Makumu Private Game Lodge offers a personalised experience in the pristine Klaserie Private Nature Reserve near the town of Hoedspruit.
The dedicated Makumu team is unfailingly warm and welcoming, and with just six safari suites available, the lodge is extra cosy and intimate.
Every corner of the place is beautifully furnished, with top-notch cuisine options which take dietary restrictions and preferences into strict consideration.
The pool area is a delightful spot for lounging and cooling off in between game drives which depart twice daily with Makumu’s expert tracker-guides.
The safari experience in the Klaserie Nature Reserve, where Makumu is located, is surprisingly uncrowded with frequent sightings of various antelope species, giraffes, elephants, hyenas, jackals and even African wild dogs (if you’re lucky).
This lodge is a hidden hotspot for couples and honeymooners who can indulge in private dinners followed by bubble baths, bubbly, and candle-lit rooms.
We’ve heard people describe Makumu Private Game Lodge as a home away from home and that definitely rings true from our experience. It’s the kind of place where you can grab a drink or order a few snacks as and when you please, and find a new favourite spot to gaze out over the endless views.
The staff are exceptionally accommodating, attending to your every whim while being interested in learning about who you are and being generally interested in how your day was. You won’t feel like just a ‘guest’ here, but rather part of the Makumu Family.
Located on the Klaserie Nature Reserve, adjoining South Africa’s Kruger National Park, this lodge steers clear of the more popular tourist areas in the region and with only six suites, you are guaranteed a more intimate safari experience, not just at camp, but during daily game drives.
Makumu has built up a stellar reputation among even the most seasoned safari-goers because animal sightings never feel like a competition with other groups and you won’t find yourself sitting elbow-to-elbow on the safari vehicle.
Expert-led bush walks are also available during your stay but what also makes this lodge so particularly appealing, is the incredible cuisine. The kitchen is open-style which means you are always welcome to peek inside the pot to see what's brewing, while interacting with the chefs.
Aside from all your bird and animal sightings, dinners atop the ‘floating boma’ will be a top highlight of your day.