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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 yesterday NEW

We received a warm welcome by the staff of camp three, and had great adventures with ranger Wise and spotter Pilot. With their skills and stories they made our safari unforgettable. Pilot's eagle eyes spotted a leopard, and Wise doesn't let you down when you're in a hurry. Makalali proves that a private game reserve is the best option. Makalali... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be aware of that you are around wild animals. You are living with the animals 24hours a day which means that you always will find something new when you are coming out from your room in the morning or in the day

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 3 nights in November. We were picked up in Hoedspruit by Amos who was very friendly and stopped along the way when animals were sighted. We arrived at the reception area where we checked in and were immediately made to feel welcome. We jumped into the jeep and were taken to our camp. The rooms are... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Malalali Private Game Reserve is home to the Big Five. It is a Malaria area, so precautions may need to be taken, particularly at various times of the year. It is about a six hour drive from Johannesburg. Makalali Private Game Lodge has won many awards for ecotourism. The bespoke lodge shows that it was crafted with care. After several... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Makalalai Private Game Lodge is an amazing experience. The guide we had was so experienced and enthusiastic.In one game drive we saw the big five-elephant,leopard,lion,rhino and water buffalo.Would return again to such a welcoming and exceptional lodge.

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JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim B. Many thanks for the time you took to fill in our questionaire as well as for your feedback here on Trip Advisor. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and will certainly pass your compliments on to the staff. Wishing you a fantastic and blessed Christmas and really fun New Years. Looking forwards... More 

Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Makalali can take pride in knowing it has wonderfull facilities and a staff that will positively overwhelm any traveler seeking an African wildlife adventure vacation. The food, service, facilities and knowlegeable game personnel will make you feel "special." I would recommend this location to the young, the mature , the inexperienced and the well traveled.

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JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Tobias and Friends. Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a real pleasure hosting you and we are really glad that your safari experience was more than what you had expected. Be careful the African bug hasnt bitten you too hard or you may be living in the continent soon.. The Team wish you a very... More 

Tettnang, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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 November 9, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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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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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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