Makalali Private Game Lodge, Makalali Game Reserve -

Makalali Private Game Lodge, Makalali Game Reserve

Feel at home with the great African explorers at this pristine and ethnic bush retreat. Situated on a 26,000 hectare conservancy in the Hoedspruit region, west of the famous Kruger National Park, in the Limpopo province of South Africa and close to the Drakensberg Mountains, lays the breathtaking Makalali.

A place where the echoes of Africa are everywhere. With its thatched spires and earthy walls, ancient mystical ornaments and Pan African cuisine. There you’re surrounded by the untamed bushveld and yet cosseted by the warmth of our service and all the comforts of a truly unique resort.   At the Makalali Private Game Lodge, accommodations include the River Lodge and the Main Lodge.

The River Lodge is comprised of six thatched suites, including one family suite; all have an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, plunge pool, and a raised sala, a private, timbered viewing deck which overlooks the Makhutswi River and serves as an ideal bird and game lookout or the perfect spot for a private dining experience.  Besides private luncheons or dinners, guests can enjoy the convenience of the following features as well: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace an enclosed dining and lounge area.

Makalali River Lodge

Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built 4-star 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. The central area is designed in a striking way and features rustic structures that effortlessly redirect the outside elements indoors. You can also spend time in our chic library – a quiet space to reflect or retreat with a book.

Makalali Main Lodge

Considered one of the leading pioneers in Ecotourism in South Africa, 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 National 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 Africa’s “Big Five”.

Makalali Private Game Lodge