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Marakele National Park

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marakele is a fairly new National Park with a lot of the old farm fences still to be removed. Some alien plant species is still present which compromises the authenticity of the African bush. Although this is already home to the Big five and other endangered and scarce species, the park official work tirelessly towards getting this to the levels...

Thank theodorusf2016
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It's a grate place to relax and viewing animals when they come to drink at the little lake. We only stayed there for two nights in the tent named "loeri", the last tent in this row but the best one to see all the animals! Buffels, zebras, gnu, baboons, many different antilopes, birds and an rhino in the night! We...

Thank Achim S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I was here for my birthday. It was exactly what I needed, the beauty, tranquility, silence. The tents are incredibly comfortable with amazing views. I would strongly recommend this place, it is lovely and value for money. You must check it out.

Thank Pumeza C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Game viewing is tough, however the staff are extremely nice and very helpful. Game drive is a must. Very interactive and informative. Game rangers go out of their way to ensure the best possible experience for all visitors. Basic accommodation but the view at the tented camp makes up for this. Would suggest spending a few nights in nights in...

Thank nathan315
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had such a great stay at the campsite. All the sites are laid out very thoughtfully, and the facilities are great. You must definitely drive up to the lookout on the other side of the property - amazing view!

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stayed at the guest house (sleeps 8). Comfortable and very clean. Could have a bit more equipment eg a decent cutting knife for veges, a better setup for the kettle, a wooden chopping board etc. Really nice for a group that wants to braai and eat together. The furniture in the house is really lovely. The birds are fantastic...

Thank reidJhb
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stayed here with the Trek South Africa team as part of a project run by Drive South Africa. The accommodation was basic with a good layout and a modern finish; they contained everything that one might need for a getaway in the bush. The area surrounding teh accommodation is fenced off from any dangerous game, allowing guests to roam...

Thank DevonKrantz
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go for quick trip and hate big camp sites. We found a nice spot at Bontle camp site. Saw animals coming and going from front of tent with no fence around camp. The reserve is split into area with big 5 and camping area does not have big 5. So looking for a nice camp with friends, this...

Thank Leonpotgieter
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying in the tented Tilopi camp here. Not your usual two man tent, this was lovely. 3 beds ( which were so comfy ) separate shower and toilet. The kitchen was separate to the tent, but still on the same deck. There everything you needed was there, including a big fridge freezer. Along with...

3Thank peta_kofi
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It big five but that's not what impressed me most. I was impressed by the Lenong view. A place near a colony of the Cape vultures. It boost one of the largest colony of this endangered species. It also has one of the smallest owls in SA. Lots of antelopes. Secondly, the place has scenic views to die for. Thus...

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Address: Thabazimbi, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are good”
theodorusf2016, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great if you want to cook, eat and relax in same space. This is a national park guest house.”
reidJhb, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The tents all overlook the dam, but Loerie, Barbet, Cormorant and Heron are closest to where the animals come down to drink.”
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sarac106, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not book this cottage in the rainy season as you will NOT be able to access the cottage. Take your own wood and charcoal.”
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Rowood, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get a view on the water hole, space enough.”
laraBrussels, 18 May 2015 | Read review
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