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Marataba Luxury Lodges  -  If there is one thing we have all learned from this pandemic, it’s that life’s plans can change in an instant.  We no longer take anything for granted, and - in the same vein - we treasure those important to us more now than ever before.

Welcome to our beautiful world, where the most amazing family of people will take care of your every need.

When we discovered Marataba, we instantly knew we had found something very special. A 21 000ha privately managed section of unspoilt Africa within the Marakele National Park (Setswana for place of sanctuary), it is unlike anything we have ever seen.  With spectacular landscapes and iconic wildlife, this place holds its own among South Africa’s greatest reserves.

It is our singular mission to ensure that our guests leave with incredible memories that will last a lifetime, and will keep them coming back.  We have achieved this through designing carefully thought-out experiences that move beyond the ordinary.

Enjoy game drives with professional field guides, specialist hiking trails, sunset water safaris, or a night under the stars in your own treehouse.

Entertainment for the kids:
With our Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure experience, we have all bases covered – from family-friendly accommodations and dining, to specially organised kids’ activities and excursions – allowing your children to play, explore and just be kids, while you come together to share in some of life’s greatest adventures.

Dining, as much a part of your experience as the safari itself, brings you the culinary Big Five: Safari stop. Breakfast. Lunch. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Our chefs give contemporary dishes a local twist to give you a memorable taste of this place. Paired with premium Cape wines, dining becomes its own discovery. There’s something to be said for the setting too, with every seat the best in (and out of) the house.

Our location gives us a head start in the healing stakes: set in peaceful retreat, surrounded by the endless green of the Marakele – the colour of wellbeing. In-suite spa therapies and yoga mats are on offer and, in complete privacy, you can leave the doors open, allowing the soundtrack of birdsong to stream in. This sense of contentment isn’t limited to massages and sun salutations – wholesome food, luxurious accommodation, and personal service complete the experience.


-  Marataba Safaris
-  Our Treehouse
-  Family adventures
-  Dining
-  Relax and unwind

Rooms and Units Available:

Mountain Lodge

Here you’ll have everything you need for a luxury stay – a king-sized bed, maxi bar, Nespresso machine, wood-burning fireplace, en-suite rain shower, and shaded viewing deck – and nothing you don’t. There’s no TV; most guests prefer to fold back their glass screens and tune into nature.

Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Safaris Luxury Tented Suites 2 Sleeper

Each features a king-sized bed, fully-stocked minibar, freestanding bath, en-suite and outdoor showers, along with a shaded deck raised on stilts to make the most of the bush views.

Amount of similar units: 11
Sleeps 2 Adults

Safaris Luxury Tented Suites 4 Sleeper

Each of the four Family Tented Suites gives children their own en-suite bedroom. It’s just like home with a bunkbed, ample toys and games, fun bath-time amenities, robes and slippers, and a spacious shower. There’s plenty of room for everyone, and the separate, en-suite main bedroom gives parents more of their own space to feel right at home, too.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Parking (off-street - open)
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.


Driving Directions: From Johannesburg to Marataba:
• Depart O.R. Tambo International Airport following the airport exit signs (R21/R24)
• After about 200m, the road forks – take the right fork towards R21 Pretoria/R24 Johannesburg
• The road immediately turns sharply right – keep in the left lane and follow the signs for R21 N Pretoria
• After exiting the airport, get into the left lane immediately and follow the R21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria signs • After 300m, take the the R21 N Kempton Park/Pretoria off-ramp
• Drive for 34km, then take exit 134 (N1 Noord, Pretoria/Polokwane/Johannesburg)
• Immediately thereafter the road forks – take the right fork towards N1 North Polokwane

Recommended Route (±3.5 hours):
• Continue for 124km on the N1 North Polokwane, passing through two toll gates: Carousel Toll Plaza and Kranskop Toll Plaza (Please note: no debit cards are accepted)
• At the Kranskop Toll Gate keep to the left and take the exit for R33 Marble Hill/Modimolle – proceed through the toll gate and at the T junction turn left to R33 Modimolle
• Drive on for 79.6km, passing through Modimolle and through most of the main town of Vaalwater, until you reach a Spar and Total petrol station on your left
• Continue straight for 53.7km, as this road now becomes the R517, until reaching the turnoff to R510 Thabazimbi on the left-hand side • Turn left on the R510 Thabazimbi and continue on for 27km until you come to the Marataba sign and turn left
• Proceed through the SANParks boom and drive on for 8km, until you see the Marataba signage on the left, followed by our main gate • Follow the guard’s directions towards Marataba Safari Lodge, where we look forward to welcoming you!

Alternative Route (±4 hours):
• Drive for 20km, then take exit 156 for N4 towards Rustenburg • Once on the N4, continue straight for 43km
• Take the exit 245 towards Sandton/Brits (R511)
• Turn right at the top of the off-ramp towards Brits
• Continue straight for 141km on the R511, passing through Brits
• At the T-junction, turn right towards Thabazimbi
• Continue straight for 8.7km into Thabazimbi, then take the turn-off for Lephalale onto the R510
• Continue straight for 32km on the R510, then take the turn-off for Lephalale R510
• Continue straight for 11km, then turn right at the Marataba signpost
• Continue straight for 8km, Marataba Gate will be on the left
• Follow the guard’s directions towards Marataba Safari Lodge, where we look forward to welcoming you!

NOTE: During the rainy season, it is advisable to use a high clearance vehicle to get to the Lodge.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages, are welcome.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Private Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM