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Marataba is situated in the Marakele National Park - a private concession offering excellent Big 5 viewing in a totally malaria-free area of Limpopo. Inspired by the discovery of ancient ruins, the lodge has been constructed from stone, with large glass windows that let the natural light in and provide beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Cool off in the sparkling swimming pool, or enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the Ladies Bar while you admire the view. Relax in the lounge and read a book from the library or take in the spectacular view from The Wallow. The area offers excellent Big 5 viewing as well as great bird viewing that can be enjoyed on morning and afternoon game drives or guided nature walks.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux


  • Located in a malaria-free area
  • Contemporary, beautifully designed lodge
  • Luxurious, spacious suites with fantastic views of the reserve
  • Enjoy a variety of African-inspired cuisine

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Marataba Lodge offers an intimate and comfortable lounge, and The Wallow - a library tucked away in a stone tower.

Between activities at Marataba Lodge, cool off at the swimming pool, or catch some sun in a lounger or hammock.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Babysitting service available
    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available


Meals at Marataba Lodge can be enjoyed indoors in the elegant dining area, outdoors in the gardens, or on the lower deck beneath African skies. Cuisine is African-inspired and you can choose from a 4-course a la carte menu or an informal tapas-style menu.

Luxury Tented Suite

Marataba offers accommodation in luxurious tented suites constructed from canvas, timber and stone. Each of the 15 en suite tents is exquisitely furnished and has its own private viewing deck, air conditioning, and an outdoor shower.

Luxury Tented Suite AMENITIES


  • Birding
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Photographic safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • River cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $400 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 17 Dec 2015 $550 Fully Inclusive
  • 18 Dec 2015 - 03 Jan 2016 $630 Fully Inclusive
  • 04 Jan 2016 - 10 Jan 2016 $550 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The four hour car ride gave our grandsons a chance to see city and country roads with the ease of a professional driver. Marataba was everything you would want on a safari trip. Beautiful, expansive views and comfortable common spaces. Our tent, really a suite, was a cool refuge after being out looking for animals. We saw plenty of animals and our guide, Wikus, was so knowledgeable about animal behaviour. The food was superior and the staff always accommodating. We would return to Marataba without question.

    Beth Fleming, September 2014
  • Marataba was a beautiful place & was peaceful and serene. The staff was better than wonderful. The food was phenomenal including beautiful presentations for each meal. The game drives were outstanding. We LOVED being there and hope one day to return. We so appreciate your recommendation of this very lovely lodge.

    Irving Abel, August 2014
  • Marataba was amazing and they did a stunning job with the food. Everyone ate safe, healthy food to their liking. Meg did a fabulous job of cooking allergy free and vegetarian/vegan food for our family. The food was delicious and creative. Gerald was a fabulous guide. Not only did he find amazing animals for us and take us on a wonderful boat safari, but he also taught us all about rocks and termites and tons of other bush animals. We had a FABULOUS trip and would come again and again and send family and friends there.

    Irving Abel, August 2014

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Kelly-Anne Blanchard

Kelly-Anne Blanchard

Africa Safari Expert

"Enjoy Big 5, Malaria free safari game viewing at this stunning tented Camp in the Marakele National Park, great for families and couples alike."



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