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Makumu Private Game Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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2 bedrooms, premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Makumu Private Game Lodge

Makumu Private Game Lodge

3.5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Klaserie Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1380

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalule Game Reserve1 min walk
  • Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve76 min drive
  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)78 min drive
  • Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve97 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bushbuckridge, Makumu Private Game Lodge is near the airport and in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Klaserie Nature Reserve and Balule Game Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Balule Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 76 min drive
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 88 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 97 min drive
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 103 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 78 min drive

About this property

Makumu Private Game Lodge

3.5-star lodge with restaurant and outdoor pool
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this lodge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 6 individually decorated rooms have 2 bedrooms and feature free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. Sitting areas, premium bedding, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Makumu Private Game Lodge offers 6 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. This Bushbuckridge lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Makumu Private Game Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free offsite parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Ecotours
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property does not provide electricity in the guest rooms (only candlelight). Electricity is only available in the guest lounge.
This property is located in Kruger National Park. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the national park.

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 7 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 7 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 350 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.
  • Additional fee: ZAR 115 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 310 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 310 (one-way), (from 10 to 18 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Makumu Private Game Lodge Kruger National Park
Makumu Private Game Kruger National Park
Makumu Private Game
Makumu Private Game Kruger Na
Makumu Private Game
Makumu Private Game Lodge Lodge
Makumu Private Game Lodge Bushbuckridge
Makumu Private Game Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Makumu is very private and expensive property. Very quiet, surreal view on a top of hill. Staff was amazing and very welcoming ( almost felt like a family). Food was great! Good wine! You will not regret staying here! -Lilly
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
nothing short of amazing, the location, staff, room, facilities. it was the most welcoming place if stayed at
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Believe the great reviews!!! I can not express how wonderful Makumu was! Outstanding accommodations, wonderful food, beautiful reserve. You’ll feel welcome from the start in a relaxed atmosphere. Honestly feel it was the best trip we’ve taken. Definitely stay at least 3, but 4 or more nights is best to increase your chances for seeing the most game.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic - Could not recommend anything better
Absolutely amazing experience. We were the only guests at the resort, but every member of staff endeavoured to make our holiday so special. It was the most relaxing, yet enriching holiday we have ever taken. To be guided on safari by experts who are so passionate and knowledgeable about the area was an absolutely phenomenal experience. The food was fantastic, each setting outdid the previous one. The most comfortable mattresses and duvets that we have ever slept on away from home. All this combined to make it a most memorable holiday
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2018

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lage in der Wildniss, kleine Einheit mit nur wenigen Gästen, Ruhe, Essen, Getränke perfekt...
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019