Marakele National Park
Close to the ground.

GPS: S 22 58.690 E 030 27.369 | pop. 45,000 | elevation 579 m/1,900 ft

Marakele National Park has most of the big game (all of the Big 5 except buffalo) with elephants, rhino, and kudu, as well as many bird species. The park is best known for one of the largest breeding colonies of the endangered Cape Vultures (with about 800 breeding pairs) that can be observed from viewing points within the park.

The park offers morning and sunset game drives (R140/person, minimum 4 people) and morning bushwalks (R160).

The park has camp/caravan sites located 1.2 km from the entrance gate with electrical outlets and communal bathrooms. You can also sleep in safari tents, located 17 km from the entrance gate and overlooking the Apiesriverpoort dam. The tents are large permanent structures with two beds, a private bathroom and a deck. There is also a fully equipped kitchen.