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Farm Dundee 32KU Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 14 in Klaserie Private Game Reserve
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AN UNFORGETTABLE AFRICAN ADVENTURE IN COMPLETE PRIVACY... In the Xitsonga language, the word “Makumu” refers to an intangible explanation of an open space, an uncluttered lookout over distant horizons, or an endless view. The breathtaking views and location of the lodge complement a deeply inspiring sense of space and place, leaving visitors rejuvenated with the ancient spirit of African wilderness. The ‘Big Five’ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa, covering some 60 000 hectares and forming part of the greater Kruger National Park. Makumu Private Game Lodge is an intimate oasis in this vast wilderness, surrounded by the harshness, unpredictability and unspoiled appeal of the African bushveld. Six luxurious and beautifully appointed suites, accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, ensure an exclusive blend of absolute comfort, style and privacy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
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Interconnected rooms available
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German

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Farm Dundee 32KU Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Phalaborwa Airport24 kmSee all flights
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kady_martin wrote a review 11 Jun
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What a lovely lodge to stay at. When we returned from the evening safari we were ecstatic to see the lodge lit up with candles warming our hearts. The guides, the staff all so personable, warm and fun to be with. Everyone at Makumu was a pleasure to be around. I can't thank you enough for a most exciting, wonderful stay at your private game lodge.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Kathy & Michael Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a lovely time with us. Our goal is to showcase everything the African Bush has to offer and we're happy that you were able to experience this. Remember, you're part of the Makumu Family now and we hope to welcome you back again soon! The Makumu Team
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Katdoyle2 wrote a review May 2022
Salford, United Kingdom6 contributions
Thanks so much to Cherie, AD, Shelley and Ruan for making our first safari a trip of a lifetime! The lodge was built by the owner for his family and has a really nice family vibe with brunch, afternoon tea and dinner eaten together with other guests, we got to meet other people from all over the world! As well as listening to lions, hyenas and monkeys in the bush whilst we were eating outside! Our Ranger, AD was fantastic and very knowledgable. We spotted the Big Five and so much more, and he made such a big effort to make sure we tracked down the animals we wanted to see. Since the Klaserie is shared with just a few other lodges, the safari was very tranquil and did not feel commercial at all. We were able to track down animals and would only see another 1-3 cars throughout the whole game drive. We were torn between a 3 and a 4 night stay. So glad we went with 4 nights and we could have stayed for so much longer! The whole team is very hospitable and we loved hearing their stories from the bush!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you like warm weather I’d visit in May or September when the bush has started to thin, but...
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Dear Kathryn & Aaron We are so delighted to hear that you have had such an amazing and special time at Makumu. Thank you so much for this amazing review and we will definitely give your compliments to the team as well. The Makumu Family cannot wait to welcome you back. Kind Regards
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Tyler S wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I stayed at Makumu for three nights and could not recommend it more. Within 24 hours we had seen the big 5, and each game drive did not disappoint. While a lot of other lodges went out with just a driver on their game drives, each time at Makumu we had both a driver and a tracker, which allowed us to find and see much more. The accommodations were also fantastic. The rooms were large and comfy, and it was great sharing brunch with the other guests and being able to have a drink in the afternoon while watching animals walk by the lodge. All the staff were extremely hospitable and knowledgeable about wildlife and answered our many questions. The food was delicious and afternoon tea was served prior to the evening drive which was a fun treat to experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 04 May 2022
Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and had such wonderful sightings, We will make sure to pass on your compliments to the team as well and we do hope to welcome you back to the Makumu Family. If you have any photos that you would like to share, please do. Stay safe and we will see you soon. Kind regards, The Makumu Team
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Miertjie89 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Should have stayed 4 nights instead of 2. The rooms were incredibly spacious and beautifully decorated. At night the entire lodge is lit up by candle light which is lovely. The place was immaculate with endless views and delicious food. Ruan the ranger, and Richard the tracker were knowledgeable and did a great job tracking lions during our stay. Shelley was a fantastic host and the rest of the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 22 Apr 2022
Good afternoon and Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a lovely time with us. Our goal is to showcase everything the African Bush has to offer and we're happy that you were able to experience this. We look forward to your longer stay next time :) The Makumu Team
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Adriana C wrote a review Mar 2022
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions1 helpful vote
One of my best experiences ever , 5 nights in this lodge with such amazing staff, always there to meet your needs and smiling all the time . Owners take so good care of you and game drives are incredible with amazing and well prepared guides . Food and treats are great and you feel part of this great family. The rooms are so comfortable, pretty with so much space and details are everywhere . They will do more than their best to meet your expectations and needs. You are so well taken care of.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 09 Mar 2022
Good afternoon Adriana and Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you and Fernando had such a lovely time with us. Our goal is to showcase everything the African Bush has to offer and we're happy that you were able to experience this. Remember, you're part of the Makumu Family now and we hope to welcome you back again soon! The Makumu Team
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michael h wrote a review Feb 2022
Yorkshire, United Kingdom21 contributions12 helpful votes
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Visited Makumu for 4 nights and this place is totally breathtaking. From the minute you arrive to the day you leave everyone is treated like one big family and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are all stunning and food, drinks and service first class throughout . The games drives are excellent and the knowledge of rangers and trackers is superb. Driving back one night from a game drive we had one of the most amazing dinner experiences ever . The dining room was moved down into the dry riverbed and we all safe around the fire and had an amazing experience. If you are looking for a safari experience that offers you everything you ever dreamed of this is the place to visit. If I could have given it 6 stars I would have . See you all again in the near future .
