The Home of Endless Views

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.

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This is Makumu

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

  • 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... Read More

    Francesco & Mara

  • We had the chance to spend 10 days in Makumu! I do not know where to start ! The lodge is magnificent without any fuss, ultra cozy and comfortable! the view is magnificent and the water points just below have been the source of incredible observations. (elephant giraffes lycaons, lions ...) I still have the chills. the atmosphere is very relaxed and warm. No frills but excellent food with... Read More

    Deb & Christian

  • Royalty redefined What a weekend! Cherie, Adrian and Alistair catered to needs that we never knew we had! From the collection point, through to the room, with every touch you could imagine (hot water bottles and a foam bath included) through game drives (encountering the full big 5 within 24 hours of arrival) they never spared one moment to not treat us like royalty. Food cannot be described here,... Read More

    Paul & Exelda

  • Done Many Safaris, Hands-down Makumu is the Best 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... Read More

    Linda, Chad & Arwen

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