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Protected Area Marakele National Park

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Located in South Africa :: Limpopo  :: Thabazimbi
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Deriving its name from the Tswana word meaning 'Place of Sanctuary', Marakele sits in the Waterberg Mountains, in the eastern lowveld of Limpopo, offering visitors the chance to drive up the Sentech Towers.

Summer experience heavy rainfall with thunderstorms while winter mornings and evenings can be very cold, with moderate frosts in low lying regions which makes Autumn and Spring ideal time to visit. No Motorbikes allowed because of policy.

Accommodation is offered in lodge, rest camp and tented camps. Only the accommodation facilities and camping site are supplied with electricity. There is No ATM facility available in the park, only Credit Cards are accepted at reception.

Address :  24km or 34min NE of Thabazimbi, Limpopo, South Africa
Postal :  South African National Parks, P.O. Box 787, Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng, South Africa
Contact :  Park Reception
Tel :  +27(0)14 777 6928
Tel2 :  +27(0)14 777 6930
Cell :  +27(0)82 233 9111
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times : 

07:30-17:00 (1 May-31 Aug); 07:30-18:00 (1 Sep-30 Apr)

Time Information
Best Time to Visit :  April- September (Autumn to Early summer)
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  06h30- 18h00 (1 May to 31 August); 05h30-18h30 (1 September to 30 April)
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  1 September to 30 April: 07h00 – 18h00; 1 May to 31 August: 07h00 – 17h30

Rates and Payment
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card
Fee/s :  Conservation Fees : SA Citizens R67pp/pd, SADC Nationals R133pp/pd, Foreign visitors ZAR266pp/pd. All children pay half price. (Updated JApr-2024).

General Information
Nearest ATM :  12km/Thabazimbi
Nearest Bank :  Thabazimbi/12km

Destination Information
Lodging Camping

Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Bird Watching
Night Drives, Picnics
Game to View :  African Elephant. Black and White Rhino. Buffalo. Leopard. Cheetah. Wild Dog. Brown Hyena. Lion.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Thabazimbi

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL
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