Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately-managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Officially known as a Contractual National Park, Marataba is one of South Africa’s most innovative conservation models and the focus is firmly on protecting the area’s diverse flora and fauna through modern conservation practices.
Marataba Conservation Camps is a conservation-led safari experience that gives guests the chance to get involved in thoughtful and interactive activities including wildlife management and ecological conservation, participate in stimulating discussions with conservationists and experts, and to travel with a purpose.
Explorers Camp is one of the original camps of Marataba and has been creatively upscaled to 5 double tents and 1 family tent. With a backdrop of the Waterberg Massif and an active waterhole right in front of camp, it is known for the elephants that stop by for fresh water, mere metres from camp. With plenty of metal details, wooden furniture and natural fabrics, the interiors are functional yet easy-going, and encourage guests to kick off their shoes and embrace the lifestyle of Marataba.