Marataba Conservation Camps

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 Conservation Camps

  • 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


    R10990 SADC High Season

  • 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


    R9550 SADC High Season


What's included

The Rates Include

Private safari vehicle and dedicated guide per booking.

 Accommodation (minimum 2 rooms per booking), transfers to/from the lodge airstrip, and VAT.

 All meals, soft drinks, house wines & local spirits

Safari flexibility to build your stay with day & night game drives, river cruises, walking safaris (walking age 16+ years), river

swimming, learning about conservation and having fun at your own pace.

The Rates Exclude:

Conservation & Community Levy per person per night.

Optional extra activities

 Premium drinks & cellar wines, laundry, gratuities, and items of a personal nature.

 Emergency medical evacuation insurance.


How to get there

  • 3 hrs

    OR Tambo International Airport

  • Marataba Conservation Camps

    Marataba Conservation Camps, Thabazimbi

  • Check in at Marataba Conservation Camps

    13:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Marataba Conservation Camps

    10:00 on day of departure

R 10,450 / per person per night sharing

R7840.00 SADC resident

R10990.00 SADC High Season

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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 Conservation Camps 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.