General

Makumu Luxury Game Lodge is an astonishingly beautiful Lodge in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit, South Africa

  • One of the largest Private Nature Reserves in South Africa – 60,000 hectares unfenced to the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Closest airport: Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (approximately 1-hour transfer time to the lodge)
  • Malaria area

Due to the isolated location of Makumu Luxury Game Lodge, vehicle access is via 4×4 vehicle only. We recommend that for International tourists, the airport at Hoedspruit Eastgate airport is utilized. With twice daily flights from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Eastgate, this is the more viable option. All guests utilizing the airport will be met by Makumu representatives and transferred to the Lodge, transfer time is approximately 1 hour.

Makumu Luxury Game Lodge

Makumu Luxury Private Game Lodge is the realisation of Stefan Breuer’s childhood dream. With support from his family, and a dedicated team of creative people, he created the astonishingly beautiful Makumu Private Game Lodge in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa.

Makumu, meaning “endless view” offers guests expansive views from the lodge and each uniquely designed suite.  These include the three suites – Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu – offer a spacious retreat for guests, with hammocks on your outdoor deck, refreshing outdoor shower and private plunge pool for those summer days. The lodge is at once welcoming and relaxing, and surrounds you with the warmth, earthy colours and rich textures of Africa.

Make the African Dream yours at Makumu Luxury Game Lodge

THE BOMA DECK

Situated above the banks of the non-perennial Dundee river bed is our wooden-decked Boma where you become alive and where you can hear the beat of your heart. The Boma is primarily used for evening dining and situated under open African skies you will be surrounded by the gentle flicker of lanterns, candlelight and open fire.To listen closely for the far-off roar of the lion, the gentle coughing of the leopard or the hauntingly familiar call of the owl, is where you realise that this boma experience is intimate and unsurpassed.

TRANQUIL OASIS

Whether for a cool refreshing swim after a warm night’s sleep, or a dip to escape the hot African sun, the pool at Makumu is an oasis which offers it all. Built as a feature to blend in with the surrounding bushveld, it revives your senses.The pool oasis is a feature originally designed around the needs of the guest’s enjoyment – don’t be surprised by the visiting elephant herds that are known to quench their thirst here during the hot midday temperatures!

ROMANTIC DINING

Lunch drenched in sunlight, a romantic dinner by candlelight, one always feels indulged dining at Makumu Luxury Game Lodge. Few things can compare to lunch that is drenched in sunlight, or a romantic dinner by candlelight under the open spectacular canopy of the southern night sky. Superb cuisine, fine wines and an open fire will make your experience unforgettable.

Game viewing

Opportunities are everywhere at Makumu Lodge. From the early morning birdlife viewing as the sun peeks over the horizon, to the resident warthog family that frequents the lodge lawns during the day and the elephant herds that choose to quench their thirst in the swimming pool, there always exists the possibility of a sighting…

Makumu Luxury Game Lodge Safari.

Conducted twice daily or as you prefer, open Landrover safari with armed Ranger and a Shangaan tracker in search of the elusive “Big five” as well as the other small and large wonders of this magnificent stretch of Southern Africa, normally conducted early morning and late afternoon.
With optional extras at Makumu Luxury Game Lodge there is something for everyone! Reptile demonstrations from an reptile expert – Learn more about these magnificent creatures Massage – To take that relaxation to the next level. Get Active – Use of our exercise equipment for those who will miss their daily trip to the gym.

Makumu Luxury Game Lodge Accommodation

  • 6 suites; 3 King Suites and 3 Impi Suites.
  • King Suite: 6m x 6m, en-suite bathroom with bath & shower, walk-in closet, viewing deck with hammock
  • Impi Suite: 5m x 6m, en-suite bathroom with shower only, viewing deck
  • Each set of suites is decorated according to the style of African tribes, namely the Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu tribes
  • As part of the Makumu experience, all suites are powered by candlelight at night. There are international plug points in all rooms for chargeable electronics.

Rates

King suite per person sharing from R8,400
Impi suite per person sharing from R7,800

50% surcharge for single persons travelling alone
Exclusive use of the lodge up to a maximum of 12 people from R67,200

Makumu Tented Bush Camp – surcharge pp (March to September; minimum 2 and maximum 6 guests in up to 3 tents on an exclusive-use basis) from R2,580

Bed Levy R250 per person per stay once off
Conservation Levy R115 per person per night ages 12+

Rates Exclude

  • Laundry services
  • Entrance fees to the reserve of R140 (if self-driving)
  • Additional activities like massages, reptile demonstrations and flying safaris
  • Airport transfers for stays of 1 or 2 nights

Cancellation / Prepayment

45 – 31 days prior to arrival: 50% of full amount
30 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of full amount

Children and extra beds

Family Friendly
• All ages welcome when booking exclusive use of the Lodge
• Children aged 8+ years welcome (full adult rate applies)

Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Secure Parking
  • Snacks
  • SPA
  • Towels
  • WiFi

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Hoedspruit

HoedspruitHoedspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is a town situated at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg. The town, while still small, has grown in recent years due to its proximity to private game reserves and the Kruger National Park. Hoedspruit Limpopo Province Tourism is one of the primary land-use and income-generating activities. Hoedspruit is

Sports & nature

Sports & natureMountain biking in Hoedspruit has caught a lot of attention over the last couple of years, with tracks that can really test your skill as a cyclist or even for those who want to take it easy and enjoy a nice slow day.  The beautiful escarpment of the Lowveld can really take your breath away. You can also ride alongside a number of plains game, such as impala, giraffe and many more, but don’t forget about the bird life.  Be sure to keep an eye out for the reptiles, snakes do love a good bask in the sun. For the avid mountain biker, the route up to Mariepskop can be rather challenging, however the view you will experience is absolutely spectacular. From here downhill is something to look forward to. Remember to take enough water, as it can get very hot in the Lowveld. It is essential to pack a repair kit, the road less travelled might surprise you with a few nasty thorns and rocks and could spoil your ride. Hoedspruit is perfect to cycle all year round, however in the summer months the temperature can reach up to 40degrees Celsius.  Always remember to apply enough sunblock. Some tracks are more suitable for the beginner or the relaxed rider.  It is a great way to brush up on your bird knowledge and experiencing nature up close and personal.  The Fauna and Flora that Hoedspruit has got to offer will make you feel fresh and revived. The most important thing to remember is to have fun, relax and enjoy what this natural beauty has got to offer.

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoJust 25 km from Hoedspruit, a visit to the Kruger National Park area is incomplete without a visit to Nyani Village & the Cultural Experience “Roots of Rhythm” Tribal show. In an informative and entertaining way, Roots of Rhythm performers provide visitors with a better understanding of the rich cultural background of the Limpopo Tribes, identifying the history and traditions of the indigenous people through costumes, dance styles and rhythms. The name Hoedspruit itself was given by Dawid Johannes Joubert and was directly as a result of an incident after a major cloud burst on Mariepskop area in 1844 (when he first arrived in the area) which caused the “now called Zandspruit” to come down in a flash flood.  During this even he ended up loosing his hat in the flooding river.   Bearing in mind that a hat in those days was a valuable resource for a farmer (sun protection etc) and not something that could be easily replaced as there were not “hat shops” on every corner, this in itself was a major event for Dawid Joubert and as a result, he then named the river the Hoedspruit (the Hat River) – as in the River that stole his Hat.

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