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Marakele National Park

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Giraffe at the watering hole at Bontle campsite

Marakele National Park is in the Waterberg region of Limpopo, South Africa.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

The park is dominated by the Waterberg mountains with lush bushveld in the lower regions of the park.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

Marakele is situated about 12 km outside the town of Thabazimbi, on the R516. From Gauteng, follow the N1 north to Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) and then the R516 towards Thabazimbi.

Fees[edit]

Valid to 31 October 2017

  • South African citizens and residents (with ID): R44 per adult, R22 per child, per day
  • SADC nationals (with passport): R88 per adult, R44 per child, per day
  • Foreign visitors: R176 per adult, R88 per child, per day

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Sunrise Drive R240 per adult R120 per child
  • Sunset Drive R240 per adult R120 per child
  • Guided Walk R325 per adult

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Lodging[edit]

  • Tlopi Rest Camp. Cottages R2070-2680 for 1-4 people + R410-430 per additional adult (R205-215 per child) up to 8. Safari tents R1360-1550 for 1-2 people + R240-260 for additional adults (R120-130 for child) up to 4.

Camping[edit]

Ablution facilities at the Bontle campsite with toilets and showers inside and laundry (handwash) and dish washing basins on the outside
  • Bontle camp site. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. 38 stands with power and communal ablution facilities. The camp site overlooks a watering hole and is not fenced. Rhino, ostriches and other animals can and will enter the camp, so be aware and take care when outside, especially at night. R265-330 for 1-2 people + R82-88 for additional adults (R41-44 for child). Safari tents R1175-1415 for 1-2 people + R240-260 for additional adults (R120-130 for child) up to 3.

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