Marataba South Africa is a malaria-free concession forming part of the Marakele National Park. The park is a ‘place of sanctuary’, as its Tswana name suggests, conserving 67 000ha (165 560ac) of the Limpopo Waterberg’s biodiversity, as well as Iron Age sites of great historical significance. It’s wildlife includes the Big Five and abundant bird species, with the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures (including 800 breeding pairs) in the world to be found here.Rare plant species of yellowwood and cedar trees, ancient cycads, and fern trees flourish here. Marataba’s luxury lodges – Safari Lodge and Mountain Lodge – provide guests with bases from which to explore the wilderness their own way. The lodges offer programmes of unique activities to get guests closer to nature and the animals, including Marataba Trails and Miss Mara Water Safaris, as well as traditional open-vehicle game drives