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About Marakapula Reserve

Marakapula Reserve is a dynamic business, innovative and full of life, whose objective is focused on developing the tourism in this incredible piece of Africa.

Situated on the banks of the Selati River, under the shade of wild fig trees within this majestic reserve, lies Makubu Lodge. The lodge fits into the beauty of its surroundings with original thatch roofs and terraces that open to the river and a swimming pool that hangs over the river.

Accompanied by our expert guides, you will get to know the most emblematic animals of Africa. You will also have the opportunity to learn their behaviours and peculiarities, which you will find both surprising and attractive. In short, our ultimate goal is to awake in you the passion for Africa that all of us share, based on our idea that the best way to enhance it, is to share its magnificence with you.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Marakapula Reserve Rooms

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Marakapula Reserve is 0km from the centre of Marakapula Reserve , the nearest airport 51.8km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Marakapula Reserve

Amarula Lapa

(18 km from Marakapula Reserve)

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Home to Africa's wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park. Here you can relax, stretch your legs and of course, enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on ice and stock up with...

Phalaborwa Opencast Mine Viewpoint

(23.9 km from Marakapula Reserve)

Just south of Phalaborwa is the “Big Hole”, one of the largest copper mines in the world and Africa’s widest manmade hole. It’s almost 2 km wide and visible from space! There is an incredible lookout point located nearby. In addition to viewing...

Olifants River Boat Cruise

(26.9 km from Marakapula Reserve)

Embark on a 3-hour boat cruise for close encounters with crocodile, hippo and elephant along the banks of the Olifants River bordering and open to the Kruger National Park. Photographers and birders will enjoy the convenience of the upper deck...

Masorini Village Museum

(27.2 km from Marakapula Reserve)

Trip back in time to a beautifully restored Stone Age village in Kruger National Park Situated on top of the picturesque Masorini Hill 11km from Phalaborwa entrance gate on the road to Letaba camp, Masorini offers a glimpse of an organized economy...