Explorers, Wildlife lovers, Photographers, Adventure Seekers.


Animal calls at night all around you. The clearest skies. Boat cruise at sundown. Being at one with nature yet luxuriously comfortable.

Best Visiting Months

October to March



Why Stay

Marataba Safari Lodge sits on open plains and is surrounded by the Waterberg Mountains inside the Marakele National Park. Choose between 15 beautiful canvas-and-stone suites, each with a private viewing deck, a free-standing stone bath and an outdoor shower. Take advantage of the dramatic scenery of the red sandstone mountains and the river below. The main lodge has a large fireplace, to exchange stories by, a swimming pool to cool off during the day and numerous hammocks in the trees. Marataba offers an opportunity to see animals rarely seen anywhere else, because of its location in the transitional zone between the western and eastern regions of South Africa. 

Why wander

Enjoy the wildlife of the Marakele National Park - from elephant and rhino to over 30 leopards and a growing lion population. Take a Game Drive and learn about the animals's behaviours and habitat. A game walk will take you through the designated routes around the park and see the flora and fauna unique to the region. Take a sunset boat ride on the river that runs through the property and see the animals from water level. 

Indulge in

Outdoor BBQ

Getting There

Fly into Oliver Tambo International Airport and arrange a car to take you to Marataba. 

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