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.
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.
- Contemporary chic combined with classic canvas
- The endangered Cape Vulture and black rhino
- 4 Family Suites and the Mack & Madi Kids Adventure Club experience
- Malaria-free, luxury Big 5 safari lodge close to Johannesburg
At a glance
- 15 Tented Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"Book a night at the Thabametsi Treehouse, a night under the stars in your own treehouse, a far-out wilderness experience just for you."
Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
Take a journey through Marataba Safari Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
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An amazing adventure! Much more than I expected. The accommodations were fantastic and all the staff went out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were taken care of. The game drives were incredible.Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Our trip was seamless and well planned out! We enjoyed every moment! I'm also very impressed how the whole trip was catered to work around Justin's egg/chicken allergies; this was a huge relief for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and memories we shared on our trip!Read full review
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Mind blowing, relaxing, and just perfection. After all the craziness of 2020, this trip really took our breaths away and was exactly what we looking for and more.Read full review