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aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

Gravelotte Road, Hoedspruit, 1380 Makalali Game Reserve, South Africa

Situated within Makalali Private Game Reserve west of Kruger Park, aha Makalali Private Game Lodge offers accommodation in 2 lodges.

This Big Five game reserve spreads over 26000 hectares.Guests have the option to stay at the River Lodge which comprises of private camps with plunge pools. Each suite at the camps has a timber viewing deck with vies over the Makhutswi River.Makalali's Main Lodge offers superior rooms with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower.Meals are served on your private deck or in the dining lounge. Guests can also use this area to relax by the fireplace.Activities offered in the area include game drives, hot air balloon rides and visits to a cheetah breeding project.Flights can be arranged into Hoedspruit Airport and from here transfers can be organised.


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Suite - River Lodge 20 m²
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres)
  • Heating
  • Electric blankets
  • Clothes rack
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Superior Room - Main Lodge
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
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1 restaurant on site


Menu: Buffet

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How to get to aha Makalali Private Game Lodge from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport

Car 88 minutes
Free parking is available.

Facilities of aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

Pets are not allowed.
Food & Drink
Game drives
Bottle of water Additional charge
Special diet menus (on request)
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). Free!
Secured parking
Pool and wellness
Swimming pool
Spa Facilities
Shallow end
Plunge pool
Pool with view
Infinity pool
Reception services
Private check-in/check-out
Concierge service
Entertainment and family services
Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
Daily housekeeping
Ironing service Additional charge
Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Air conditioning
Car hire
Gift shop
Safety deposit box
Family rooms

House rules


From 14:00 hours


Until 10:00 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

Cards accepted at this property

The Fine Print

Please note that Makalali is situated in a malaria area and that precautions are essential. Long sleeved shirts and trousers for game drives and the evening hours are recommend.Please note that children under 6 years of age are not permitted on game drives.Please inform aha Makalali Private Game Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.


“Situated in the heart of wildlife, so easy to relax and forget about the buzz of everyday life. Loved the fact that there was catered to our every need, yet we were left to enjoy the sounds of nature privately in our room. Lovely touch with the bath salts to add to the ultimate relaxation time. ”

South Africa

“Great place, wonderful building, really well designed. nice pool with a good lookout for animals. Lot's of animals, good energy and wonderfull people. The room is a bit sober, take a room at the highest floor, but this is a good thing as the comfort is perfect. When you are lucky, you will see the animals just walking before your room. Sometimes monkeys steal bananas from the buffet which makes it really funny.”


“Almost everything. The hotel is beautiful, room very confortable, food was great too. It was our honeymoon and the hotel gave us a bottle of champagne. Very nice surprise!”


“Located on a beautiful reserve, the river lodge was lovely even though there were some renovations being done. Rustic and comfortable”

South Africa

“All meals were provided which were delicious and full of variety. The staff were all friendly and accommodating and very attentive to all our needs.The ranger and tracker did an exceptional job of helping us make sure we saw all the big 5”

South Africa

“Very new lodge with great surroundings, however they will need the bush to recover around the building site still for a season or so. The waterhole still needs to be silted up to hold water, but with what water there was, some animals (baboons & buck) still came to the water every day.”

South Africa

“we got to see the big 5 in the 3 days we were there”

South Africa

“Gostei muito de toda a estrutura, da equipe muito atenciosa e preocupada em deixar a estadia a melhor possível.Os safaris foram excelentes com o Shadrak e Richard, conseguimos ver os Big 5 e outros animais! Possuem um roteiro bem definido com as refeições e safaris, tudo se encaixando no cronograma do dia.”


“Prachtig complex, heerlijke maaltijden, top safaries. Vriendelijk personeel.”


“Il lodge è bellissimo e il servizio eccellente. I ranger che guidano il safari sono fantastici”