Marakele National Park - Johannesburg
Are you a business owner in Johannesburg?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Johannesburg.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
The Marakele National Park is one of the 21 National Parks run by the South African National Parks. As such the facilities are of a high quality, and the Park is run by efficiently and friendly staff - many of whom come from the local population.
The Marakele National Park is situated in the Waterberg Mountain Range, near Thabazimbe. The Park is incredibly beautiful with impressive mountain landscapes, grassy hills and deep valleys. Elephant, rhino and lions as well as an amazing variety of birds - including a colony of endangered Cape vultures -have settled here. Apart from the animals the vegetation is also fascinating, with the Park containing yellow wood trees, cedar trees, cycads and tree ferns.
The Tlopi tented camp is currently undergoing renovation amd can only be booked again after 1 May 2009. This means that at present, all guests must stay at the Bontle Camping site, which has 38 places for tents.
There are plenty of activities to indulge in during one's visit to Marakele. These include:
* Bird watching
* Game viewing.
* Driving up the mountain pass up to an incredible view
* Morning Bush walks
* Sunset Drives
These activities can be booked at Reception in the Park and are subject to the availability of qualified staff, thus, they may not be always available.
Sedans can cope with certain of the roads, but to be able to really explore Marakele to the fullest, a 4x4 vehicle is a necessary mode of transport.
An interesting approach on the part of the SA National Parks is to locate most facilities are located outside the park in the adjacent town of Thabazimbi. This means that as little disturbance of the animals and vegetation as possible is achieved.
You may also like
Austin Roberts Bird SanctuaryGroenkloof, Pretoria
The Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary offers visitors a great opportunity to see some of the country's more common birds up close. The sanctuary is in Muckleneuk, Pretoria, a
Magalies Mountain Sanctuary ParkRustenburg, North West Province
Mountain Sanctuary Park is a private nature reserve in the Magaliesberg mountains, five hundred feet above the Grootfontein valley, and they offer you a great way in whic
Zoo LakeRosebank-and-The-Parks-Suburbs, Johannesburg
Zoo Lake is a popular spot for picnics and hiring a rowing boat for a ride around the lake.............
Tshokwane Picnic SiteKruger-Park-South, Kruger National Park
Tshokwane is easily recognized by the circular thatched roof running around an enormous Sausage tree in the middle................
Melville Koppies Nature ReserveRosebank-and-The-Parks-Suburbs, Johannesburg
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve and Heritage site is a wonderful natural asset right in the middle of Johannesburg.............
Muzandzeni Picnic SiteKruger-Park-Central, Kruger National Park
Muzandzeni is a peaceful picnic spot, situated next to a seasonal stream in the shade of tall trees................
Tropic of Capricorn LineKruger-Park-North, Kruger National Park
Travelling North from Mopani Camp along the H1-6 road to, the Tropic of Capricorn marker point at exactly 26' 18" signifies your entrance into the tropics...............
Mooiplaas Picnic SiteKruger-Park-North, Kruger National Park
Mooiplaas is a pretty Picnic Spot being located in the bush alongside the nearby Tsendze River................
Oppenheimer GardensSoweto, Johannesburg
The Oppenheimer Gardens lie in the heart of Soweto in the suburb of Jabavu. These Gardens, spread over several hectares, have plenty of trees and indigenous medicinal pla
Elephant SanctuaryHartbeespoort-Dam, North West Province
The Elephant Sanctuary is located near the Hartebeespoort Dam around 30 minutes away from Sandton in Johannesburg. The aim of the experience is to ensure the maximum elep