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Makalali River Lodge

About Makalali Private Game Reserve

 

The Reserve which is just a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg was founded in 1994 & consists of 26 000 hectares of Lowveld Acacia bush and open savanna grass land which all surround the lush river. Makalali Private Game Reserve represents a conservation mission to expand South Africa’s green frontier by re-establishing the ancient wildlife migration routes that linked the famous Kruger Park in the east to the lush Drakensberg Mountains in the west. In the process lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, and rhino have all been reintroduced to the wild, making Makalali home to over one thousand wild animals including all of Africa’s “Big Five”.

Unlike the reserves along Kruger National Park borders, Makalali’s Bushland is undulating with elevated viewpoints giving panoramic views of the reserve. The expansive area is covered with Jackalberry, Knobthorn and Marula trees

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About Makalali River Lodge

Makalali River Lodge is perfectly situated along the banks of the Makhutswi River , providing stunning views and a great space for spotting birds & wildlife.

The three camps that make up Makalali River Lodge are namely; Tandane, Mkhiwa & Emtomeni. Each camp comprises of 6 rooms accompanied by other facilities such as a plunge pool, private viewing deck, dinning area & boma. Even though all camps are private, they are all within easy access of one another. Elements such as thatched spires, earthy walls & ancient mystical ornaments Makalali gives guests the chance to experience something out of this world.

Luxury Suites

Each suite at Makalali has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) set amongst the Jackalberry trees, which offer extraordinary views of the wildlife in the reserve & it is also the perfect spot for private luncheons or dinners. Makalali River Lodge has Thatched Suites as well as a Family Suite which boast wonderful features such as outdoor and indoor showers, a tea and coffee station, private plunge pool, a bath & other amenities.

African design styles are featured in all rooms with sculpted metalwork lamp shades, taps & ceramic basins and each bed is surrounded by crisp white mosquito nets.

RIVER LODGE THATCHED SUITES

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and a bath.

 

 

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning

  • Covered Patio

  • Wood-burning Fire Place

  • Fully Stocked Mini bar fridge

  • Bathtub With a View

  • Outside Shower

  • En-suite Bathroom

  • Tea and Coffee Station

  • Private Outside Sala

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RIVER LODGE THATCHED FAMILY SUITES

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and a bath.

The family suites sleep a family of four, comfortably with a Queen Size sleeper couch for 2 kids under 12.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning

  • Covered Patio

  • Wood-burning Fire Place

  • Fully Stocked Mini bar fridge

  • Bathtub With a View

  • Outside Shower

  • En-suite Bathroom

  • Tea and Coffee Station

  • Private Outside Sala

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