Exclusive African safaris at Makumu Private Game Lodge in Hoedspruit

Makumu Private Game Lodge

The award-winning Makumu Private Game Lodge, located outside Hoedspruit, in Limpopo, is a great idea for those wanting to escape the stress and anxiety prevailing in our world.

Makumu Private Game Lodge is a luxurious destination situated in the ‘Big Five’ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The reserve is a part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa, covering some 60 000 hectares.

Besides various protocols to protect you and your loved ones during this pandemic, expect luxury safari experiences combined with amazing hospitality and service excellence.

Many of their previous guests had wonderful things to say about their experiences at the lodge.

Accommodation at Makumu Private Game Lodge

Your accommodation at Makumu comprises of six suites – three King Suites and three Impi Suites, all uniquely designed according to one of three African tribes – the Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu tribes.

The spacious and luxurious King Suites feature large comfy beds, walk-in closets, full en-suite bathrooms with both a shower and a perfectly positioned ‘tub with a view’. Couples and romantics will particularly love these units with their wooden decks and hammocks.

With a similar offering, the Impi Suites are also spacious and luxurious. However, they feature a sitting area and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. They also have wooden decks with spectacular views of the Limpopo bushveld.

Amenities in all the units include quality duvets, thick towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and various toiletries. There is ceiling fans, mosquito nets, safety boxes and converters for European sockets.

Make an online booking HERE. See their amazing rates HERE. Find amazing specials HERE.

Read more about Makumu HERE.

Facilities at Makumu Private Game Lodge

Facilities at the lodge include their iconic Boma, Wi-Fi internet in the main lodge, secure, free parking, gym, a swimming pool, an upper lounge and children’s games. Excite your taste buds with amazing cuisine and fabulous wines.

Activities at Makumu Private Game Reserve

Expect plenty of activities and things to do over your stay at Makumu Lodge. There is also a Photographic Bunker which offers the opportunity to be at eye level with the water to take spectacular shots of local wildlife. Optional additional experiences include reptile demonstrations and flying safaris.

Reviews from previous guests

“We would highly recommend this luxury safari experience. We spent two nights at this wonderful lodge where the friendly staff go out of their way to make this a stay to remember. With its spectacular views there are not many destinations where you can have a game viewing experience while languishing in the bath. The food was plentiful and delicious. Our game ranger Alistair and tracker Sibu were really knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We hope to visit again soon,” wrote Sarah and Mark their TripAdvisor page.

Marion2711 added; “We loved the lodge authenticity and approach to the bush. Klasserie reserve is very peaceful and not too busy which is very enjoyable. Views from Makumu are incredible, just endless. The rooms are spacious very well decorated, comfortable and with great amenities. The staff is lovely, we loved the ambiance and sharing time with all. The owners also 🙂 We hope we will go back.”

Makumu Private Game Lodge is located at Farm Dundee 32KU Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, in Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 87 057 4512; email reservations@makumu.com or visit them online at makumu.com. Follow them on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE.


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