Makuwa Safari Lodge is easy to reach by self-drive and is located just a stone’s throw away from the Orpen Gate, which allows quick access into the central area of Kruger National Park. The closest airport is Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport. Access to Makuwa Private Reserve is by appointment only, please phone the lodge manager 066 479 6833 for
- ightweight, Neutral Coloured Clothing with Short Sleeves are recommended year-round.
- Scarves and Beanies (Early mornings can be cold, especially during our Winter months – May through to September) .
- Comfortable Walking shoes as well as Open Sandals for around camp
- Sunblock, Hats, Sunglasses.
- Swimming Clothes to enjoy our Swimming Pool.
- Cameras, Chargers and Binoculars for Game Viewing.
- We provide linen, towels and soap in the rooms – Please bring any additional amenities along.
Makuwa Safari Lodge is located in a low-risk malaria area. Guests are advised to take the appropriate precautions.
En-suite room with 2 three-quarter beds and bathroom with shower, a ceiling fan, mosquito net and an airy patio with garden views. Available in an open plan design or with a private bathroom on request.
Room 1, 2, 5, 7
Spacious family room with 4 or 5 three-quarter beds and bathroom with shower. Rooms feature a ceiling fan, mosquito nets and a private patio overlooking the garden and sparkling pool.
There is an optional interleading door for families travelling with more than 2 children.
Room 3 & 4
Spacious open plan design featuring 2 three-quarter beds, a bath (no shower), ceiling fan, mosquito net and an airy private patio with garden views.
Excluding KNP conservation fees:
Minimum 2 guests, we regret - no children under 6 years old on open safari vehicles. (Closed vehicle available).
½ day 2022 R1,275 per person for 3+ people, R1,870 per person for 2 people.
Full day 2022 R1,440 per person for 3+ people, R1,995 per person for 2 people with picnic lunch.
½ day 2023 R1,335 per person for 3+ people, R1,955 per person for 2 people.
Full day 2023 R1,505 per person for 3+ people, R2, 085 per person for 2 people with picnic lunch.
KNP conservation fee R440 (to 31 Oct 2022) or R460 (to 31 Oct 2023) per international adult per day.
KNP conservation fee R220 (to 31 Oct 2022) or R230 (to 31 Oct 2023) per international child 2-11 years per day.
(±1.5 hours) on Makuwa Safari Lodge property R380 pp (2022) or R410 pp (2023)
* Age limits apply
Canyon Boat Cruise - Take a scenic cruise on the Blydepoort Dam and experience breath-taking views of the Blyderiver Canyon, Three Rondawels, Kadishi Waterfall and Mariepskop above.
Immerse yourself on a walking tour of the local village or spend a morning volunteering at Nourish Community Project.
Sunrise or Sunset Safari - Complete your Kruger experience by going on a sunrise or sunset safari in an open safari vehicle on a neighbouring big-5 reserve.
Experience the thrill of chancing upon the famed Big 5 under the expertise of the highly trained, armed, field guide. This activity is a just a short drive from Makuwa Safari Lodge. Not for children under the age of 12 and limited to 6 people per group per guide.
Blyde Canyon Nature Reserve Hiking - Explore the less visited areas of the Blyde Canyon Nature Reserve on foot with a walking guide. Wander through indigenous forests and take in the magnificent views that surround you. Various full day trails available.
Witness the beauty of Blyde Canyon Nature Reserve. A qualified guide will take you to sights such as God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes on your full day adventure.
Go on an informative tour at one of two leading wildlife rehabilitation centres in the area and learn about the incredible role they play in the conservation of our precious wildlife.
* Age limits apply
All reservations must be made by email. A non-refundable deposit of 20% is
required to confirm a booking, unless by prior written agreement. Balance of payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. All reservations will be treated as provisional until we receive your deposit. Should we receive another enquiry for the same date, you will be given the opportunity to pay your deposit within 5 working days. Failing which, preference will be given to the new booking.
Cancellations must be made in writing by email.
> 60 days prior to arrival - 20% cancellation fees
59 – 15 days prior to arrival - 75% cancellation fees
14 – 0 days prior to arrival - 90% cancellation fees
Payment must be made by bank transfer to the account details on the invoice. The lodge is a cash-free establishment, Visa/Mastercard or EFT payment only. Please ensure that sender pays for all bank transfer charges.
Should we not receive full amount as per invoice, then the balance will be considered outstanding and still due for payment.
Please forward any dietary requirements to our reservations department 2 weeks prior to travel. Any later than this and we can not guarantee the service.