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Marakele National Park

How to get there

  • The park is situated in the Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province (formerly Northern Province) near Thabazimbi, approximately 250km north of Johannesburg, in a malaria-free area.
  • Driving distances to Marakele: from Gauteng is 4 hours and from Tshwane 3 hours.
  • Travellers can take either:
    • the N1 to Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) and from there follow the R516 via Mabula and Leeupoort to Thabazimbi
    • or travel to Brits and follow the R511 via Beestekraal to Thabazimbi.
  • The office is approximately 12km from Thabazimbi crossing on the road from Thabazimbi to Alma.
  • People in sedan vehicles might find the road conditions in certain areas of the park (main road) a bit challenging but the park is working on the major road revamp and the information will be updated as soon as the new development has been completed.
  • Travelling times inside the park to get to any accommodation facility is between 07:OO and 18:OO and strictly no driving after 18:OO.

GPS Coordinates

S 24º 31.860' and E 27º 29.896'

Gate Times:

  • Gate opens at 06:00 and closes at 18:00 - 1st Sept to 30th April
  • Gate opens at 06:00 and closes at 17:30 - 1st May to 31st August

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