In the Xitsonga language, the word “Makumu” refers to an intangible explanation of an open space, an uncluttered lookout over distant horizons, or endless views. 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.
From our guests
We spent 3 nights at Makumu during our honeymoon trip. The experience was fantastic!!! We felt as a family while our stay. The Lodge is small, with few rooms and that helps to build an intimate and close relation between hosts and rangers. The day to day Safaris with Ruan and the tracker team was marvelous. We learnt many things about animal behavior and living. We also appreciate that... Read this review
Belén & Mikel
Everything was absolutely FANTASTIC! You have truly created a magical oasis here. The staff is absolutely remarkable and thoughtful of everything we needed and so much more. Every day was a new experience and we loved every minute of our stay here. Thank you all for making this a trip of a lifetime. All our best.
Jackson & Elyssa
Paul & Sarah
Simply WonderfulAll you could possibly want from a Safari. Superbly guided Game Drives, beautiful accommodation, top notch levels of service and delicious food. From the moment you arrive at "headquarters" within the Klaserie Game reserve and you're passed your Makumu Cap, you become one of the family, or at least that's the way you're made to feel! Book away and prepare for a stunning visit.
Hannah & Gareth
Better than the places you see in magazines! An absolute must stay! Wow, wow, wow! We stayed at Makumu as the last stop on our honeymoon. I can quite honestly say it is the best place I have ever stayed. From the moment we were collected from headquarters and given our makumu caps to the minute we left it was just magical. The staff are so kind, friendly, knowledgeable... Read this review