aha Makalali River Lodge

aha Makalali River Lodge

aha Makalali River Lodge

From ZAR 3380 per person sharing per night

aha Makalali River Lodge is located close to the mighty Drakensberg mountains west of the Kruger National Park, this ethnic bush retreat lies on 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld, South Africa.

Makalali Game Reserve boasts the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. Other characteristic species are Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and Kudu.

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Overview

River Lodge Thatched Suites:

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and a bath.

Room Features:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Patio
  • Wood-burning Fire Place
  • Fully Stocked Mini bar fridge
  • Bathtub With a View
  • Outside Shower
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Tea and Coffee Station
  • Private Outside Sala

River Lodge Thatched Family Suites

All the camps at this 5-star lodge are private yet within easy access of one another. Each Thatched Suite has a raised timber viewing deck (sala) to offer spectacular views over the Makhutswi River from which to observe the bird life and game. You can also enjoy the convenience of the following features: a plunge pool, boma, fireplace, an enclosed dining and lounge area, an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and a bath.

The family suites sleep a family of four, comfortably with a Queen Size sleeper couch for 2 kids under 12.

Room Features:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Patio
  • Wood-burning Fire Place
  • Fully Stocked Mini bar fridge
  • Bathtub With a View
  • Outside Shower
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Tea and Coffee Station
  • Private Outside Sala

Game Drives (2 drives daily included in the rate):

Get an early start to the day and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that accompany the dawning of a new day. Depending on the time of year, morning and afternoon game drives depart at different times.

Other activities/attractions available nearby: 

  • Bush knowledge course for children.
  • Therapist on request for a variety of soothing treatments.
  • Hot air baloon rides: Please note that these rides coincide with our game drives and take place in Hoedspruit. Contact us for more information. 
  • Golfing excursions: Golf excursions can be arranged in Phalaborwa.
  • Gin stop: This service is available for a group of 10 or more people depending on the weather, at an additional charge.

Dining:

  • Dining at aha Makalali River Lodge is a culinary adventure. The cuisine is a combination of regional African cuisine which represents a melting pot of cooking styles that have evolved over the centuries of exploration on this great continent.

Lodge Features:

  • Plunge pool
  • Boma
  • Fireplace
  • Enclosed dining
  • Lounge area

Banqueting, functions and events:

  • Makalali is renowned for its cuisine and has been nominated one of South Africa’s top eating establishments. Choose to dine at our entertainment centre, the legendary ‘boma’, or under a starlit African sky in the bush. Our talented chefs are able to provide an array of dining experiences on any occasion and customise a menu to your specific requirements.

Rate Inclusions:

  • 2 Game Drives per Day
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • VAT

Rate Exclusions:

  • All Beverages
  • All Items of a Personal Nature
  • Conservation Levy

 

Facilities

aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Air Conditioning
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Bath
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Boma
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Outdoor Shower
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Pool
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Lounge
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Dining Area
aha Makalali River Lodge Facilities Fire Place