We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Marakele National Park 0380 South Africa
eDreams
Priceline
ZenHotels.com
Snaptravel
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Traveller (75)
Room & Suite (18)
Dining (4)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

About

#2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Marakele National Park
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
The essence of the fully solar-powered, Scandi-style Marataba Mountain Lodge is in its exclusive location, set secluded within the Waterberg and surrounded by Marakele National Park. Just five private Eco Suites – each with a king-sized bed, minibar, Nespresso machine, wood-burning fireplace, en-suite rain shower, and shaded viewing deck – open onto a setting renowned for its magnificent scenery and flourishing wildlife, including the critically endangered black rhino. In a wilderness world of their own, no more than 10 guests can explore their way: on specialist Marataba Trails, game drives, bush walks, and Miss Mara Water Safaris, and return to relax with in-suite spa treatments. The main lodge provides a more social space to unwind, with an open-plan dining and lounge area, expansive viewing deck, infinity Rock Pool overlooking Waterfall Valley, and a firepit lounge hosting convivial gatherings under the stars.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem

Location

Full view
40Car recommended
Grade: 40 out of 100
2Restaurantswithin 10 km
1Attractionwithin 10 km
72Reviews2Q+A12Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 69
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Ushana A wrote a review 15 Nov
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our team occupied the entire Mountain lodge. Beautiful location with breathtaking views. Really an awesome place to unwind and relax. Rooms were luxurious, comfortable and private. Friendly, attentive staff that aim to ensure you have a wonderful stay. Personalised service.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2021
Rooms
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
Helpful
Share
peterp1010Vienna wrote a review 02 Nov
Vienna, Austria3 contributions4 helpful votes
Great resort, no crowds, beautiful animals in different settings between mountains, rivers, plains and a lake. Wonderful staff (game drives, management, butler and housekeeping). We will definitely come back to South Africa with its friendly people and look forward to seeing Marataba with its great lodges again! Alberto and Peter Austria
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
cuetodevos wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
Only a short drive from the busy city of Joburg, we spent 2 wonderful nights at Mountain lodge with its breathtaking view on the surrounding nature and mountains. My birthday present. Everything was just perfect, from the beautiful room to the common area, dining space, the excellent service, and of course the game drives, sunsets, etc. Sean took us on amazing drives at dawn and sunset and showed us a great variety of animals, lions, rhinos, kudus, hippos, elephants, zebras, etc and we even were lucky enough to see a pangolin and a leopard!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Sharon B wrote a review Sep 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Marataba Mountain Lodge is a hidden gem adjacent to Marakele National Park. The expansive reserve hosts animals galore, including so many rhinos! We were fortunate to spend 20 minutes observing the critically endangered and very shy black rhino, watching the conservation team checking a pregnant white rhino, and having a curious baby rhino come quite close until his mom guided him away. Zebras, lions, antelope, giraffes, wildebeast, birds, hippos and more filled our game drives. The vast mountain range surrounding Mountain Lodge was always a gorgeous backdrop, while the property has terrains ranging from plains to rocky streams to ... . Sundown on the Miss Mara boat was a particular treat, as was a hike that we arranged in advance as an alternate to one of our morning drives. The staff at Marataba is such a delight. From our guide William's fabulous animal sightings and encyclopedic knowledge, to Chef Martin's incredible culinary creations, to our butler Ephenia's endless supply of drinks always with a beautiful smile, to manager Nerine's attention to every detail, our stay was perfect. The villas were luxuriously comfortable, and the main area was a wonderful place to relax in between drives. We definitely left a piece of our hearts at Marataba!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Rooms
Location
Service
Helpful
Share
CrazySpaceLady wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
The lodge, the breathtaking view from our room, the food from Chef Martin and our overall experience was amazing. Our Game Ranger Jason was so passionate and knowledgeable and went out of his way to make for the best game drives and bush walks ever!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2021
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$950 - US$1 456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergMarakele National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Marataba Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Marataba Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Marakele National Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marataba Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Marataba Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marataba Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marataba Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marataba Mountain Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.