Marataba Founders & Explorers

Marataba Conservation Camps is a part of Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands, with the magnificent backdrop of the Waterberg mountains. Staying in Marataba Conservation Camps is all about mixing conservation, adventure and a lot of fun... as well as unwinding to the sounds and sights of the bush. Each booking is on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis and comes with a devoted private guide. All activities at Marataba are made with the visitors in mind. From tracking cheetah, monitoring elephants, and identifying rhinos, to laidback boat trips with cold G&T’s on the Matlabasriver - your Marataba experience is absolutely up to you.

Accommodation options at Marataba Founders & Explorers

  • Marataba Founders Camp

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

    Founders Camp in Marataba Conservation Camp is booked as an exclusive camp, it is located on the banks of the Matlabas River, giving visiters full views over th…


    from R 10450 / Per person per night sharing


  • Marataba Explorers Camp

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

    Booked on a semi-exclusive basis (max 2 bookings in camp at one time), Explorers Camp is relaxed, adventurous and fun. The 5 tented camps and 1 dedicated family…


    from R 6800 / Per person per night sharing




How to get there


    OR Tambo International Airport

    Marataba Conservation Camps, Thabazimbi

    3 hrs

  • check in

    Check in at Marataba Founders & Explorers

    13:00 on day of arrival

  • check out

    Check out at Marataba Founders & Explorers

    10:00 on day of departure

From R 10,450 / per person per night sharing

R7840.00 Resident rate

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  • One of a kind experience!

    Marataba Conservation Camps offer a truly unique experience that's difficult to find elsewhere! Loved having so much flexibility and being able to choose from a huge variety of activities. review

    L. Magnus

  • The Perfect Balance

    We had so much fun as a family staying at Explorers Camp. It is the perfect base to explore Marataba and reconnect with nature. Loved the elephants daily visits to the waterhole in front of camp! review

    Smith Family

Marataba Founders & Explorers impact highlights

Marataba Conservation Camp is a public-private collaboration (between South African National Parks, the country’s highest conservation authority, and the private shareholders of Marataba) that is working towards being a leading African conservation initiative by sustainably managing ecosystems and keystone species for generations to come. Everything is underpinned by their three founding pillars: Conservation | Communities | Commerce.