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South African Tourism Newsletter

Posted on Wed October 13, 2021 in Press and Awards.

Südafrika ist seit 19. September 2021 kein Risikogebiet mehr und auch vor Ort kehrt immer mehr Normalität ein, sodaß Reisen durch das Land wieder nahezu ohne Einschränkungen möglich sind. Es steht einer erfolgreichen Wintersaison praktisch nichts mehr im Wege.

Im folgenden Newsletter informieren wir Sie über die neu angepassten COVID-19 Bestimmungen in Südafrika im Level 1 der Risk Adjusted Strategy und unsere Local Partner Serie geht weiter.

Ausserdem gehen wir mit unserer Web-Seminarreihe in die zweite Runde und beleuchten alles zum Thema Safari und Wildtierbeobachtungen.

Viel Spaß beim Lesen
Ihr South African Tourism Team

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September 2021 Wildlife Report

Posted on Fri September 17, 2021 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back to another exciting update on our adventures here in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. I will be covering all the thrilling sightings that happened during September 2021.

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Home, Food & Travel

Posted on Wed September 1, 2021 in Press and Awards.

Exclusive African safaris at Makumu Private Game Lodge in Hoedspruit.

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August 2021 Wildlife Report

Posted on Wed August 25, 2021 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back to another exciting update on our adventures here in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. I will be covering all the exciting things that happened over August…

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Getaway Magazine

Posted on Wed August 25, 2021 in Press and Awards.

Makumu Private Game Lodge has been featured on Getaway Magazine, giving you and in depth look inside iThumbela – one of the first subterranean photo bunkers in the Greater Kruger!

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July 2021 Wildlife Report

Posted on Mon July 26, 2021 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back to a chilly, yet exciting update on our adventures here in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. I will be covering all the thrilling sightings that happened during July 2021.

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May/June 2021 Wildlife Report

Posted on Wed July 14, 2021 in Ranger Diaries.

Winter is slowly approaching, which means early morning coffees, hot water bottles and late night fires around the dinner table. Welcome to another update from the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and Makumu Private Game Lodge, your home away from home. I will be covering some of the exciting things that we encountered over the last 2 months.

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International Tourism Film Festival - Africa

Posted on Thu July 8, 2021 in Press and Awards.

Makumu Private Game Lodge is beyond proud to have received TWO Gold Awards at this year's International Tourism Film Festival Africa that was held in Cape Town on the 28th of May 2021. The competition was strong with 865 entries from 97 countries.

Their video on iThumbela, an underground photographic bunker, came first in the category Tourism Services, in both the Africa and International divisions!!

A special thank you to Joggie Botha from Travel Brand who, together with Makumu’s owner Stefan Breuer 's footage, created this award-winning tourism video.

The aim of the festival is to reward excellence in digital marketing campaigns that focus specifically on tourism-related products and services.

'iThumbela' as the bunker has been named, which loosely translated from the Xitsonga language means ‘place to hide', is sunken below ground and overlooks a watering hole, offering guests the opportunity to photograph wildlife coming to the water to cool down or drink, at ground level. A great addition to the Makumu safari scene, this experience will particularly appeal to expert photographers looking for a completely unique angle from which to photograph game, birdlife and animal behaviour.

Elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, hyena, leopard, a variety of bird species and many other game regularly frequent the dam. Serious photographers also have the option of booking a private photographic safari where they have exclusive access to the bunker, a private guide and safari vehicle for a day, or for the duration of their stay.

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March/April 2021 Wildlife Report

Posted on Tue May 4, 2021 in Ranger Diaries.

After a very wet and green summer, autumn has finally arrived, March is still way greener than last year, but there are small changes, like the cooler nights and the crisp cool mornings out on our morning drives, welcome to another update from the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and Makumu Private Game Lodge, your home away from home. I will be covering some of the exciting things that we encountered over the last 2 months.

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Get Involved - March 2021

Posted on Wed March 31, 2021 in Newsletter.
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Important Updates - February 2021

Posted on Thu February 25, 2021 in Newsletter.
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Tourism Update: Monday Smile

Posted on Mon February 8, 2021 in Press and Awards.
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'Tis the season - December 2020

Posted on Thu December 31, 2020 in Newsletter.
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Looking to the Future - November 2020

Posted on Thu November 26, 2020 in Newsletter.
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We are open! - October 2020

Posted on Thu October 29, 2020 in Newsletter.
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We Are Reopening! - September 2020

Posted on Wed September 30, 2020 in Newsletter.
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Make Yourself At Home - August 2020

Posted on Thu August 27, 2020 in Newsletter.
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Staying Positive - July 2020

Posted on Thu July 30, 2020 in Newsletter.
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Seven - Makumu Raffle

Posted on Fri June 19, 2020 in Press and Awards.
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Winter is Coming - May 2020

Posted on Mon June 1, 2020 in Newsletter.
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Makumu News - March 2020

Posted on Thu April 23, 2020 in Newsletter.
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Makumu Private Game Lodge extends its safari offering by introducing a subterranean photographic hide, the first of its kind in the Greater Kruger region

Posted on Thu April 9, 2020 in Press and Awards.

