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Marataba Safari Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend two nights with our twins (7) in your lovely lodge and all of us were very impressed about the amazing nature, the warmest welcome of ALL stuff members, the child-friendlyness and last but not least about the excellent skills of our ranger. We enjoyed every minute! Thanks a lot to really everyone!

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2Thank 911annikaf
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

The "tent" is very nice and civilized, with the wildlife literally all around you. Nothing scares you in the morning like opening your tent and staring right into the eyes of an impala! The lodge was the nicest of our 3 lodge trip, with plenary of comfortable seating. Evening dinners on the lawn were magical (no picture can do it...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are avid visitors to Game Reserves, having been to some 70 in five different African countries. We rank Marataba as no 1. We have stayed there on nine different occasions and we have never been disappointed. The Reserve is outstandingly beautiful with mountains, plains and the wonderful Matlabas River which flows throughout summer and winter. The...

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2Thank Lesley828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lodge and location are beautiful. The guides and staff make you feel like family. We were able to see all animals on our list and then some. This is a trip of a life time for most, and Marataba was a great choice. The tents were beautiful, we loved the feeling of being outside with the animals At night...

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2Thank rynnybobinny
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Marataba twice before but this time took our family with us. We spent 3 nights in the Trails Lodge which was a once in a lifetime experience. We then spent 3 nights at the Safari Lodge and it was as magical as ever. Complete luxury, excellent food and service and spending every day doing things which...

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2Thank Ruth E
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience! We were spoiled rotten by the staff and our ranger. They made my birthday extra special because of their friendliness and their 'aim to please' attitude. Food was oustanding and the Spa treatments the best!

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2Thank lelaniec2016
Berkshire, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we ever dreamed of and more. From the moment we arrived to be greeted by staff with hot towels after our 4 hour journey from Johannesburg to the time we left when our cases etc had already been loaded into the taxi without our even knowing he was there and ready to pick us up, we had the most...

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2Thank Mitchellen
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such an amazing experience. We travelled with our three children, aged 7, 11 and 12 who found the whole experience thrilling. Our guide, Shane, was so knowledgeable and great with adults and children alike. Thank you so much Shane! We saw all of the Big 5 over our 5 game drives (we stayed for 3 nights) which we...

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2Thank Julie P
London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed by the employees at Marataba, who always welcomed us with smiles. They resolved problems efficiently and were very accommodating for all requests. The rooms and facilities were very good, subtly decorated and clean, and the views from the lodge of the Waterberg Mountains were dramatic. The wildlife sightings were more sparse at Marakele Reserve than other parks...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW!!! Pretty much sums it up when staying at Marataba. Myself, my husband and our son (9yrs) had the most amazing experience visiting Marataba. We arrived in the afternoon and were greeted by "T" who took us through the itinerary of our stay for the 3 days/2 nights that we were there. "T" made us feel welcome and at home...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marataba Safari Lodge

Address: Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: €826 - €1,222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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“All rooms are good, some further away from the lodge than others”
Mitchellen, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the lodge best. Diet before you go.”
ChrisL772, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one nearer the main lodge area.”
chrisbloom77, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a "tent" with a good mountain view”
SKELTON1959, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I don't think there was a bad room/ tent in the Lodge.”
Beccimaymonge07, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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