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 an endless view. 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. 

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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

  • Makumu - what an unbelievable experience! It's hard to put it all into words, just WOW. The lodge location, the team, food and game drives are made up for one of the most amazing times. (We will still be speaking of this place for many, many years). Thank you for everything. Your whole teams makes it feel like home staying here.

    Sonja, Julia, Klaus

  • Baie dankie vir 'n onvergeetlike vakansie. Julle gasvryheid is merkwaardig en ons het elk oomblik daarvan geniet. Baie hartseer om huistoe te gaan, want alles hier is perfek! Personeel is almal vriendelik en behulpsaam, en die kos smullekker! Dankie vir die ekstra moeite :) Ons is bly om 'n groot dag in ons lewe met julle to kon deel. Sien elle hopenlik binnekort weer!

    Ruan & Nandi

  • To everyone at Makumu, Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. Everyone was so welcoming. Fantastic place to stay for a quick honeymoon.

    Jessie & Anthony

  • Our footprints in the Bush might have gone already with the morning breeze, but our memories collected in your amazing Makumu surely will stay with us for a lifetime. Never lose your passion and faith in your mission to show people what really matters in life!

    Zsolt & Gregory

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