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Welcome to 
Marakele Animal Sanctuary

Get ready for a day of fun and excitement with our incredible animals! Whether you want to monkey around or fly high with the birds, Marakele Animal Sanctuary has got amazing animal viewings waiting for you. We’re dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a fun, safe, and educational wildlife experience in the Thabazimbi area. Come on by to enjoy an unforgettable day.


Our Exciting Events

What We Have Planned

At Marakele Animal Sanctuary, we’re extremely proud of our amazing feeding event and guarantee you’ll have a great and memorable time.


Feeding Day's


Twice a week our lions, tigers,hyena,wild dog, leopard and cheetah get their meals, come and enjoy this amazing experience

School Trips

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Marakele Animal Sanctuary is passionate about giving back to the community, and one of the initiatives involves educating scholars in a fun and interactive manner.

Children's Party

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Marakele Animal Sanctuary is perfect for your lion themed chilrens party or any other event you wish to plan.

Swimming Pool + Play Area + Braai Areas

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We also have a swimming pool and play area for the children and customers to enjoy at their own leisure, braai areas are located around the parking area of the sanctuary, picnic baskets are welcome.

Our Wildlife Residents

Check Out Our Modern Family


Take the time to get to know all our animals on your next visit.



Safari Tents


Guests have a choice of staying in 3 safari tents, and each night guests will be able to hear the lions roar, hyenas laugh, and jackals calling. The tents are furnished with double or single beds, and each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Warm water is provided by a donkey wood-burning water system. Linen and shower towels are provided, but guests please need to bring their own swimming towels. 

Electric points are available for lights and chargers, but as the tents are run on solar panels, guests are asked to use electricity sparingly.

A fully equipped self-catering kitchen is shared between the tents, and consist of a gas oven, a stove, a fridge, as well as a microwave. Braai facilities are also available for use, as well as a swimming pool.

R300 per person per night

Sleeps 6 people


Tom's Cottage

A pleasant bungalow on the grounds of our Animal sanctuary. There is a bedroom with a queen-size bed with an en-suite bathroom, corner bath, basin and toilet. Sliding patio doors that open up to the outside. The other bedroom has twin beds with an en-suite shower room, basin and toilet. The unit consists of a generous stoep and open-plan lounge with a fireplace. There is a fitted kitchen with a gas stove, microwave and all that is needed for self-catering. There is also a Webber braai and seating on the stoep. With a door which opens to the outside.

R 600 per person per night

Sleeps 4 people


Ticket Prices

General Admission



R 150




 (ages 4-12)

R 80

Babies 3 under



Opening Hours

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Open Everyday

Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: 8:00am - 4:00pm


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kwaggasvlakte portion 51, limpopo, Thabazimbi, 0380, South Africa

071 597 7752