Makalali Private Game Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
  • tonight
  • R
  • 3,800
  • per room per night
    based on 2 persons
instant booking and confirmation possible
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All establishment owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud)
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via
  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests36
  • Rooms/Units18

About Makalali Private Game Lodge

You won't find another lodge quite like Makalali. From its curious mix of rugged thatched spires and earthy walls, to its ancient mystical ornaments and luxury appointments, Makalali Private Game Lodge in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, offers a truly unique experience.

Nestled on 22 000 hectares of conservancy, Makalali prevails as one of the finest private game lodges in the world. The exclusive camps, each consisting of six spacious suites adjacent to a stilted Sala set amongst Jackalberry trees, are equipped with all the modern conveniences you could wish for. Amenities on offer at each camp include a uniquely designed swimming pool, boma, air-conditioning, and an enclosed dining and lounge area.


Makalali Main Lodge
Makalali Main Lodge boasts 30 comfortable Superior Rooms to choose from, each with their own en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower. Guests can enjoy the luxury of air-conditioned rooms with luxurious interiors of classic leather and wood furnishings.


Makalali is quickly becoming recognised for its specific brand of African Cuisine, put together by a dedicated team of "Makalali Makers, Bakers and Shakers". Cuisine at the lodge consists of bush breakfasts, leisurely lunches in the hand-crafted outdoor "salas", and the legendary boma and bush dinners, where guests can enjoy a variety of exciting dishes, from Moroccan Lamb with Lemon and Coriander to Grilled Kingklip in Chermoula. Makalali is fully licensed and is able to cater for a variety of special guest dietary requirements including: Vegetarian, Vegan, Low fat / Salt / Sodium meals.


Makalali is situated in a Malaria area and precautions are essential. The nearest hospital is situated in Hoedspruit (45 min) and emergency evacuation by air will be arranged if necessary.


Each camp has its own swimming pool, boma, and enclosed dining and lounge area. Additional Facilities and Services at Makalali include:

Baby Sitting:
In order for parents not to compromise their Game Viewing and Dining experiences, skilled baby sitters from the local communities can be arranged at a nominal fee.

Children Policy:
Families with children are welcome at Makalali. Kiddies walks and daytime Game Drives can be set up in order for the children to also experience the magic of Makalali. Children are welcomed with a special Makalali colour-in book and games on arrival in Camp. Special meals are also arranged for the little ones, including dishes such as Burger and Pizzas.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Decorating
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

Find Makalali Private Game Lodge in these collections

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Main Lodge Superior Room

aha Makalali Main Lodge boasts 30 comfortable Superior Rooms to choose from, each with their own en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower. Guests can enjoy the luxury of air-conditioned rooms with luxurious interiors of classic leather and wood furnishings.

Qty: 30
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Ons het die Lodge al 2 keer besoek. Wat 'n "awesome" ondervinding. Al die personeel was so vriendelik en behulpsaam. Ons het baie geleer van die bos. Daar was genoeg tyd om ander mense te ontmoed, bietjie gesin tyd in te ruim en net lekker ontspan. Jy is soos 'n koning behandel. Baie dankie Makalali, julle is die beste.

July 2018

Henry (Rustenburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

Hi All. It was an absolute blast the time we stayed at Makalali - Tandane Camp. The reception from Donald and his team was the best that we have ever experienced. The Game Ranger team - Shadrack and Lazarus really made our four days an experience that we will cherish for ever. Please can you also thank Donald and his "Tandane Team" for their excellent service and warm hospitality. I must say that we left with a sad heart to say goodbye ... to everyone ... We will return in the future for because of the great people and obviously the great place. Regards and once again thanks for the great experience. Pieter & Erna Venter

February 2011

Pieter & Erna Venter (Witbank)

Need to Know

Response timeMakalali Private Game Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren 3 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Mastercard, Diners, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since May 2013

The neighbourhood

Find out more about Gravelotte as a destination

Accommodation near Makalali Private Game Lodge

FIND / South Africa / South Africa Accommodation / Limpopo Accommodation / Valley of the Olifants Accommodation / Gravelotte Accommodation

  • Makalali Private Game Lodge has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.