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Experience the heart of Africa

Makalali, which means place of rest, was an old cattle farm when bought in the early nineties.
Restocking and regeneration of the veldt were top priorities, but so was creating a lodge with a difference.
The innovative design was conceived by Sylvio Rech who envisaged a lodge built under the giant trees that guard the river.
Local craftsman where employed to bring Sylvio’s design to life, and create the vibrant, and unique lodge. In the interest of sustainability large quantities of rock found on-site was used during the construction of the lodges. His efforts were rewarded when Tattler magazine voted Makalali as “the most innovatively designed hotel in the world”.

Feel at home with the great African explorers at this pristine and ethnic bush retreat, which is only 5 hours drive from Johannesburg. Situated on a 26 000 hectare conservancy in the Hoedspruit region, west of the famous Kruger National Park, in the Limpopo province of South Africa and close to the Drakensberg Mountains, lays the breathtaking Makalali. A place where the echoes of Africa are everywhere. With its thatched spires and earthy walls, ancient mystical ornaments and Pan African cuisine. Here you’re surrounded by the untamed bushveld and yet cosseted by the warmth of our service and all the comforts of a truly unique resort. Three exclusive camps await, with six rooms each, with an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, plunge pool, viewing deck, dining area and boma. Each has a raised ‘sala’ a private, timber viewing deck which overlooks the Makhutswi River and serves as an ideal bird and game lookout or the perfect spot for a private dining experience.

Facilities

Dining area
Indoor/outdoor
Boma
Infinity pool in each camp
Viewing decks
Central and private viewing decks
Conference
Conference facilities/weddings
Children welcome
Baby sitting facilities
Game Drives

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