Prós: This is a small bed and breakfast type experience with 4 very nicely appointed private rooms with baths. The owners cook you an excellent breakfast and gladly take you to dinner in the town and share their experiences living in South Africa for the last 20 years. The owners are a couple originally from Holland...very nice people! The lodge is immaculate and very well appointed with a great outside space for eating, pool for swimming, fire pit for evening drinks, etc. The lodge is in a wildlife estate...it is a "neighborhood" with large lots and paved roads then has dirt, bush roads you can explore in your car to see all the wildlife that does not just stroll by the pool. :) There zebra, giraffe, warthogs, all types of antelope, porcupine, etc....and a leapard on site. We were there just after the mating season so there were little ones running around everywhere....including lots of birds...kingfishers, rollers, hornbills, ibis, etc. The location is great because even though you are among the wildlife, the roads are all paved and you are literally 5 minutes from town (fuel, restaurants, shopping, and the airport. You are also very close to the Kruger gate.
Contras: The place was excellent, but this is not "in the bush, roughing it, safari" type experience. So if you are looking for that, go into the park or sabi sands (where we stayed for a couple of days at Umkumbe lodge. Loved both experiences!
Situado no centro da Reserva de Caça Privada de Makalali, este alojamento apresenta chalés climatizados de colmo com uma lareira, casa de banho em plano aberto e chuveiro ao ar livre. A piscina está romanticamente envolvida por árvores e arbustos. As suites incluem um deque elevado privado de madeira situado entre as as árvores de ébano africano. As camas estão cobertas com uma rede mosquiteira e cada suite inclui um cofre digital, roupões de banho e um secador de cabelo. As refeições são servidas no seu deque privado ou no salão de refeições, que tem um telhado de palha que se equilibra em grandes pilares. Os hóspedes também podem utilizar esta área para relaxar junto à lareira ou para planear uma viagem de safari ao Parque Nacional Kruger, a 50 km. Podem ser providenciadas massagens e um serviço de baby-sitting, mediante pedido. Também é possível reservar um serviço de transporte de/para o Aeroporto OR Tambo, a 450 km. Encontra-se a 5 horas de carro de Joanesburgo.
Prós: All the staff were wonderful, particularly Patrick and Frans, who were extremely knowledgeable about all the animals and the whole area. Eliot was very flexible about his menu due to my food allergies.
Prós: friendly and helpful staff
Contras: direction not easy to find
Prós: Food, location
Prós: The room was nice but there were 2 single beds and no double bed
Contras: The food was terrible, cold and out of date. The lodge ran out of food for breakfast on our second day so we packed up and left. It was more like a 2 star hotel than a 4 star.