Location: South Africa–>Limpopo
Accommodation Type: Lodge
Good For: Solo, Couple/Romantic, Family
Just 5-hours drive from Johannesburg, Makalali is nestled on 26 000 hectares of conservancy and prevails as one of the finest private game lodges in the world. With its thatched spires and earthy walls, ancient mystical ornaments and Pan-African cuisine Makalali offers a truly unique experience.
Located close to the mighty Drakensberg mountain range, west of the Kruger National Park, this ethnic bush retreat lies in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Considered one of the leading pioneers in ecotourism in South Africa, Makalali Private Game Reserve is home to over one thousand wild animals including Africa’s “Big Five”.
The lodge consists of four exclusive camps situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River each camp offers a uniquely designed swimming pool, open air boma and an enclosed dining and lounge area. Each camp has six luxury suites with en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, fireplace and a raised private timber viewing deck (sala) set amongst the Jackalberry trees. Rooms are individually decorated in African design styles with sculptured metalwork lamp shades, taps and ceramic basins. Mosquito nets surround the kings-size beds by night.
The lodge consists of four camps – Tandane, Mkhiwa, Emtomeni and Phiva. Each camp has six luxury suites, a plunge pool, private viewing deck, dining area and boma. All the camps are private, yet within easy access of one another and are all situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River.
Suites have an en-suite bathroom plus an outdoor shower, fireplace and a raised, private, timber viewing deck (sala) set amongst the Jackalberry trees. The sala is an ideal spot for a private luncheons or dinners.
Rooms are individually decorated in African design styles with sculptured metalwork lamp shades, taps and ceramic basins. Mosquito nets surround the kings-size beds by night.
Wildlife on the reserve includes lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and buffalos.
Guests can reach Makalali Game Lodge via daily flights from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Eastgate (Hoedspruit) or Phalaborwa Airports, depending on which flight guests take. Charter flights can be booked on requests and guests will arrive at Makalali Game Lodge’s airstrip.
Guests can also drive to Makalali. The drive from Johannesburg, South Africa, will take about 5 hours, while driving from Nelspruit will take about 2 and a half hours. Guests arriving at Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport will take 45 minutes to drive to the lodge, while guests arriving at Phalaborwa Airport will take an hour. Guests travelling from the Sabi Sand Reserve can expect a 2 hour drive to Makalali Game Lodge.
|01 Jan 2014 – 30 Sep 2014|
|01 Oct 2014 – 31 Mar 2015|
The above mentioned price includes meals on a daily basis, and a safari drive each day.
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