The lodge consists of four camps - Tandane, Mkhiwa, Emtomeni and Phiva. Each camp has six luxury suites, a plunge pool, private viewing deck, dining area and boma. All the camps are private, yet within easy access of one another and are all situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River
Suites have an en-suite bathroom plus an outdoor shower, fireplace and a raised, private, timber viewing deck (sala) set amongst the Jackalberry trees. The sala is an ideal spot for a private luncheons or dinners.
Rooms are individually decorated in African design styles with sculptured metalwork lamp shades, taps and ceramic basins. Mosquito nets surround the kings-size beds by night. Available in each room:
electronic digital safe
fireplace stocked with logs from the reserve
shaver plugs at Tandane, Mkhiwa & Emtomeni.
electrical outlets provide 220 volts, alternating current 50 (Hz)
insect proof screening on all windows and sliding doors
Tandane means "place of love". Makalali’s group entertainment / conference centre is situated at Tandane camp. The centre consists of a unique thatch-covered main building, an open kitchen and entertainment area. It has been designed to accommodate conferences, groups dining together, weddings, gala events, etc. Flame torches create a mystical and fiery African ambience at night.
Mkhiwa means Sycamore Fig and is name after the large fig tree which stands over the main area creating some welcome shade.
Emtomeni, Mkhiwa’s sister camp, means Jackelberry tree. This camp was created in order to accommodate groups that need more than six rooms at a time. However each camp can still run separately with its own dining area, to
create that personal touch.
Phiva means Waterbuck. However you will find Nyala here which roam the camp and call it their home.