Marataba Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Marataba

Resting at the sleepy foothills of the magnificent Waterberg mountain range, you will find Marataba Safari Lodge—an absolutely magical retreat. Combining luxury, adventure, and the best of Africa’s delights, Marataba Safari Lodge truly has it all.

Marataba Safari Lodge Camp Deck

An idyllic location for honeymoons, babymoons, and weddings

Set against the backdrop of the spectacular Waterberg Mountains, Marataba Safari Lodge is the ideal location for a romantic wedding or a honeymoon, or even just for an intimate escape with your loved one. The Lodge is very convenient as it’s located in a malaria-free zone and is only four hours away from Johannesburg—perfect for a quick escape to the bush! One of the most romantic lodges one could expect to encounter, Marataba will no doubt go above and beyond any of your wildest dreams. The staff at Marataba take the utmost care to make sure that your escape is as intimate as can be—from the romantic turn-downs, the surprise lantern-lit boma dinners, and the hot bubble baths, to the complimentary massages and the sunset boat cruises, Marataba does romance in style! A sense of calm and quiet overcomes you while you soak in the picturesque surroundings. Feel your soul filling with peace and joy while you admire the sights and sounds of the surrounding landscape and its exquisite wildlife. Breathe in the fresh air, and marvel at the gorgeous, glowing African sunsets—you deserve it!

Marataba Safari Lodge Lounge Area Fire

Luxury at its finest

Marataba understands luxury. With only 15 tented suites, Marataba gives each one of its guests special treatment and care. Each tented suite is perfectly and simplistically decorated and ensures complete privacy. You feel as though they are being treated to their own special piece of Africa—an experience that not many people get to enjoy in their lifetimes. Spacious rooms with contemporary, minimalistic, African décor allows you to feel cosy, while at the same time, feel free from all the clutter of your day-to-day life. Gigantic beds make you feel like royalty—after all, what could possibly be better than crawling into an exquisitely soft bed with crisp linen after a day out in the African sunshine? Well, there might be one thing—jumping into a hot bubble bath just before bedtime! Who could resist Marataba’s lavish, bronze baths? And, if you want to be a little bit more adventurous, why not take a hot outdoor shower to start your day? Meals at Marataba are an absolute treat. You can indulge in something uniquely African like the kudu loin, or you could go for something more classic like Marataba’s creamy butternut soup—a lantern-lit meal made even more perfect under the beautiful African night sky. Make sure that you don’t miss out on the teatime brownies either—they are absolutely scrumptious.

Marataba Safari Lodge River Cruise

Delightfully African

Marataba Safari Lodge appeals to the African adventurer that lies in all of us. The captivating pink-orange sunsets; the lush, green bushveld; and the abundant game all make for an exciting African escapade. What could be more thrilling than spotting a leopard hunting at dusk, or lions feeding on a kudu? Watch the elephants drinking peacefully at the waterhole and the hippos lazing about in the cool waters. And, we have good news for bird-lovers—Marataba is an absolute bird-lover’s paradise! It is abundant with yellow-billed hornbills, grey go-away birds, and crimson-breasted shrikes. It’s always a treat to see the striking woodland kingfisher as well as the colourful malachite kingfisher, and the whydah birds are particularly mesmerising to watch with their spectacularly long, dancing tails. To name only a few species of the many that await you.

After a fun-filled day of game drives and walks, you can relax by the poolside and admire the gorgeous surroundings—rock shandy in hand, of course!

Marataba Safari Lodge Suite Deck

Getting there:

Marataba Safari Lodge is a mere four hours North-West of Johannesburg.