Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Stewartfrom Johannesburg

Great birding experience, food could be better.

Posted Jan 10, 2015 
We especially enjoyed the game drives and bird walks with ranger Peter, who was very knowledgable and keen to share his insight on ecosystem, insects, birds. The food was mundane...vegetarian food is not just providing cooked vegetables for meals.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom UK

wonderful place wonderful staff

Posted Sep 30, 2014
Pros: everything
Cons: lions and elephants.......except of course we would then have to be caged in and I loved the freedom
excellent from start to finish.took a group of 8 to Makhasa. the rooms were clean comfortable, food delicious....and staff treated us like 5 star guests. they could not have been any more friendly or helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. it is true there are no lions or elephants on site but they are close by. we found the intimate setting of Makhasa exactly what we wanted. a perfect base for utter relaxation and visiting area. loved the game drive and rhino walk. we all found it a truely lovely african experience. thanks staff.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Mija and Tony Almeidafrom USA

truth in advertising

Posted Sep 27, 2014 
Makhasa Game Lodge was not what we expected. We arrived to find we were the only guests for our entire stay of 4 days! Makhasa is a small place; 6 'huts', up to 18 guests. We did not know this prior to our arrival. After the first night we settled in a bit and did enjoy the relaxing environment. We were attended to wonderfully by Bette and Donovan. . Sitting at the main lodge, we were able to watch Nyala, Baboons, Warthogs and many birds throughout the day. We also were able to observe a Hyena at night which was fabulous. We did leave earlier than our 4 days, partially due to the lack of other guests. If we had know prior to our visit the true set up it would have helped. We may still have gone to Makhasa. They have been bought by another company recently and appear to be undergoing some changes. Truth in advertising always pays off.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Lesley and Geofffrom West Australia

Fantastic staff

Posted Aug 8, 2014 
We really enjoyed our stay in Makhasa, lovely accomodation and the staff were very helpful. Rooms were very clean with wild life walking past our room in the morning. James and Donavon did everything possible to make our stay the best possible, knowledgable re the local wild life ++++. Would recommend this to my friends for sure.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Gregfrom France

Exceptionnal

Posted Apr 26, 2014 
Very peaceful place, human size unlike most of the lodges in many reserves in South Africa, passionate and professional rangers. Great rooms, very traditional yet very clean and comfortable. Fantastic dinner. Because of its relatively small size, only rhinos could be spotted. No elephants or leopards to be expected, for which you will need to go in bigger reserves, who will not have the charm and authenticity of Makhasa
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Mettemarie Raschfrom Roskilde

Giraf til middag

Posted Oct 20, 2013 
Hvis det er vigtigt for en vellykket safari at se alle "the Big Five", skal man vælge et andet sted - her er ingen løver og elefanter. Men en meget personlig betjening og vidende rangere, der giver dig store oplevelser. Et højdepunkt var lækker middag med bål og petroleumslamper på en platform 30 meter fra lodgens vandhul. 3 giraffer gjorde os selskab.Hytter var velindrettede og hyggelige og alle var meget venlige.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Nice and cozy room, great ranger!

Posted Oct 19, 2013 
We had a great stay in a cozy little hut. Great game drives, especially the rhino tracking was a blast. Thanks to ranger James! Also the dinner in the bush was very exciting, great food.
3 out of 5
by Christina

Nette Lodge, jedoch weit abgelegen

Posted Oct 15, 2013
Die Lodge ist sehr schoen, jedoch weit abgelegen zum Hluhluwe Park faehrt man eine Stunde. Die Einrichtung ist toll und die Mitarbeiter sehr freundlich. Die Anfahrt ist abenteuerlich und war nach einem Regentag mit einem normalen Auto ohne 4x4 schwierig zu bewaeltigen. Ungewoehnlich war fuer uns, dass man keine Zimmerschluessel erhaelt und sein Zimmer somit beim verlassen nicht abschliessen kann. Dies sei in der Lodge normal, erklaerten uns die Angestellten. Die erste Nacht waren Touristen als Gruppe anwesend und es gab nur einen Tisch fuer alle.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by TonyTfrom UK

Magic Getaway

Posted Aug 22, 2013 
Loved the set up. Rooms are very rustic but they have been done up fantastically. Great food and hospitality. Only slight nag was arriving in the dark and we were unprepared for the cross country drive to the lodge. We only stayed for one night but will definitely book a longer stay in future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

perfektes Savannenfeeling ....

Posted Jul 15, 2012 
bei seh rindividueller Betreuung