Makalali Private Game Lodge

Game Drives

And Safaris

You could encounter the “Big Five” and an abundance of wildlife and birdlife on your game drive. Game drives are in open landrover’s and are conducted twice daily. An experienced tracker will impart his knowledge of the bush, game and birdlife to enhance your game drive. Coffee and rusks are provided on the morning game drives and guest can enjoy sundowners on the evening game drives. Game Drive times fluctuate through the year depending on the temperatures, but are generally as follows:

Summer – 05h30-08h30 | 16h30-19h30

Winter – 6h30-09h30 | 15h30-18h30

Children on Game Drives

Makalali has a no under 6-years policy on game drives. Baby sitting facilities and Sole Use Vehicle hire are available to enable parents to go on drives with the knowledge that their young children are well looked after. Private vehicle hire includes your own ranger and tracker, which provides total flexibility, drive duration, starting and finishing time as well as time spent at sightings. Please enquire with reservation for charges and availability.


At Makalali

Dining at Makalali is a culinary adventure.  The cuisine is a combination of regional African cuisine which represents a melting pot of cooking styles left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent.

Dining is casual and relaxed and at Makalali, our chefs provide an array of dining experiences, from dinner in the bush or the legendary ‘boma dinner’ under the stars.  Other options include the indoor-outdoor dining area where you can enjoy a plated dinner or a more casual family style dining with other guests.

We understand that children enjoy lighter, smaller meals and we have therefore catered to their specific needs.  This menu has a choice of all their favorite foods to satisfy their taste buds.  Our chefs have prepared appetizing meals using fresh, healthy ingredients and these include favorites like: Fish & Chips, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Hamburgers, Roast Chicken with Rice and Pizza. Please liaise with your Camp Manager / Chef to arrange your children’s meals.

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