Marataba Safari Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4.5
Marataba Safari Lodge

Anonymous

4

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

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Marataba Safari Lodge

Lee & Sara Parker

5

Game viewing- Being a small private reserve the Game viewing was authentic and we saw lions, leopard, herds of elephant and giraffe as well as many memorable species of birds. We were particularly impressed by our guide, Mr Jomi Krobb who was extremely knowledgeable about the Reserve and wildlife. He is a great advocate not just for Marataba but also for wildlife preservation. We undertook eight Game drives and a walking safari and loved every minute. Accommodation- This was our first tented lodge and as such we felt much closer to the wildlife. The tents are extremely luxurious with both indoor and outdoor showers which was a unique experience. We stayed in one of the luxury tents which are more peaceful and secluded and we still felt very safe. My wife indulged in several of the spa treatments and she felt they were to a very high standard. Cuisine- Could not have been better. Being a fairly fussy diner I was not at all disappointed. Although there are only 3 or 4 choices for each meal course (which is to be expected in the bush) the lodge catered for all of our group very well. The wines again are limited as to be expected but infact were very nice indeed. Only one tiny gripe- the literature explained it would take 2-3 hours to reach Marataba from Johannesburg airport but I think this should be altered as both the outward and return journeys both took 3.5 hours and this was without any stops.

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Marataba Safari Lodge

Mr and Mrs Parkinson and family

5

Absolutely fantastic setting with wonderful accommodation and facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the guides were knowledgable and friendly - they spotted animals that we would never know existed. We were taken on 2 game drives / day plus a river safari and a bush walk. We saw a great variety of animals including leopards, lions, giraffe,elephants, zebra, tortoise, hyena, rhinos , hippos, aardwolf, bush pigs, Impala, kudu, mongooses , lovely bird life etc etc. Katie and Chris were treated to a romantic meal and their room was decked out with rose petals and champagne. They even treated us to another private meal for the 4 of us. We were made to feel very special indeed. It was an experience we will never forget.

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