Things to do at Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park activities involve wildlife safaris, bush walks and eco trails in the shadow of the impressive Waterberg Mountains.

Guests can enjoy a magnificent malaria-free safari on a Marakele National Park holiday, at this Limpopo nature reserve in South Africa, where there are game drives, sunset bush walks, trails and 4x4 adventures as well close up views of Cape Vultures from the mountain top.

Bird watching is one of the biggest attractions amongst the Marakele National Park activities. There are around 400 types of birds in this area where two climatic regions intersect. A narrow tar road takes visitors up to the top of the Waterberg massif. This vantage point provides spectacular views of scenery and the endangered Cape Vulture colony, while these large birds soar past at close quarters.

Game drives take visitors to the core of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - a wilderness experience with qualified and experienced Field Guides / Rangers in the park. This Limpopo nature reserve in South Africa has a high density of both Black and White Rhino and most visitors should see these animals, in particular the more gregarious and diurnal White Rhino.

Other great sights include the Kudu bulls with their magnificent spiral horns, and antelope species such as Reedbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Eland and Tsessebe which are not often seen elsewhere. Marakele National Park has 4 of the Big Five animals in residence and an abundance of flora (765 species).

Family Safari Activities

Marataba Safari Lodge gives special attention to children and guides devote extra time to kids on game drives and back at the lodge. Family safari drives are available to all children between 2 and 6 years old. There are many other fun activities for kids including Bug CSI, Star Gazing and arts and crafts just to mention a few.

Activities at Marakele National Park

  • Bird watching and game viewing
  • Scenic picnic sites
  • Mountain pass for views and proximity to the Cape Vulture colony
  • Morning and sunset drives
  • Morning and sunset bush walks

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