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
Liliane & Joel
Makumu was the absolute highlight of our 2022 South Africa trip. After a 2-year break due to Corona, we were able to enjoy the bush again. Makumu endless views ... it was more than this endless expanse, it was more than just a safari and it was more than a gigantic starry sky. You only have to watch the new video of the lodge and you will understand the... Read More
Mathew & Natalie
I am still blown away at my experience at Makumu. I'd could write so much about the animals we saw but what set this place about for me was the staff. They took the time to get to know us and then a created a experience I will never forget it. Thank you!!! . . 3 Night Stay, couple from the states
Kathryn & Aaron
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... Read More
Tyler & Mackenzie
Thank you so much for such a wonderful time here. We hope we are able to come back at some point. Everyone was absolutely wonderful.