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."
This sample trip offers 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.
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 inquire 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%.
Honeymoon to Maldives
The trip was one of the most incredible and memorable experiences. My wife and I had the greatest honeymoon thanks to the extensive planning by Stuart and the rest of the team!Read full review
Solo Trip to South Africa
The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review
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It's difficult to put into words what this trip meant to us. Both of us being on the front lines of the pandemic, having to postpone the trip and change our entire itinerary once meant that we were more than ready to take our honeymoon. This trip far exceeded either of our expectations. The sights …Read full review