South Africa: Johannesburg and Marataba Safari
TOTAL PER PERSON SHARING: $TBA*
- 1 Night in Johannesburg
- 4 Nights in Marataba Safari Lodge
- Marataba Thabametsi Tree House sleep out
*All prices are subject to Change.
Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Providing convenience, style and all the upscale facilities you’d expect from an award-winning hotel, the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel offers travelers a truly memorable stay. Enjoy a host of services and facilities here, such as conferencing, spa and the Quills restaurant. Explore Gauteng’s City of Gold, Johannesburg, with art galleries, museums, and shops nearby. While games reserves are an easy transfer away for an authentic South African safari holiday.
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe and highly convenient hotel and is your ideal and hassle-free stopover for onward Southern African destinations, Game Reserves, Victoria Falls & Cape Town. The hotel facilities include free unlimited Wi-Fi, Business Centre, Health Spa, complimentary gym, swimming pool and DVD library.
Tour: Johannesburg Apartheid Museum and Soweto Tour – Half day
Soweto Tour and Apartheid Museum (half day)
Focuses on Soweto so a visit to Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum And Regina Mundi Church (exterior of soccer city if that interests you). Themes covered would be early Joburg history, migrants in the city, formation of Soweto, forced removals, resistance, Nelson and Winnie Mandela, 1976 Student uprising and Mass struggle, Soweto today. A half day doesn’t generally include lunch but you can grab something to eat along the way. . The Apartheid Museum contains a huge amount of information, interviews, real life events and protests that occurred, and one needs at least 2 hours to be able to cover everything.
Marataba Safari Lodge
When we discovered malaria-free Marataba, we instantly knew we had found something very special. The reserve’s 23 000 hectares are unlike anything we have ever seen, with spectacular landscapes featuring mountains, cliff faces, gorges, open savannahs, and navigable waterways. We were struck by the sheer diversity and abundance of wildlife and knew that this place could hold its own among South Africa’s greatest reserves.
For a one-on-one private African safari, you truly don’t get better than this Award-Winning 5-Start lodge!
Sensory pleasure; personalized service; and excellent healthy food (expertly paired with fine South African wines) are just some elements that go towards elevating the Marataba experience to another level. Malaria Free, perfect for families, Marataba Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls – rich, bold, organic and patently magnificent. If you sit quietly for long enough, you can feel the energy of the countless people who have made this place home since The Stone Age.
- Luxury accommodation in a Family Tented Suite
- All gourmet meals
- Complimentary water bottle
- Minibar in the room
- Inclusive drinks and selected snacks
- Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
- Game drive refreshments and snacks
- Specified inclusive safari activities
- Mack & Madi program
Specialist activities included:
- Game drives
- bush walks
- wildlife lectures
- bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners
- children’s activities
- Miss Mara water safari
Marataba Thabametsi Tree House
“Probably the furthest we’ve ever been from another human being.” – Cassandra Zuffante and Nico Gaviola
Our Treehouse sets you in the middle of a big landscape, globed by an even bigger sky, its lights twinkling down to the horizon. Below, the stillness is punctuated by animals’ whistles, huffs, and growls… carried on the wind.
This is not simply a sleep-out – this is an adventure with Africa, one-on-one.
Thabametsi is a new and luxurious Treehouse hideout. Solar-powered and built over two levels, it includes the main bedroom, full shower, lounge, and viewing decks presenting the Waterberg Mountains and verdant expanse of the reserve in all their splendor.
Driven by your field guide, you’ll arrive as sunset gilds the landscape, and the coolness of approaching evening brings animals into the open. A gourmet, tapas-style picnic has been laid out for you at your table on the deck, from where you have front row seats to the wildest theatre.
There are few such experiences left on earth that bring you so close to source.