South Africa

Marataba Safari Lodge

From €554/ person in June

Find your sanctuary amidst the Big 5 in the wondrous Waterberg

Marataba Safari Lodge is a luxurious safari experience nestled between the Waterberg Mountains in Marakele National Park in South Africa. With only 15 en-suite luxury stilted tents right on nature's doorstep, the lodge offers untampered exclusivity to its guests. Meaning "Place of Sanctuary" in Setswana, the malaria-free reserve is home to the Big 5, which you can see on an evening or morning game drive or a guided bush walk. Enjoy sundowners on Marataba's 'Miss Mara' boat as it meanders down the tranquil Matlabas river, or at the pool. Marataba Safari Lodge also offers in-suite spa therapy sessions where you can unwind to the chorus of the African savannah.

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