aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

First Class

Gravelotte Road
Hoedspruit, 1380 Makalali Game Reserve,
South Africa
Tel: +27 0 15 793 9300
Fax: +27 0 15 793 1739

Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger Park. This ethnic bush retreat lies on 26,000 hectares of bushveld in the North-eastern Lowveld, South Africa. Makalali Game Reserve boasts the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other characteristic species are cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, and kudu.

Aha Makalali Main Lodge is a newly built, 4 star lodge, comprised of 30 comfortably designed superior rooms all with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature luxurious interiors with classic leather and wood furnishings. Each room boasts a balcony with views of the waterhole.

Guests can enjoy an array of African cuisine in the main dining area, with its characteristic dual aspect fireplace that connects the bar lounge and dining area; perfect for keeping the night chill at bay and enjoying an intimate dinner.

The outside area is distinctively designed around the natural surroundings with a spacious deck built around indigenous trees, overlooking a watering hole. It’s the ideal place to see wildlife interact and take in the scenery. Equally spectacular is the large crystal blue rim flow pool. Its comfy chairs and sun-loungers create an inviting ambience, paired with a signature Makalali drink.


  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • Bath
  • In-room safe
  • Rim flow swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Boma
  • Curio shop