Marataba Safari Lodge


Dramatic scenery and a magical location make this luxurious tented camp one of the most desirable holiday destinations in South Africa.

Situated on one of the ancient trade routes across the dark continent, it sits at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains and overlooks the vast spaces of the Marakele National Park. There are just 15 tented suites of serious luxury, each with its own private deck, stone bathroom and outdoor shower, and glorious views of the surrounding African bush.


Our Thoughts

Easily accessible by road from Johannesburg, so perfect for those with a fear of small aircraft. The luxury tents are very private and with very few other properties in the Marakele National Park the game viewing is excellent and undisturbed.

  • Indoor and outdoor restaurants
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Shops

At Marataba lodge you will experience a 360 degrees culinary trip that will lead you to an extremely delightful discovery of simple, fresh and tasty flavours. Mastery, passion and inspiration are Maraba’s  main chefs’ features, who expresses their flair by creating unique and exquisite dishes.
Amaze yourself with an outdoor alfresco dinner, enjoying the most beautiful views over a magnificent nature, under a wild starry sky, or cosily indulge in a high-class indoor feast within the elegant dining room or a more private and intimate retreat.

Comfort and luxury at their finest: this is Marataba’s essential concept which ensures its guests a superb five-star sojourn. Each of its 15 tented suites made out of an upper combination of stone and canvas, are designed to pamper every traveller’s wish, making their holidays special and unrivalled. Provided with proper equipment and services, they have their own private deck overlooking the river and the wonderful wild nature. Not to mention the majestic scenery of Waterberg Mountains.

  • Game drives
  • Game walks
  • Photographic safari
  • Swimming safari

Children of all ages are welcome, and all tents can accommodate them. There are special activities for the kids including family games drives for children between the age of 2 and 6.

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