Main Lodge at aha Makalali Private Game Reserve
For an affordable, family-friendly stay in South Africa’s Big Five territory, the modern aha Makalali Main Lodge definitely ticks the box. It’s modern and comfortable with a clean hotel design, and it has a friendly atmosphere that makes it a natural choice for those travelling with children. There’s a curved rim flow pool and sunbathing deck for lazing in the sunshine, and a lovely lounge area where you can comfortably enjoy a coffee in the light, open-plan space. Tuck into delicious home-style African dishes in the dining area and bask in the drama of dinner by the firepit at the outdoor boma.
The twice-daily game drives out in the Greater Makalali Game Reserve are the perfect opportunity to try and tick off the Big Five, and from your room’s private viewing deck you can often spot spiral-horned nyala grazing nearby.
The Superior Rooms are designed for comfort with functional décor and a clean, contemporary feel. There’s an indoor and outdoor shower and the comfortable king-size beds face the private balcony. Every room overlooks the nearby watering hole, so you can spend as much of your free time as you like looking out for bonus wildlife.