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Marataba founders camp aerial view of camp 2400

Marataba Founders Camp

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The 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. An exclusive-use camp, Founders Camp is located on the banks of the Matlabas River, offering panoramic views over the landscape and iconic mountains ahead.

The camp's 4 individual suites are all located on the river's edge and beckon for afternoons watching wildlife amble along the bank. The main living areas have terraced decks hanging over the river, ideal for alfresco dinners, a swimming pool, and a fire pit for sundowner G&Ts. The safari timetable is 100% up to you, whether that's rising with the sun and getting involved in the happenings on the reserve, or simply taking it easy with a good book and that magnificent view. It is fenced from the wildlife and in a malaria-free area, so it is perfect for families with children who are looking to experience a South African safari and conservation experience.

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Expert View

  • Sole-use camp for family and friends with dedicated ranger
  • Boat excursions - rare for South Africa
  • Wild Walking - hiking and walking safaris
  • The chance to participate in the reserves conservation activities
  • Tailor your own experience and mix and match activities

At a glance

  • 4 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Release your inner nerd and join the conservation team in a host of conversation activities from tracking collared cheetahs and monitoring the growth of elephants to collecting camera trap data and identifying rhinos."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
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  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
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