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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a 2nd visit to Makalali. It was very different to the first visit but it was just as good. The first time we stayed in the river lodge as a couple this time we stayed in the brand new main lodge with our...More

Thank Jacinta K
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a truly wonderful experience it was to be welcomed into the Makalali family. We stayed at both the main lodge and the river lodge, both have fantastic unique qualities!! Main lodge is very modern - it almost feels like a lodge you would find...More

2  Thank miswh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is too close to the bush hotel situated on the opposite side of the riverbed and can be noisy especially with the quadbike continuously crossing the bridge. Spa treatments booked well in advance were not honoured. However, Shadrack was the best game ranger...More

1  Thank Ursula N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 days at the lodge. The staff was just amazing, the location nice and clean, the park rangers never too tired for looking for another animal! The room was n. 115, new and very big. Double shower - one inside, one outside. We...More

Thank Francita70
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This lodge must count as one of the best medium priced lodges in South Africa. The rooms on the river in camp 2 are well equipped and decorated and the veranda is on the river where you can see Nyala and bushbuch from the comfort...More

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Airport Transportation
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Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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USD 468 - USD 871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from Rajeeka | Reviewed this property |
I believe kids are allowed as I saw many families. However did not see babies. Game drives are great and you are able to see the Big 5 However you need to stay a minimum of 3 nights to ensure you see all of them.
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EDiedericks
23 November 2016|
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I was a guest there - yes I think they did. Although bring cash for tips
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"If you stay in Makalali Main Lodge, the upstairs rooms all seemed great with sweeping views across the bush."
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