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Makalali Lodges

Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger Park, this ethnic bush retreat lies on 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld, South Africa. Flights can be arranged into Hoedspruit Airport and from here transfers organised. Makalali Game Reserve boasts the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Other characteristic species are cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Description
1 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Makalali Main Lodge 4* Standard Room Single R5 585
Makalali Main Lodge 4* Standard Room Sharing R3 680
Makalali River Lodge 5* Suites Single R7 420
Makalali River Lodge 5* Suites Sharing R4 960
Makalali River Lodge 5* Children (under 12yrs) R2 475
Description
1 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
Makalali Main Lodge 4* Superior Room Single R5 480
Makalali Main Lodge 4* Superior Room Sharing R3 655
Makalali River Lodge 5* Suites Single R7 555
Makalali River Lodge 5* Suites Sharing R5 030
Children (under 12yrs) Sharing R2 520
Description
1 Oct 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Makalali Main Lodge 4* Superior Room Single R5 855
Makalali Main Lodge 4* Superior Room Sharing R3 905
Makalali River Lodge 5* Suites Single R7 780
Makalali River Lodge 5* Suites Sharing R5 200
Makalali River Lodge 5* Children (under 12yrs) Sharing R2 605


Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

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Makalali’s range of dishes features a combination of regional African cuisine to represent the ‘melting pot’ of cooking styles left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent. From dinner in the bushveld to the legendary ‘boma dinner’ under the stars, our talented chefs provide an array of dining experiences.

While the dining is relaxed, our friendly waiting staff are called Muchindas, meaning “a servant to the king”, and guests may expect to be treated accordingly! If you are looking for an intimate setting to have a romantic meal, in particular, the private ‘sala’ dinner option is ideal.

Other options include the indoor-outdoor area where you can tuck into a plated dinner or enjoy family-style dining alongside other guests. You are welcome to arrange with your Camp Manager or Chef for children’s meals that are prepared using fresh, healthy ingredients. The menu has a choice of all their favourite foods such as fish and chips, spaghetti bolognese, hamburgers, roast chicken with rice, and pizza.

aha Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built 4 star lodge, comprising of 30 comfortably designed superior rooms all with en-suite bathrooms, with indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature luxurious interiors with classic leather and wood furnishings. aha Makalali Main Lodge’s central area is strikingly designed with rustic structures that effortlessly redirect the outside elements indoors. It also features a chic library; a quiet space to reflect or retreat with a book.
 
Guests can enjoy an array of African cuisine in the main dining area, with its characteristic dual aspect fireplace that connects the bar lounge and dining area; perfect for keeping the night chill at bay and enjoying an intimate dinner.

The outside area is distinctively designed around the natural surrounds with a spacious deck area built around indigenous trees, overlooking a watering hole. It’s the ideal place to see wildlife interact and take in the scenery. Equally spectacular is the large crystal blue rim flow pool. Its comfy chairs and sun-loungers create an inviting ambience, paired with a signature Makalali drink, it concludes the day beautifully.

Enjoy an evening under the Africa night sky from the elegantly designed boma area and listen to the wildlife come alive. The Spa offers a variety of therapeutic treatments, assured to restore mind body and soul, unwind and take in the echoes of the African bush. 



FACILITIES

  • In-Room:
  • WiFi
  • Outside balcony overlooking waterhole
  • Air-conditioning
  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • Bath
  • In-room safe


Lodge:

  • Rim flow swimming pool
  • Luxurious spa facilities
  • Boma
  • Outdoor dining facilities
  • Indoor dining facilities
  • Curio shop
  • Viewing decks overlooking waterhole
  • Hoedspruit Airport Transfers

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Discover the natural beauty of the bush with either a morning or afternoon ride for up to 10 guests per balloon. Please note these rides coincide with our game drives and takes place in Hoedspruit. Makalali will provide information but bookings and transfers must be made directly with the service provider.
GOLFING EXCURSIONS
Exciting golf excursions can be arranged in Phalaborwa. Please ask your camp manager to book on your behalf or bookings must be made direct with own transfer.
CHEETAH BREEDING
The cheetah breeding facility specializes in the captive breeding of cheetahs and other animals within Hoedspruit. Essential research is also being conducted on other endangered species. Guests must arrange their own transfers, Makalali reservations will assist with details.

