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aha Makalali River Lodge

Safari Lodge in the Makalali Private Game Reserve located west of the Kruger National Park
Makalali Private Game Reserve
Limpopo, west of the Kruger National Park
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aha Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park to offer guests an ethnic-style retreat within 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld. You can look forward to spotting the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino), as well as the cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu.

aha Makalali River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River. This 5 star lodge consists of three camps that have six luxury suites each. The camps are spaced a short distance apart along the banks of the Makhutswi River. The innovative design for the camps was the creation of the world renowned architect Sylvio Rech and as all the camps are very similar there is no need to specify a specific lodge as the experience is almost identical. All the camps are private yet within easy access of one another, featuring a plunge pool plus enclosed dining and lounge area. All suites have an en-suite bathroom which includes an indoor and outdoor shower and fireplace. The raised, private timber viewing deck (sala) offers spectacular views from which to observe the bird life and game. It’s also an ultimate spot for private luncheons or dinners.

Dining at aha Makalali Private Game Lodge is a culinary adventure. The cuisine is a combination of regional African cuisine which represents a melting pot of cooking styles that have evolved over the centuries of exploration on this great continent.
    All meals
    Two open vehicle game drives per day.

The lovely Salas under the trees perched over the riverbed – the perfect place to relax with a book and watch wild animals roam around the lodge from the comfort of the daybed!
We love the way that Makalali has been broken down into 4 small camps of just 6 rooms each – this way the experience is always intimate and personal

Makalali is a great choice for families – the price is reasonable and the lodges welcome children of all ages. A wonderful place to introduce children to the beauty of nature and wildlife.

Special SADC Rate


per person per night sharing. Valid for travel until 30 September 2024

Standard Rate


per person per night sharing

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