Marataba Safari Lodge

Limpopo, South Africa


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

15 Luxury Tented Suites

Child Policy

Children ages 6 years and older


Internet Access, Malaria Free, Pool, Secure Parking, Bar, Mobile Connectivity, Library, Eco Friendly, Spa, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Airport Shuttle, Room Service


Birding, Bush Walks, Food and Wine, Game Drives, Hiking and Climbing


About This Accommodation

Marataba Safari Lodge is ideally located in the magnificent malaria-free foothills of South Africa’s Waterberg region, just four hours from Johannesburg. The Marataba Reserve is spectacularly beautiful with abundant wildlife and activities. Large game such as elephant and rhino as well as big cats and a variety of birds (including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, with more than 800 breeding pairs) have settled here. Choose from traditional morning and evening game drives or “Miss Mara” water safaris, where you will see birdlife, hippos and more. Other activities include: bush walks, bush breakfasts and dinners, boma dinners and children’s activities.

Children over the age of 6 are welcome, and childcare is available. There are 15 canvas- and-stone Tented Suites, which can be converted to accommodate families. The rooms are contemporarily furnished; however the base materials are in keeping with the natural environment. The luxury of the lodge combined with the location and fantastic wildlife viewing make Marataba a year-round safari destination. The variation in experience is temperature-related rather than safari-related (there are no migratory species). The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Featured Activities in Marataba Safari Lodge

Videos from Marataba Safari Lodge

  • When we discovered Marataba we instantly knew we had found something very special. The Reserve’s 27000 hectares are unlike anything we have ever seen. Sit-back and enjoy this visual journey into the world of Marataba Safari Lodge.
  • Two young male lions spend a bit of time in one another's good company - grooming and greeting one another in an affectionate display
  • A close contact encounter with a very rare animal - the pangolin. Seen during daylight hours at Marataba
  • With the mountains as backdrop, a giraffe and two rhinos quench their thirst at the water's edge.
  • Hyena at Marataba
  • A large bull elephant approaches along the road, and gets really close to a GoPro camera
  • A clip of an approaching elephant captured on a GoPro camera against the backdrop of mountains at Marataba.

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