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Makaranga

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P O Box 385, Kloof 3640, South Africa (Formerly African Pride)
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Kloof
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
LornaBrophy Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent a reunion weekend over Comrades Marathon weekend and booked 6 rooms. The rooms are really spacious, with king sized beds, decent linen and a full bathroom.Bathroom amenities good. TV in room tiny and not adequate for the size of the room. Coffee and tea scanty with 3 tiny milks for 2 people and not good refill after day... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our room for our two-night stay at Makaranga was lovely. The spacious bathroom had double basins and a large shower and bath with plenty of hot water. The room had a king size bed and loads and loads of storage space. There were reading chairs and desk chairs (two desks) and the veranda chairs were just as comfortable as the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I last stayed at Makaranga when it was still African Pride. After several visits, I stopped going due to poor service and indifference from staff. I decided to return on the weekend of 08 / 09 Feb since they've renovated and to hold our Executive meeting there. What a bad taste! From the moment I walked in, I was met... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We have been staying at this hotel for a number of years and have observed continually improving levels of service. Staff are more customer focused than ever but that said there is still some way to go. The service in the dining room is slow with the kitchen backing up with orders when the restaurant is full. The food is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This was my 4th stay at Makaranga and I was there with other family members over christmas. This hotel continues to improve all the time and the facilities, space and customer service are all excellent. The room was really big with a huge bathroom with both shower and bath, and a lovely balcony to sit on and enjoy the views... More

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Johannesburg
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17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Makaranga and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room and bathroom was really big and our view from the balcony was stunning. Everybody raves about the gardens there but you have to go walk through it to actually believe just how stunning it is. The food was great but if you are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our experience at Makaranga was pleasant besides for 2 small issues: - we were served blue, off smelling bacon 2 days in a row at breakfast. Now when you have small kids that is very upsetting because they would have eaten it without knowing, but luckily it stank so bad we noticed, - secondly the beds are too old, soft... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Stayed at Makaranga lodge, and was quite impressed by the lush surroundings and beautiful garden upon arrival. Staff were friendly and helpful. Problems though: 1. Bathroom was old and dated 2. Mould from the steam all over the ceilings and was rather unsightly 3. Shower itself old and did not look rather clean 4. Room service menu in room, but... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Makaranga is a pleasant value for money hotel. The rooms are large with a nice large shower. The beds are frim offering a good nights rest. The gardens are amazing and it is worth while going for a stroll around them along the well paved pathway. The gardens are also laced with art from Zimbabwean artists. The conference facilities are... More

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

After a disastrous stay back in March, we were given a complimentary night's stay to make up for it, which we took up at the end of August. It was much improved. We stayed in a smaller, older room which was actually much nicer than the expensive Presidential Suite. It was clean and nothing was broken, which was a positive... More

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Address: P O Box 385, Kloof 3640, South Africa (Formerly African Pride)
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kloof
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Makaranga 4*
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Also Known As:
Makaranga Hotel Kloof
Protea Hotel Makaranga Garden
Makaranga Kloof, Africa

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Makaranga is set in a tranquil 30 acre garden located in the subtropical village of Kloof within the Valley of a Thousand Hills, 25kilometres from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Makaranga is a luxury accommodation and conference venue where guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace. Our philosophy at Makaranga revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as well as rejuvenation for all visitors. The lodge boasts an outstanding art collection and guests can wander numerous pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures. Accommodation is en-suite, individually furnished and extremely spacious. Full facilities are available for those who are mobility impaired. ... more   less 
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