Lodge Facilities

The Boma

Our unique floating boma is an iconic Makumu fingerprint, and is the realisation of one of many of Stefan Breuer’s dreams. Set high above the leopard river and the plains beyond, it is a stunning location for candlelit dinners, stargazing and warm campfire story-swapping. 

The Pool

For a cool refreshing swim to escape the hot African sun, the pool at Makumu is ideal. Built as a feature to blend in with the surrounding bushveld, it is perfect for the warm lazy days of summer to cool off and watch various wildlife at the watering hole with a similar idea.


The upper lounge has a fireplace and viewing deck. Games are available for family and children. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and lounge areas.

Electricity Sources

The lodge has minimal electricity as it is powered by candlelight at night. International plug points are available in all suites. All rooms have fans and aircons.

Outdoor Fitness Area

The lodge offers a small outdoor fitness area on the upper deck overlooking the Klaserie. Work up a sweat on our treadmill, rowing machine or cycling machine, or simply relax with some yoga using our yoga mats. Keeping fit has never looked so good. 


Enjoy an unwinding massage from our in-house therapist, Lindo. Her magical hands will help you to rejuvenate and relax, either from the privacy of your suite or on the upper deck of the lodge. Listen to the sounds of the bush below as you drift off, the ultimate sound of tranquility. 

Outdoor Shower

What better way to immerse yourself in the bush experience than to wash away city life in our outdoor shower? With Healing Earth body products and a door to keep the privacy, showering in the great outdoors gives a feeling of being at one with nature, something we strive to give our guests. 

The Shop

Our curio shop has lots of goodies for those looking for something to remember us by! From beautiful dresses to handmade table mats from our very own Nellys, jewellery and shoes - there is much to choose from! Spend some time looking around and enjoying the beauty that South African crafts have to offer. 

Photographic Bunker

Looking for a different photographic perspective? Makumu's ground-level photographic bunker offers the opportunity to be at eye level with the water to take spectacular shots of wildlife visiting the watering hole. Nicknamed iThumbela, loosely translated meaning “place to hide” in the Shangaan language, this is the perfect vantage point for the perfect shot!

From our guests