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Soweto, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Lodge is great for families with young children, there's a kids play center and shallow pool. The Library Bar has stunning decor and is perfect for adults to kick back whilst the children are running around. You will also appreciate the bar if don't have kids! The food is great, be prepared for generous portions. The rooms are spacious...

Thank Lady L
Exminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here at Makaranga where they have the most beautiful gardens and Zimbabwe sculptures. There is also a Japanese garden. The lunch was good but over attentive service from the "manageress" who was in our face trying too hard. The pasta was good but no offering of Parmesan . Salad well presented and exceptional focaccia.But overall I...

Thank Peter P
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having traveled the world as a family and stayed in numerous hotels socially as well as on business, this is a true gem - Stunning gardens, excellent food, staff that truly accommodate all requests and beautifully appointed rooms make this a must when in KZN. Thank you for the weekend spent - See you soon.

Thank Kevin G
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family (20 people) and I celebrated by dad's 70th birthday at the restaurant and afterwards spent the day in the beautiful heavenly gardens. There was a time when I stumbled upon a hidden, secret garden that made me feel like I'd walked into a fairy kingdom. the place was totally enchanted and I wanted to stay there lying in...

Thank robinpillay77
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning location. we had a suite and a normal room for the kids. The suite is very well appointed and exceptionally spacious. We had room service which was delicious for lunch, and sat on the balcony and took in the amazing garden view. Dinner we ate at Nonnas, which I have to say was absolutely exceptional. One of the best...

Thank Chantel E
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The room was beautiful with magnificent views of the gardens. We visited during a picnic promotion but the noise levels did not affect us in the room. Being our first time there the receptionists made sure sure they checked in to remind us that we need to book a table for our meals. Room service menu had a good variety....

Thank 405tonih
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When we checked in the staff were very friendly. The room was very clean and had a beautiful view of the garden. The room service was very slow waited nearly 2 hours. They are also slow in removing dirty plates and cups from the room. The security was excellent. They just gave us the wrong codes to exit the property.

Thank annelizeroetz
Heswall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The grounds at this hotel are absolutely beautiful. It is a very tranquil setting and a lovely place to visit. However, as a paying hotel guest there's still a way to go. This was our 4th year staying at the hotel and unfortunately will be our last. Good points: The standard rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious, they are cleaned...

Thank Kennedy993
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Always one of my favorite spots to take family and friends visiting -even if it's just for tea and cake, doesn't always have to be a huge meal. Beautiful gardens to stroll in or perfect for a picnic. Food will never disappoint.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Such a relaxed environment to have lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Pity the service is slow but the place is beautiful. The rooms are specious and clean and the reception staff is very helpful. The costs are quite reasonable.

Thank Zamazulu

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makaranga is set in a tranquil 30 acre garden located in the subtropical village of Kloof within the Valley of a Thousand Hills, 25kilometres from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Makaranga is a luxury accommodation and conference venue where guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace. Our philosophy at Makaranga revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as well as rejuvenation for all visitors. The lodge boasts an outstanding art collection and guests can wander numerous pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures. Accommodation is en-suite, individually furnished and extremely spacious. Full facilities are available for those who are mobility impaired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makaranga

Address: P O Box 385, Kloof 3640, South Africa (Formerly African Pride)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kloof
Price Range: ₹ 5,831 - ₹ 11,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makaranga 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Makaranga Hotel Kloof
Protea Hotel Makaranga Garden
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“ask for extra pillows. rooms on either side are quiet. Sundays are very busy with families and little kids.”
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ChantelE_13, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Executive Room”
405tonih, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good views, clean rooms and high security”
annelizeroetz, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet.”
Zamazulu, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just tell them if you have any special requests.”
charliesgirl7, 10 May 2016 | Read review
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