Marataba Safari Lodge

The Marataba Lodge private concession covers 23 000 hectares in the heart of Limpopo's Marakele National Park in South Africa. This area is characterised by a dramatic landscape encompassing vast plains, dense bushveld, winding rivers, deep gorges and majestic mountains.

Guests visiting Marataba have the unique opportunity to view Africa's Big Five and a multitude of other animal species including rare antelope such as roan, sable and mountain reedbuck. This malaria-free wilderness is also home to the world's largest breeding colony of the endangered Cape Vulture. Birdlife within the Marakele Park is prolific with more than 400 species having been recorded, a real birder's Eden.

The luxurious Safari Lodge features exclusive tented suites all of which are saturated with the sights, sounds and smells of the African wilderness. These tented guest rooms are an intriguing mix of canvas and stone, exquisitely furnished and decorated.

En-suite marble bathrooms providing shower and bath as well as his and hers basins and a dressing room are the epitome of bushveld opulence. The 15 tented suites each have their private deck overlooking the sweeping plains and meandering river below. Other room facilities include an outside shower, ceiling fan and in-house communication.

Facilities

Guests can admire the spectacular view while enjoying a cocktail in the Ladies Bar or just relax in one of the lodge's elegant lounges with a book from the library, housed within the stone tower offering a birds-eye view of the breathtaking surroundings.

Delicious gourmet cuisine with fresh African flavours is served either in the elegantly appointed dining room or outdoors on the dining verandah or, alternatively, under a glorious African sky in the boma. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing swim in the lodge's swimming pool when the temperatures rise in the Limpopo Province. The main lodge also boasts a Guest Business Centre.

Daily Activities

The recommended check-in time is around mid-day. The Marataba lodge's delicious luncheon is served between 12h30 and 14h00, and after that, the guests have the opportunity to indulge an afternoon siesta in the luxurious suite, laze by the pool or just absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the African bush.

High Tea is followed by an exciting safari drive with an experienced guide, with time for a quiet cocktail on return to the Lodge before being seated for dinner between 19h30 and 20h00.

Guests will fall asleep listening to the distant sounds of the African night - the distant roar of a lion, the trumpet of an elephant, the grunt of a hippo. Guests receive a discreet wake-up call in time for breakfast and the morning safari drive or walk, and so a new day's adventure begins. Day excursions to Marakele's Endangered Species Project can be arranged.

Access to the Lodge

The Marataba Safari Company's 23 000 hectare concession is in the eastern sector of wildlife-rich Marakele National Park, at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains. The Lodge is approximately a 3 hours drive north of Johannesburg in the western part of South Africa's Limpopo Province. Thabazimbi, Rustenburg and Ellisras are all within easy reach.

Affiliations

The 5 star Lodge is part of the following hotel groups:

  • Relais & Chateaux Hotel Group
  • Hunter Hotel Group.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 4 and pay 3 special

The Marataba Safari Lodge is situated in the Marataba private concession, that covers 23 000 hectare in Limpopo's Marakele National Park.

Stay for 4 nights at this luxurious lodge, and only pay for 3 nights!

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in a luxury tented suite
  • All meals
  • Teas/Coffees
  • Mini bar in room
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Wi-fi in public areas
  • Children's activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
  • Laundry
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Boutique purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Marataba entrance fee
  • Any extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid From 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to room availability
  • Minimum 4 night stay required
BOOK SPECIAL

SeeMore Experience: 2 Free nights in Cape Town

Book 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge and receive an additional 2 FREE nights in Cape Town in a More Quarters Luxury Room.

 

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in a luxury tented suite
  • All meals
  • Teas/Coffees
  • Mini bar in room
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Wi-fi in public areas
  • Children's activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
  • Guest Conservation Fee
  • Laundry
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Boutique purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Marataba entrance fee
  • Any extras
  • Conservation fee is excluded from the quote.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • All promotions are subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for individual bookings only, maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guest
  • MORE Quarters must be booked within the same travel itinerary as the related MORE Lodge comprised in this special offer
  • Enquiries must specify the name of the package (i.e. ‘SeeMORE’ etc). If not requested and stipulated as such at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured
  • Block-out dates: 18 December 2019 – 3 January 2020; 1 - 15 February 2020 & 1 - 15 February 2021
  • Packages cannot be combined
  • Based on a 3 night stay at Marataba Safari Lodge
BOOK SPECIAL

SafariMORE Experience

Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night free!

Book three nights (minimum stay) at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at either Marataba Safari Lodge or Mountain Lodge (or a combination of both), and get one night free!

Included in the rate:

  • 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge: Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi
  • 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge: Accommodation in a luxury tented suite, All meals, Teas/Coffees, Mini bar in room
    Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines, Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
    Game drive refreshments & snacks, Specified inclusive safari activities, Wi-fi in public areas, Children's activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge: Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Trails experience; Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account; Entrance and Consevation fees; Madikwe Park Fee: R 210 per person Madikwe Conservation Fee: R150 per person per day
  • Marataba Safari Lodge: R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
    Guest Conservation Fee, Laundry, Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
    Cigars and cigarettes, All flights and transfers not specified, Gratuities, Telephone calls, Boutique purchases
    Spa treatments, Marataba entrance fee, Any extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Pay for 5 nights and get the 6th night free
  • Book three nights (minimum stay) at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at either Marataba Safari Lodge or Mountain Lodge (or a combination of both), and get one night free
  • Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability
BOOK SPECIAL

LoveMore Experience: Honeymoon Special

For newlyweds on their honeymoon! Spend three nights at any MORE property and one of the happy couple gets 20% o their accommodation rate!

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in a luxury tented suite
  • All meals
  • Teas/Coffees
  • Mini bar in room
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Wi-fi in public areas
  • Children's activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
  • Guest Conservation Fee
  • Laundry
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Boutique purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Marataba entrance fee
  • Any extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for a year after date of marriage
  • Marriage certificate to be provided
  • Minimum 3 night stay
  • Packages can not be combined
BOOK SPECIAL

FlyMORE Experience

Book 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and three nights at Marataba Safari Lodge and receive all 3 flights on Mara-dikwe Air Taxi FREE!

This is valid for travel 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021.

** Only valid on adult pps and single rates.  Children (6-15) will receive 50% off flight.  Standard fare applies to kids under 6 years of age.

Included in the rate:

  • 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge: Luxury accommodation in a suite with private plunge pool; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; Specified inclusive safari activities; wi-fi
  • 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge: Accommodation in a luxury tented suite, All meals, Teas/Coffees, Mini bar in room
    Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines, Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
    Game drive refreshments & snacks, Specified inclusive safari activities, Wi-fi in public areas, Children's activities
  • All 3 flights on the Mara-dikwe Air Taxi free

Excluded from the rate:

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge: Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Trails experience; Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account; Entrance and Consevation fees; Madikwe Park Fee: R 210 per person Madikwe Conservation Fee: R150 per person per day
  • Marataba Safari Lodge: R265.00 per person per stay entrance fees. This is payable directly at the lodge.
    Guest Conservation Fee, Laundry, Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagne
    Cigars and cigarettes, All flights and transfers not specified, Gratuities, Telephone calls, Boutique purchases
    Spa treatments, Marataba entrance fee, Any extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Based on 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge
  • Valid 4 Jan – 17 Dec 2019 | 4 Jan – 19 Dec 2020 | 4 Jan – 30 April 2021
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid on adult pps and single rates
  • Children (6-15) will receive 50% off flight
  • Standard fare applies to kids under 6 years of age
BOOK SPECIAL