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aha Makalali Private Game Lodge, Cape Town

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Description & Facilities


4 Stars

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Identification card at arrival
Non-smoking establishment (fee)


Car park (fee)
24-hour reception
Check-in hour 14:00 - 19:00
Wi-fi (fee)
Car hire (fee)
Airport Shuttle (fee)
Room service
Laundry service
Medical service
Babysitting service (fee)
24-hour security (fee)
Air conditioning in public areas
Fireplace (fee)
Smoke detector (fee)
Hotel safe
Garden (fee)
Towels and bed linen (fee)
Bar (fee)
Non-smoking area
Smoking area (fee)
Conference room
Game room (fee)
Massage (fee)

Makalali Private Game Lodge is a glorious 4 star game lodge located in Hoedspruit, just west of the Kruger National Park.  Approximately a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg or guests can fly into Hoedspruit airport and pick up lodge transfers.

This ethnic style lodge is set on 26000 hectares of stunning African bushveld and is home to the Big Five and many more of the spectacular African species.

The lodge which is newly built has 30 superior rooms all feature ensuite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning and patios to enjoy the views, the Superior Rooms can also be connecting to form larger rooms for families.

Dining at Makalali is a culinary adventure and guests will be treated to a melting pot of local African cuisine.  Our Muchindas 'waiting staff' are on had to guarantee our guests get the best service and that they are treated like royalty whether it be a private dinner, a romantic meal in an intimate setting, dining room dining or a Boma dinner under the stars.  Kids wont go hungry with our delicious range of food that kids will love from fish and chips to roast dinners, spag bol to burgers and pizza. 

Guests are welcome to enjoy an array of facilites and activies including game drives, kids bush camps, spa treatments and ofcourse relaxing at the sparkling pool or lazing on the sun loungers on the wooden deck.


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aha Makalali Private Game Lodge
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"Mixed. 10 days of sunshine out of 21"
"Very good"
"1 day of rain otherwise good"
"Generally good."
"The weather was good but a little mixed"
"Just great"


"Sunny, windy and 1 day rain"
"Excellent for all 3 weeks"


"hot with just one day of rain in Cape Town."
"Barring two days of rain/wind sunny and hot moderated by the breeze"
"Generally the weather was excellent and not too hot. There were one or two cloudy days and a little rain in the first week but otherwise no problems"
"Hot days, cooler evenings. Currently a drought in the Cape area."


"Raining in Durban to start with, but some lovely sunny days. Not too hot."
"better than expected."


"average for early winter"


"Cold at night but the days were glorious"


"Well we a little dubious before we went away as we had been warned that is was the Winter in South Africa during our stay ... we were so lucky and the sun shined for our stay and most importantly for our Wedding day ... Cape Town would still have been beautiful but was made even more stunning with the sun!"
"First 2 days in Cape Town were warm and sunny, but last 2 days were colder, overcast and rainy."


"Ok not as hot as we had hoped but we knew we were being optomidtic"
"Their winter was on par with the summer that we left in the UK"
"OK, a bit of rain but not much. Quite cold at times"
"Good, as it was the end of their winter it was more like an English summer"


"Spring like with teperatures around 60-65F. Bright days with some sunshine. We did not experience any rain."
"first day was cloudy but brightened up and was sunny for subsequent days."
"Warm spring weather"
"Two overcast days. Average of 26 degrees celcius. Very comfortable."


"Very Good in Capetown"
"90% of the time it was hot and sunny."
"Very varied - rain and winter coats in Cape town and very hot in other places. We needed the complete range of summer/winter wear!"


"Brilliant, warm throughout our stay"
"suuny and warm but some days windy and quite cool at night."
"Not too good for early summer (rain and wind for the middle 10 days (we were there for 21 days), but it didn't stop us doing anything."


"The weather was excellent-very warm and not a cloud in sight"
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