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One of South Africa's most beautiful national parks

Views: 747 Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Sep 02, 2015

A habitat restoration and wildlife repopulation success story, Marakele National Park is also amongst South Africa's most scenic. With the dramatic Waterberg massif as its backdrop, the park is home to the big five, and much, much more. At 120,000 hectares, there is no shortage of places to explore, whether on game drives, on the water, or on foot (guided, of course). The terrain is hugely diverse, from plains to riverine habitat and mountains... read more

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Who knew?!

Views: 722 Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2015

Having spent years exploring South Africa's iconic national parks and wildlife private reserves, I wasn't sure what to expect when the More Properties family invited me to stay at their newest property, Marataba in the Marakele National Park.

Who knew what awaited! And if I did, I would have stayed longer that is for sure. From the moment we arrived, the service was really friendly and personal, discreet though which I personally like - n... read more

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Quiet park for self-drive safaris

Views: 1410 Visited: Jan 2010 Reviewed: Nov 04, 2014

Marakele is one of the smaller and lesser visited national parks in South Africa. It’s located relatively close to Johannesburg (about a four-hour drive), so it can make a nice weekend trip for travelers to Johannesburg who don’t have time for a more far flung safari.

Marakele is now a big five reserve after the translocation of a herd of buffalo in 2013. When I was there I saw elephant, rhino, impressive kudu, ostrich, impala, zebra, warth... read more

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