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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort is just amazing. No negative points at all: Food was incredible and the staff ppl are so engaged..! The safari experience it self is also remarkable: Very private, unplanned and warming/ technical rangers. In addition, the landscape is beautiful and with a lot of animals playing around. Super recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot speak highly enough of the Lodge, scenery and staff at this high end lodge. A la Carte food for all meals, morning and afternoon tea, local alcohol included plus a selection of indoor an outdoor dining overlooking the Iron Red Ranges surrounding the reserve. Our accommodation was very private with views across the plains towards the ranges. If...

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aberdeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what an experience! We stayed 3 nights in early October. Well worth the drive from Jo'burg, as soon as we set foot in the lodge we were treated to 5 star + service throughout our stay. Our tent was beautifully furnished in authentic African style, very private- even with outside optional shower which you have to experience. The staff...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is amazing the views are breathtaking. The wildlife and birds that you are shown are awesome. The staff are friendly and fun. What a great escape for couples. We loved all the small gestures and special notes that were left to make us feel extra special. The staff were lots of fun and really know how to make...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marataba safari lodge is a class of its own. The hospitality and food was excellent, with Simon as our waiter. Our ranger, Matt, is one of the major reasons we would refer to marataba. He was the best

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Travelled with a 9 &6 yr old. Both totally smitten and loved the place. We saw all the animals we wanted to and had a great time. The guide was amazing and thoroughly engaged with the kids and answered all questions in a educational and fun way. Showed us about the bush and surroundings as well as the animals

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A long drive from Jo'burg but well worth it. A stunning location and so peaceful. Cannot fault any aspect from the location, food, people or accommodation. The safari experience was also 1st class - was only there for 2 game drives but Ralph made it a memorable experience and we got to see the "big 5" Thanks to all at...

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Venice, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Marataba Lodge was fabulous! Our safari guides Ralph & Ryan were the best! They made our trip so fun & interesting! We saw so many animals & they went above & beyond! Thank you R&R. I would highly recommend this lodge.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed at Marataba for 2 nights as part of an 8 night safari in July. I have never stayed in such a beautiful tent! The rooms were gorgeous and the view out was incredible. It is very peaceful there and I could have easily stayed longer. The game was superb as well (though it was our first safari so...

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Ashland, Nebraska
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a wonderful relaxing soul cleansing experience! The people are fantastic. The scenery was spectacular as well as all the animals. My heart belongs to South Africa. It is always such a wonderful get away from the busy life that troubles us. It is nice to see the slower pace and be able to experience all South Africa has to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marataba is a malaria-free 23000 hectare private concession within the Big5 Marakele National Park (Limpopo, South Africa). Just four hours from Johannesburg, this is a sanctuary where busy people can find themselves again by connecting with nature. We were rendered breathless by the dramatic Waterberg mountains, vast plains, rich animal diversity and winding rivers cutting through the landscape of the Marakele National Park. Rich red mountain rock meets lush green plains (where you will find yellowwood and cedar trees, 5m high cycads and tree ferns). All of the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats, as well as an amazing variety of birds (including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, with more than 800 breeding pairs) have settled here. Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls - rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent. Whether you prefer your own company or that of new-found friends, there are a number of spots from which to soak up the view - hammock, pool lounger or grassy patch. On the menu for your pleasure is a smorgasbord of activities from which to choose. Whether game drive, walking trail, sunset river excursion on Miss Mara, or a private dinner for two, there is never enough time to exhaust the many ways there are to love this place. ... more   less 

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Address: Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: RM4,196 - RM5,819 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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“If trouble walking ask for a tent close to lodge, some 1/4 mile away. Also if problem climbing into jeep ask to sit in front with driver”
 of 5 bubbles DonM260, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“everyone has a view so nothing a I can recomend. ”
 of 5 bubbles ClintonT163, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose tent 10 as it had a slight more elevated position, so better view across the bush ”
 of 5 bubbles ClaireElizabeth200, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room/Tent 11-uninterupted views of the always replenished water hole that attracts animals each day.”
  • River View to Ranges in reserve
 of 5 bubbles E8426WOpeterc, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Amazing rooms and views a hot weather but the shower and bath overlooking the park was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles kevinsV3313GD, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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