"My partner Heather and I spent 4 wonderful nights at Makalali in May 2015. These guys really know how to look after their guests. No request was too much trouble!
The accommodation is delightful. The guide (Lawrence) and tracker (Florent) went out of their way to ensure that we got very up close and personal with an amazing array of wildlife and serve an excellent morning coffee!
Congratulations to all at Makalali for delivering a superior safari experience."
"We spent two nights at Makalali in Juni 2015. The staff made our stay unforgettable and Eddie did everything to make the days wonderful. The food and the atmosphere of the place are very lovely. Thanks a lot!"
"This was a phenomenal trip. The accommodation was overlooking a river and the bungalows were too beautiful... Outside shower and huge private deck. We saw 7 lion and cubs. Elephants right up close eating in the side of the dirt road, rhinos dancing and playing with each other. Hippos close by on foot via a nature trail and so much more. Game drives, drinks and African sunsets, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Staff are so knowledgeable and make it truly special. Food was excellent and the entire experience was very personal and very, very special. It's a place I dream of!"
"My sister and I spent two wonderful nights here. We went on four game searches and saw many, many animals each time. There really aren't words to describe the loveliness and skill of the staff. Our guides, Lawrence and Pharence were so competent and caring. All the staff, the chefs, waiters, security, cleaners were top notch. The food was very special. We will be coming back to spend another holiday here in a different season."
"We stayed in a wonderful lodge where you could meet giraffes, antelopes and warthogs directly in the camp. Staff was very friendly and supportive. Driver and tracker were very experienced and made our game drives an adventure. We even saw cheetahs!"
"We had a magical time at Makalali. Marvel and Godlove were wonderful rangers and really made it very special. So much that the boys want to become rangers in the future. Marvel is a wonderful ranger and guide. Very calm, knowledgeable and can drive through the thickest of bush. Accommodation was perfect and food really good, tasty, fresh and varied - it was chilly when we were there but the fires made it perfect. Love Delia kept us on our toes and made sure everything ran very smoothly. Thank you for an unforgettable few days."
"It was really a great stay for us in a wonderful environment. Especially the hospitality of the whole team was fantastic! Many thanks to our Rangers Amos and Samuel - they did a great job!
We enjoyed every minute of being there!"
"The Lodge is so nice, the rooms so big and nicely styled with your own observation hut. The staff is so friendly, helpful and creative that you really feel as an honoured guest. Also the game runs are of perfect quality."
"I highly recommend the Makalali experience: the beautiful and peaceful setting, lovely accommodation and food, friendly staff, knowledgeable and engaging guides and last but not least the animals - you name it we saw it.
A special thanks to our guide, Lawrence, who went out of his way to make our stay memorable- from smoking elephant dung to relieve a headache to a final trek on the last morning to see the hippos that had until then eluded us."
"We joined 3 nights in this Resort in the middle of the wild. We felt very welcomed by all the nice and kind staff which always tried to give us the best and most of this experience.
Our Game Ranger Amos (who's the best ;)) could tell us so much about all the animals and plants we were able to see on our Drives. He and Samuel managed to show us "the big 5" and if anyone of the joining people requested to see a certain animal it was nearly guaranteed they would find one. Amazing experience and we hopefully come back one day.
Only negative thing was no available WIFI (which was fine for 3 nights)"