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Torino
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It 's one of the nicest lodge I have every seen! I love it! Completely integrated in the savana nature the bungalows are absolutely gorgeous! The rooms are in African style and of excellent quality. All rooms/bungalows have a stand alone bath and an external shower, but connected to the room. The bed is a king size one, all is...

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Roodepoort, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were helpful and friendly and problems were sorted quickly. The game drives were such an experience with the knowledgable staff in command. We saw some of the best sightings, birds and animals, we haven't seen for a long time. Meals were good and delectable!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Every member from the staff to ranger did an excellent job of helping us learn and imerse ourselves in the bush. The food was amazing, ranger Amous and tracker Chili Boy were knowledgeable and fun, and accommodations were set perfectly into their surroundings. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a wholesome experience.

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FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am so very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and especially the time spent on game drive with Amos and Chilli Boy. We take great pride in our service and...

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful experience, nothing to really to comment on. food was excellent, was well impressed service was friendly and welcoming, everyone willing to help. Game viewing was out of this world would love to go back soon

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FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am so pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. Thank you for sharing your experience with others on Trip Advisor. We love creating special moments and memories for guests. From your review I know that the team has achieved that for you. We hope you will afford...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

What a fabulous three days at this beautiful reserve! Our ranger, Elliot, and his tracker Samuel, were superb. We had incredibly sightings of lion, cheetah, elephant, etc., and Elliot's knowledge of the bush, birdlife, and the surrouds was incredibly interesting and vast. We were welcomed warmly by all the staff, and felt relaxed and at home. Our suite was spotless,...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a review for a family: we have two kids age 7 and 11. - having a tracker was fantastic .. Didn't expect it but makes a difference finding animals. - family room was tricky for us. The kids room is not attached to the main bedroom and the children were scared to have to go outside to access...

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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Everything was wonderful...the rooms are beautiful and the viewing deck was a great place to relax and watch the animals.....and...fall asleep. The staff were very friendly and competent....The cook ,Selby, made the most delicious food....we definitely never went hungry!! Our game drives with Rams and tracker Carswell....were outstanding ...I saw cheetah for the first time....and bonus....with a baby!! Will definitely...

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FelicityJSmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am so very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We are truly fortunate to be able to offer guests such a vast number of different animals to view during game drive. We are thoroughly enjoying having one of our cheetahs with her cub and I am pleased that...

Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The rooms are beautifully done with a fireplace and a lovely outside shower overlooking the dry river bed. You feel like you're in the middle of nature with elephants and other animals gracing in front of your room. The staff was really friendly with only one thing in mind to ensure that the quests enjoy their stay. The game drives...

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FelicityJSmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for the wonderful review you have written of your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We thoroughly enjoy creating memories for our guests and I am so pleased to read that we have created a few for you to remember. Thank you for making Makalali Private Game Lodge a destination of...

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was game reserve three on a tour of four lodges in Limpopo and northern South Africa. Our tour operator changed to this venue just a few weeks before departure and we had some good and some indifferent experiences.. Here is the good:- Unusual rooms with an interesting indigenous design which were were clean and wells serviced. Exciting venue overlooking...

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FelicityJSmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write of your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I do appoplogise that the new hospitality regulations of South Africa impacted on your check in with us. You should find this process to become a regular process in all hotels and lodges in South Africa as...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a fabulous private game reserve this is. The staff are all African and are so friendly. The huts are superb with great designs inside and out and the open fire gives the finishing touch. Game driver Shadrach and his lookout Falants were excellent and quickly found us elephants and a big pride of lions on our first drive. Shadrach...

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Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write of your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am so very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and had such wonderful sightings with Shandrack and Pharence. They love to introduce our reserve and its inhabitants to all guests. Thank you...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Makalali Private Game Lodge

Address: PO Box 809, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: ₹ 26,940 - ₹ 36,007 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makalali Private Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“All rooms overlook the river bed and have outdoor showers”
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