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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Reviewed 20 December 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in November. We were picked up in Hoedspruit by Amos who was very friendly and stopped along the way when animals were sighted. We arrived at the reception area where we checked in and were immediately made to feel...More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 1 January 2015

Dear Valued Guests! Hoping that my reply finds you all well and that you had a blessed Christmas and fantastic New Years? Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback on your stay and compliments of the whole team in your camp. Really nice to...More

Reviewed 18 December 2014

Malalali Private Game Reserve is home to the Big Five. It is a Malaria area, so precautions may need to be taken, particularly at various times of the year. It is about a six hour drive from Johannesburg. Makalali Private Game Lodge has won many...More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 6 January 2015

Dear Guests Hoping my response finds you well, safely home and that you all had a fabulous Christmas and New years? Would like to thank you for taking the time to rate your experience and safari with us, we really appreciate it. I will certainly...More

Reviewed 7 December 2014

Makalalai Private Game Lodge is an amazing experience. The guide we had was so experienced and enthusiastic.In one game drive we saw the big five-elephant,leopard,lion,rhino and water buffalo.Would return again to such a welcoming and exceptional lodge.More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 15 December 2014

Dear Tim B. Many thanks for the time you took to fill in our questionaire as well as for your feedback here on Trip Advisor. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and will certainly pass your compliments on to the...More

Reviewed 25 November 2014

Makalali can take pride in knowing it has wonderfull facilities and a staff that will positively overwhelm any traveler seeking an African wildlife adventure vacation. The food, service, facilities and knowlegeable game personnel will make you feel "special." I would recommend this location to the...More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 15 December 2014

Dearest Tobias and Friends. Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a real pleasure hosting you and we are really glad that your safari experience was more than what you had expected. Be careful the African bug hasnt bitten you too hard...More

Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

We (family of three - 50, 47, 20) had a wonderful time at Makalali Game Reserve. We stayed in Camp 3. Our Ranger Rams picked us up at Hoedspruit. He was responsible for us the whole 4 days. His tracker Musa accompanied us on the...More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 15 February 2015

Dearest Elke Hope that you are well? Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on Makalali and your stay at Emtomeni camp specifically. Rams, our crazy ranger and his side kick Musa were happy to have had feedback from you. thank you so much....More

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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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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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