Close

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE VIP ACCESS TO OUR TOP DEALS, COMPETITIONS & TRAVEL INSPIRATION

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE VIP ACCESS TO OUR TOP DEALS

For Reservations

For After Sales
Click for Customer Service

Opening Hours




Aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

Google Logo 4.7 Google reviews (143)
Overview
Accommodation
Facilities
Dining
Hotel Reviews
More...
Overview

Overview

Escape to the South African wilderness at the aha Makalali Private Game Lodge. Set in the world-famous Kruger National Park, it is an ideal destination for an unforgettable safari. On daily game drives, you’ll get the chance to see the Big Five, o...

Escape to the South African wilderness at the aha Makalali Private Game Lodge. Set in the world-famous Kruger National Park, it is an ideal destination for an unforgettable safari. On daily game drives, you’ll get the chance to see the Big Five, of buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino, alongside more breathtaking wildlife and tranquil scenery. At the lodge, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodation which allows you to make the most of your stunning surroundings. After an exciting game drive, relax in the stunning pool and sample authentic African cuisine overlooking the bushveld.

Distance from the airport

aha Makalali Private Game Lodge is 65km from Eastgate Airport.

Pools
Restaurant
Bar
Wifi
Click to read more

Accommodation
Superior Room
  • Patio
  • Double bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ceiling fan
  • Outdoor shower
  • Toiletries
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Inter-leading Superior Room
  • Patio
  • Double bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ceiling fan
  • Outdoor shower
  • Toiletries
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe


Facilities

Facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Indoor and outdoor dining area
  • Bar lounge
  • Library
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shop
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry service
  • Wedding services

*Please note that charges may apply to the use of some facilities.


Dining

Dining

Main Dining Area

  • African Cuisine

Hotel Reviews
Google Logo 4.7 Google reviews (143)
Abigail Reynolds
DON'T GO here! It's like a 2 star lodge, not a 5 star lodge. Main problems: FOOD is NOT good-overcooked, served cold, unimaginative. Some days its even awful. It is prepped in a central kitchen for all the 3 different lodges and driven over to the small river lodge. So its cooked long before its served. And there is no chef at the river lodge kitchen. FURNISHINGS in the main building are worn and old. ALL all soft cushions had been taken off the terrace chairs so there was no back support or softness, and the website showed about 8 cushions on each terrace chair!. The Lounge only had 2 couches and 2 soft cushions, where the website shows 2 couches, 2 soft lounge chairs, 2 ottomans and 7 soft cushions! Its NOT worth the money. The staff, our guide and the bush and animals were lovely, and the bedroom was good too- but the food, and main building furnishings RUIN IT ALL! IT is the owner and senior management's problems: they need to put money in and replace the furniture, and hire proper cooks with budgets to make good food.

Denis Handley
A superb experience, let down by the catering Spent four nights in one of the River Lodge private suites Accommodation - 5 star. The suite is luxurious and well appointed Camp Staff - 5 star. They were super helpful with everything and have clearly been well trained. We were celebrating a significant anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make it special Game drives - 5 star. The quantity of sightings is fairly limited, but on every drive we had amazing sightings of all but leopard. Guide Esholl and Tracker Emmanuel are incredible. We have been to the bush many times, and their knowledge is superb. Food - the big disappointment. The website notes 'World class food offering'. Some of the food was good, but in general it could at best be described as very ordinary English pub quality. At a lodge of this exclusivity every meal should meet the definition of world class. Here Makalali fall well short. On reading previous reviews I noted some negative comments for the Main Lodge, which is effectively a small hotel, but as specific mention is made of the private river suite camps having their own dedicated kitchens I had hoped for a lot more

Ruben Juarez
From the moment we arrived at the private lodge, we sensed an unforgettable experience ahead. The lodge offers two daily safari excursions, one in the morning and another at night, both of which were exceptional. Our tour guide, Wonderboy, lived up to his name by skillfully locating the "big five" animals even within the dense jungle. The quality of wildlife sightings here is unparalleled, with experiences such as a lion walking beside your vehicle or observing a herd of 30 elephants from as close as ten meters. The accommodations provided a private and comfortable setting, enhanced by the presence of animals that roamed freely near our lodging in the evenings and mornings. The food was delightful, with breakfast after the morning safari game drive being our favorite meal, though dinners were also enjoyable after the evening game drive.

Natasha Van Zyl
We visited Makalali recently and had such an amazing time! The staff went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful for everything they did! Thank you to Innocentia, Sandra and Mama Africa for preparing and serving the most delicious food. Thank you to Du, for your patience in dealing with our queries. Lastly, the biggest thank you to Justice, our guide, for giving us the best game drive experiences! If you are looking for a true African get away, Makalali is the place to be! You will feel rested, restored and at peace after your visit!

Chido Nenguke
Wow 🤩 what a phenomenal birthday weekend we had! The Game Rangers Paul and Sam were fantastic!!! They both went out of their way, to make sure we got the best game drive of our lives! I applaud them both for Their bravery and going the extra mile!! We will never forget it and will Be back 🙌🏽🥂


More...

PLEASE WAIT...

Oops something went wrong...
SIMILAR HOTELS

Here are some similar hotels that might interest you...

Request a Quote