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Founders Camp occupies an enviable position in a 21 000 hectare (52 000 acre), privately managed section of Marakele National Park. The upscale tented accommodation provides a pleasant retreat in Africa’s untamed wilderness, perfectly blending a classic safari experience with the comfort of modern luxuries.

Guests enjoy spectacular views of the lush surrounding bushveld and majestic Waterberg mountain range, as well as encounter South Africa’s rich wildlife on day and night game drives as well as walking safaris. The highlight at staying at this camp, however, are the conservation activities on offer. Guests have the opportunity to make a difference during their visit by getting involved, applying their minds and actively contributing to Founders Camp’s efforts to conserve the area. These activities include community outreach, wildlife interventions, elephant and predator management, DNA collection, camera tap analysis and other exciting projects.

A stay at Marataba Founders Camp promises the perfect mix of hands-on activities, pioneering conservation projects and spectacular scenery – all with a comfortable bed to lay your head on at the end of the day.


  • Exclusive-use luxury camp in malaria-free Marakele National Park
  • Fenced & family-friendly accommodation offering an authentic safari experience
  • Stylish & comfortable accommodation overlooking the wildlife-frequented Matlabas River
  • Fantastic views of the Waterberg mountain range & lush bushveld
  • Swimming pool, boating, walking safaris & game drives
  • Conservation-related activities
  • Private vehicle & guide


  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Night drives


Exclusive Use

Experience the beauty of your surroundings from the lap of luxury at Founder’s Camp. The exclusive-use camp comprises four elegant, upscale suites that will make roughing it in the African wilderness feel and look like a luxury getaway in a 5-star hotel. The en suite rooms are constructed out of solid wall structures and a canvas rooftop, perched on a wooden deck overlooking the tranquil water of the Matlabas River – known to attract a variety of wildlife to its banks.

Each room accommodates two adults in twin or king-sized beds and a maximum of two children sharing in either a rollaway bed or a cot.


Safarigoers staying at Founders will enjoy their time in the bush and back at the camp. Unwind in one of the in- or outdoor living spaces between game drives in the national park, enjoying dips in the swimming pool or a chilled beverage. When evening falls, you’ll gather the around the warm flames of the firepit to reminisce about your day after the evening’s gourmet dinner.

Marataba Founders Camp is particularly well suited to families and parents can rest assured knowing that their children can roam the property safely as the camp is fenced off from wildlife.


Founders Camp provides scrumptious gourmet dishes at every mealtime during your stay. Or, for the traveller who loves to cook, an interactive kitchen is available to help the chef prepare food just the way you like it. Meals can be taken indoors or out. Private dinners in picturesque locations can be arranged as well.

General facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Boma


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Dates Board Price
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-09 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $775

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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