Makalali Private Game Lodge Accommodation in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
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Makalali Private Game Lodge is a highly recommended Limpopo game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning anyone visiting Valley of the Olifants.

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.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included

ACCOMMODATION

Makalali Main Lodge boasts comfortable Superior Rooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower.

All the camps in the lodge are private yet within easy access of one another, featuring a plunge pool, boma plus enclosed dining and lounge area.

DINING

Dining at Makalali is a culinary adventure. The cuisine is a combination of regional African cuisine which represents a melting pot of cooking styles left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent.

Dining is casual and relaxed and at Makalali, our chefs provide an array of dining experiences, from dinner in the bush or the legendary ‘boma dinner’ under the stars. Other options include the indoor-outdoor dining area where you can enjoy a plated dinner or a more casual family style dining with other guests.

We understand that children enjoy lighter, smaller meals and we have therefore catered to their specific needs.

NOTE - MALARIA PRECAUTIONS

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.

EXPERIENCE

You could encounter the “Big Five” and an abundance of wildlife and birdlife on your game drive. Game drives are in open landrover’s and are conducted twice daily. An experienced tracker will impart his knowledge of the bush, game and birdlife to enhance your game drive. Coffee and rusks are provided on the morning game drives and guest can enjoy sundowners on the evening game drives.

Makalali has a no under 6-years policy on game drives. Baby sitting facilities and Sole Use Vehicle hire are available to enable parents to go on drives with the knowledge that their young children are well looked after.

Features you'll appreciate

  • air-con
  • swimming
    pool
  • parking
  • airport
    transfers
  • braai / bbq
  • room service
  • wake up
    calls
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

Functions

  • 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

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian
  • Pedi
  • Shangaan
  • Sotho
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

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 a King-size bed or twin beds and their own en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower, toilet and basin. Guests can enjoy the luxury of air-conditioned rooms with luxurious interiors of classic leather and wood furnishings.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Telephone (direct dial)  
  • Television (with satellite)

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

Main Lodge Interleading Superior Rooms

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

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Telephone (direct dial)  
  • Television (with satellite)

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

FB1- Best available Bed & Breakfast Rate
FB3- South African resident special Bed & Breakfast Rate

RATES INCLUDE:
Accommodation
All meals daily
Two game drives daily

EXCLUDES:
Conservation levies - R315 per adult per night, R 155 children 6-11 per child per night.

Take the Tour

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com 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)

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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 property American Express, Mastercard, Diners, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2013

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