Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (68,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.
As a contractual National Park, Marataba is one of South Africa’s most innovative conservation models. From the vision of an iconic president to the unique public-private partnership that exists today, we protect the area’s diverse flora and fauna through modern and hands-on conservation practices.
Lodges & Camps
With more than 1,000 acres of wilderness for every guest bed, Marataba offers intimate game viewing experiences from one of four lodges and camps, each with their own character and charm.
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Safari Lodge – where families come together – is on a plain at the foot of the mountains, while Mountain Lodge – a remote retreat – is on a hillside overlooking the Waterfall Valley. Here, luxury is in the experience of life’s great treasures: space, a preserved natural wilderness and enriching human connections. Enjoy game drives with professional Field Guides, specialist hiking trails, sunset water safaris or a night under the stars in your own treehouse.
Founders Camp and Explorers Camp are about enriching experiences in balance with nature. Immerse yourself in the solitude of the vast, wild spaces of Marataba whilst actively participating in essential conservation projects. Dynamic and fun, yet responsible and sustainable, the activities are entirely tailored to you with a private guide and vehicle to ensure the utmost flexibility.
Only 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 45 minutes by private air charter.
October to March is hot (32C / 90F), punctuated by short thunderstorms. From April to September expect crisp mornings and pleasant days (25C / 77F).