Bushveld luxury just outside Johannesburg

Part of More Hotels, Marataba Safari Lodge lies in an exclusive 23,000ha Big 5 reserve at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. Alongside Africa’s Big 5, you’ll encounter a wide variety of birds, including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world. Marataba also has a large population of leopards, and sightings of these elusive beasts are quite common.

Situated in a malaria-free region only four hours north of Johannesburg, Marataba is surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and rich valleys. Here you'll find rare yellowwood and cedar trees, five-metre high cycads and tree ferns. A special perk of the lodge is a boat that takes guests out on the Matlabas River where they can enjoy sundowners and a spectacular view of the Waterberg.  

The lodge features 15 luxury tents and each suite has its own private deck overlooking the mountains and river below. The lavish free-standing stone baths in each suite comes with indoor as well as outdoor showers. A lawn in front of the lodge overlooks a popular waterhole and serves as the setting where dinners are served.

Highlights

  • Situated on a malaria-free, 23,000ha reserve
  • Leopard sightings are quite common in this area
  • Home to Africa’s iconic Big 5 and a host of other interesting wildlife
  • Largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world
  • Only a four-hour drive from Johannesburg

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From$581per person
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Location

Rooiberg Road, Marakele National Park

Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, 380

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  • Internet Access
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Library
  • Spa

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