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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!

“This lodge is one of the flagship lodges in the More group. The architectural and interior design of the lodge is impressive and maximises the panoramic view of the Waterberg mountain range. Expect a warm welcome, beautiful interiors and spacious tented suites. The meals are fabulous affairs and the pool and spa treatments offer diversion. Jono, the field guide, shared his passion for nature with us and we were awarded not only with the big five sightings, but with a magnitude of small creations and miracles. Kudos to Natasja and the wonderful team at Marataba! This lodge is ideal for a memorable safari experience.”
[Magnificent Marataba, 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.

“We were shown to our ‘tent’ and I use the term lightly as it was no more a tent but a 5 star suite with the most amazing view of the waterberg mountains. The bed was huge and super soft, there was an amazing bathtub, two sinks and every amenity you could want.” [Superb Safari Experience, 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

“Service is top notch. If you ordera drink, you couldn’t count to 10 before it arrived!”
[Where to start? Tripadvisor]

“The actual safari accommodation is beyond doubt the most beautiful and respectfully designed accommodation! Considering the accommodation is in the middle of the bush – it feels like it has always been here. The décor is warm and relaxing and the rooms are just stunning – tent on the outside, 6 star on the inside.”
[Simply the Best, Tripadvisor]


Period: valid until 31st August 2016
  • Safari Lodge, Luxury Tented Suite
  • R6 100.00 per person per night sharing
  • R9 150.00 per person per night single
Period: 1st September 2016 - 17th December 2016
  • R7 970.00 per person per night sharing
  • R11 955.00 per person per night single
Period: 18th December 2016 - 3rd January 2017 (peak season - minimum 3 night stay)
  • R9 165.00 per person per night sharing
  • R13 748.00 per person per night single
Period: 4th - 10th January 2017
  • R7 970.00 per person per night sharing
  • R11 955.00 per person per night single
Period: 11th January 2017 - 30th April 2017
  • 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 = 7.11 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.



  • Luxury accommodation in a Luxury Tented Suite
  • All meals
  • Teas/ Coffees
  • Daily Housekeeping and a 24 hour front desk
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wines
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Specified safari activities such as bush walks


  • Laundry
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Marataba Reserve entrance/ conservation fees
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests account
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


High 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