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    Makalali Private Game Lodge

    PO Box 809, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent77%
    • Very good18%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “outdoor shower” (15 reviews)
    “the reserve” (13 reviews)
    “bedtime story” (3 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
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    1 - 5 of 166 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This place in our opinion will change to worse - to built a hotel of that size in the bush is only to make money and at no means good for the game in the bush and the atmosphere of that place - Managment at...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Surprise, it can be done even in the wild. Superb service provided by a crew that was timely at all times in making our visit pleasurable & comfortable. The lodge was easily accessible & when necessary guest were accompanied to their lodge at night. A...More

    Thank John L
    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    Our family chose Makalali Game Lodge to celebrate the 75th birthday of a wild-life artist, my husband - and we couldn't have chosen better! Surprisingly private and with the friendliest service imaginable, this sojourn provided us with a unique and memorable bush experience. First-class accommodation...More

    Thank hedihildegardk
    Reviewed 31 July 2017

    Me and my husband visited the reserve earlier this year. What can I say, we had an amazing time. The guides and trackers were friendly, knowledgeable and so experienced in their job. In fact all staff in and around the lodge were so friendly it...More

    Thank rayl0u
    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 8 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.

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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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$414 - US$657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • 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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    Susana C
    29 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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    "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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