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    Makalali Private Game Lodge

    PO Box 809, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent77%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 164 reviews

    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    Our family chose Makalali Game Lodge to celebrate the 75th birthday of a wild-life artist, my husband - and we couldn't have chosen better! Surprisingly private and with the friendliest service imaginable, this sojourn provided us with a unique and memorable bush experience. First-class accommodation...More

    Thank hedihildegardk
    Reviewed 31 July 2017

    Me and my husband visited the reserve earlier this year. What can I say, we had an amazing time. The guides and trackers were friendly, knowledgeable and so experienced in their job. In fact all staff in and around the lodge were so friendly it...More

    Thank rayl0u
    Reviewed 3 May 2017

    With thanks to Marvin and Godlove for giving us the best bush experience ever! Bundu bashing at its best. Beautiful location, rooms are great ( Room 102) and currently having an 'upgrade'. The best for a 'get away from it all' we've ever had!! Food...More

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    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you so very much for writing of your experience at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We appreciate the favourable review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Makalali Private Game Lodge after our refurbishment.

    Reviewed 3 May 2017

    the food was really not good. the game viewing was excellent. the rooms need work and are missing a relaxation chair in the main area of the room. the reception area of the lodge has no couches or relaxation area where you can sit and...More

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    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your time with us. We do however appreciate the constructive criticism you have giving through to us....More

    Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at Makalai for three nights in February. The lodge was beautiful. It had an outdoor shower and an outdoor sit out to read during the day. The pool was cool and shady and nothing could have beaten that after a morning game drive....More

    Thank Rajeeka
    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest I am so very pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. Thank you for sharing your impressions of Makalali with others on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the high ratings you have afforded us...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$ 418 - US$ 583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 18
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Hoedspruit
    • Also Known As
    • Makalali Private Game Hotel Hoedspruit
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    EDiedericks
    23 November 2016|
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    Response from Mom-likes-travelling | Reviewed this property |
    I was a guest there - yes I think they did. Although bring cash for tips
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    Response from FelicitySmyth | Property representative |
    Dear Guest I do sincerely apologise for getting back to you so late. I was unfortunately away from the lodge. With regards to your inquiry, the closest airport to Makalali Private Game Lodge is Hoedspruit Airport. This... More
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