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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONMakalali Private Game Reserve, HoedspruitPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAYes (Main Camp)
OFF ROADYesAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages are welcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •    Makalali Private Game Lodge received Big Five status.
  •    Located close to the mighty Drakensberg mountain range, west of the Kruger National Park.
  •    Considered one of the leading pioneers in ecotourism in South Africa.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 July - 31 July 2018 Main Lodge Superior Room R 1,428 pppn sharing JULY SPECIAL OFFER! (SA Residents)
River Lodge Thatched Suite R 3,199 pppn sharing Minimum 3 nights stay OR last minute special offer - bookings within 14 days of travel
River Lodge Thatched Suite R 3,428 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 August - 30 September 2018 Main Lodge Superior Room R 2,170 pppn sharing Minimum 3 nights stay OR last minute special offer - bookings within 14 days of travel
Main Lodge Superior Room R 2,399 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
River Lodge Thatched Suite R 3,199 pppn sharing Minimum 3 nights stay OR last minute special offer - bookings within 14 days of travel
River Lodge Thatched Suite R 3,428 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
*surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods and long weekends.


RATE INCLUDES
• Accommodation
• All meals daily
• Two game drives daily
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children under 6 years stay free of charge when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Meals charged on consumption.
• Children between the age of 6 - 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with 2 full paying adults.
• Children aged 12 years and over occupy their own room and are charged as adults.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on game drives.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Hot air balloon rides
• Golfing excursions
• Cheetah Breeding
• Babysitting facilities are offered at R 130 per hour
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Rates exclude a Conservation Levy of R 215 per person per night, to be paid at the lodge direct. (Subject to change)



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg.
3 hours from Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport (KMIA).
1 hour from Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport.
1 hour 15 minutes from Phalaborwa Airport.

ACCOMMODATION
Main Lodge - 30 Superior Suites
River Lodge - 3 Camps with 6 Luxury Thatched Suites at each camp


ABOUT MAKALALI RIVER LODGE

aha Makalali River Lodge offers an elegantly refurbished lodge situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River. This 5 star lodge consists of three camps that have six luxury suites each. All the camps are private yet within easy access of one another, featuring a plunge pool, boma plus enclosed dining and lounge area. All suites have an en-suite bathroom which includes an indoor and outdoor shower, bath and fireplace. Each suite has a raised, private timber viewing deck (sala) offers spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game.  It’s also the ultimate spot for private luncheons or dinners.

ROOM FEATURES
 

  • Fully inclusive – local brands
  • Mini Bars in the rooms included in the rate – beer, wine, softs drinks, water – stocked once a day
  • Max. 12 guests in each lodge
  • Pod Coffee machine in each unit
  • Fireplace in each room
  • Wifi in each room
  • Air-conditioning
  • In room safe
  • Private sala on each suite balcony 

LODGE FEATURES
 

  • 6 pax per vehicle on game drive
  • Hoedspruit Airport transfers
  • World Class food offering
  • Access to main lodge spa facilities
  • Swimming pool in each camp
  • Boma in each camp
  • Lounge and dining area in each camp
  • Access to curio shop 

ABOUT MAKALALI MAIN LODGE

aha Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built 4 star lodge, comprising of 30 comfortably designed superior rooms all with en-suite bathrooms, with indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature luxurious interiors with classic leather and wood furnishings. aha Makalali Main Lodge’s central area offer is strikingly designed with flowing spaces that effortlessly redirect the outside elements indoors.

The lodge features a rim flow swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, outdoor dining facilities on raised decks, luxurious spa and a boma. 

ROOM FEATURES

  • Wi-Fi
  • Outside balcony overlooking waterhole
  • Air-conditioning
  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • Bath
  • In room safe 

LODGE FEATURES
 

  • Rim flow swimming pool
  • Luxurious spa facilities
  • Boma
  • Outdoor dining facilities
  • Indoor dining facilities
  • Curio shop
  • Viewing decks overlooking waterhole
  • Hoedspruit Airport Transfers 

ABOUT MAKALALI GAME RESERVE

Makalali Private Game Reserve is located close to the mighty Drakensberg mountains west of the Kruger Park, this ethnic bush retreat lies on 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld, South Africa. Flights can be arranged into Hoedspruit Airport and from here transfers organised.   Makalali Game Reserve boasts the ‘Big Five’ - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Other characteristic species are cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu.
 




GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG

  •     The distance from Johannesburg to Makalali is 506km
  •     Take the N1 North towards Pretoria.
  •     Take the N4 east to Witbank and onwards to Belfast (Pta to Belfast ± 240km)
  •     Turn left off the highway to Belfast.
  •     In Belfast, turn right at Belfast Toyota onto the Dullstroom / Lydenberg road (R540)
  •     At the T-Junction (R540 & R36) turn left to Lydenberg
  •     In Lydenberg, at the Ohrigstad sign, turn left and follow the main road of Lydenberg (De Clerq Street) on the Ohrigstad road (R36).
  •     Follow the R36 through Ohrigstad and through the Strijdom Tunnel.
  •     Turn left towards Tzaneen at the T-Junction (still R36)
  •     There is a Total garage on your left - This is also your last petrol stop before the lodge
  •     Follow the road over Olifants River, past the Oaks (local village) and past Phalaborwa / Mica turnoff (± 10 km) and follow Makalali signs.
  •     Turn right at Gravelotte turnoff, this road becomes a gravel road. Go through the boom gate.
  •     Travel ± 17 km on the gravel road to the Makalali Main Gate on your right hand side.
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