Makalali Game Lodge


South Africa is doubtlessly a country of great diversity. Equally extravagant is the range of special safari lodges, each one presenting new and unique features.


One of these fascinatingly authentic and intimate safari lodges in the Makalali Private Game Lodge. Four luxurious chalets hug the banks of the Makhutswie River and feature every comfort required by discerning travellers.


The surroundings are spectacular. More than 150 square kilometres of pristine South African nature are protected read more » in the Makalali Reserve.


It is a photographer’s dream: The impressive Drakensberg Mountains stand guard over the camp and form a picture-perfect background to the untamed wilderness.


The luxurious chalets’ features are completed by the camps range of facilities. A refreshing pool, a traditional boma, a restaurant and a lounge are all at the guest’s disposition.


During the construction and in later years, great store was set by minimizing the ecological impact and respecting local traditions.


Warm, ochre colours are predominant throughout the camp and close the gap between cleverly implemented Africa elegance and modern luxury.


The Makalali Game Lodge’s restaurant is prepared to serve a treat for every taste. Special menus for vegetarians and members of the different religions are just as easily created as tasty tantalisers for the little guests and delicious delicacies for the big ones.


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The Makalali Private Game Lodge’s four highly luxurious chalets each accommodate six finely-appointed double rooms complete with a bedroom, lounge, bathroom, fireplace, safe and an exotic outdoor shower. read more » The attentive 24 hour service anticipates your every wish.


Should you desire to enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner in the privacy of your room, it will be a pleasure for the friendly personnel to surprise you with a romantic setup.


Your fully air-conditioned lodgings provide all the features necessary to ensure you will spend a pleasant night. The comfortable beds promise sweet dreams and the mosquito nets will keep this inevitable nuisance off your back.


Each of the luxurious rooms has a private viewing platform, which is simply the perfect spot to uncork a bottle of wine, gaze at the stars and listen to the sounds of the African bush.


The rooms have been lovingly arranged in an unusual, sophisticated interior design. It is a skilful combination of African art and extravagant luxury that captures the human heart and charms the senses.


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Translated Makalali means “place to relax“. The meaning is to be taken literally, the Makalali Private Game Lodge is a place of extraordinary beauty, perfect to indulge and relax but, nevertheless, read more » with a whole host of activities to offer.


It goes without saying that one of the many exciting safaris through the private wildlife reserve is a must-do. More than a thousand species inhabit the reserve; among them are four of the legendary Big Five.


With an open 4x4 you will embark on an adventurous journey. The groups are intentionally kept small to ensure a more intimate encounter with the many animals you are sure to spot.


Especially recommendable are also tours to the Blyde River Canyon and those that focus on bird watching. With a keen eye and the educational explanations of your guide you will unravel many of our feathered friend’s secrets.


Care for a splash? White water rafting on the Olifants River is the rage and a truly enjoyable thrill. The rapids’ levels range between two and four but your professional guides will steer you safely down the raging river.


No desire is left unanswered at the Makalali Game Lodge – even golfers can improve their handicap should they wish to do so. An excellent combination is an excursion to the famous Kruger Park where you can combine an exciting safari with a demanding round of golf.


An excursion to the Cultural Village will introduce you to the native culture. Watch the traditional dances, listen to the exotic sounds and learn more about a lifestyle which is just as different as it is enthralling.


Included in the tour is a visit to the Cheetah Centre. The special highlight of the institution is the nursery for the endearing cubs. It is a worthwhile visit and a memorable experience not just for the youngest guests.


Those who would like to stir up the dust with their own feet may choose to participate in one of the many guided walks. Learn more about the flora and fauna at a pace promising a deeper insight.


The enticing landscape, the Drakensberg Mountains looming in the background, may also be enjoyed on a scenic flight. Take to the air and look down upon this stunningly beautiful country.


Special offers for kids and parents:


The Makalali Private Game Reserve warmly welcomes its small guests. Well-trained and caring babysitters will gladly look after and entertain the little tourists to enable the parents to enjoy a quite moment or a safari to the fullest.


Every child receives a painting book and special kid’s safaris are being offered. They are both absolutely safe and educational. Organised games and menus especially suitable for children are a matter of course at the child-friendly Makalali Private Game Lodge.


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