Located in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, the Marakele National Park is a gem to explore. Here are few things you must do there…
Game Drives at Marakele National Park
Marakele National Park, as its Tswana name suggests, has become a ‘place of sanctuary’ for an impressive variety of wildlife due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa
Take a guided game drive through the park to spot a variety of wildlife, including large mammals found within the African bush, including elephants, leopards, lions and the like. The park’s diverse ecosystems, from grasslands to mountains, provide a unique opportunity to see a wide range of animals in their natural habitat.
Marakele is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 280 bird species, including the rare Cape griffon vulture colony. Bring your binoculars and camera to capture the stunning avian diversity found in the park.
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Hiking and Walking Trails
Marakele National Park also offers several hiking and walking trails, catering to various fitness levels. These trails take you through breathtaking landscapes, including lush valleys and rugged mountains. Don’t forget to explore the Waterberg Wilderness Area for a more remote hiking experience.