Makumu Private Game Lodge  Verified Listing

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Bushman King Suite  R14100 From R9870 /night
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Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bathroom.

The bow and quiver of arrows will leave you in ... no doubt as to the theme of this room, from the earth colours of the bed cover to the printed bedding. Superior King Suite with bath and shower en-suite.

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Bed Types: King size

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Ndebele King Suite  R14100 From R9870 /night
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Decorated with a contemporary African theme, in bold yet vibrant ... earthly colours, our Ndebele Suite offers warmth, solitude and elegance. Overlooking the dry riverbed our Honeymoon King Suite with bath and shower.

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Bed Types: King size

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Zulu King Suite  R14100 From R9870 /night
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Decorated in the theme of the Zulu, our villa offers ... spaciousness, elegance, unparalleled intimacy, and seclusion. Overlooking the camp waterhole, the game viewing holds spectacular potential, also offering a large bathroom en-suite.

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Bed Types: King size

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Deluxe Impi Suite  R11850 From R8295 /night
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Decorated with a contemporary African theme, in bold yet vibrant ... earthy colours, our luxury suites offer warmth, solitude and elegance. Overlooking the dry riverbed our Deluxe Impi Suites come with an en-suite shower.

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Bed Types: King size

R11850

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Good Breakfast, lunch, evening meal and drinks included
Breakfast included
Bath towels
Patio
Shared lounge/TV area
Linen
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Spa facilities
Cleaning service
Parking on Premises
Game Drives
Hiking/Walking trails
Dinner included
Breakfast and Dinner
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
Balcony
Bar
Ceiling fans
Deck
Fan
Gym
Hairdryer
No smoking
Restaurant
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Welcome to the Home of Endless Views (Makumu aptly means ‘endless view’ in the Xitsonga language). The ‘Big Five’ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa, covering some 60 000 hectares and forming part of the greater Kruger National Park.

With the Klaserie river bisecting the reserve on its way to the Olifants River and Mozambique, this unfenced, untamed wilderness has it all - from spectacular scenery, an amazing array of wildlife and an abundance of bird species.

Makumu Private Game Lodge is an intimate oasis surrounded by the harshness, unpredictability and unspoiled appeal of the African bushveld. Six luxurious and beautifully appointed suites in 3 villas, accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, ensure an exclusive blend of absolute comfort, style and privacy. Inspired by the Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu tribes of Africa, the suites are decorated with their own unique character. Each is large and spacious, to reflect the open air and space of the African bush, offering a King Suite and smaller Impi Suite. The en-suite bathrooms have an indoor shower, as well as the King Suite having a perfectly positioned ‘tub with a view’, while the wooden decks of the King Suites each boast a hammock perfect for those lazy afternoons. With minimal electricity (all rooms have fans and plug points), come nightfall the lodge is lit entirely by candlelight.

World-class game viewing, a crackling boma fire, moonlit evenings and legendary bush hospitality are all part of the experience. Explore the mysterious wildlands of the Klaserie on foot or in an open game drive vehicle. Game viewing at Makumu is opportunistic, with no time constraints nor schedules - the ultimate benefit of exclusivity. The highly skilled ranger and tracker team offer a multifaceted safari offering that includes day and night game drives, walking, tracking and quiet observation from a hide - all part of the Makumu wilderness experience. Another new and exciting addition to Makumu is the photographic bunker. 'iThumbela' as the bunker has been named, which loosely translated from the Xitsonga language means ‘place to hide', is sunken below ground and overlooks a watering hole, offering guests the opportunity to photograph wildlife coming to the water to cool down or drink, at ground level.

The rock pool overlooking a watering hole provides the ideal cool-off while spotting any game with a similar idea. Shaded loungers beckon for an afternoon siesta before setting out with the dipping sun in an open Land Rover. Pearl-spotted owlet, giraffe, hyena, wild dog, zebra, warthog, elephant and vervet monkey are amongst the frequent visitors — not forgetting a variety of antelope: kudu, impala, waterbuck and nyala.

