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

  • Matthew & Tracy

    Fabulous StayWe absolutely LOVED our stay at Makumu. When we were searching for lodges - we knew we wanted a lodge that limited the number of guests because we wanted that more intimate experience. The staff is phenomenal - from the house staff to the guides and trackers - everyone was personable and made you feel at home in the beautiful lodge. All the meals and snacks were 5... Read More

  • Joanne & Johan

    A taste of paradise……Just amazing!From the moment we arrived to journey on to Makumu lodge at their HQ, We were welcomed by staff who gave us ponchos to journey in the safari jeep as it was raining.Once we arrived at the stunning location of Makumu we were greeted by more staff with friendly smiles and a huge welcome to their Makumu family. The lodge itself is just amazing with... Read More

  • Neel & Shivani

    Where do I start with Makumu?! For anyone that is hesitating to book, you will not regret it. This place is magical and it genuinely felt like a home away from home. The lodges themselves are absolutely stunning - beautifully decorated, and the common areas such as the pool are also beautiful. My husband and I spent most of our free time playing pool and watching the elephants in... Read More

  • Grant & Moira

    Just goOur stay at Makumu was, without doubt, one of the highlights of our lives. Basically, everything you have read about it is true. Even without seeing any animals (but see below), this place would be simply incredible. We had driven from Johannesburg, and were picked up at Klaserie park headquarters and taken on the 45 minute journey to the lodge itself. The place is stunning: the views are... Read More

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