Location of Makaranga Garden Lodge, Durban

The Makaranga Garden Lodge is situated in the upmarket residential suburb of Kloof, just outside of Durban

Located in the lush, sub-tropical village of Kloof, in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, 25km from Durban. Overlooking a unique botanical garden, the five star guest lodge has been designed to blend in with, rather than impose upon, the natural surroundings.

Kloof borders the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, run by the Natal Parks Board since the 1950's and featuring a variety of wildlife and birds making their homes in the indigenous forest habitat.

The reserve is centred on the Kloof Gorge (Kloof is the Afrikaans word for 'gorge' or 'ravine'), through which runs the Molweni River. The river features a series of spectacular waterfalls, a short distance from the popular picnic area.

In the village itself, Kloof boasts several shopping centres, all of the facilities you would expect to find in a small town, as well as several top public and private schools.

Kloof does not experience extremes of either heat or cold and is therefore one of the most desirable residential areas in the country, and its climate is one of the healthiest in the world.

Summer temperatures range from 18C to 30C, with the temperatures in winter averaging between 11C and 20C. The rainy season falls over summer (November to March), with a little over 1000 millimetres of rain being recorded on average each year.

Getting There

Directions from King Shaka International Airport

Take N2 South, turn left into N3 glide-off (Pietermaritzburg) and continue for 6,5km. to the M13 Pinetown glide-off. Take M13 and drive for 11km to Everton Rd / Gillitts glide off (exit 26). Turn right at traffic light, over the bridge and first right into Igwababa Rd. Proceed 1.2km to our gate on left.

Directions from Pietermaritzburg

Take N3 towards Durban and then take the M13 Hillcrest glide-off (approx. 30km from Durban). Proceed 8km to Everton Road / Gillitts glide-off (exit 26). At the stop street turn left into Everton Road. Drive 400m and turn right into Igwababa Road. Proceed 1.2km to our gate on left.

Directions from Durban City

Take N3 Pietermaritzburg to M13 Pinetown glide-off. Follow M13 for 11km to exit 26 (Everton Road / Gillitts) glide-off. Turn right at traffic light, over the bridge and first right into Igwababa Rd. Proceed for 1.2km to our gate on your left.

GPS Coordinates

29 4728.76S

30 49 06.75E

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