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Marataba Explorers Camp

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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).

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.

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Expert View

  • Easy-going, adventurous and fun
  • Ideal base for young families looking for a conservation-led experience
  • Boat excursions - rare for South Africa
  • Wild Walking - hiking and walking safaris
  • The chance to participate in the reserves conservation activities

At a glance

  • 5 Tents & 1 Family Tent
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
  • Safari Icon Safari

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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