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Welcome to Marataba Safari Lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls – rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent.

If you sit quietly for long enough, you can feel the energy of the countless people who have made this place home since The Stone Age.

Sit back and enjoy a visual journey into the world of Marataba Safari Lodge!
Get in touch with MORE Private Travel to enquire or reserve your space. Tel: +27 (0)11 880 9992
Email: mpt@more.co.za
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Marataba Safari Lodge Suite

Each of the 15 canvas- and-stone Tented Suites is tastefully furnished and decorated with a contemporary twist. Whether sharing it with lover, friend or family (or keeping it all to yourself), the interior is ample, and the attention to detail impeccable.


  • 15 Tented Suites for 30 guests
  • Children ages 6 years and older welcome
  • Childrens’ activities and baby sitting available
  • Family Rooms configuration available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
  • Free Wi-Fi (in public areas)

Click here to download a comprehensive fact sheet on Marataba Safari Lodge

Lioness on safari at Marataba
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View from Marataba Safari Lodge

Walking through the Lodge and out onto the grass beyond reveals this view. That you will never tire of it, we are sure!

“Travelled with a 9 &6 yr old. Both totally smitten and loved the place. We saw all the animals we wanted to and had a great time. The guide was amazing and thoroughly engaged with the kids and answered all questions in a educational and fun way. Showed us about the bush and surroundings as well as the animals”
[“Family safari”, Tripadvisor]

Double volume lounge and relaxation area

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Get cosy at the fireplace with a good read from our library. If the world beyond needs you (for just a moment, mind you) you are welcome to use the Wi-Fi in the public area, with our compliments.
View from the deck at Marataba

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 – lounge, pool lounger or grassy patch.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the Lodge, scenery and staff at this high end lodge.
A la Carte food for all meals, morning and afternoon tea, local alcohol included plus a selection of indoor an outdoor dining overlooking the Iron Red Ranges surrounding the reserve. Our accommodation was very private with views across the plains towards the ranges. If you did not know it feels like you are completely secluded from the rest of the world. I must make special mention of our guide (ChaneJacobs) whose attention to detail and determination to track down all of the Big 5 was exemplary plus her well read knowledge of animal behavior and local habitat. This was our first Safari experience and it truly lived up to and indeed exceeded our expectations.”
[“BIG 5 in 3 Days”, Tripadvisor]

Marataba,overlooking the mountains


  • Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Bush walks
  • Water safaris on Miss Mara
  • Bird watching
  • Astronomy (night sky safaris)
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners
  • Boma dinners
  • Children’s activities
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Bathroom at Marataba

The free-standing stone bath in each Suite is a very good place to breathe in the moment, and reconnect.


  • Safaris conducted twice a day
  • Enjoy the bush on foot
  • Maximum number of guests per vehicle is 8
  • Private safari vehicles available, subject to availability
Welcome cocktail at Marataba

“Wow, what an experience! We stayed 3 nights in early October. Well worth the drive from Jo’burg, as soon as we set foot in the lodge we were treated to 5 star + service throughout our stay. Our tent was beautifully furnished in authentic African style, very private- even with outside optional shower which you have to experience. The staff were so attentive in their own way, the food was a culinary delight , you could easily pile on the pounds! Our guide ,Landon , was superb, knowledgeable, patient, friendly and clearly passionate about his job,wanting to give us the best experience possible which he clearly did( We are still talking about it a month on!) The setting is stunning with the Waterberg mountains as a beautiful backdrop, truly a hidden gem. An unforgettable experience.”
[“hidden gem..” Tripadvisor]

“The lodge is amazing the views are breathtaking. The wildlife and birds that you are shown are awesome. The staff are friendly and fun. What a great escape for couples.
We loved all the small gestures and special notes that were left to make us feel extra special.
The staff were lots of fun and really know how to make you feel relaxed and happy they went out of thier way to make it an experience that we will never forget!”
[“Marataba Safari Lodge WOW”, Tripadvisor]


Period: 11th January 2017 - 30th April 2017
  • Safari Lodge, Luxury Tented Suite
  • R8 110.00 per person per night sharing
  • R12 165.00 per person per night single
Period: 1st May 2017 - 31st August 2017
  • R6 895.00 per person per night sharing
  • R10 343.00 per person per night single
Period: 1st September 2017 - 30th November 2017
  • R9 010.00 per person per night sharing
  • R13 515.00 per person per night single
Period: 18th December 2017 - 3rd January 2018 (peak season - minimum 3 night stay)
  • R10 365.00 per person per night sharing
  • R15 548.00 per person per night single
Period: 4th January 2018 - 10th January 2018
  • R9 010.00 per person per night sharing
  • R13 515.00 per person per night single

100 ZAR = 7.31 USD

Please Note: This exchange rate calculator is to be used as an indicator of approximate values of our South African Rand rates in other currencies. Final values should be determined by your banking institution.



Accommodation in a luxury Tented Suite; All meals; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of  beers, spirits & house wines); Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Specified inclusive safari activities; 


Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers not specified; Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account

Entrance Fee:  R250 per adult per stay/R120per child per stay

Conservation Levy: R110 per person per stay

Lounge at Marataba


  • An easy 4 hour drive from Johannesburg. Road transfers available.
  • An easy 2 hour drive from Madikwe Game Reserve.
  • Scheduled Safari Link charter connects the Sabi Sand Reserve with Madikwe Game Reserve, Welgevonden and Marataba Game Reserve.
  • Private charter flights from any location directly into Marataba. Private airstrip is located 25 minutes from the Lodge






Wake up call



Tea/Coffee and game drive departs



Game drive returns, then breakfast / brunch is served


At leisure

Bush walk or activities of personal preference

At leisure





Afternoon tea



Game drive departs



Game drive returns and dinner follows



* Summer months are typically from September to April, while winter months are from May to August.  

Elephants in the water at Marataba