Marataba Explorers Camp

Marataba Conservation Camps allow guests to participate in Marataba's conservation projects while enjoying the vast solitude of the malaria-free, Big 5 Marataba Contractual National Park in South Africa's Waterberg region. Marataba Explorers Camp is all about embracing the laid-back, outdoors lifestyle. Spend your days immersed in stimulating safari and conservation activities, and swim, hike and adventure through the gorges and mountains. On your return to camp, kick off your shoes, and come nose to trunk with the elephants as they gather at the waterhole in front of the deck (and yes, this is a very popular watering spot for them on an almost daily basis).

Explorers Camp-Sundowners & elephants Explorers Camp- Bedroom peek Marataba Rhino participation
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The camp comprises of 5 tents and 1 dedicated family tent which are set in shady, fenced grounds, complete with a swimming pool. Booked on a semi-exclusive basis (max 2 bookings in camp at one time), each group has a dedicated conservation guide and private vehicles.

Getting There

There are daily flights from Lanseria International Airport to Marakele National Park (1 hour), and 3 flights a week from the Sabi Sands (1 hours 30 mins). There is an airstrip directly adjacent the park which is a 10-minute drive from Explorers Camp. Guests can also arrive by road from Johannesburg's O.R Tambo International Airport, which takes 3 hours 30 minutes on good roads.


Land and water safari experiences (game drives and boat excursions), hiking and walking safaris, wildlife interventions, predator management, elephant management, camera trap analysis, ecology experiences, area integrity & protection, community outreach, mindfulness, rhino ear notch ID and a 3-day rhino conservation safari (additional charges apply).

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