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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Reviewed 7 December 2014

Makalalai Private Game Lodge is an amazing experience. The guide we had was so experienced and enthusiastic.In one game drive we saw the big five-elephant,leopard,lion,rhino and water buffalo.Would return again to such a welcoming and exceptional lodge.More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 15 December 2014

Dear Tim B. Many thanks for the time you took to fill in our questionaire as well as for your feedback here on Trip Advisor. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and will certainly pass your compliments on to the...More

Reviewed 24 November 2014

Makalali can take pride in knowing it has wonderfull facilities and a staff that will positively overwhelm any traveler seeking an African wildlife adventure vacation. The food, service, facilities and knowlegeable game personnel will make you feel "special." I would recommend this location to the...More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 15 December 2014

Dearest Tobias and Friends. Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a real pleasure hosting you and we are really glad that your safari experience was more than what you had expected. Be careful the African bug hasnt bitten you too hard...More

Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

We (family of three - 50, 47, 20) had a wonderful time at Makalali Game Reserve. We stayed in Camp 3. Our Ranger Rams picked us up at Hoedspruit. He was responsible for us the whole 4 days. His tracker Musa accompanied us on the...More

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Response from JohnDiasFerreira, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 15 February 2015

Dearest Elke Hope that you are well? Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on Makalali and your stay at Emtomeni camp specifically. Rams, our crazy ranger and his side kick Musa were happy to have had feedback from you. thank you so much....More

Reviewed 9 November 2014

Our two days stay at the reserve consisted 4 game drives, which were absolutely unforgettable. Not only the animals, but also the way our two guides, Rams and Mosa, made us a part of their world was unique. The service level of the lodge couldn't...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2014

130 TripAdvisor reports couldn’t be wrong the thought – they DEFINETELY were not! Went to Makalali end of September 2014, stayed for 3 nights, which was an absolutely perfect duration. The time of year was carefully planned, as we were told and read that September...More

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Free Parking
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Airport Transportation
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Air Conditioning
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US$261 - US$749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$261 - US$749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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I was a guest there - yes I think they did. Although bring cash for tips
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