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
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.
Birgit & Holger
One of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. The best hosts we have ever experienced. Simply fantastic! Many thanks to the whole Makumu team. See you next year.
Christoph & Melina
Incredibly good service and super friendly and trained staff!The lodges are furnished with great attention to detail and the food is excellent!Pool with a view of the waterhole and game drives with professional trackers and rangers make for unforgettable experiences.
Fernando & Adriana
Una Experiencia InolvidableLos días que hemos pasado mi esposa y yo en Makumu nos han dejado un recuerdo imborrable. El entorno donde se encuentra el Lodge te permite estar inmerso en la naturaleza del corazón de la sabana y te da la oportunidad de ver a los animales en su hábitat natural. Nosotros tuvimos la suerte de poder ver a los Big 5 varias veces, las increíbles fotos que... Read More