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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

We spent two nights at Makalali in Juni 2015. The staff made our stay unfortgettable and Eddie did everything to make the days wonderful. The food and the atmosphere of the place are very lovely. Thanks a lot!More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 1 July 2015

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for affording us such a wonderful review of your stay with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am so proud of the team and very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you...More

Reviewed 25 May 2015

My partner Heather and I spent 4 wonderful nights at Makalali in May 2015. These guys really know how to look after their guests. No request was too much trouble ! The accommodation is delightful. The guide (Lawrence) and tracker (Florent) went out of their...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 29 May 2015

Dear Simone and Heather Thank you so very much for the amazing review you have afforded us. Reading your review of Makalali Private Game Lodge has made me so proud of the team. We love to create moments and memories for all our guests and...More

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Limpopo was an ideal start to three weeks in Africa, adjacent to Kruger National Park and Makalali Private Game Lodge was an amazing place to start. The luxurious rustic cabins were gorgeous, with the most exquisite outdoor showers. The trackers and drivers were like walking...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 29 May 2015

Dear Badlinda21 Thank you for sharing your experience of Makalali Private Game Lodge with others on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate the wonderful and kind feedback you have afforded us. I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your drives with your ranger and...More

Reviewed 3 May 2015

Had a wonderful stay, great accomodation. Our rangers Rams and musa top class and very friendly, missed seeing the leopard, saw many other animals at very close range. The food was delicious, the rooms very comfortableMore

Thank Evelyn P
Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 7 May 2015

Dear Evelyn P Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am so pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time with Rams and Musa whilst on...More

Reviewed 26 April 2015

We spent 5 nights at Makalali followed by 3 nights at Bongani game reserve. Makalali was far and away the superior experience across all areas; the staff were consistently friendly, courteous and punctual. The food and nightly dining settings were stunning and picturesque, making for...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 2 May 2015

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review on your time spent with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Makalali Private Game Lodge is a...More

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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
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US$467 - US$869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Price range
US$467 - US$869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Response from Rajeeka | Reviewed this property |
I believe kids are allowed as I saw many families. However did not see babies. Game drives are great and you are able to see the Big 5 However you need to stay a minimum of 3 nights to ensure you see all of them.
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Response from Mom-likes-travelling | Reviewed this property |
I was a guest there - yes I think they did. Although bring cash for tips
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"Great Rooms"
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"All rooms are great!"
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"If you stay in Makalali Main Lodge, the upstairs rooms all seemed great with sweeping views across the bush."
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"Ask to get your Mini Bar stocked with your preferred drinks after Check In."
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