CONFERENCING
Conferencing enquiries and bookings to be made through Makalali reservations.
GIN STOP
This service is available for a group of 10 or more people depending on the weather, at an additional charge. Bookings and other enquiries to be made with Makalali reservations.
LAZER SHOOTING

SA Resident March Madnes
Valid from 01st - 31th March 2019

Standard Room Includes
R1 500 per person sharing
per night
All Meals and 2 Game Dives Per Day
Excludes
Conservation levies @ R 170.00 per person per night
All other extras

aha Rate Sheet Notes:

Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adultsharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
Subject to change without prior notification
Excludes any Community / Conservation levies
All Government taxes and levies as applicable. AHA Hotels & Lodges unilaterally reserves the right to automatically, without prior notice, increase the rates accordingly should such Government taxes or levies be amended or should a further tax or levy be introduced during the duration of this Agreement


 

Special Domestic Rates
 
Makalali Main Lodge
Main Lodge
Description 01 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
SA Resident Rate R2 280
Minimum 3 Night Stay R1 680
Book within 30 Days R1 680
River Lodge
Description 01 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
SA Resident Rate R3 600
Minimum 3 Night Stay R3 360
Book within 30 Days R3 360
Makalali Main Lodge
Main Lodge
Description 01 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
SA Resident Rate R2 280
Minimum 3 Night Stay R1 680
Book within 30 Days R1 680
River Lodge
Description 01 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
SA Resident Rate R3 480
Minimum 3 Night Stay R3 240
Book within 30 Days R3 240
 

Domestic Rate

  • Rates are subject to availability.
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes Conservation Levy of R240 per person per night
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adultsharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

March Madness SA Residents Promo
Valid from 01st - 31th March 2019

Standard Room Includes
R1 500 per person sharing
per night
All Meals and 2 Game Dives Per Day
 
Excludes
Conservation levies @ R 240.00 per person per night
All other extras
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes conservation levy of 
  • Rates will apply on block out dates
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

RIVER LODGE FAMILY SUITES

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. The Family Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower and a bath.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Free Toiletries
  • Outside Shower
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Shower

RIVER LODGE THATCHED SUITES
All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor- and outdoor shower and a bath.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Fireplace
  • Outside Shower
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area

 

Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

• Rates are quoted per person per night sharing
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice
• Rates include VAT, all meals, 2 game drives daily, Tomsa 1%
• Rates exclude conservation levy
Excludes conservation levy

Madikwe River Lodge

  • Suites: Maximum 2 adults
  • Standard Family: Maximum 2 adults & 2 children under the age of 12 on a sleeper couch;
  • Luxury Room: Maximum: 2 Persons

Third Person Sharing: Not Applicable

Additional Comments

6 Family Rooms available.
Children 6 & over will be allowed on the game drives & bush braai's. 16 years and over will be allowed on guided game walks (Wilderness Trails & Day Walks)
Children under age of 6 not permitted on game drives.
Babysitting facilities are offered at R145/ sitter/ hr.

 

Conservation / Community Levies & Park Fees 

Makalali Private Game Reserve: R 240.00 per person per night. Applicable from 01 November 2018.

Game Lodges Policy:

Children: 0 - 5 years of age

  Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption

Children: 6 - 11 years of age

  Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults

  Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room

Children: 12 years & older

  Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate

Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.
At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.

PAYMENT POLICY
• In order to secure your reservation, we require a 50% deposit on confirmation of the booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.
• We have the right to request deposits or full payment in advance in the case of large groups, long stays, peak periods or high occupancy

Cancellation Policy

  • 45 – 30 Days prior to arrival 25%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 80%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.

DAY USE ROOMS

Strictly on request and are dependent on availability of room(s) at a rate of 50% off single public tariff and rooms are only available between 11h00 and 17h00. Any rooms required after 17h00 will be treated as a full additional night and the normal contracted rate attached will apply.

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What sets us Apart !

  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

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