Meaning ‘place of sanctuary’ in Tswana, Marakele National Park is just that. Set in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, the park’s position in a transitional zone between the dry western and moist eastern regions of the country, ensures great natural diversity. Majestic mountains, grassy hills, deep valleys and stately, often rare, trees create a peaceful natural environment in which elephants, rhino, big cats and a variety of birds thrive, including one of the biggest colonies of the endangered Cape Vulture in the world.