ABOUT aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

aha Makalali River Lodge is now open

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aha Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park to offer guests an ethnic-style retreat within 26 000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld. You can look forward to spotting the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino), as well as the cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra and kudu.

It can be arranged for flights to land at Hoedspruit Airport, from where transfers to the Lodge are available.

Please note Makalali Private Game Reserve Gate Times:

Opening Time: 07:00 am
Closing Time: 18:00 pm

Guests arriving outside of these times, even with prior notice, will be required to pay an additional fee of R50 as per the terms set out by the reserve.

QUICK FACTS

Swakopmund Plaza Hotel

  • Game drives

  • Family-friendly rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Safari spa experience

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aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE SPECIALS 

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LONG WEEKEND STAY

Book your Long Weekend Stay

R2 400

per person sharing per night
Including Breakfast

T’s & C’s Apply

Tented Suite: R2 400 per person sharing per night incl 3 Meals and 2 Game Drives per day

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Book now & Travel 19 – 22 March, 02 – 05 April and 23 April – 27 April 2021
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Tented Suite Rates are quoted per person sharing per night
  • Rate excludes Conservation levy of R260 per adult per night, R 130 children 6 – 11 years per child per night
  • Ts & Cs Apply

HEALTHCARE WORKERS CAMPAIGN

Book your Getaway

25% OFF BAR

Includes Accommodation, 3 meals
and Two Game Drives per day.

T’s & C’s Apply

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  • *Book now until 30 April 2021. Travel until 15 December 2021
  • Promotion is only bookable through Central Reservations: cro@aha.co.za / +27 (010) 442 5888
  • Healthcare worker documentation required for validation upon booking and check-in
  • This promotion only applies to new bookings
  • Dates are subject to availability and cannot be amended
  • Non-refundable, full pre-payment required at the time of booking
  • Rates are VAT inclusive but excludes tourism levy and all additional services not specified.
  • Not applicable to groups and non-commissionable
  • Valid SA / SADC residents
  • Ts & Cs Apply

RETIREMENT DISCOUNTS

Book your Getaway

25% OFF BAR

Includes Accommodation, All meals
and Two Game Drives per day.

T’s & C’s Apply

aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE ROOMS 

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3 Camps with 18 Luxury Thatched Suites. 6 Suites per camp.

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

aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE DINING

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CULINARY ADVENTURE

Each of the Camps at River Lodge has their own Boma, ideal for a more intimate dining experience or small groups.

Makalali’s range of dishes features a combination of regional African cuisine to represent the ‘melting pot’ of cooking styles left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent. From dinner in the bushveld to the legendary ‘boma dinner’ under the stars, our talented chefs provide an array of dining experiences.

While the dining is relaxed, our friendly waiting staff are called Muchindas, meaning “a servant to the king”, and guests may expect to be treated accordingly! If you are looking for an intimate setting to have a romantic meal, in particular, the private ‘sala’ dinner option is ideal.

Other options include the indoor-outdoor area where you can tuck into a plated dinner or enjoy family-style dining alongside other guests. You are welcome to arrange with your Camp Manager or Chef for children’s meals that are prepared using fresh, healthy ingredients. The menu has a choice of all their favourite foods such as fish and chips, spaghetti bolognese, hamburgers, roast chicken with rice, and pizza.

BANQUETING FUNCTIONS & EVENTS

Did you know 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.

aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE ACTIVITIES

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HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

Discover the natural beauty of the bush with either a morning or afternoon ride for up to 10 guests per balloon. Please note these rides coincide with our game drives and takes place in Hoedspruit. Makalali will provide information but bookings and transfers must be made directly with the service provider.

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GOLFING EXCURSIONS

Exciting golf excursions can be arranged in Phalaborwa. Please ask your camp manager to book on your behalf or bookings must be made direct with own transfer.

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CHEETAH BREEDING

The cheetah breeding facility specializes in the captive breeding of cheetahs and other animals within Hoedspruit. Essential research is also being conducted on other endangered species. Guests must arrange their own transfers, Makalali reservations will assist with details.

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CONFERENCING

Conferencing enquiries and bookings to be made through Makalali reservations.

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GIN STOP

This service is available for a group of 10 or more people depending on the weather, at an additional charge. Bookings and other enquiries to be made with Makalali reservations.

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LAZER SHOOTING

aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE CONTACT

aha MAKALALI RIVER LODGE DETAILS

Location:

D202, Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo,

1380, South Africa

 

Tel:

+27-(0)-15-793-9300

 

Emergency Contact:

+27-(0)-72-404-1771

Alternate Central Reservations Numbers During Lockdown Period:

Weekdays, 08h00 to 17h00 except weekends and public holidays

Cell: +27-(0)-83-217-8314

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