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Marakele National Park

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South Africa
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Beautiful park!!! but not a lot of wildlife

Marakele national park is a beautiful reserve with magnificent mountain views (make sure to go up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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Expensive and game viewing difficult

The lower half of the park has been overgrazed and is now covered with one type of weed between the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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4 weeks ago
“Beautiful park!!! but not a lot of wildlife”
22 Feb 2017
“Great small park for a short stay”
South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marakele national park is a beautiful reserve with magnificent mountain views (make sure to go up to the lenong viewing point to not only see the beautiful view, but also to spot the largest colony of cape vultures in the world). The reserve is split...More

3  Thank esterjandra
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The lower half of the park has been overgrazed and is now covered with one type of weed between the acacias and on the no less than four occasions I went saw nothing but a few impala and one or two kudu. The upper part...More

Thank ManchesterRay
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Marakele is one of the newer reserves in South Africa, but worth a visit if you're into birding and the smaller animals. The mountain drive is well worth it for the incredible views of Limpopo and the Waterberge. We stayed 3 nights, which was ample...More

1  Thank Bethany C
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a few days at Marakele as part of a birding/ game viewing week in the area. We camped. the campsite has great views over an open plain. Game comments send feed on this plain especially in the evenings and it is quite enjoyable sitting...More

2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We loved being on the peak of a mountain. The fresh wind blowing and the view on top is absolutely amazing.

1  Thank Moepeng
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a delightful visit...an early morning ( 5am) game game drive delivered loads of rhinos , impala, zebra , koedoe and wildebeest on show. The drive up the very very steep mountain takes some concentration but is worth every single minute of the drive. Along...More

1  Thank Elsabe B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Hello, I am Chloé, I am 19 and I am from France. I am sorry, my english is not very good, I hope you will understand me. I went to South Africa during four weeks, in June. I was looking for something about wildlife and...More

2  Thank Chloé P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Don´t expect too much game coming to this park, but for sure you will see at least some. We were happy enough to see ellies, rhino, jackal, and also usual staff like zebras, impalas, giraffes, kudus and ostriches, but what makes this park outstanding is...More

2  Thank ManaPet
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Spent a great 2 nights at Tliopi Campsite in tents equipped with fully equipped kitchens and wonderful views of the dam from the decking outside. Elephants and kudu came to drink from the dam and the vervet monkeys were very quick to steal a bag...More

1  Thank safaridiver_10
Reviewed 22 August 2016

According to my personal and strictly subjective opinion it is a very park: boring, few animals, and not friendly staff. Currently it is noisy due to road reconstruction in both parts of the park. In some parts there is noise from nearby roads. No restaurant,...More

2  Thank vaclav100
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Anne J
Hi, does anyone have experience with the camp sites at Marakele, any other tips or recommendations would be greatly appriciated. Is there enough to keep you occupied and interested for 3-4 days? 2 adults planning visit with 4x4 and roof top tent in beginning of Dec.2016.
28 November 2016|
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Brian C
Are the roads in Marakela suitable for a sedan vehicle?
5 August 2016|
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Response from AWildLife | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should be fine on most of the roads, providing there's not been any rain.
What is the best road to the Park from Pretoria?
16 March 2016|
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