Marataba Safari Lodge - Unique Accommodation In The Marakele National ParkMarataba  
Safari Lodge

Visitors worldwide have trekked to Africa for centuries to experience a genuine safari trip and observe the continent's amazing wildlife in its natural habitat.

The Marakele National Park is among the most popular due to its incredible scenery, diverse wildlife, proximity to Johannesburg, and because it is malaria-free.

While the first visitors had to “rough it,” guests of the Marataba Safari Lodge experience the splendor of the private reserve in the comfort of five-star accommodations.

Situated only four hours from the capital city, the Marataba Safari Lodge feels far removed from the modern world.

Set at the Waterberg mountain range base, the lodge blends into the natural environment as a beautiful extension of the landscape with breathtaking views.

The open layout of the lodge invites in the sights and sounds of your beautiful surroundings.

The lodge consists of 15 suites constructed from canvas and stone, each with its own deck where you can survey the expansive plains and meandering river.

The interior décor of each suite is reminiscent of the most exclusive resorts, combining natural elements with contemporary design.

When you decide to book your accommodations, your rate covers an extensive list of inclusions.

In addition to your lodging, the rates include all your meals, daily housekeeping, regular and adult beverages, two game drives each day with a certified ranger, and other safari activities like bush walks, hikes, and water safaris.

Marataba Safari Lodge offers guests the rare opportunity to encounter the local flora and fauna of the Marakele National Park, only steps away from their front door.


In the Tswana and Bantu languages, which more than six million people speak in South Africa, Marataba means 'refuge' or 'nature reserve.'

Marataba Safari Lodge building

Marataba is located at the foot of the Waterberg massif: a beautiful mountain range where ancient traces of human habitation were found.

Marataba Safari Lodge entrance bridge

This stone and glass lodge is an architectural masterpiece that perfectly blends the feeling of ancient Africa with today's modern design and comfort.

Marataba Safari Lodge lounge

The beautiful lodge was set up without harming the environment in any way, as the founder of African Parks believes in sustainable tourism and nature conservatism.

Marataba Safari Lodge dining in the evening

Marataba Safari Lodge garden dining with many small lights

You can stay in one of the fifteen tented suites that have 23,000 hectares of wilderness entirely to themselves. Due to the low number of visitors, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape tranquility.

Marataba Safari Lodge terrace

The tents are built of brick but have a canvas roof so that you don't miss out on the bush sounds around you, especially when you lie in bed at night.

Marataba Safari Lodge tents

The design of the 15 suites, built of canvas and stone, is inspired by the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

Marataba Safari Lodge tent interior

Your suite also has an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.

Marataba Safari Lodge tent bathroom

Marataba Safari Lodge balcony

Each suite has a private terrace from which you can look out from your comfortable chair over the vast plain where the river Matlabas meets with the ocher yellow Waterberg mountain in the background.

Marataba Safari Lodge views from the balcony

Marataba Safari Lodge tent aerial

The lodge is surrounded by the pristine nature of the Marakele National Park.

Marataba Safari Lodge garden fireplace

Romantic dinner in the nature

Marakele National Park rhinos

Marakele National Park giraffes

Marakele National Park running rhino

Marakele National Park pond with an elephant

Marataba, Marakele National Park, 2194 Hartbeestfontein, South Africa