THE GREAT LIMPOPO SAFARI TOUR
This carefully crafted itinerary aims to provide you with a glimpse into the myriad of possibilities available.
Embark on an extraordinary Southern African adventure that will transport you through diverse landscapes, remarkable destinations, and encounters with captivating big 5 and an array of other remarkable wildlife. Begin your journey at the magnificent Marataba, where luxury seamlessly blends with the untamed wilderness of Marakele National Park. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of this park, home not only to abundant wildlife but also ancient rock art sites that offer a glimpse into the region’s intriguing past. Next, venture to the enchanting Koro River Camp in the Tuli Block, surrounded by the untouched beauty of Botswana’s wilderness. Here, indulge in exhilarating walking safaris and explore archaeological wonders, uncovering ruins and ancient artifacts that shed light on the once-thriving civilizations of the area. Concluding your tour, discover the untouched paradise of Pafuri Camp, nestled in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park. Delve into the richness of the Pafuri region, renowned for its dazzling wildlife, baobab-dotted landscapes, and cultural encounters. Explore archaeological sites and historical landmarks that reveal the vibrant history of the land and its people. This comprehensive tour package promises an unforgettable journey through the diverse wonders of Southern Africa, where nature, history, and wildlife converge to create a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.
Your African Adventure Awaits
Marakele National Park, Marataba Luxury Lodges
Embark on an incredible journey where Marataba Luxury Lodge awaits as your first stop of your journey. A hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Marakele National Park. Getting there is hassle-free with a convenient transfer from Johannesburg, whisking you away to this enchanting wilderness retreat. Prepare to be captivated by the lodge's exquisite accommodations, impeccable service, and stunning natural surroundings. Experience thrilling game drives, where you'll have the opportunity to spot the iconic Big 5 and immerse yourself in the wonders of the African bush. Indulge in delectable cuisine, unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments, and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes that unfold before you. Marataba Luxury Lodge promises an unforgettable escape, combining luxury, adventure, and the beauty of nature for an experience that will leave you in awe.
Botswana Tuli Block, Koro River Camp
The second part of your journey leads you to Koro River Camp in the Tuli Block, an oasis of natural wonders. Begin your journey from Marakele National Park, where you'll venture on a scenic transfer to this captivating camp. Get ready for thrilling leopard sightings and encounters with a diverse array of wildlife, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the African bush. Explore the island-populated Limpopo River, where unique landscapes and enchanting ecosystems await. As the sun sets, prepare for awe-inspiring stargazing opportunities, with clear night skies that reveal the brilliance of the cosmos. Koro River Camp promises an extraordinary adventure, filled with wildlife encounters, stunning river vistas, and the wonder of a glittering night sky.
Kruger National Park, Pafuri Tented Camp
A short 3.5-hour drive with possibilities galore, including a stop at the world renowned Mapungubwe site lands you at your final leg of the trip concluding in the Pafuri region, home to the Makuleke community, this successful land reclamation promises to capture your heart. Your safari schedule is flexible with an array of options. Early morning and afternoon game drives, spa treatments and if you’re up for it a walking safari or simply getting away from the worlds intricacies that might land you poolside with a cold beverage and a book.
Nestled in this remote and pristine region, our camps provide an authentic African experience like no other. Prepare to step into the heart of nature as you traverse diverse landscapes, from baobab-dotted plains to mysterious Fever Tree forests, experience first-hand the historical, crooks’ corner, where the Limpopo river acts as a border, patrolled by the local hippo and crocodile populations and if you’re lucky watch a breeding herd of elephants play below you at Lanner Gorge. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture through enriching experiences such as visiting the Makuleke community, witnessing captivating historical theater performances, and participating in a range of local activities.
Led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, our lodge offer a deeper connection with the land, allowing you to witness the intricate details of the ecosystem and encounter an abudance of wildlife up close. As the sun casts its golden glow, relax in the comfort of our well-appointed camps, where you can unwind and share stories around the campfire under the starlit sky. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of Pafuri, and create memories that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Farewell, South Africa as your incredible journey comes to an end, bid farewell to the captivating landscapes and warm hospitality of Southern Africa. You will be transferred back to the nearest airport for your departure, carrying with you, unforgettable memories of your South African safari.
Hope to see you on your Return to Africa!
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa, guests will have the option of taking one of 2 options: The first being a more adventurous slow-paced approach being a self-drive option, exploring Southern Africa at your own pace. A suitable vehicle will be provided for your journey. The second option is a fly-fly-drive option, optimizing one’s time. The second option is recommended to those guests with a limited time.
Johannesburg - Marataba:
SELF DRIVE = A scenic 4-hour drive to the Waterberg (The driving time from Johannesburg to Marataba Game Reserve is about 3.5 to 4 hours. In an effort to prevent poachers from gaining access to Marakele National Park, the Greater Marakele Security Hub, with co-operation from the Limpopo Roads Agency, has installed seven access control points to the park. To gain entry, drivers must present a valid driver’s license and vehicles must display a valid South African vehicle licence disk.)
LUXURY ROAD TRANSFER = From O.R. Tambo International Airport: Luxury road transfers to Marataba South Africa can be quoted for, booked, and arranged by MORE Reservations. Guests will be met at the airport and transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle. The drive to the lodges from O.R. Tambo is approximately 326km (203mi) and takes about 3.5 hours.
Scheduled Safari Charter:
AIR TRANSFER TO MARATABA = Guests can fly directly into Marakele National Park, landing at the Matla Mamba Airstrip. The airstrip is a 25-minute drive from Marataba Safari Lodge and an hour’s drive from Marataba Mountain Lodge. Both lodges offer complimentary transfers in open safari vehicles.
MARATABA AIR = MORE has partnered with Absolute Aviation to offer daily flights connecting Lanseria International Airport (Johannesburg, Gauteng), Marataba Luxury Lodges. Flights can be booked through our reservations team.
- 3-night stay at Marataba (Fully Inclusive)
- 3-night stay at Koro River Camp (fully inclusive)
- 3-night stay at Pafuri Tented Camp (fully inclusive)
- All shuttle transfers
- All park and conservation fees
- All flights
- Meals and Beverages not specified
- Services and activities not specified
- Spa treatments
- Phone calls
- Any extra activities will be on the guests account