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 09 Mar 2022
Good afternoon and Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a lovely time with us. Our goal is to showcase everything the African Bush has to offer and we're happy that you were able to experience this. Six stars - WOW ! Thank you! Remember, you're part of the Makumu Family now and we hope to welcome you back again soon! The Makumu Team
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FJM_ti wrote a review Jan 2022
Bellinzona, Switzerland55 contributions39 helpful votes
There are not many things in life that took my breath away. One for sure, is staying for three nights at this wonderful lodge in the heart of the Klaserie Nature Reserve. The place is just gorgeous. A wonderful array of villas (those are not just 6 rooms) bundled together in a unique atmosphere which gets even better when all of the 250 oil lamps are lit up at dusk. Everything that matters could be found at Makumu, from a luxurious in-suite bathroom to the astounding terrace which guarantees an endless view of the park and of the animals which happen to pass by. Game rides are just flawless under the wise directions of both the guide and the tracker. We were lucky enough to find most of the wildlife we were looking for and the amount of knowledge we learned is absolutely unparalleled. Every detail is taken care of in subtle, elegant fashion from the refreshening towel given to you while back from a ride to the hearthwarming service during a sundown "aperitivo" in the bush. Food is just what I would expect from a journey into the wild that resembles both the culture and the spirit of this land. Quality is great. The kitchen staff is there for you at all times. Everything you want or need is simply there when you want it and the warm welcome you get form the owners, which are pretty much always there for and with you, as well as the managing staff, is just effortless and unique. There was unfortunately only one sad occurance of our stay at Makumu: we had to come home. But we will be back. For sure. Thank You all, the owners, the managers and all of Makumu Family. It has been great.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 19 Jan 2022
Good afternoon and Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a lovely time with us. Our goal is to showcase everything the African Bush has to offer and we're happy that you were able to experience this. Remember, you're part of the Makumu Family now and we hope to welcome you back again soon! The Makumu Team
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Michael C wrote a review Dec 2021
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To keep this brief, everyone at the lodge treats you like part of their close knit family and all of the staff is incredibly welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The rooms are clean, the decor is absolutely amazing and when you return from your evening game drive, the entire proeprty including your room is illuminated with candles, there are no "lights" (apart from a tiny one in your bathroom). It makes for a very unique, beautiful and special experience. Cherié, Adrian and Alistair thank you so much for an unforgettable experience. The owners were also there and they are the friendliest people you'll ever meet.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 12 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a lovely time with us. We hope to welcome you back to Makumu again soon! The Makumu Team
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Paul B wrote a review Aug 2021
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What a weekend! Cherie, Adrian and Alistair catered to needs that we never knew we had! From the collection point, throuhg tonthe room, with every touch you could imagine (hot water bottles and a foambath included) through game drives (encountering tthe full big 5 within 24 hours of arrival) they never spared one moment to not treat us like royalty. Food cannot be decribed here, not enough space..... We have a strict "never return to the same place twice" policy, and this time we will be ignoring our own policy soon..... thank you guys!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 03 Sep 2021
Dear Paul Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and had such wonderful sightings! We will definitely be passing on your compliments to the Cherie, Adrian and Alistair. Our team does hope to welcome back to the Makumu family in the very near future. Please stay in touch and stay safe. Kind regards, The Makumu Team
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Ullman Family wrote a review Jul 2021
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Over many years we have done multiple safaris, from budget to luxury, from National Parks to Sabie Sands, and Makumu is the standout for us. The staff were amazing, they really made us feel welcome, like family. They joined us for dinner every evening and brunch every morning. Dinner around the fire in the boma was a real highlight. The main lodge really feels like a luxurious home, it's gorgeous, warm and accommodating. It really embraces the romance of the African bush experience. The rooms were beautiful, the candles and lanterns at night were gorgeous and it was beyond what we expected. The food was phenomenal and they really listened to and made sure to accommodate our likes and dislikes. Ruan the main ranger was possibly the best safari guide we have ever had. He was knowledgeable, passionate and really listened to what we wanted to get out of the experience. We saw everything from little spiders to bee eaters and lions at a kill. We did safari drives and a morning walk. We would return to Makumu in a heartbeat and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 03 Sep 2021
Dear Chad, Linda and Arwen Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and to have made you part of the Makumu family. We will most definitely pass on your compliments to Ruan and we are delighted to see that you have had some amazing sightings during your stay. Our team does look forward to welcoming you all back to the Makumu Family in the very near future. Please keep in touch and stay safe. Warmest Regards The Makumu Team
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US$641 - US$798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkKlaserie Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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What are some of the property amenities at Makumu Private Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Makumu Private Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Makumu Private Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Makumu Private Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makumu Private Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Makumu Private Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Makumu Private Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makumu Private Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.