Child-friendly Activities at Makalali Game Lodge

Guests and conference delegates can choose to relax totally at Makalali Private Game Reserve or enjoy a variety of exciting activities on a South Africa safari.

Guests staying at Makalali Game Lodge can participate in a wide range of activities during their safari near Hoedspruit including morning and afternoon game drives. Walking and birding safaris allow guests to get close to nature.

Children on Safari

Makalali Game Reserve has something for everyone in a beautiful setting on the ultimate South Africa safari. Makalali Game Lodge is a child-friendly safari lodge and welcomes children of all ages. Baby sitting can be arranged and there are innovative mini-ranger programmes where children aged between 6 and 15 years can learn about the environment, graduate and receive a certificate.

The Mini-Rangers Course is available for children aged 6 to 15 guided by a trained ranger who has experience in handling children. Children will engage in interactive activities such as making a fire, how to track animals, and which plants have medicinal use. After completing a workbook, the children and their will be invited to a graduation ceremony where they will receive a certificate.

Game Viewing

Guests at Makalali Private Game Reserve can enjoy open vehicle game drives into the wilderness twice a day with traditional trackers as guides, the quality South Africa safari experience with highly trained rangers. Night drives take place after dinner and set out in search of the nocturnal wildlife. Guided bush walks are conducted after breakfast and introduce safari-goers to the smaller facets of the bush.

Functions at Makalali Private Game Lodge

Conference delegates on a South Africa safari will enjoy the well equipped facilities and self-contained Boma (thatched outdoor enclosure) seating a maximum of 28 people in a U-shape design or 60 people in cinema style. Team Building and other fun activities can also be arranged at Makalali.

The function venue at Makalali Game Lodge is lovely for weddings and other events. Atmospheric flame torches can be lit outdoors in the evening; there is an open kitchen and an entertainment area. Tribal drumming and dancing can also be arranged.

Wine and Dine

What is a wonderful South Africa safari without excellent food? Makalali Private Game Reserve has award winning Pan-African cuisine, catering to all guests’ needs and requirements. The unexpected flavours and home-made jams will please guests as will the array of dining experiences in various settings. Enjoy your meal in a relaxed family environment, or couples can have an intimate, romantic dinner on their own private 'sala' - raised gazebo.

More Thing to Do

  • Day trips to the Kruger National Park
  • Olifants River rafting
  • Visits to the Cheetah Breeding Project
  • Maholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Hot-air balloon rides
  • Golfing at Hans Merensky Golf Course
  • Cultural experience at a tribal museum
  • Day trip to Blyde River, Bourke’s Luck, Pilgrims Rest and Graskop
  • Tribal dancing and drumming

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