Marakele National Park

The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains and has an impressive variety of wildlife due to its location between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa. All the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world, have settled here.

It’s no coincidence that Bontle means “beautiful” in Setswana. This pleasant rest camp consists of 10 tented units for those who would prefer a permanent structure more than putting up a tent and camp themselves. The tented units have a private veranda and are self-catering with its own fully equipped kitchen and outdoor braai stand.

Bontle Camp - Camp Site (CK6P)
  • Camp site with power point
Bontle Camp - Safari Tent (ST2)
  • 2 single beds – Fan
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Kitchenette with 2-plate stove, utensils, microwave & fridge
Bontle Camp - Safari Tent (ST4)
  • 1 double bed and 2 single beds – Fan
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Kitchenette with 2-plate stove, utensils, microwave & fridge
Tlopi Camp - Safari Tent (ST2/3)
  • 2 single beds – Stretcher available on request
  • WC & shower – Fan
  • Kitchenette – No fishing or swimming allowed
  • River view
Tlopi Camp - Motswere Guest Cottage (GC8)
  • 2 bedrooms, each with 1 double bed
  • 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
  • 2 bathrooms, each with WC & shower
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge – Fan – DStv (limited channels)
  • Veranda – Braai area
  • Accessed with 4×4 or 2×4 vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Bird watching
  • Game viewing
  • Game drives and walks available

Summers are hot, but the area does not suffer from the stifling humidity so typical of the eastern Lowveld. The Park is situated in the summer rainfall region and rainfall occurs in the form of heavy thunderstorms or soft rain. Winter is moderate with frost occurring in the low-lying regions only. Mornings and nights can be cold, but day temperatures are pleasant. As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.

Check in Time:
  • Check-in from 14:00
  • Check out by 10:00
Office Hours:
  • Reception opens 07:00 and closes at 18:00 from 1st Sept to 30th April
  • Reception opens 07:00 and closes at 17:30 from 1st May to 31st August
Take Note:
  • No collection of firewood.
  • Fines will be given if you drive off the roads.
  • Your vehicle can be searched at exit points.
  • Please do not feed the animals.
  • You are not allowed to get out of your vehicle, except at places indicated to you on the map
  • No pets are allowed in the park.
  • A general speed limit of 30 km/h must be maintained within the Park’s boundaries.
  • Firearms must be declared at reception.
  • The key for the gates must be returned to reception on the day of departure.
  • Please keep your entrance permit with you while driving in the park.
  • No fishing is allowed in the dam.

Any Questions?

We would be more than happy to help you. Give us a call or email us, and we will get back to you asap.

021 8135868