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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 - making this the perfect destination for a family-friendly safari getaway. 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 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.


  • Located in a malaria-free area
  • Simple but comfortable accommodation
  • Spacious suites with views of the reserve
  • Magnificent mountain backdrops
  • Enjoy a variety of African-inspired cuisine


  • Game drives
  • River cruises


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.

Family Suite

For those travelling as a family, Marataba Safari Lodge has family tented suites that accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The children's room is an extension of the main room and features bunk beds and an en suite bathroom.


When not on game drives, unwind with a dip in the swimming pool or relax with a good read in Marataba's intimate, comfy lounging area. The Wallow - a library tucked away in a stone tower - offers a riveting selection of books if you didn't bring your own.


Meals at Marataba Lodge can be enjoyed indoors in the elegant dining area, outdoors in the boma, 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 buffet option.

General facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Babysitting service available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Wi-fi available
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Library
  • Restaurant


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Valid: 1 May - 31 August 2023

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Dates Board Price
2023-01-04 — 2023-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $775
2023-05-01 — 2023-08-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $660
2023-09-01 — 2023-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $865
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-19 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $660
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-03 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,080

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

Marataba Safari Lodge

Beth Fleming

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, r eally 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.
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Irving Abel

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.
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Irving Abel

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 wa s 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.
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