Activities: Day and night game drives, birding, bush walks, bush dinners and picnics, canoeing, cultural tours
Highlights: Rhino and Buffalo and Leopard tracking
This pristine South Africa Nature Reserve is home to Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard as well as rare game and bird species – the Suni antelope and Narina Trogon. Guests enjoy secluded bush accommodation and safaris in a varied landscape. Makhasa is located near the Big Five Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Reserve and Mkuze Game Reserve.
Makhasa boasts an abundance of wildlife due to the unique diversity of vegetation. Five distinct habitats include Sand Forest, Broad-leaved Woodland, Thornveld, Ilala Veld and Sand Thicket. Whether it is walking in the sand forest or driving the open plains, guests are provided with excellent opportunities for countless wildlife sightings.
Makhasa Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is a bird watching paradise, with an abundance of species around the lodge itself. On the reserve there are many watering spots for great game sightings. Makhasa’s largest span of water is great for canoeing trips to the islands to experience Africa on water.
Expert staff at Makhasa Game Lodge prepare sumptuous buffet meals which are served in the dining room or around a camp fire in the boma (open-air enclosure). The dining room overlooks the waterhole and the fully stocked bar is open all day. Cocktails are served on the main deck and romantic meals can be arranged on the guest’s cabin deck. Bush dinners and breakfasts are also a popular and exciting activity whilst on safari.
Facilities and Services
3 star graded lodge with 3 meals a day
Telephone, internet access via satellite
Credit Cards accepted
Dining room and lantern lit boma
Fully stocked bar and snack menu
Comfortable lounge and reading area
Tea and coffee always available in the lounge and chalets
Dietary requirements catered for with advance notice