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Makalali Private Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 809, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Elke N Tettnang, Germany
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Tettnang, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (family of three - 50, 47, 20) had a wonderful time at Makalali Game Reserve. We stayed in Camp 3. Our Ranger Rams picked us up at Hoedspruit. He was responsible for us the whole 4 days. His tracker Musa accompanied us on the game drives. They could read the tracks very good and found the big 4 and... More

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two days stay at the reserve consisted 4 game drives, which were absolutely unforgettable. Not only the animals, but also the way our two guides, Rams and Mosa, made us a part of their world was unique. The service level of the lodge couldn't be better. People act like a family and really enjoy making you feel good. Don't... More

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Rome
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience!The place is gorgeous and the staff is superb!A big thank you to Wise,Pilot,Richard,Portia,Dorothy!We had a great experience with the Safari and could see all the big five!

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Marbella, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

130 TripAdvisor reports couldn’t be wrong the thought – they DEFINETELY were not! Went to Makalali end of September 2014, stayed for 3 nights, which was an absolutely perfect duration. The time of year was carefully planned, as we were told and read that September would be good as this is spring time in SA, and thus no thick green... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I just returned from South Africa and my stay at Makalali was definitely the highlight of the trip. We only stayed two nights, but with two game drives a day, we got the most of out of it! The accommodations were amazing... private and beautiful. No locks on the door which was definitely a change from anywhere else I've been,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A friend and I recently spent two nights at Makalali and we can not recommend it highly enough. The entire experience was magical! We were extremely touched by the welcoming nature of all of the staff, who went out of their way to ensure that we were enjoying our stay. The game drives were fantastic and thanks to our very... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The experience here is very unique. Located about an hour and a half from the airport, the lodge is on a private game reserve (shared with other lodges which the drivers call the "owner's homes"). Although we have heard a great deal about the national park, this seemed to offer everything that the park would with a more personalized experience.... More

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our friendly greeting at Hoedspruit Airport fed our fantasy. Wise our tracker with smiling grace accepted our family into his world. With Pilot up front we explored, experienced so much more than the game we had fun finding. Their knowledge of and respect for all things made us so comfortable yet always left us in awe. Dave our Camp Manager,... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon South Africa trip for 3 days, 2 nights in February 2014. - partook 4 game drives. Staff was very friendly and facilities were very clean and pleasing. The rooms/cabins are very private and all natural - you do have electricity, hot water, toilets, showers and Airconditioning + fans. We did have to use the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I booked this as a surprise Christmas present for my wife. I was a little worried as to whether 4 nights would be enough but, in our honest opinion, it's about perfect. We flew into Nelspruit (Kruger airport) and so had a 3 hour transfer, which was quite tiring after the long flight from London. We were welcomed by the... More

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Address: PO Box 809, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Makalali Private Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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