Part of More Hotels, Marataba Lodge lies in an exclusive 23,000 hectare Big 5 reserve in the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. As well as the Big 5 there's a wide variety of birds, including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, with more than 800 breeding pairs that have settled here. Marataba has a large population of leopards with sightings relatively common.
Situated only four hours north of Johannesburg in a malaria-free region, it 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 Mountain Range.
The lodge features 15 luxury tents. Each suite has its own private deck overlooking the Waterberg Mountains and a river below. There is a lavish free-standing stone bath in the room with indoor and outdoor showers. A lawn in front of the lodge overlooks a popular watering hole and hosts the guests for dinner every night.
Marataba Safari Lodge is situated within the malaria-free Marakele National Park, a three hour drive from Johannesburg.