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    Marataba Safari Lodge

    Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
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    “game drives” (69 reviews)
    “the reserve” (39 reviews)
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    Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

    We spent 4 days at Marataba and didn't want to leave! Our guide, Adam, was brilliant. With him, we got to experience the unique environment from the open top jeep and on foot, see wildlife up close and personal and learn much much more than...More

    1  Thank 72tessah
    Reviewed 4 August 2017

    We are a uber discerning family and we loved everything about Marataba. Right from the time we arrived at the Lodge to the time we departed we with treated with such warmth, kindness and friendship like one would expect from family. The ubiquitous Yolandi, runs...More

    Thank Gus M
    Reviewed 24 July 2017

    Great accomodation except for "sealing" off of air at bottom of tent. But great company (New Zealanders), excellent ranger- knowledgeable and respectful of the environment. Food quality good. Would go back again.

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    3  Thank Michael A
    Reviewed 16 July 2017

    We traveled with two other families to South Africa, with one of them making all the arrangements for all 13 of us, whom had been to South Africa before & on safaris. Before arriving to Marataba, we had visited to Cape Town, Zambia, Botswana &...More

    1  Thank Sunkisthoney
    Response from MOREfamily, Manager at Marataba Safari LodgeResponded 21 July 2017

    Dear 'Sunkisthoney', Thank you for your wonderful words of feedback! We have shared them with our team, and are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We need to accept responsibility for the frustrations faced during meal times. The size of your party, coupled...More

    Reviewed 8 July 2017

    Three fantastic days The Lodge was beatiful and the safaris thrilling and eventful The staff was extremly good and the Rangers very skilled The silence and feeling of beeing one with the nature was incredible

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    1  Thank nslundberg
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$963 - US$1,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Thabazimbi
    • Also Known As
    • Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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    dawnnixon30
    30 May 2017|
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    Response from JaynedR | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Dawn, We were there in April, its was an amazing experience, however it was cold when going on the drives as you are leaving early in the morning (sunrise), as well as late afternoon (dusk). I would definitely recommend... More
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    sophieswift
    28 March 2017|
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    Response from scottieclan19 | Reviewed this property |
    we were there for 3 nights and managed to see the big 5 numerous times and a leopard. I would definitely go to marataba,, the landscape is stunning . Our guide also stated that in marataba you could watch e.g the lions for... More
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    Sharon R
    3 January 2017|
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    Response from Gawie G | Property representative |
    Hi Sharon, Yes, the boys will have comfortable camping beds to sleep on. They will be accommodated in your room. August evenings tends to get a little bit chilly as this is the end of the winter but the days are actually... More
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    Room Tips
    "room 12 for privacy and views"
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    "A toilet brush would have been a welcome accessory in the circumstances. Otherwise the room was beautiful."
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    "Cabana six is closest to the lodge."
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    "Ask for tent 11 or 12 - you will have exceptional views of the water hole and the mountains beyond from you..."
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