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Marakele National Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“An unforgettable experience”
Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

This park is a real experience. We stayed at tlopi tented camp and loved it. The camp site is set on a dam at the base of the majestic waterberg mountains with incredible views. We even saw a pride of lions across the dam from our deck. The tents are private and have lots of space. The staff at reception are helpful and friendly. We were privileged to be able to book a game drive with Sydney. He is by far the best guide I have ever had. He is knowledgable and friendly and genuinely loves the animals and nature. He took us on a great tracking experience and we found the elephants. We then had an up close interaction with an elephant. It was a priceless moment. If you are at the park make sure you go on a drive with Sydney. The park is large and we completed it over 3 days. I think that's the perfect amount of time to visit. The bontle camp site looked like it may have needed a revamp however I can't comment on it as I did not stay here. This place is a true gem!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

The 2 sides of the park are very different, with game easier to see on the entrance side. We had good sightings of warthog, wildebeest, zebra, impala and tsessebe. We were also lucky to see a male Nyala near the bird hide.
Lots of evidence of elephant on the eastern side of the park but no actual sightings.
A trip to the top of the mountain is a must, with breathtaking views.
I would be wary of taking small children, with no swimming there's very little for them to do.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

We spent most of the day driving here, and the views were stunning. It is worth the visit just for the views. As I said in the heading; animals were hard to see. There were a few zebras, Giraffes warthogs and a variety of deer. Really boring on that front. Then again, I could have missed everything, who knows. It is indeed worth the visit just thinking of the views.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Marakele National Park

Property: Marakele National Park
Address: Thabazimbi, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
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Ranked #2 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Thabazimbi
Number of rooms: 5
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Marakele National Park Thabazimbi, Africa - South Africa

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