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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Words cannot truly describe how wonderful this vacation experience was, value for money and absolute attention to detail, I would recommend this resort and we will defiantly be returning in the near future, never before have we experience a resort were every member of staff was so memorable, well done to a great team and thank you for making our...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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This is the best game lodge that I have visited. The facilities were top notch, the staff were warm and caring and the service simply superb. Every staff member went out of their way to ensure that we were well taken care of. Our guide, Adam, was warm and friendly and demonstrated expertise through his knowledge of the flora and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent the first 4 days of our honeymoon here and could not recommend it enough. The facilities, lodge, accommodation, food and staff were all absolutely amazing. Our ranger Matt made the trip for us with his respectful approach and incredibly knowledge. The bush walk and the boat tour are absolute musts!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on our honeymoon for 4 nights and had an amazing time. The lodge and the tented suits are second to none with fabulous views, free standing baths and all luxury amenities one could wish for. The game reserve is beautiful, private and very well kept. Our guide Matt was just the best and shared his incredible wealth...

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities and quality of service are both exceptional. The lodge staff and rangers go out of their way to provide the experience of a lifetime -- whether you are a family with a young child, like us, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway. The tents make it feel like an authentic safari experience without sacrificing luxury. Although you...

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place !! Absolutely a must do for anyone wanting to do safari .. Loved it from the first minute we got there to the moment we left and that was hard to leave - Staff are so friendly and Matt the ranger was superb and really knows his stuff about wild life .. Short summary is .. Simply...

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to say that our experience overall was excellent, and we would like to mention Matt, our guide, and Jennifer, at table, as being exceptional - really welcoming and friendly. The lodge, with one exception, exceeded our expectations and we would recommend going there. We would like to make one constructive criticism however. Having had such a great...

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1Thank Robert M
Southwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing 4 days here, only 3 land cruisers on 23,00 hectares of bush surrounded by magnificent mountains which were the unfenced boarder to the National Park. It felt like a truly authentic experience and we were impressed by the genuine commitment conservation.

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South Yorkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from a three night stay in this wonderful safari lodge. This was our sixth safari, the previous five having been in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana where we have experienced everything from big lodges to small bush camps. This lodge was up there with the best, if not the best. Beautifully situated with stunning views and the quality...

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant to stay, good service, good rangers. Wonderful pleasant tents. We stayed in the rainy season and then the vegetation is so thick that it is difficult to see the animals. The roads are so bad that they do not go out on safari if it rains too much. it took us 90 minutes to leave the property (in total...

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Dear 'Edwards A', Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Marataba Safari Lodge. We were absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and received good service from our team. Our purpose is to provide an enriching experience to our guests, and we're always gratified when we read positive feedback. The time of...

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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 

Additional Information about Marataba Safari Lodge

Address: Rooiberg Road | Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi 380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Price Range: $1,398 - $2,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marataba Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Marataba Safari Company Hotel Waterberg
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“Make sure to go on the boat tour and also do the walking tour!”
 of 5 bubbles 293jonase, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The property is in the process of renovating the tents, so you may want to ask for one that has already been renovated. However, if I had to choose, I would take a tent with a spectacular view like ours over a renovated tent.”
 of 5 bubbles kellyblairm, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All tents are the same as far as we could make out.”
 of 5 bubbles brightstar50, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Do not go in the rainy season”
 of 5 bubbles 450edwarda, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All tents are identical”
 of 5 bubbles Cathyt1961, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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