What to do at Makaranga Garden Lodge

Celebrate a special occasion at Makaranga and enjoy some time in the breathtaking gardens.

Afternoon Leisure

Guests are able to make their way down the wheelchair-friendly winding path to an oasis of peace and serenity. There are 18 ponds including Venus Pond and Long Pond, the latter being the largest waterway in Makaranga - a wonderfully quiet place to rest for a moment.

Other facilities include a natural rock swimming pool, bowling green and putting green, all with full access for wheelchair users. Makaranga provides an unsurpassed sanctuary for the visitor to rest, rejuvenate and rediscover total harmony.

A lovely picnic can be arranged for you and your loved one. Choose from a selection of picnic baskets to fit your theme or mood for the afternoon. Anything from breakfast baskets to vegetarian can be arranged.


Guests of Makaranga can enjoy 3 meals a day served in the elegant dining room, or on the Tuscan Terrace. Morning and afternoon tea may also be provided for your pleasure. A  unique brand of personal service, delicious food and good old fashioned hospitality make this an ideal setting for a weekend leisure escape, romantic honeymoon or prestigious executive event.

Secret Gardens

The authentic Japanese gardens boast original bridges, walkways, stone lanterns and hand carved figures, all imported from Japan and set out according to ancient traditions. Koi swim casually in the ponds creating a sense of stillness and calm, while the exquisite water lilies proudly display their pinks and purples. The Japanese Gardens promise a sense of awe, wonder and peace.

Whether your interest is botanical, pleasurable or if you are simply in need of some soul restoration, the gardens are sure to satisfy you. Should you be a day visitor, you will be able to enjoy a professional guided tour of the gardens taking in all the scenic spots. Your visit will culminate in the Tuscan Tea Garden, which is situated adjacent to the lodge, overlooking Venus Pond and the forest of Macaranga trees.

Conference Facilities

The Conference Facilities available at Makaranga Luxury Garden Lodge offer guests style and comfort, complete safety and security, all in unique and picturesque surroundings with an atmosphere of relaxation and calm. Up to 160 -cinema style - conference delegates can be catered for, and the venue is ideal for weddings.

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