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Makaranga

4.0 of 5 P O Box 385, Kloof 3640, South Africa (Formerly African Pride)
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No matter what state the rooms are in (they are okay and clean but for sure they have seen better days) and even if you wait for the bartender at the beautifully arranged bar for ages (so it seems if you wait for a refill): This place is a must especially for the garden. You want to recover from any... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My son and I had a great stay. We shared a comfortable large self catering unit. Had a fantastic breakfast and spent time admiring the gardens and sculptures. Peaceful and service was impeccable and rooms clean neat and well finished.

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Toulouse, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Service is fantastic, the room is very confortable, clean and practical. A little effort could be done on food to be at the same level of the rest of the hotel, but it is ok. The botanical garden is amazing! The hotel is quiet and warm at the same time. I travel a lot for business and this is for... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Makaranga Lodge has always been very special to us. Beautiful scenery, great food and location. We therefore visit Makaranga on a regular basis. We decided to go for lunch last Saterday, and what a disappointment. Having ordered a bottle of wine for the table, glasses only arrived 15 minutes later. No wine glasses could be found in an establishment like... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On arrival at the hotel it looks very nice, beautiful artwork hangs on the wall, lovely relaxing bar area, set in beautiful gardens. We are then shown the rooms, our boys are in a room at the opposite end of the hotel to us fortunately they are 19 and 16 years old. The reason for this I can only guess... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is about the conferencing facility and not the hotel accommodation. Spent a few days there recently as a day guest for conferencing. It is not a bad place for a conference - the gardens are great for lunch break walks and offer a calm and safe space in-between conference sessions. The conference venues/rooms are relatively standard - I expected... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Makaranga Hotel Kloof
Protea Hotel Makaranga Garden
Makaranga Kloof, Africa

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