Marakele National Park
Explore the Waterberg Mountain’s untrammeled land. The Marakele 4x4 Eco Trail is a 2 night / 3 day outdoor adventure exploring the wilderness, primitive zone of Marakele National Park which is the core of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.
Called the “wilderness experience on wheels”, the Trail follows the management tracks on the eastern boundary of the Marakele National Park on top of the Waterberg Mountains. Experienced, professional guides act as trail leaders and will interpret the various eco-zones the trail crosses, at regular intervals.
The trail is strictly 4x4 and 4x4 driving skills is required, road conditions vary from reasonably good to places with steep inclines and muddy patches where you are asked to engage in low range. Without 4x4 capabilities, wheels may spin and the road might be damaged. Therefore only 4x4 vehicles with low range are allowed.
The trail departs from Marakele National Park main entrance gate every Sunday and every Tuesday and ends at Moralane exit gate every Sunday and every Thursday. (Two trails per week)
- Friday to Sunday and
- Tuesday to Thursday
During the dry season from the 1st Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, after which the rainy season normally commences.
Only 5 vehicles plus the guide’s vehicle are allowed on the trail at any one time, with a maximum of 4 people per vehicle. (No children under 12 years unless arranged prior to departure).
Please note that the route may be closed completely after heavy rains. (Marakele front office will contact guests accordingly if this happens).