Revitalise Your Senses – aha Makalali

Looking for a bush getaway that has it all: luxury, exclusivity and privacy? Upon arriving at aha Makalali, the sensation is that of an oasis of tranquillity set in the distinctive beauty of the African bushveld. A beautifully-appointed camp within the Makalali Game Reserve,

– which is home to the big five as well as cheetah, wild dog and general game – it is the ideal spot to enjoy a thrilling game viewing experience in perfect comfort. The enthusiastic hosts and skilled rangers will facilitate your stay to make sure that you have everything that you need, and no detail has been overlooked to create a truly delightful bush retreat.

The aha Makalali Main Lodge’s 5-star accommodation includes elements that make a bushveld getaway that much more special, such as outdoor showers, while the classic wood and leather décor embody simplicity and sophistication. The distinctively designed outdoor area has a spacious deck built around indigenous trees overlooking a watering hole – and here you can easily spend hours gazing at the scenery, enjoying the sight of African wildlife in their natural habitat. If the heat if the day becomes too intense, simply move to crystal waters of the infinity pool and cool down, an icy drink in hand. Or retreat to the quiet of the library, and browse amongst the books there for information on the fauna, flora and history of the area. If you need to unwind even further, book a pamper session at the spa and relax at the expert hands of one of the therapists. The Lodge can also arrange other personalised activities such as hot air balloon rides, golfing excursions, laser tag games and visits to a cheetah breeding project.

At night, dine under the stars in the boma area and enjoy fine dining accompanied by the chirps, calls and echoes of the African bushveld coming alive at night. Romantics can book an intimate dinner for two on a private wooden deck, or larger parties can book ahead for a special gin stop during the game drive – savour crisp gin and tonics at a beautiful viewing site set up in the reserve. It will make cocktail hour anywhere else in the world seem dull by comparison.

For a more private piece of bushveld heaven, treat yourself to at the 5-star aha Makalali River Lodge. Overlooking the Makhutswi River, this lodge only has three camps with six luxury suites each. Each camp has its own plunge pool, dining and lounge area and boma, and each luxurious suite has its own fireplace and a raised private viewing deck overlooking the river banks. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive dinner on your private deck with just the whisper of the river and flicker of the starlight for company, or, should the temperature drop, curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of red wine for a cosy and romantic evening.

aha Makalali prides itself on being able to create a bespoke experience for guests – and goes out of its way to ensure that your bush getaway is filled with truly magical moments.

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