Marataba is a malaria-free 23000 hectare private concession within the Big5 Marakele National Park (Limpopo, South Africa). Just four hours from Johannesburg, this is a sanctuary where busy people can find themselves again by connecting with nature. We were rendered breathless by the dramatic Waterberg mountains, vast plains, rich animal diversity and winding rivers cutting through the landscape of the Marakele National Park. Rich red mountain rock meets lush green plains (where you will find yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns). All of the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats, as well as an amazing variety of birds (including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, with more than 800 breeding pairs) have settled here. Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls – rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent. Whether you prefer your own company or that of new-found friends, there are a number of spots from which to soak up the view – hammock, pool lounger or grassy patch. On the menu for your pleasure is a smorgasbord of activities from which to choose. Whether game drive, walking trail, sunset river excursion on Miss Mara, or a private dinner for two, there is never enough time to exhaust the many ways there are to love this place. If you are an avid and experienced trails walker, you may wish to consider Marataba Trails Lodge. Tucked into its own private valley in a remote spot on the reserve, a number of different walking trails wind through the wilderness. Never more than 8 people experience this very unique perspective of Africa.
Marataba is a 23000 hectare private concession within the Big5 Marakele National Park. Luxurious canvas-and-stone tented suites offer private decks, indoor and outdoor showers, free-standing stone baths and complimentary sherry. All meals and twice-daily game drives are included. There's free Wi-Fi in the lodge, a guest lounge with a fireplace, and an outdoor pool. On the menu for your pleasure is a smorgasbord of activities from which to choose. Whether enjoying a game drive, walking trail, sunset river excursion, or a private dinner for two, there is never enough time to exhaust the many ways there are to love this place.