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    Makalali Private Game Lodge

    PO Box 809, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 162 reviews

    Reviewed 3 May 2017

    With thanks to Marvin and Godlove for giving us the best bush experience ever! Bundu bashing at its best. Beautiful location, rooms are great ( Room 102) and currently having an 'upgrade'. The best for a 'get away from it all' we've ever had!! Food...More

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    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you so very much for writing of your experience at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We appreciate the favourable review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Makalali Private Game Lodge after our refurbishment.

    Reviewed 3 May 2017

    the food was really not good. the game viewing was excellent. the rooms need work and are missing a relaxation chair in the main area of the room. the reception area of the lodge has no couches or relaxation area where you can sit and...More

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    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your time with us. We do however appreciate the constructive criticism you have giving through to us....More

    Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at Makalai for three nights in February. The lodge was beautiful. It had an outdoor shower and an outdoor sit out to read during the day. The pool was cool and shady and nothing could have beaten that after a morning game drive....More

    Thank Rajeeka
    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest I am so very pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. Thank you for sharing your impressions of Makalali with others on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the high ratings you have afforded us...More

    Reviewed 26 April 2017

    We have stayed with you previously in 2012 and fell in love. We booked again in 2014 for our Honeymoon – which was cancelled last minute due to flooding. Awful circumstances for you and stressful for us to rearrange our Honeymoon at such late notice....More

    Thank Bow5912
    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guests My sincere apologies to you for us having to cancel your reservation at such short notice. I cannot express to you how disappointed I am that you will not be staying with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. Ussually refurbishments or construction is...More

    Reviewed 19 April 2017

    As a South African this game lodge hit all the right notes, in our short stay we managed to come across the big 5 in 4 very enthusiastic and enjoyable game drives. Not only did we see Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino we were...More

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    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your experience of Makalali Private Game Lodge with fellow travellers on Trip Advisor. I am soo pleased to read you thoroughly enjoyed your tine with us. The game viewing at Makalali is very good and we love to showcase...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$404 - US$579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 18
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Hoedspruit
    • Also Known As
    • Makalali Private Game Hotel Hoedspruit
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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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    Response from FelicitySmyth | Property representative |
    Dear Guest I do sincerely apologise for getting back to you so late. I was unfortunately away from the lodge. With regards to your inquiry, the closest airport to Makalali Private Game Lodge is Hoedspruit Airport. This... More
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    "All rooms overlook the river bed and have outdoor showers"
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