Marataba Safari Lodge

limpopo, south africa

From $554/night
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From $554/night
  • air conditioning
  • babysitting
  • bar / lounge
  • community pool
  • concierge
  • conference facilities
  • electricity - lights
  • electricity - outlets
  • front desk
  • hair dryer
  • laundry
  • phone
  • restaurant
  • running water
  • running water - sinks
  • running water - toilet
  • spa
  • wi-fi
  • children's activities
  • guided tours
  • hiking
  • off-road vehicle tours
  • special classes
  • swimming
  • wildlife observing
  • All-inclusive
  • Check-in

    3:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:00 AM

  • Taxes

    Included

  • Gift Cards

    Not offered by this property

  • Included in the Rates

    Accommodation; all meals; teas/coffees; minibar in room; drinks & snacks (soft drinks, beers, spirits & house wines); two game drives daily with guide and tracker; game drive refreshments & snacks, safari activities, Wi-Fi in public areas.

  • Gratuity

    Not included, but appreciated. Suggested tipping: ZAR 200.00 guide, ZAR 200.00 general staff, ZAR 100.00 butler.

  • Other Fees

    Optional activities, snacks and alcoholic beverages.

  • Parking

    Included on-site

  • Cellular Signal

    Limited

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Strong

  • Minimum Age for Children

    None

  • Additional Guests

    Under 5 years (free), 6 to 15 years 50% of adult rate.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Personal items, medication, hat, sunglasses, high SPF suncreen, sturdy shoes and sandals, swimwear, book, binoculars, and light sweater for winter.

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    All canceled reservations received 61 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty.

    Reservations canceled within 31-60 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 60% cancellation penalty.

    Reservations canceled within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORT). Guests can arrange private transfer through MORE reservations. You will be met at the airport and transferred in an air conditioned vehicle by Ilios Travel. Vehicles used are either a luxury Mercedes Benz C Class or an SUV. The distance to Marataba Safari Lodge is 270 kilometres and is estimated to take 3.5 hours.

Please DO NOT follow your GPS to Marataba. Many of the prescribed roads are not navigable in a normal vehicle. Following GPS co-ordinates can result in getting lost in the middle of the bush, or un-necessary delays of up to 4 hours.

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Inspired by the discovery of primeval ruins, Marataba is a luxury South Africa glamping lodge which embraces both the contemporary and the ancient in an exciting union of innovative architecture, design and technology—paying tribute to and confirming the concept of the African Renaissance.

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

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.

Marataba Safari Lodge

Glamping Types

  • Tents

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers

Setting

  • desert
  • national park
  • safari

Total Accommodations

  • 15

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • Per person, sharing

Best time to visit

Open Year-round

Peak Season, December–January

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Accommodations

  • Luxury Tented Suite

    From $554/night
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  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • babysitting
    • bar / lounge
    • community pool
    • concierge
    • conference facilities
    • electricity - lights
    • electricity - outlets
    • front desk
    • hair dryer
    • laundry
    • phone
    • restaurant
    • running water
    • running water - sinks
    • running water - toilet
    • spa
    • wi-fi
  • Experiences
    • children's activities
    • guided tours
    • hiking
    • off-road vehicle tours
    • special classes
    • swimming
    • wildlife observing
  • Dining Options
    • All-inclusive
  • Policies
    • Check-in

      3:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:00 AM

    • Taxes

      Included

    • Gift Cards

      Not offered by this property

    • Included in the Rates

      Accommodation; all meals; teas/coffees; minibar in room; drinks & snacks (soft drinks, beers, spirits & house wines); two game drives daily with guide and tracker; game drive refreshments & snacks, safari activities, Wi-Fi in public areas.

    • Gratuity

      Not included, but appreciated. Suggested tipping: ZAR 200.00 guide, ZAR 200.00 general staff, ZAR 100.00 butler.

    • Other Fees

      Optional activities, snacks and alcoholic beverages.

    • Parking

      Included on-site

    • Cellular Signal

      Limited

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Strong

    • Minimum Age for Children

      None

    • Additional Guests

      Under 5 years (free), 6 to 15 years 50% of adult rate.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Personal items, medication, hat, sunglasses, high SPF suncreen, sturdy shoes and sandals, swimwear, book, binoculars, and light sweater for winter.

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      All canceled reservations received 61 or more days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty.

      Reservations canceled within 31-60 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 60% cancellation penalty.

      Reservations canceled within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORT). Guests can arrange private transfer through MORE reservations. You will be met at the airport and transferred in an air conditioned vehicle by Ilios Travel. Vehicles used are either a luxury Mercedes Benz C Class or an SUV. The distance to Marataba Safari Lodge is 270 kilometres and is estimated to take 3.5 hours.

    Please DO NOT follow your GPS to Marataba. Many of the prescribed roads are not navigable in a normal vehicle. Following GPS co-ordinates can result in getting lost in the middle of the bush, or un-necessary delays of up to 4 hours.

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • Marataba Fact Sheet

    Click here to see the Fact Sheet for Marataba Safari Lodge 2018-2019

  • Weather

    The climate is typified by hot, wet summers (September to April) and cool, dry winters (May to August). Temperatures average around 25°C (77°F) but can get very hot during heat waves in midsummer and extremely cold at night in midwinter.
    The region is classed as a semi-arid region. Rainfall amounts to about 500 mm (19.5 inches) per year, with most of this falling
    in short, sharp thunderstorms in the late afternoons or at night, between November and March. Mean average temperatures—Summer: 25°C (77°F) to 40°C (104°F); Winter: 3°C (38°F) to 23°C (73°F).
  • More to know

    Specialist activities included: Game drives; bush walks; stargazing; wildlife lectures; bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners; children’s activities; Miss Mara water safari.

    Optional for an additional price: Laundry; premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes; cigars and cigarettes; all flights and transfers not specified; gratuities; telephone calls; Onelife MORE Boutique purchases; Marataba South Africa entrance fee and guest conservation contribution; any extras will be for the guest’s account.

    Optional specialist activities for an additional price: Private open safari vehicle hire; Thabametsi Treehouse; any additional external services.

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