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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This lodge must count as one of the best medium priced lodges in South Africa. The rooms on the river in camp 2 are well equipped and decorated and the veranda is on the river where you can see Nyala and bushbuch from the comfort...More

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place the entire staff was wonderful Its the best place I ever visited. It was just amazing how friendly the staff was they made us feel part of there family. The guided game drives was excellent the guide and Bush man was wonderful the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently the best game viewing I have ever experienced. Awesome accommodation and meals, and friendly, welcoming staff. Scenic 5 hour drive from Johannesburg or an hour away from Hoedspruit airport.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We completely enjoyed our stay here. The staff were great and spoiled us from check in to check out. The rooms were fabulous- especially being able to watch animals from our balcony and the outdoor shower. Our game rangers, Amos and Pilot were awesome and...More

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Thank bethinkenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An experience difficult to put in words. The team of makalali are without doubt world class. Full of passion and true commitment to customer service A Team of gems 😄. We were blessed to see the big 5 that were on top form. Thanks to...More

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Amenities
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Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Airport Transportation
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Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
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US$ 499 - US$ 805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$ 499 - US$ 805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Response from Rajeeka | Reviewed this property |
I believe kids are allowed as I saw many families. However did not see babies. Game drives are great and you are able to see the Big 5 However you need to stay a minimum of 3 nights to ensure you see all of them.
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EDiedericks
23 November 2016|
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I was a guest there - yes I think they did. Although bring cash for tips
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"If you stay in Makalali Main Lodge, the upstairs rooms all seemed great with sweeping views across the bush."
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