Thabazimbi Accommodation at Marakele Animal Sanctuary | TravelGround

Marakele Animal Sanctuary

5 reviews
Tented Camp
  • From R600 per night (sleeps 2)
  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 13:00 to 16:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Off the R511, Thabazimbi, 0380, Limpopo
  • All ages welcome


Marakele Animal Sanctuary is situated just 9 km outside of Thabazimbi on a wildlife farm in the Limpopo Province.

With the Waterberg Mountains as a backdrop, guests have a choice of staying in 3 safari tents, and each night guests will be able to hear the lions roar, hyenas laugh, and jackals calling. The tents are furnished with double or single beds, and each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Warm water is provided by a donkey wood-burning water system. Linen and shower towels are provided, but guests please need to bring their own swimming towels. Electric points are available for lights and chargers, but as the tents are run on solar panels, unfortunately, there are no fans or air-conditioning. Guests are asked to use electricity sparingly.

A fully equipped self-catering kitchen is shared between the tents, and consist of a gas oven, a stove, a fridge, as well as a microwave. Braai facilities are also available for use, as well as a swimming pool.

There is also Tom's Cottage that can accommodate 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. It's a pleasant bungalow on the grounds of our Animal sanctuary, Toms Cottage is using solar power and guest are asked to use electricity sparingly. There is a bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, corner bath, basin and toilet. Sliding patio doors open up to the outside. The other bedroom has twin beds with an en-suite shower, basin and toilet. The unit consists of a generous patio and open-plan lounge with a fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with a gas stove, microwave and all that is needed for self-catering. There is also a Weber braai and seating on the patio.

The sanctuary is home to a variety of animals ranging from lions, mostly white, Bengal and white tigers, brown and spotted hyena, caracal, cheetah, black jackal, mongoose, meerkat, spotted genet, marmoset monkeys and more, as well as a wide range of exotic birds.


Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Secure Parking


  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Self Catering
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Big Five
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Behind Remote Gate

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4.6 out of 5from 5 reviews for Marakele Animal Sanctuary
Value for money


  • Off the R511, Thabazimbi, 0380, Limpopo
  • Guests think Marakele Animal Sanctuary is in a very good location
Click to view location
View map
From R600
per night (sleeps 2)

View more accommodations in

Thabazimbi Waterberg Limpopo
From R600
per night (sleeps 2)
From R600
per night (sleeps 2)
Make a Booking
  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 13:00 to 16:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Off the R511, Thabazimbi, 0380, Limpopo
  • All ages welcome From R600  per night (sleeps 2) 5 5 1 5 Off the R511 Thabazimbi 0380 Limpopo 0860 022 102 13:00-16:00 10:00 -24.54578616731 27.466651797295
Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

0860 022 102 |