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Makaranga is set in a tranquil 30 acre garden located in the subtropical village of Kloof within the Valley of a Thousand Hills, 25kilometres from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Makaranga is a luxury accommodation and conference venue where guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace. Our philosophy at Makaranga revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as well as rejuvenation for all visitors. The lodge boasts an outstanding art collection and guests can wander numerous pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures. Accommodation is en-suite, individually furnished and extremely spacious. Full facilities are available for those who are mobility impaired.
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This is a conference facility and does not resemble a bed & breakfast situation at all. The room we were given was at the top of the stairwell above the conference centre door even though we had nothing to do with any conferences/weddings going on....More
Response from HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago
We are terribly sorry that you didn't experience all that we stand for here at Makaranga. We are super disappointed that you had anything but a magical experience with us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your complaint and room number, as our GM would like to...More
We loved our couples full body massage at the Unwind spa at Makaranga and would highly recommend it to anyone needing some TLC. The two ladies treated us like gold! It was peaceful and quiet and we can't wait to head back soon.
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Response from HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago
These are the reviews that keep us so motivated! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback, recommendation and rating. We love to ensure that all of our valued guests have wonderful experiences with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Attended my nephews wedding at the venue and had the pleasure of spending the night in one of the suites.The bed was so big could have easily fitted six adults in it and was very comfortable.Besides the catered wedding we had breakfast which was well...More
Response from HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago
WOW! Thank you very much for your amazing review on our piece of paradise. It's the perfect place for for everyone to come and share Magic Moments. We love it when guests have an amazing experience. Ill be sure to pass on your compliments to...More
Yes, it was wonderful to wake up before 6AM and listen to the sounds of the forest. We had 3 spacious room suites, each with extra large-king-size beds, bathrooms with shower & bath plus double sinks. Rooms had safety deposit boxes, TV, tiny fridge, 2...More
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Response from HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga LodgeResponded 8 October 2018
Thank you so much for taking out the time to give us such a wonderful review! It really is great to wake up to the peaceful sounds of our tranquil garden. We are so happy that you had a magical stay with us and we...More
What has happened to this once wonderful grand boutique hotel? Impressive menu but my oh my, they could not deliver anything commensurate both in quality and price. Steak and duck was served totally overdone. Mysteriously, the steak was served with two separate starches but no...More
Response from HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga LodgeResponded 1 October 2018
Thank you for your review, Andrew, and for your feedback regarding the food. This is of huge concern to us and i will be sure to share your comments with the Chef and kitchen team as we have hundreds of visitors through our Nonna Restaurant...More