Marataba Mountain Lodge and treehouse

2 Nights from R15,933 per person sharing

Marakele National Park (a place of sanctuary, as its Tswana name suggests), holds its own among South Africa’s reserves for the ultimate African luxury safari). Located in Limpopo Province this exclusive area of 23 000 hectares of privately managed section of unspoilt Africa within the Marakele National Park is something truly special.

Prepare to be enriched by the sweeping Waterberg Mountain vistas and impressive wildlife diversity, including the Big Five with special sightings of rhino, our signature species. With the lodges catering to both soulful explorations and active family safaris, every game drive, bush walk and a water safari, will get you closer to nature than ever before.


Overlooking the Waterfall Valley, and the Waterberg escarpment merging into acacia savannah, Mountain Lodge gives you space, seclusion, and a feeling of freedom. The luxury rooms (one of just five) are simple and refined and overlook the breath-taking Waterfall Valley. The minimalist Scandi-style architecture and design elements camouflage the lodge against the dramatic natural backdrop.


Imagine arriving at this remote hideout overlooking the Waterberg across the Marakele’s verdant expanse, as the sunset ignites the horizon. Your field guide departs and you're alone in pristine wilderness, with just lantern light and calls of the bush.

Unpack your stargazing picnic, uncork drinks, and dine on the deck surrounded by unspoiled nature. When darkness falls, climb atop your comfy bed and drift off counting stars. Wake to birdsong and coffee delivered. Our Thabametsi Treehouse blurs the lines between a fantasy and an as-real-as-you-get African adventure.


Game Drives - in open safari vehicles at sunrise and in the late afternoon.

Bush walks - with expert guides, getting close to the small creatures!

Rhino Conservation Experience - Marataba is a conservation success story with a healthy rhino population. The rhino conservation experience, from April to September, offers you the opportunity to participate in a rhino intervention alongside vets. This may include supporting the fitting of tracking collars, ear-notching, collecting blood and tissue samples, and micro-chipping of horns. There is no dehorning in this experience. Advance notice is required and your participation fee supports the conservation of this endangered species.

In-room Therapies - enjoy one of the in-room therapies using organic TheraNaka™ products and done in the complete privacy of your guest suite.

Stargazing - from the Thabametsi Treehouse or your lodge with the magnificent star-scape revealed at night.

INCLUDES 1 Night’s accommodation in a Luxury Tent at the Mountain Lodge, 1 Night’s accommodation in the Thabametsi Treehouse, all meals, tea/coffee and selected beverages. Two game drives daily with a FGASA-accredited field guide including refreshments and snacks. Matla Mamba Airstrip transfers and Wi-Fi

2 Nights from R15,933 per person sharing

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid until 19 December 2024. Offer is bookable 30 days prior to travel. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Self-drive packages exclude flights & car hire. This rate excludes: Laundry, cigars and cigarettes, all flights and transfers not specified, Thabazimbi Airport Road transfer and landing fee, gratuities, telephone calls, MORE Gallery purchases, spa treatments, Marataba Luxury Lodges landing fees, Marataba Luxury Lodges entrance fee of R400 per adult per stay, and guest conservation contribution of R169 per person per stay, Sustainability Levy of R145 per person sharing per night, any extras will be for the guests’ accounts. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information is available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at the time of publishing. E&OE.