Marataba Safari Lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge is a luxurious tented safari camp in the Marataba reserve, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, in South Africa's Waterberg region. This malaria-free reserve is only 3.5 hours' drive from Johannesburg and 45 minutes by private air charter.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The 15 tents possess slick contemporary design that melds with the surrounding wilderness thanks to an excellent choice of colors, a canvas roof and part stone-part canvas walls. From your private balcony you can gaze across at the Waterberg Mountains, rising nearby. All rooms include viewing decks, outdoor and indoor showers and a romantic stand-alone bath. Enjoy twice-daily game drives, after-breakfast bush walks, specialist Marataba Trails, and cruise into the late afternoon with a sundowner Miss Mara Water Safari.

Getting There

Approximate 3.5 hour drive from ORT International Airport in Johannesburg.


Game drives; Bush walks; Astronomy; Wildlife lectures; Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches & bush dinners; Miss Mara Boating Activity and Children's Activities.

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Review of Marataba Safari Lodge

Fabia Strathdee & Andrew Barrenger

I cannot emphasise enough how fantastic Marataba was. We wanted for nothing, the food was fabulous, the guides were knowledgable, lovely, and could't do enough for us. The game reserve itself has a huge variety of game and the fact that there are only ever 6 vehicles on a drive at one time really does make it feel exclusive, animal-friendly and generally makes the safari a much better experience. The…

21/06/2017 Read full trip review

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The rooms were great. Diner was ok, although not too structured at times.

10/08/2016 Read full trip review

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