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Marataba Safari Lodge *****

Marakele National Park | South Africa |

"Top 25 Luxury Hotels"

Tripadvisor 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award
From 505€/Per person/all-in


  • Fingerprints hunting
  • Family safari drives
  • Orientation games


  • In-room spa treatments
  • Watch out for the big 5 from the Tree House
  • Many trails available in the reserve



North-east of South Africa, a few kilometres from the Botswana border and 4 hours from Johannesburg, is the sumptuous Marataba Safari Lodge.

Located at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains in the Marakele National Park, this unique address hosts many visitors who are eager for wilderness and safari.



There are 15 tented suites, 1 outdoor pool, 1 in-room massages program, 1 library, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, 1 room service, 1 shop, 1 concierge, 1 valet parking and 1 WiFi connection in the public aeras. All suites consist of a superb bedroom, a bright bathroom and a terrace with views of the savannah.

You can convert your suite into a family room by installing a luxury sofa bed for a child under 16 (no extra charge).

The decoration of the suites is both authentic and contemporary. The unique atmosphere of the reserve invites you to the finest details of furniture and fabrics thanks to its warm colours and raw materials, like tents raised from large canvases and ocher stones.



The restaurant of Marataba Safari Lodge offers local and international cuisine, the flavours of which delight young and old, and there are also delicious children’s menus, usually inspired by the wishes of your toddlers.

For stomachs on legs, no matter what time of day or night, take advantage of room service, which is available 24 hours a day!



  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor



Good news: the stay is free for children from 0 to 5 years and half price for children from 6 to 15 years! Over the age of 16, children pay the same rate than an adult.

The kids’ club at Marataba Safari Lodge organizes daily fun and educational activities for children who wish to learn more about the feathered inhabitants of the reserve. Hiking, orientation games and fingerprint hunting are all activities offered by the animation team for children over 5 years old. Awakened to the issues of the preservation of the environment and animal protection, your toddler will take part with enthusiasm and curiosity in the job of ranger.

The establishment offers families a large number of baby and child amenities such as car seat rental, adapted cosmetics, welcome gifts, games and books, high chairs, a doctor nearby, a shop for babies in case of possible oversights, baby cots and a high-quality baby-sitting service (€6/h).



Parents who wish to take part in the eco-educational learning of their child in the kids club are welcome. It is also an opportunity to study with family all the peculiarities of the flora and fauna of South Africa before leaving together on safari. You will cross the paths of leopards, zebras, pangolins and many other species. For safety reasons, children under 5 years are not invited on board the vehicle : they are invited to enjoy the joys of safari (accompanied or not by their parents) every day, from 10am to noon.

For a total connection with nature, families may book an extra night in the Tree House, a cozy little nest perched in the trees that enjoys 5 * comfort and a breathtaking view of the reserve. The Marataba Safari Lodge is also committed to welcoming couples who want to celebrate their wedding or honeymoon in an extraordinary setting. The capacity is limited to 30 people who may then stay in the 15 tented suites.



Three times a week, the Marataba Safari Lodge brings together a group of 6 to 8 adults over 16 in good physical condition for a huge 3 to 4 hour treasure hunt in the very heart of the reserve. You follow the trail of elephants, hippos, lions or giraffes and explore the biodiversity of South African landscapes and ecosystems. Do not forget your swimsuit! You will enjoy swimming in the Matlabas River or in the many natural pools in the area.

To reward your efforts, give yourself a body massage in the privacy of your suite.

Concerning relaxation, we recommend that parents who love yoga and meditation to book their stay during the organization of a “yoga retreat”. Three times a year, the guru Patricia Spahn-Borrageiro introduces the guests of the Marataba Safari Lodge to yoga and pilates worship in the heart of the Waterfall Valley or at the edge of a river in the Marakele National Park. The next retreats will take place on the weekends of June 2, September 22 and December 14, 2018.

All this time, your child will be in good hands thanks to the babysitting service of the lodge (6 € / h).

  • Bar
  • Boutique
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Valet parking
  • WiFi