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Makalali Private Game Lodge

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

We wanted to get away for a long weekend with 2 kids (11 and 12) and Makalali fit the bill. There are 3 camps and we were in Camp 1 with 8 rooms in total. We were in Room 104 which had an adjoining room...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review of your expereince at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I am so very pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time as a family with us at Makalali Private...More

Reviewed 28 August 2015

Stayed in August and absolutely loved it. The bedrooms were very large as was the bed. When we returned from our meal our own fire was already lit. There was an outdoor shower and a bath. The game drives were out of this world, the...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 2 September 2015

Dear Guest Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. I am so proud of the team and very pleased to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. I will definately share all thoughts with all at...More

Reviewed 27 August 2015

We had a magical time at Makalali. Marvel and Godlove were wonderful rangers and really made it very special. So much that the boys want to become rangers in the future. Marvel is a wonderful ranger and guide. Very calm, knowledgable and can drive through...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 2 September 2015

Dear Guest Reading your review has made me so proud of our team at Makalali Private Game Lodge. Thank you so very much fo rthe kind words and insight into your stay with us. Marvel and Godlove throughly enjoy showcasing what we have to offer...More

Reviewed 10 August 2015

We stayed in a wonderful lodge where you could meet giraffes, antilopes and warthogs directly in the camp. Staff was very friendly and supportive. Driver and tracker were very experienced and made our game drives an adventure. We even saw cheetahs!More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 11 August 2015

Dear Guest We would like to sincerely thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge on Trip Advisor. I am so very happy to read that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Getting to see cheetah...More

Reviewed 8 August 2015

Staying in Makalali Private Game Lodge is an unbelivable experience. The accomodation is excellent, the safari-tours by the game rangers are excellent as well and the hospitability of each of the staff is splendid. They take care for everything (even for the hot water bottle...More

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Response from FelicitySmyth, General Manager at Makalali Private Game LodgeResponded 11 August 2015

Dear Guest We so appreciate you writing and sharing your feedback regarding your stay with us at Makalali Private Game Lodge. Reading your review and the scoring you have afforded us has made me so proud of the team. We take great pride in ensuring...More

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Airport Transportation
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US$471 - US$865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$471 - US$865 (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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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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