About Marataba Conservation Camps
Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely
situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. As a contractual
National Park, Marataba is one of South Africa’s most innovative conservation models. From the vision of an iconic
president to the unique public-private partnership that exists today, the focus is firmly on protecting the area’s
diverse flora and fauna through modern and hands-on conservation practices.
The safaris and activities at Marataba are conservationally focused and is seen within the camps in the area too
There are two camps on the privately-owned area, Founders Camp and Explorers Camp and both are situated near water. Founders camp overlooks the Matlabas river and Explorers cap enjoys views of a prolific waterhole in views of the Waterburg mountain range. Both allow for a unique, conservation-focused, family-friendly safari.