Back at the all-inclusive lodge, situated above the banks of the Leopard riverbed, the wooden-decked boma offers the perfect spot for evening dining. Situated under the vast African skies, bathed in the gentle light of candles and lanterns, guests can listen to the far-off roar of the lion and the gentle rasping of the leopard while tucking into a delectable meal.

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Reviews

Angela Bergh
04 May 2021

The most amazing experience of peaceful tranquility- hosts & staff were unbelievable ...food was delish. It’s true that you arrive as a guest and leave as family...I’d rate a 20/10 if I could!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kyle_S_Houston
03 June 2019

We had the most incredible experience at Makumu! Top to bottom this lodge and staff are truly special, I cannot say enough to do the experience justice. The lodge itself is beautiful and lavishly decorated. The views are endless and breathtaking, which can be seen from everywhere on the resort (including our room). Rooms are spacious and luxurious. Food (and drinks) is plentiful and phenomenal! And dinners by the boma fire pit is spectacular. The staff is so kind and goes above and beyond to make it a special experience for you. Our game drives were next level, Makumu has a vast private expanse to traverse, being home to the big 5 and so much more. We could not have asked for a better game viewing experience (5 different leopards!) with extremely knowledgeable rangers showing us the incredible landscape and finding elusive game (Morne is awesome). If you're trying to choose which lodge for your safari experience, you cannot go wrong at Makumu, it is truly a special place.

Escape
30 May 2019

With comfort and helpful staff, Makumu provides a singular experience to go deep in understanding our relationship with nature and with that great animals, supported by very experienced rangers and trackers. Immersing ourselfs in that atmosphere we have the chance to understand how magnificent is that environment. Great lessons. Thanks Makumu

Kad0712
06 May 2019

This wonderful stylish lodge, beautiful suites, the location, outdoor activities and the lovely team exceeded all of our expectations!

From the warm welcome, to the exciting morning and evening game drives, cool aperos and coffee breaks in the bush, with super rangers that always had interesting facts and stories to tell, everything was just perfect! As close as you can get to nature!

We miss already the game drives, brunches in family, tasty afternoon teas and amazing dinners and conversations around the outdoors fireplace with our lovely hosts💖

Can’t wait to be back soon!

Karin & Stephan
Ella & Otto

Celia Rodrix
13 March 2019

This was one of the best stays of our lives. We felt like at home since our arrival when Stefan, the owner, picked us up at the airport and drove us through the park on the way to the lodge. We were welcomed by the Makumu staff who took care of every single detail to make our stay so amazing until our departure. We’ll definitely go back as soon as we can.

JP Pfeiffer
14 January 2019

A 3 day visit to this beautifully appointed Private Game Reserve turned into an unforgettable experience of fascinating event filled game drives, luxurious accommodation set up on the hill with panoramic endless views; sights, sounds and smells of everything a visit to the bush should entail, and coupled with exquisite hospitality ensuring that your every wish will be accommodated. The roar of lions, the laugh of hyenas, the cackling of wild dogs, the trumpeting of elephants were but a few of the sounds and sights to be heard. The knowledge and sensitivity of the rangers, Matt and Morné, brought a reality to the experiences with their endless pursuit to present an authentic viewing of the world within the Klassiere Game region, and aided by their extraordinary tracker, Morris, who seemed to see things long before anyone else in the party. Our guides wives, Francé and Melissa, ensured hospitality that made you feel so totally at home, that by the end of every game drive you couldn’t wait to fall into the relaxing atmosphere they worked so beautifully to create. Exquisite cuisine, totally unexpected for a bush experience, simply added the cherry to this symphony of delights. Two of our party being vegans were suberbly catered for with imaginative and tasty alternatives, whilst the remainder of the group salivated over the choice of cheeses and meats on offer, exciting main courses and desserts, presented with delightful wines from the top shelf. Our hosts, Stefan and Karin, have gone to extreme lengths to ensure their guests do not look forward to their date of departure, only dreaming of how soon they can return. Makunu is a must for the discerning visitor looking for the ultimate game viewing experience whilst enjoying total luxury, friendliness and professionalism.
Jean-Pierre Pfeiffer and family

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