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aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit

4-star4 stars
LimpopoHoedspruitLimpopo6191South Africa

All-inclusive lodge in Hoedspruit with safari, outdoor pool
  • Free English breakfast and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Delicious food
14See all 14 reviews
From 397 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit

from $388
  • River Lodge Thatched Suites
  • Main Lodge Superior Room
  • Family Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours on site
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit’s small print

Also known as

  • Makalali Game
  • Makalali Private Game Reserve Hoedspruit
  • Makalali Private Game Reserve Lodge Hoedspruit


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 5 PM.
  • Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    What’s around aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit


    • In a provincial park
    • Makalali Game Reserve - 1 min walk
    • Boabab Tree at Leydsdorp - 26.3 mi / 42.3 km
    • Balule Game Reserve - 29.3 mi / 47.1 km

    Getting around

    • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 119 min drive
    • Free self parking
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.2 From 14 reviews

    aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit
    Beautiful place to stay
    Beautiful facilities, super comfortable room, great staff, food was ok but not a highlight. We got to see most animals from very up close on the safari however most of the time we are just driving thru the bushes, I can’t compare to other areas but I guess it’s normal. Only weird thing is paying a lot for an all inclusive resort and having to pay separately for water :/
    Mariana, us2 night trip
    aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit
    Best reserve
    A+ Great property, great service
    Joseph, us3 night family trip
    aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit
    It has seen its days ... but they are over!
    We are repeat guests that will not come back again. The offerings of activities beside game Drives i s zero, food is good prepared but basic (Pap and Chicken and Wors) Far to expensive for what is offered, there is not even a mini bar, the shampoo stinks and the whole lodge has been due for maintennance for more than five years.
    Ralph M, za5 night romance trip
    aha Makalali Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit
    A little slice of heaven
    Though getting to Makalali is a little tricky, once you get there - it's wonderful. Gorgeous rooms, beautiful views and surroundings, great game drives every day and plenty of food and drink. The staff look after you very well, the rooms have everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. I had a fantastic stay - saw some amazing animals really up close - and relaxed in a wonderful and peaceful place.
    Giuseppa, gb5 night trip

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