Makumu game lodge

The Lodge

In the Xitsonga language, the word “Makumu” refers to an intangible explanation of an open space, an uncluttered lookout over distant horizons, or endless views. The breathtaking views and location of the lodge complement a deeply inspiring sense of space and place, leaving visitors rejuvenated with the ancient spirit of African wilderness.

The ‘Big Five’ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa, covering some 60 000 hectares and forming part of the greater Kruger National Park. Makumu Private Game Lodge is an intimate oasis in this vast wilderness, surrounded by the harshness, unpredictability and unspoiled appeal of the African bushveld. Six luxurious and beautifully appointed suites, accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, ensure an exclusive blend of absolute comfort, style and privacy. 


Of the six suites, three are King Suites and three are Impi Suites. Each set of a King and an Impi Suite is designed according to one of three African tribes – the Bushman, Ndebele and Zulu tribes of South Africa.
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.
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 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.