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Marataba Safari Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$1,063*
US$1,031*
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I spent the first 4 days of our honeymoon here and could not recommend it enough. The facilities, lodge, accommodation, food and staff were all absolutely amazing. Our ranger Matt made the trip for us with his respectful approach and incredibly knowledge. The bush walk and the boat tour are absolute musts!

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1Thank ciarahcb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came here on our honeymoon for 4 nights and had an amazing time. The lodge and the tented suits are second to none with fabulous views, free standing baths and all luxury amenities one could wish for. The game reserve is beautiful, private and very well kept. Our guide Matt was just the best and shared his incredible wealth...

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3Thank Jonas E
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The facilities and quality of service are both exceptional. The lodge staff and rangers go out of their way to provide the experience of a lifetime -- whether you are a family with a young child, like us, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway. The tents make it feel like an authentic safari experience without sacrificing luxury. Although you...

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1Thank kellyblairm
Edinburgh
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a place !! Absolutely a must do for anyone wanting to do safari .. Loved it from the first minute we got there to the moment we left and that was hard to leave - Staff are so friendly and Matt the ranger was superb and really knows his stuff about wild life .. Short summary is .. Simply...

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1Thank 51craig
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I would like to say that our experience overall was excellent, and we would like to mention Matt, our guide, and Jennifer, at table, as being exceptional - really welcoming and friendly. The lodge, with one exception, exceeded our expectations and we would recommend going there. We would like to make one constructive criticism however. Having had such a great...

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1Thank Robert M
Southwell
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had an amazing 4 days here, only 3 land cruisers on 23,00 hectares of bush surrounded by magnificent mountains which were the unfenced boarder to the National Park. It felt like a truly authentic experience and we were impressed by the genuine commitment conservation.

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1Thank chris_kent100
South Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have just returned from a three night stay in this wonderful safari lodge. This was our sixth safari, the previous five having been in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana where we have experienced everything from big lodges to small bush camps. This lodge was up there with the best, if not the best. Beautifully situated with stunning views and the quality...

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3Thank brightstar50
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Pleasant to stay, good service, good rangers. Wonderful pleasant tents. We stayed in the rainy season and then the vegetation is so thick that it is difficult to see the animals. The roads are so bad that they do not go out on safari if it rains too much. it took us 90 minutes to leave the property (in total...

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Dear 'Edwards A', Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Marataba Safari Lodge. We were absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and received good service from our team. Our purpose is to provide an enriching experience to our guests, and we're always gratified when we read positive feedback. The time of...

Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A perfect holiday experience from the moment you arrive until the moment you have to leave. Everything about Marataba is 5-star, from the accommodation and the service to the food and the people. We stayed for 5 nights, with my wife and I sharing one 'tent' and our son having the neighbouring one. I use the term 'tent' in it's...

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2Thank Brooksy87
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were moved to the Trails Lodge due to the activities sessions already booked into the Safari Lodge. Having read about the Trails Lodge it seemed lovely but I was a bit nervous of its isolation. If you have similar concerns don't let them stop you. It is sheer paradise. Set halfway up a hill the Eco lodges blend into...

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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 

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Address: Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: €884 - €1,249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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“Rooms near the lodge best. Diet before you go.”
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“Ask for one nearer the main lodge area.”
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“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.”
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“Make sure to go on the boat tour and also do the walking tour!”
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