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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We spent two amazing nights here and loved every single second of it. Staff are always smiling and ready to help and assist with any query. Quality game viewing, and a very memorable experience indeed. Will definitely be back!!!

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Guest were not happy when we saw a beautiful female relaxed leopard and the ranger told them we couldnt follow her bcs of rules imposed by one of the land owners. I understand that but surely overseas guests are bringing lots of money to the...More

2  Thank Guido B
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We spent 2 wonderful and exiting days in Makalala Game Resort. New built, excellent rooms with direct view to the bush and animals, excellent service and meals on the open terrace. The 3 bush safaries were well planned and guided and we saw 4 out...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This was our fourth visit to Makalai which has just undergone a sensational refurb though I’m happy to say that River Lodge, on the edge of the dry Makhutswi River has retained its original safari charm. Here, we enjoyed the power shower and loved watching...More

Thank carolinetravelguru
Reviewed 27 February 2018

On the positive side, we had a great weekend at Makalali, share with our family which included our 2 young granddaughters. The game drives were interesting and exciting. I would however recommend that the driver/guide be more interactive with the tour party. The meals were...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Concierge
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$467 - US$871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$467 - US$871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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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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EDiedericks
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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"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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