Makalali Private Game Lodge - River Lodge

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Located west of Kruger National Park this ethnic-style retreat resides within 26,000 hectares of bushveld in the north eastern Lowveld. The outside area is distinctively designed around the natural surrounds, with a spacious deck overlooking a waterhole where wildlife can be viewed. Between game drives, unwind beside the swimming  pool, perhaps head to the spa to indulge with a therapeutic treatment or, sit on your camp’s viewing deck and gaze out at the bushveld. During your stay, you’ll also feast on tantalising cuisine at the indoor-outdoor area or gather with fellow guests and enjoy a true taste of Africa with a legendary boma dinner under the stars. River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River, this lodge consists of three camps with six suites each and access to a plunge pool, boma, and enclosed dining and lounge area.


  • 30 rooms
  • dining area
  • bar lounge
  • boma
  • swimming pool
  • spa
  • viewing decks overlooking waterhole
  • library


In luxury suites with bath, indoor and outdoor shower, fireplace, mini bar and viewing deck.

Game Drives

Two game drives per day.

Transfers/driving time

1 hour from Hoedspruit airport.


Conservation levy of R280 per adult or R159 per child per night payable locally.

from £265 per person per night
  • Full Board

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