Marataba Safari Lodge

South Africa | Limpopo Marakele National Park Booking inquiry

Extra special hideaway

Cliff faces, surging rivers, the expanse of the savannah and one of the most beautiful game reserves in South Africa: this is the Marakele National Park in the northeast of Limpopo province. The creators of the Marataba Safari Lodge, taking account of environmental and social considerations, have built an extra special hideaway where guests are accommodated in 15 Luxury Tented Suites with pavilion roof. All come with tasteful bathrooms, open-air showers, air conditioning, patios and every conceivable comfort. The main building houses a restaurant and the lobby with fireplace.

Another wildlife experience is available at the new Marataba Trails Lodge, where guests can get closer to nature by exploring this amazing reserve on foot, in the company of a qualified guides, who will interpret the splendor you see around you. What an adventure! Accommodation takes the form of five luxury eco-suites.



Guests are accommodated in 15 Luxury Tented Suites with pavilion roof.

Tented Suites

Each of the 15 canvas- and-stone Tented Suites is tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist.
Rates depending on season from Euro 335 to 460 including full-board.



You will find the many different mammal, reptile, bird and plant species that are abundant within the Marataba section of the Marakele National Park.

Sunset in the bush is a special time. Feel the warmth of the sun on your face, surrounded by the sounds and smells of the wild as you sip on something chilled.
Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls – rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent.
Marataba is the perfect place for romance. It is easy to feel alone out here, under the saturated skies and with the mountains standing guard.
The architectural and interior design of the lodge is impressive and maximises the panoramic view of the Waterberg mountain range.
Each of the 15 canvas- and-stone Tented Suites is tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist.
The free-standing stone bath in each Suite is a very good place to breathe in the moment, and reconnect.
Family Suites at Marataba can accommodate up to 3 people sharing.
Wherever you may land, you will find a view and you will feel the very special energy of this grand and very old space.
Walking through the Lodge and out onto the grass beyond reveals this view. That you will never tire of it, we are sure!
Fine dining under the Camel Thorn Tree.
Spend quiet time at the poolside, and soak in the restorative rays of the sun.
Enjoy a private picnic in the bush.
There are at least 30 leopards on the property and the lion population is growing.
Private safari vehicles available, subject to availability. Maximum number of guests per vehicle is 8.
This beautiful piece of Waterberg wilderness combines some of the most dramatic scenery in South Africa with a plethoric wildlife experience.

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Marataba Safari Lodge

General Manager: Gawie and Yolandi Grobler

Rooiberg Road, Greater
Marakele National Park
South Africa | Limpopo

15 luxurious tents. Rates depending on season from Euro 335 to 460 per person per night sharing, including full board.

Marataba Trails Lodge: 5 new eco-suites.
Rates: Euro 350 per person per night sharing. Rates include full board, all beverages, snacks as well as all trail activities and transfers.

Distance from airport:
An easy 4 hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport.

Private charter flights from any location directly into Marataba. Private airstrip is located 25 minutes from the Lodge.
Concerning all our travel offers for Southern Africa, we work together with a perfectly German-speaking travel expert, who was born in Namibia, grew up in South Africa and lives today in Cape Town. Rooted in these countries for decades, she knows all the recommended hotels and lodges personally. Your travel requests are planned individually and customized accordingly with unrivalled experience. Since we book the hotels and transfers directly on-site, you will get the best possible room rates.

Our Recommendation

The Marakele National Park is one of South Africa's most beautiful wildlife reserves, a really mesmerizing spot of land set against the backdrop of the Waterberg Mountains. None other than Nelson Mandela supported and campaigned for this unique nature reserve.

Thomas & Martina Klocke HIDEAWAYS HOTELS OWNER


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