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    Makalali Private Game Lodge

    PO Box 809, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent77%
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    • Average3%
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    “the reserve” (13 reviews)
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Airport Transportation
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 166 reviews

    Reviewed 26 March 2017

    Just returned from a weekend in Makalali and wanted to thank everybody in Camp 1 for making our experience really memorable! Loved every minute. Our game drives were among the best we have ever had. The food, room and setting just felt exclusive, secluded and...More

    Thank 799worldtraveller
    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 6 April 2017

    Dear Guest I am thrilled to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We will definitely sure your feedback with the team at Tandane Camp. Thank you for sharing your your feedback with fellow travellers on Trip Advisor....More

    Reviewed 27 February 2017

    It was a very nice experience. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed a lot and saw many animals - the big seven were there. The lodge services are just wonderful. We recomend this lodge. The only thing we missed is some offers for extra safari in...More

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    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 6 April 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write of your experience with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We take such pride is ensuring that all our guest have a wonderful safari when staying at our lodge. Having the Big...More

    Reviewed 16 January 2017

    My partner and I have just returned from a three night stay at Makalali Private Game Lodge. It was a truly amazing experience. The service we received was absolutely 5 star from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Our every need was...More

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

    Dear Guest Thank you so very much for sharing your feedback of your stay with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. We...More

    Reviewed 31 December 2016

    From the moment we were welcomed with hot towels and a drink, a feature which continued every time we returned from a game drive, to our sad parting from staff we now considered friends the experience was one we will never forget. Accommodation and food...More

    Thank Bob C
    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 3 January 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you so very much for sharing your review of your experience at Makalali Private Game Lodge on Trip Advisor. I am so very happy to read that your so enjoyed your time with us. The team takes such pride in ensuring that...More

    Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

    I visited with my 2 kids and hubby . The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to please and ensure that our stay was truely 5 star. The game Rangers, Pharence and Pilot were extraordinary in tracking the wildlife...More

    Thank Shalini S
    Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 3 January 2017

    Dear Guest Thank you so very much for sharing your experience of Makalali Private Game Lodge with others on Trip Advisor. I am so very pleased to read that you and your family had such a wonderful time with us. Seeing the Big 5 is...More

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    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Airport Transportation
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    • US$411 - US$658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Hoedspruit
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    • Makalali Private Game Hotel Hoedspruit
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    Susana C
    30 September 2017|
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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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    23 November 2016|
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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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    "Nature at its best, great view of the big five in a secure environment"
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    "All rooms are of a high standard and are similar"
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    "no comments"
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    "Read my review re Family rooms."
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