Guests per Safari Vehicle
aha Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built 5-star lodge nestled within the Makalali Private Game Reserve, which is west of the Kruger National Park. The lodge consists of 30 comfortably designed standard rooms all with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature luxurious interiors with classic leather, wood furnishings and private patios with views of the bush beyond. There are also inter-leading rooms which are perfect for families which are of the same luxurious standard as any other superior room.
aha Makalali Main Lodge has a central dining area where guests can enjoy an array of African cuisine. The outside boma is ideal for an evening under the African sky. The lounge at Makalali Main Lodge is designed in a striking way, featuring rustic structures which effortlessly redirect the outside elements indoors. The library makes for a lovely venue to read a book or magazine in between game drives. The spectacular rim-flow swimming pool offers a refreshing swim during the warm summer months & is also a perfect spot to unwind. The lodge also features conference facilities.
Dining at aha Makalali Private Game Lodge is a culinary adventure. Makalali is renowned for its cuisine & has been nominated as one of South Africa’s top eating establishments by combining regional African cuisine which represents the ‘melting pot’ of cooking techniques left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent. One can choose to dine in the boma area, the entertainment centre or under the stunning starlit African sky where the talented chefs of Makalali provide guests with an array of dining experiences on any occasion & strive to customize any menu to specific needs of each guest. Among the various culinary experiences, other options include the indoor-outdoor area where guests can tuck into a plated dinner or enjoy family-style dining alongside other guests. Healthy children’s meals are also available on request and can be arranged with the Camp Manager or Chef.
Apart from great game viewing & amazing culinary adventures, one can enjoy a variety of soothing spa treatments. There are also several nearby attractions & offsite activities.
The Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve, together with the Pidwa Wilderness Reserve forms the Greater Makalali Nature Reserve and is currently a 25,000-hectare game reserve and a registered Protected Area (PA). The Greater Makalali Nature Reserve is situated outside Gravelotte in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, in the triangle between Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa and Tzaneen.
The reserve overlooks the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province. It is bisected by the perennial Makhutswi River, a tributary of the Olifant’s River, and includes approximately 10 km of the Selati River frontage.
The Reserve was established to promote the conservation of the land and wildlife within its boundaries. The reserve is home to the Big 5, with previously extirpated species including lion, elephant, rhino, hippo, cheetah, hyena, and disease-free buffalo, being reintroduced. Leopard, brown hyena, and the smaller mammal species as well as the endangered ground hornbill and the many threatened and endangered vulture and raptor species are present on the reserve.
All ages welcome
24 Superior Rooms
6 Interleading Superior Rooms
All ages welcome
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
1 hour from Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
2 hours from Hazyview
5 hours from Johannesburg
aha Makalali Private Game Lodge, South Africa
All ages welcome