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Located within the Marakele National Park, Marataba is just 3.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. The reserve is a 23,000-hectare private concession at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. Marataba Safari Lodge is a luxurious lodge that blends magnificently into the natural environment.


  • A variety of wildlife, with the mountains providing a safe haven for a number of interesting and unique plant, mammal and bird species.
  • Activities offered at the lodge include game drives, safari walks, Miss Mara water safaris on the Matlabas River, and bird watching.
  • Ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a unique safari experience.

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Rate Excludes

Transfers not specified, Laundry, premium brand or imported beers, spirits, cellar wines, champagne, cigars, cigarettes; gratuities, telephone, curio shop purchases, spa treatments, activities not included, park fees and conservation fees.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.

Children six years and older are welcome at Marataba Safari Lodge. Children aged six to fifteen pay 50% of the per person sharing rate.

There are many activities available for children including family safari drives, bush orientation, bug CSI, dung tracking, track pack with Plaster of Paris, star gazing, games night and much more.

The Detail

Each of the 15 canvas- and-stone Tented Suites are well appointed and decorated in a contemporary style. Each tented suite is approximately 45m2 in size and features a double bed or twin beds, open-plan en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower, air-conditioning, in-room safe, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, and a private viewing deck.

The lodge facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, outdoor boma, and Wi-Fi access in the public areas.

There is also the option to indulge in a relaxing and revitalizing treatment in the privacy of your suite.

Marataba is most famous for its leopard sightings with at least 30 recorded in the reserve and many more yet to be discovered.  The Ground Pangolin is a rarely seen species which can be viewed more often at Marataba than at most other reserves. For keen birders, the park has just over 400 species of bird to be seen including a healthy population of Verreaux's Eagles that have found shelter in the mountains.

Price Includes

Luxury accommodation, all meals; teas/ coffees; all local brand beverages, mini bar; wifi, safari activities, game drive refreshments and snacks, transfers to and from Marataba Airstrip.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 3 nights, Pay 2 nights: Validity 1 Nov 2023 - 29 Feb 2024 OR STAY 4 nights, Pay 3 nights: Valid until 30 Apr 2024 - Both deals excludes 20 Dec 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
Last minute SPECIAL
Free nights in Cape Town OR Victoria Falls Special Offer: Stay three nights at Marataba Safari lodge, and get two nights free in Cape Town at the More Quarters Boutique Hotel Luxury Room. OR Book a three night stay at Marataba Safari Lodge and get Two Nights Free at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel in Victoria Falls on a B&B Basis or Three Nights Free at Ursula's Homestead in Victoria Falls: Terms & conditions apply
Honeymoon SPECIAL
For newlyweds on their honeymoon! Spend three nights at Marataba Safari Lodge and each of the happy couple gets 10% off their accommodation rate
$ 910 USD
$ 910 USD
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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Get in touch with Keith, our resident expert in all aspects of this accommodation who will not only help plan but also book flights, transfers and lodging for your trip. Remember, our price is the same as going direct - see our best price guarantee!

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What our guests say about Keith

May 20, 2024
The gentleman Keith assisting me with…
The gentleman Keith assisting me with my booking was absolutely amazing and patient.
May 17, 2024
Safari booked. SA here I come.
I have never been to SA before, so naturally I was a bit apprehensive about booking a safari on my own. I turned to for help and I'm so glad I did. Keith was so helpful, patient and saved me money! That's a win, win, win. I would recommend to anyone planning their trip and their experiences in SA.
Will Edwards
April 10, 2024
Keith was extremely helpful during the…
Keith was extremely helpful during the booking process. He is the only reason I continued the booking process with your firm. There were issues with your website among other things that had me feeling uncomfortable. Keith has great energy which eased my concerns. I feel the package Keith put together is great and I expect to have a wonderful trip.
Karl F
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Jul 12, 2024
Wonderful experience!
Dolan has been amazing getting everything set up for our trip to South Africa next year. He has made the process so stress free and has been so responsive with every question I’ve had! Will absolutely be utilizing Dolan and again in the future!
Hannah Sneyd
Jul 12, 2024
Who could ask for a better agent than Mel
Our agent Mel listened to our proposed itinerary whilst in South Africa and came up with great suggestions to make it memorable She was very quick to answer any questions we had, efficient at providing quotes and very compassionate when a family crisis derailed the booking process for a while
Stuart & Sharon
Jul 11, 2024
Well structured with comprehensive…
Well structured with comprehensive details provided and easy guidance for choosing and booking. All trip operators were prompt and professional in their responses.
Jul 10, 2024
Great, efficient, going above and beyond service by Nicole!
Nicole has been extremely helpful with my queries, and going above and beyond to help me understand the Sabi sands experience better. When one of the lodge I enquired was sold out, she also recommended various options I could explore, and offers her valuable point of view. Examples - she ensured to pass on my room requests successfully and liaised with the lodge efficiently, ensuring to make our anniversary experience at the safari a great one. She also proactively offered to help me to continue looking for alternatives when I told her the transport options were beyond my budget. Thank you so much Nicole! Because of this we look forward to our experience with and at Arathusa lodge.
Jie Ning Lee
Jul 10, 2024
Makinbooking a pleasure
Tanya has been great, efficient, friendly and went the extra mile in providing information not only to me but also to people (who joined late) in my group. A pleasure to work with.
Tweet Gainsborough-Waring
Jul 9, 2024
I made a request for a safari…
I made a request for a safari reservation on short notice. The Safari Consultant Lisa Liprini jumped on my request and successfully found me a safari that suited my timelines. She was prompt and very communicative.
Jul 9, 2024
Repeat customer
I used in 2022 when my husband and I went on our first safari to Kruger National Park. They were professional, quick and easy to work with. I was anxious to return again in 2024 and Mel didn't disappoint with her planning, quick response and attention to my requests. Unfortunately, I cannot complete my wish to return this year but when I do return...Mel is who I will reach out to.
Dorothy Smith
Jul 8, 2024
Excellent very nice
Excellent very nice
Aalukkas P
Jul 8, 2024
Excellent safari company and agent
I have booked 2 safaris with and Anja in particular. We have yet to take the second one but the first was a safari in Botswana. Everything far exceeded expectations and every detail handled with top notch drivers, hotels, safari lodges and guides. Anja was very responsive and helped us plan our safari. We were so happy with it that we are doing another this year.
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