 April 2016

Double: R6 580,00 per person per night sharing
Single: R9 815,00 per person per night single

1 May 2016 - 31 August 2016

Double: R5 545,00 per person per night sharing
Single: R8 260,00 per person per night single

01 September 2016 - 17 December 2016

Double: R7 245,00 per person per night sharing
Single: R10 810,00 per person per night single

18 December 2016 - 3 January 2017 (peak season)

Double: R8 315,00 per person per night sharing
Single: R12 415,00 per person per night single

4 January 2017 - 10 January 2017

Double: R7 245,00 per person per night sharing
Single: R10 810,00 per person per night single

Rate Inclusions and Exclusions

Our rates include:

  • Luxury accommodation in a luxury tented suite
  • All meals
  • Teas/ coffees
  • Daily housekeeping and a 24 hour front desk
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wines
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Specified safari activities such as bush walks

Our rates exclude:

  • Laundry
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Marataba Reserve entrance/ conservation fees

Any additional extras will be for the guest's account