With Makumu aptly meaning ‘endless view’ in the Xitsonga language, owner Stefan Breuer has always had a passion for photography, inspired by the magnificent landscapes of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which he visited in his childhood, and which has been his African home for the past 20 years.

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Booking.com Guest Review Award 2020

Posted on Fri January 17, 2020.
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Happy Holidays! - December 2019

Posted on Wed December 18, 2019 in Newsletter.
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Tourism Update: Millennial Travel

Posted on Wed December 4, 2019.
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October/November 2019 Wildlife Report

Posted on Wed November 27, 2019 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back to another exciting update on our adventures here in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. I will be covering all the exciting things that happened over October- November.

We are at the start of summer, and already have we reached temperatures in the low 40’s (degrees Celsius). Apart from the heat this, must be one of my favourite times of year (as spring moves into summer) with that first bit of rain and all the green starting to pop up all over, giving some colour to the still-existing winter browns and yellows.

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GaultMillau

Posted on Mon October 14, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Winter at Makumu - June 2018

Posted on Mon October 7, 2019 in Newsletter.
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Happy Holidays - December 2018

Posted on Mon October 7, 2019 in Newsletter.
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Makumu News - April 2019

Posted on Mon October 7, 2019 in Newsletter.
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Romantic Moments - May 2019

Posted on Mon October 7, 2019 in Newsletter.
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August - September 2019 Wildlife Report

Posted on Mon September 30, 2019 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back for another update from the beautiful Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and Makumu Private Game Lodge!

It has been very dry, and this is causing the most amazing sunrises and sunsets. Due to the dust gathering within the atmosphere, it causes the glare of the rising or setting light to reflect red as you look over the horizons.

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June/July 2019 Wildlife Report

Posted on Tue July 30, 2019 in Ranger Diaries.

A warm welcome back to another update on our exciting adventures here in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. It is an absolute privilege to call this place, with all its amazing views and rolling hills, HOME!! I will be covering all the exciting things that happened over June- July…

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April/May 2019 Wildlife Report

Posted on Tue June 4, 2019 in Ranger Diaries.

Welcome back for another update from the Wild West of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve!! I will be covering updates from April and May in this blog entry…

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Safari Awards 2019

Posted on Mon June 3, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Beautiful Places

Posted by Monique on Fri May 24, 2019 in Press and Awards.

Makumu Private Game Lodge, Klaserie Naturschutzgebiet, Südafrika – zurück im afrikanischen Busch mit endlosem Blick

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Beautiful Places

Posted on Thu May 16, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Klaserie Chronicle

Posted on Mon April 1, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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March 2019 Wildlife Report

Posted on Mon March 25, 2019 in Ranger Diaries.

A wonderful welcome to all of you reading our first wildlife sightings report! This will be a regular instalment which Matt and Morné will alternate writing.

Please keep following our blog for other great features and updates from the bush and of course the lodge and kitchen as well!

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Wildside Magazine

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Africa Collection

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Radio 7

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.

Abenteuer AfrikaMakumu

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Schweizer Illustrierte

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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ELLE Decoration

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.

Makumu Private Game Lodge sponsored a prize for a lucky winner in Elle Decoration's Deco Win section.

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Honeymoon Travel Book

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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In Magazine

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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National Geographic Traveller

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.

The perfect place for a fun-filled safari, this luxury lodge is situated in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, one of the largest privately owned reserves in South Africa, where visitors can spot the Big Five.

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National Geographic Traveller

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.

Tucked away in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Makumu Private Game Lodge occupies one of the less touristy areas of the Greater Kruger National Park. With no fencing between Klaserie and Kruger, wildlife roams freely in this area, and guests are treated to uninterrupted animal and bird sightings.

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SA Tourism

Posted on Wed February 20, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Booking.com Guest Review Award

Posted on Tue February 19, 2019 in Press and Awards.
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Safari Awards

Posted on Tue February 19, 2019 in Press and Awards.

Our 2018 Safari Awards!

We are so proud of our team!

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Feel Good Magazin

Posted on Tue February 19, 2019.

Makumu ist Zulu und bedeutet „endloser Blick“. Die Bedeutung ist bewusst gewählt. In ihrer erhöhten Lage bietet die Makumu Lodge aus der Vogelperspektive einen einzigartigen Blick über die vielfältige und reiche Buschwelt, durch die zwei Wasserlöcher lässt sich eine Vielzahl von wilden Tieren beobachten.

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BoomerangReisen

Posted on Tue February 19, 2019 in Press and Awards.

In einem privaten Wildreservat, welches an den weltbekannten Krüger Nationalpark angrenzt, verbirgt sich die
moderne Makumu Game Lodge als kleine Luxusoase in der unberührten Wildnis.

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Club of Nine

Posted on Tue February 19, 2019 in Press and Awards.

Die an den Krüger National Park angrenzende Luxus Lodge vereint Tradition und Moderne – Wildnis und Komfort sind hier keine Gegensätze. Makumu steht für die grenzenlose Schönheit der Natur und ihrer Wildtiere.

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Makumu Video Feature

Posted on Fri February 1, 2019 in Ranger Diaries.
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