Effective from 1 January 2024, both Explorers Camp and Founders Camp will be closing to commercial tourism. Explorers Camp will be run by a leading conservation organisation, and Founders Camp will revert to a private camp.
There will be no changes to the safari operations managed by MORE Family Collection within Marataba. They will continue to provide exceptional safari experiences at Marataba Safari Lodge and Marataba Mountain Lodge.
Hidden along the banks of the Matlabas River, with the Waterberg Mountains as a backdrop, Founders provides a tranquil retreat into nature. The pristine view is interspersed with sightings of elephants playing in the water and iconic resident hippos. This intimate camp is designed for private use and cultivates an unforgettable bush experience.
One of the original camps of Marataba, Explorers is fun, light-hearted and very laidback; the perfect place to kick off your shoes and embrace the lifestyle of Marataba. With a backdrop of the Waterberg Massif and an active waterhole right in front of camp, Explorers is known for the elephants that frequently stop in for fresh water, mere metres from the living area.