Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Overview

An ethnic bush retreat boasting an extraordinary architectural blend of thatched spires and earth walls, Makalali Private Game Lodge lies in the Makalali Resource Reserve, five hours from bustling Johannesburg. The lodge offers guests an intimate experience with just four exclusive camps, each containing six luxury suites, set on the banks of the Makhutswi River in Big 5 country.

There is an extensive range of activities at the lodge; morning, afternoon and night game drives, birding and walking safaris are offered as well as day trips to the nearby Kruger National Park. The adventurous will be tempted by caving, abseiling and hot-air ballooning excursions. Makalali is a family-friendly lodge and has a childcare service as well as tailored game viewing activities.

Highlights

  • Set in the Big 5 Makalali Resource Reserve
  • Well-equipped & spacious suites
  • Thrilling safaris
  • Family-friendly with a special kids' safari programme

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Star gazing
  • Cultural tours
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Private game-drives
  • Guided walking safaris

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Rooms

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Makalali Private Game Lodge has four camps each offering six luxury suites. Each camp has a plunge pool, private viewing deck, dining area and boma. All the camps are private, yet within easy access of one another and are set on the banks of the Makhutswi River.

The decor of the suites is African-style with sculptured metalwork lamps, taps and ceramic basins. Each suite is air conditioned, has an en suite bathroom and an outdoor shower and comes complete with comfortable, king-size bed, mosquito nets, a fireplace and raised private viewing deck.

Other conveniences include a room safe, ceiling fans, hairdryer as well as insect-proof screened windows and doors.

Facilities

Makalali Private Game Lodge has four exclusive camps, each containing six luxury suites. Each camp has a swimming pool, enclosed dining and lounge area plus an open-air boma.

The camp offers a laundry service, childcare service during meals and game drives, massages from an in-house therapist and even an art gallery.

Guests can also enjoy tribal dancing and drumming or visit the cheetah breeding facility.A wide range of game viewing activities are offered at Makalali as well as a private vehicle and guide by prior arrangement.

Children aged 6 to 12 can take part in a mini-rangers programme hosted by qualified rangers who will impart a new appreciation of the bush to the young ones, and they will get to take home a certificate as a reminder of their safari experience.

Dining

Combining both regional African cuisine and international dishes, Makalali Private Game Lodge offers indoor and outdoor gourmet dining with meals served in the dining area or in the open-air boma under the stars. The lodge also offers a private deck dinner for a romantic dining experience as well as candlelit bush dining away from camp.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Art Gallery
  • Babysitting service available
  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Children's Club
  • Laundry service

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe in room

Rates

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DatesBoardPrice
2018-04-01 — 2018-09-30Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $330
2018-10-01 — 2019-03-31Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $355

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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